I’ve been following fires for a couple of years in BC, California and elsewhere and have never seen anything quite like this. The AQI for PM2.5 in Prince George is over 500 (hazardous) and it is not in the worst of it...... [From a comment on the "Landwatch" list]

[Updated photo August 18 morning]:




Jean Swanson

"Every single person who takes a stand against the pipeline is pointing toward a more just future" 

Behdad Mahichi
Jean Swanson arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for sentencing after her June 30 arrest at the Kinder Morgan in Burnaby. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG

Two high-profile Vancouverites were led off to jail on Wednesday, sentenced to seven days in jail for defying an injunction by protesting at a Kinder Morgan property in Burnaby on June 30.

Jean Swanson, a candidate for Vancouver city council, and Susan Lambert, a former president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, were among seven people who appeared before Justice Kenneth Affleck of the B.C. Supreme Court.

All seven pleaded guilty to contempt of court for blocking construction, were sentenced to seven days behind bars and were taken straight to jail.

Michael Franklin
Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:39PM MDT 
Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:28PM MDT
[video with original]

A special air quality statement is in effect for Calgary and surrounding areas because of a thick blanket of smoke coming from several nearby wildfires.

Environment Canada predicted the Air Quality Health Index to reach a very high risk, or 10+, on Saturday.

Justin Mikulka
Main image: Portland, Oregon's Marine Drive looking north to Hayden Island. Credit: Washington State Department of Transportation, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

August 3, 2018

In a big win for the City of Portland, Oregon, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling that the city had not violated the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause by voting to ban any new fossil fuel terminals within its borders.

Stephanie Wood 

'We’re finding that these blooms happen sporadically year-round,' says environmental specialist

Researchers collecting shellfish samples from Point Louisa, Juneau. (Lindsey Pierce)
Sarah Cox 

BC Hydro keeping critical information from the public about a project facing serious setbacks and almost certain delay, says expert witness

Jul 19, 2018 6 min read


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