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Bear watching benefits BC economy more than trophy hunting: new study

Bear watching benefits BC economy more than trophy hunting: new study

US-based research institute concludes that bear viewing in the Great Bear Rainforest generates over 10 times more revenue than hunting.

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Environmental group reacts to being focus of federal government spying

Environmental group reacts to being focus of federal government spying

Canada’s federal government has been spying on environmental organizations and public interest groups involved who have opposed oil pipelines in BC.

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Coastal Guardian Watchmen upholding First Nations ban on trophy hunting

Coastal Guardian Watchmen upholding First Nations ban on trophy hunting

One year ago, the Coastal First Nations alliance announced a ban on killing bears for sport in the unceded territories of nine signatory nations.

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Opposition to Vancouver coal export expansion gains momentum

Opposition to Vancouver coal export expansion gains momentum

Over the summer, Dogwood Initiative collected 12,800 new signatures on a petition opposing the expansion of coal export capacity in BC.

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup celebrates 20 years

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup celebrates 20 years

Canada’s largest direct-action conservation initiative calls on Canadians to participate in this fall’s cleanup, on September 21-29.

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Northern BC residents rally against Enbridge

Northern BC residents rally against Enbridge

Hundreds of northern BC residents rallied in Terrace on Sunday June 16, demonstrating that public opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project is still very strong.

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First Nations signal support for a National Park in South Okanagan

First Nations signal support for a National Park in South Okanagan

The Okanagan Nation Alliance has released a new report, deeming the National Park in South Okanagan Lower Similkameen as feasible to move ahead to the next phase of negotiations.

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Communities in Northern BC celebrate victory to protect Sacred Headwaters

Communities in Northern BC celebrate victory to protect Sacred Headwaters

In a packed community hall in Terrace, BC, First Nations and other communities come together to celebrate the protection of BC’s Sacred Waters through songs, dances, speeches and a feast.

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Enbridge community hearings find 1,159 opposed to tankers and only 2 in favour

Enbridge community hearings find 1,159 opposed to tankers and only 2 in favour

After more than a year of hearings, the National Energy Board panel reviewing Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline proposal completed the community hearings phase of its review.

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Nearly half of British Columbians oppose increased US coal shipments through BC ports

Nearly half of British Columbians oppose increased US coal shipments through BC ports

Amid growing controversy over two proposals to expand coal exports through Vancouver, a new poll finds many residents are largely unaware of plans to increase US coal shipments through BC.

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