British Columbia

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.

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: Release


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

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.

Inayat Singh

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

               - Gene McGuckin

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

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
Theresa McManus

June 28, 2021

Project would build on city’s submission to province’s plan to reform Police Act

New Westminster wants to lead a pilot project to address police reforms relating to mental health, poverty and homelessness.

Unist'ot'en Solidarity Brigade
Updates from Camp and Direct Support for Lytton Fire Survivors

This summer has been rough. As communities across so called Canada and the world grapple with the direct evidence of genocide being shown in the media every day communities are also being subjected to climate disasters like the recent heatwave and the fire that tragically burned down the town of Lytton. 

Herman Rosenfeld
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh announces the 2019 election platform in Ottawa. Still image from YouTube/CBC.

July 14, 2021

Efforts to radically transform existing social democratic parties are and have been difficult, maybe even impossible

This article is part of a series in which CD editors asked NDPers, current and former, to weigh in on the state of social democracy in Canada, and on Avi Lewis’s recent decision to pursue the party’s nomination in West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country. This is the first component of our coverage in advance of the upcoming federal election in fall 2021.


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