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Ainslie Cruickshank
When born, fisher are blind, deaf and only partially covered with fine hair. In B.C., they're categorized as "red," which is reserved for "any species or ecosystem that is at risk of being lost," according to the province. Photo: Shutterstock

Nov. 10, 2022

The B.C. NDP campaigned on protecting species at risk. Years later, the province still doesn’t have stand-alone species at risk legislation

‘Huge legal gaps’ are driving B.C. species to extinction, conservation groups say

More than five years ago, during an election campaign that saw the B.C. New Democrats form government, the party committed to enact a stand-alone law to protect species at risk of extinction.

Mia Rabson
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault is seen during a news conference in Ottawa, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. File photo by The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld

Nov. 15, 2022

Alex James and Neil Johnson
Promotional graphic for ‘Half-Earth Socialism.’

Though the text being reviewed here is being negatively evaluated, I find it useful to see the list of categories being used by the reviewers. Not being much of a consumer of theoretical and scholastic writings, I had no such list before reading this. Perhaps others might find this useful.                    Gene McGuckin

Oct. 28, 2022

Luke Ottenhof
CUPE Ontario members and supporters wave signs and flags as they demonstrate outside the Queen's Park legislative building in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Nov. 14, 2022

When the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its labour allies seemed to be moving toward a general strike, Premier Doug Ford jumped to beat the news.

Rochelle Baker
It's not clear what conservation measures are being proposed for the marine protected area network planned for Canada's West Coast, says Kate MacMillan of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s B.C. chapter. Photo courtesy CPAWS BC

". . . the lack of information on specific protection measures for the BC Northern Shelf MPA Network means the blueprint to preserve sensitive ocean ecosystems risks becoming a string of “paper parks” — legally designated areas that don’t actually have effective conservation or stewardship measures."

Nov. 4, 2022

George Monbiot
Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion join Enough Is Enough protesters on a march through central London, 1 October. Photograph: Vuk Valcic/Sopa Images/Rex/Shutterstock

Website editor: the second short video below is worth watching - "Heating and eating: can cost of living and climate protesters join forces?"

Oct. 26, 2022

As the crackdown on our freedoms intensifies, the list of our national ailments seems endless. But there’s one issue that can prise things open

Before we decide what needs to change, let’s take stock of what we have lost. I want to begin with what happened last week. I don’t mean the resignation of the prime minister. This is more important.

Vaughn Palmer
David Eby holds a news conference Friday after being named NDP leader to replace John Horgan. PHOTO BY JASON PAYNE /PNG

Oct. 21, 2022

Disgruntled Appadurai supporters gear up to take control of NDP, riding by riding.

VICTORIA — Premier-designate David Eby wrote to NDP members this week in an effort to patch things up with Anjali Appadurai supporters after her ouster as a candidate for the party leadership.

Arno Kopecky
BC NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai addresses the media during a news conference in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Oct. 22, 2022

Two narratives collided head-on in spectacular fashion late Wednesday night when the BC NDP disqualified Anjali Appadurai from the party’s leadership race, alleging she broke multiple campaign rules, so clearing the way for David Eby to become the premier of B.C.

World Wildlife Fund
Hippo in water

October 13, 2022

TORONTO, 13 October 2022 – Monitored wildlife populations — mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish — have seen a devastating 69 per cent drop on average since 1970 according to WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) 2022. The report highlights the stark outlook of the state of nature and urgently warns governments, businesses and the public to take transformative action to reverse the destruction of biodiversity.


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