Youth-Led Great Waters Challenge launches across Canada

Toronto – The Great Waters Challenge, an online Canada-wide game to engage youth and schools in water celebrations, is officially re-launching. The Challenge offers a way to inspire youth to uncover water stories in their community, which showcases how Canada’s identity is tied directly to our great waters. From traditional Indigenous knowledge to scientific discoveries, youth…

Oil exploration blocked in Supreme Court ruling on Indigenous rights

Ottawa – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously in favour of the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River in its case to stop oil exploration in the Canadian Arctic. This landmark ruling will have far-reaching impacts in terms of strengthening Indigenous rights around resource extraction projects, giving this David vs. Goliath battle an ending…

EthicalTree hopes to connect ethically-oriented consumers and businesses

Ottawa – While studying international development and entrepreneurship at the University of Ottawa, Frank Ferris saw a huge gap between the number of ethically-oriented consumers and the available resources for helping them find businesses and products they wanted. That realization would eventually lead to EthicalTree.com, an online resource for aligning those consumers with the businesses…

Video: Providing new farmers with resources, tools and support to get started

This video features “Exploring Your New Farm Dream” graduate Tamas Dombi, farmer and owner of Kind Organics. FarmStart’s goal is to encourage and support a new generation of farmers to develop locally oriented, ecologically sound and economically viable enterprises. Their aim is to provide new farmers with the resources, tools and support necessary to get…

Trailer: Uninterrupted – a salmon spectacle

Pacific Salmon Foundation – Uninterrupted will transform Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge into a wild BC river this summer, immersing audiences in the incredible journey of migrating salmon. Original cinematography captured in BC rivers will be digitally mapped and projected across the underside of the bridge. The spectacle runs just under 30 minutes in length – and…

OWL Open House

April 9, 2017 OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) is a rehabilitation and education centre established for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey. The group takes care of raptors such as eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, osprey and vultures — over 600 birds of prey a year. OWL is having an annual Open House on Saturday…

Threatened boreal caribou in crisis across Canada

April 7, 2017 Winnipeg – A new report highlights the urgent need to protect Canada’s iconic boreal woodland caribou, a species listed as “threatened” under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA) due to habitat loss. Representatives from the Wilderness Committee, which released the report, and other conservation groups are charging that the failure of federal, provincial and…

Ontario finally ends controversial hunt of snapping turtles

April 7, 2017 Toronto – Conservation groups in Ontario are applauding the provincial government’s decision to end hunting of snapping turtles. Ontario lists the snapping turtle as a species of “special concern,” which means that although it is not yet endangered or threatened, a combination of biological characteristics and identified threats, including hunting, could endanger or…

BC government urged to protect endangered caribou habitat

April 7, 2017 Vancouver – The federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, received a legal application for an emergency order to block clearcut logging in caribou habitat, outside BC’s Wells Gray Provincial Park north of Kamloops. The logging by Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) was approved by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands…

Surrey Arbor Day

Join us as we celebrate Surrey’s 13th annual Arbor Day – a day to celebrate trees!