British Columbia

Sierra Club of BC
scales of justice in front of forest

Jan. 17, 2023

Press Release

VANCOUVER/UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (MUSQUEAM), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (SQUAMISH) AND səlilwətaɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES – Today, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled on a landmark 2022 climate case brought by Ecojustice on behalf of Sierra Club BC. In the case, Sierra Club BC alleged that the B.C. government failed to adequately report on its progress to reach its climate targets, as required by the province’s climate law.  

Ben Parfitt
Logs piled up awaiting conversion to wood pellets at a factory now owned by multinational Drax Group. Photo from

Jan. 18, 2023

The closure of a Prince George pulp mill is yet another warning we’re running out of trees.

Nate Wallace
Toronto isn't alone among Canadian cities looking to increase transit fares this year. FRED LUM


Website editor: This is a good piece but it should be noted that in the Vancouver area Translink is now cutting back service and proposing to raise fares


Feb. 16, 2023

Nate Wallace is the clean transportation program manager at Environmental Defence.

Natasha Bulowski
Construction at the Clore crossing Coastal GasLink construction site in B.C. on Jan. 10, 2023. Photo courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation

Jan. 13, 2023

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is investigating a complaint that Coastal GasLink failed to prevent sediment stirred up by pipeline construction activities from flowing downstream at a construction site on the Lho Kwa (Clore River) in B.C.

Sediment pollution poses a serious risk to salmon and steelhead eggs, effectively smothering them. Clore River is a large tributary of the Skeena River, which is an important habitat for both salmon and steelhead trout.

Sarah Anderson

Jan 14 2023,

A large, vocal group of supporters far outnumbered the handful of demonstrators who turned up at a library in Metro Vancouver to protest a Drag event.

On Saturday, January 14, Drag Queen Story Time at the Coquitlam Library went ahead as planned despite protests, and the community came out to support its LGBTQ+ members.

Vancouver Ecosocialist Group
Translink logo

Jan. 11, 2023

Everyone conscious of the problem of global warming understands that we must have fewer private cars on our streets. By lowering the cost of public transit (and ultimately to make it free) and increasing its accessibility, more riders will be attracted to it. Why can’t we have more buses and trains coming to more stops in neighbourhoods? Why can’t we make transit more affordable for people of lower income? Providing more public transit for less would be a step toward climate rationality and justice.

Patricia Lane & Dr. Kevin Liang
Dr. Kevin Liang at the 2021 Doctor and Nurse Climate Rally. Photo by Melissa Lem

Jan. 9, 2023

These in-their-own-words pieces are told to Patricia Lane and co-edited with input from the interviewee for the purpose of brevity.

Dr. Kevin Liang wants health care to contribute to a healthier planet.

This 28-year-old family doctor divides his time between his practice at a community clinic in Vancouver’s Eastside and reducing health-care’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Andrew Nikiforuk
Indoor spaces with poor ventilation or filtration speed COVID transmission. There is technology to fix that. Image via Shutterstock.

Jan. 11, 2023

Why it will take re-engineering, not just medicine, to close the door on COVID.

In this, the fourth year of the pandemic, one question is on everyone’s lips. How the hell will this thing ever end?


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