British Columbia

25/06/21
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
Environmental organization DogwoodBC put up a billboard at the Vancouver intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue to raise awareness about BC’s fossil fuel subsidies and the upcoming provincial review of its royalties. Photo by Michelle Gamage.

June 25, 2021

Government says its upcoming royalty review will ensure ‘a fair return on our resources.’

24/06/21
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
Burning slash — the wood left unused during logging — produces more carbon emissions than BC’s entire agricultural sector. Photo by Torrance Coste.

June 24, 2021

The province doesn’t count forest emissions in its global warming plan. That’s a big, dangerous mistake, say advocates.

Here are two key words that have been largely left out of the broiling debate around British Columbia’s old-growth forests: carbon emissions.

24/06/21
Author: 
Climate Emergency Unit

This is an excellent effort to both mobilize people and to give us hope, much like Seth Klein's book, The Good War. I don't think it will convince the national leaders in North America, but it may well convince legions of regular folks, and we can then organize ourselves and mount joint actions that will compel the leaders to do what must be done. 

       -- Gene McGuckin

24/06/21
Author: 
Laura Brehaut
The Ts'msyen forest garden in northwestern B.C. is part of a groundbreaking new study by Simon Fraser University. PHOTO BY STORM CARROLL

May 04, 2021

A first-of-its-kind study by SFU finds that Indigenous forest gardens filled with fruit and nut trees are still thriving, at least 150 years later

Along Canada’s northwest coast, ancient Indigenous forest gardens — untended for more than 150 years — continue to thrive. Ts’msyen and Coast Salish peoples once planted and cared for plots of native fruit and nut trees, shrubs, and medicinal plants and roots along the north and south Pacific coast, a new Simon Fraser University study finds.

23/06/21
Author: 
K-J Millar

Jun. 16, 2021

Demonstrations against the container ship JPO Volans lead into the second day to dissuade docking

Picketers in Prince Rupert demonstrated the activist side of the city’s history, and present, with the second day of protesting against the docking and unloading of an Israeli-owned container ship at the Northcoast port, on June 15.

23/06/21
Author: 
K-J Millar
DP World letter

Jun. 23, 2021

Workers suspended following Israeli-owned Volans container ship blockade protest

Ninety-four members of the International Longshore Workers Union Local 505 (ILWU) have been suspended without pay from duties following refusals to cross JPO Volans demonstrations, Ian Robinson, manager of yard and gate at DP World wrote, in a June 21 letter to ILWU.

The JPO Volans, an Israeli-owned, Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. cargo vessel arrived in Prince Rupert, on June 14, which prompted demonstrations at the Fairview Terminal.

21/06/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Indigenous rights and climate activists gathered outside Liberty Mutual's office in Vancouver to pressure the insurance giant to stop covering Trans Mountain. Photo courtesy of Andrew Larigakis

June 21, 2021

Friday marked the end of a global week of action against insurers of Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline and its expansion project. The protests, calling on its insurers to cut ties with the federally owned pipeline, spanned 25 actions across four continents.

20/06/21
Author: 
The Media Co-op

The fight over the Canada's TMX pipeline, which is being constructed through hundreds of kilometers of Indigenous territory without consent, is not over. Our volunteer editorial board is planning a series of articles this summer about the pipeline and resistance to it, and thanks to your support earlier this year, we are able to pay contributors to this series nearly double our usual pay rates. We will pay between $400 to $600 per piece.

20/06/21
Author: 
Rainforest Flying Squad
Removing old-growth forest protectors
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Excavator Drivers Horrified by RCMP Methods of Extracting Old-Growth Forest Protectors
June 19, 2021
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20/06/21
Author: 
Scott Neigh
Change the system not the climate - sign
May 25, 2021

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