British Columbia

26/07/21
Author: 
CBC News

Unifor Local 2301 said 72-hour strike notice issued after nearly 7 weeks of talks

 
24/07/21
Author: 
Gene McGuckin, Member of the Vancouver Ecosocialists
We are part of nature: hundreds of people died while a billion tidal sea creatures cooked in place.

After the Heat Dome Killings, What Is to Be Done?

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Greetings,

I am speaking to you this evening from the traditional territories of the Quay Quayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations in a place otherwise known as New Westminster, BC.

21/07/21
Author: 
Seth Klein
As the crisis manifests, it’s time the provincial government gave its climate plan a reboot, writes columnist Seth Klein. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service / Flickr

July 19, 2021

We mobilize to put fires out, but — so far, at least — not to prevent them.

British Columbia is having its summer of reckoning with the climate emergency. Like other places before — California, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines — the province in which I reside is now experiencing a shift in the popular zeitgeist. With a jolt to our collective consciousness, most of us now understand the emergency is well and truly upon us.

20/07/21
Author: 
Cloe Logan
old gas pumps - The signatories say carbon capture investment will only lead to more fossil fuel extraction. Photo by Harrison Haines/Pexels

[Editor: But this is what the BC Government is doing: 

  https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021EMLI0050-001381News Release

Vancouver

Friday, July 16, 2021 10:20 AM

 - "The centre’s initial focus areas for funding and project delivery will include:

  • carbon capture, utilization and storage. . . . . .etc !!]

 

July 20th 2021

20/07/21
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
Jason Hwang of the Pacific Salmon Foundation says the cumulative effects of climate change are causing perilous conditions for wild salmon. REID HWANG

JULY 18, 2021

Vancouver Island fish and forests are in greater peril than ever as the B.C. government issues widespread drought warnings after a record-breaking heat wave and an explosion of wildfires across the province.

Drought is impacting much of southern British Columbia and the central Interior due to very low rainfall, exacerbated by the recent extreme heat wave, according to the province.

19/07/21
Author: 
Inayat Singh

Not leaks, the article says. Many emissions are designed "off-gassing." Can you say, "North Burnaby?"\

               - Gene McGuckin

19/07/21
Author: 
Crawford Kilian
Wildfire smoke that blanketed Vancouver last September was just a warning of the new reality for BC. Photo by Joshua Berson.

July 19, 2021

The ‘heat dome’ signalled our new reality. Here are key issues we must address now — or pay a big price later.

Problem 1: The destruction of the rural economy

19/07/21
Author: 
Thomas Oatis Sandborn, John Cashore
From: Thomas Oatis Sandborn 
Date: Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Fwd: Letter from John Cashore to John Horgan - very powerful
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