All posts by Wilderness Committee

Vancouver Paddle & Carnival Protesting Site C Dam

The ECOreport reposts news from British Columbia’s ongoing struggle for democracy, Vancouver paddle & carnival protesting Site C Dam

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory – Today, hundreds of people attended the Vancouver, Coast Salish solidarity paddle and carnival to stop the Site C Dam, which was co-hosted by FightC, Force of Nature, Climate Convergence, and Wilderness Committee.
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Tell The GreeNDP To Stop Site C!

The ECOreport reposts an appeal for British Columbians to  act, tell the GreeNDP to stop Site C!

Press release from the Wilderness Committee

By Joe Foy

This has been one of the most nail-biting BC elections I can remember. Not to mention the longest.
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Canada Delaying Urgently Needed Methane Regulations

The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED about Canada delaying urgently needed methane regulations

Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee

Today’s announcement by the federal government delaying urgently needed methane regulations has no justification and is dangerous to our climate, charges the Wilderness Committee.
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Coalition Calls For End To Raw Log Exports & Old-Growth Logging

The ECOreport reposts news from a rally in Victoria where a worker & environmentalist coalition calls for end to raw log exports & old-growth logging

Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee

VICTORIA – Workers from the BC forest industry, First Nations’ representatives, environmental activists, and citizens rallied at the BC Legislature today. The diverse coalition called for a ban on raw log exports and a transition to sustainable second growth forestry.

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Canada’s Threatened Boreal Caribou

The ECOreport reposts announcement of a new report Canada’s Threatened Boreal Caribou

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

WINNIPEG  — The Wilderness Committee has just released a report highlighting the urgent need to protect Canada’s iconic boreal woodland caribou. This species is listed as ‘threatened’ under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA) due to habitat loss, and the failure of federal, provincial and territorial governments to take action so far is alarming.

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Gas Industry Pumps $1 Million Into Clark’s Campaign Chest

The ECOreport reposts a story about BC’s upcoming election, the gas industry pumps $1 million into Clark’s campaign chest  

Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee

VANCOUVER – Research from the Wilderness Committee has revealed shocking details of how, since the last provincial election, fracking, gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies have donated over one million dollars to the BC Liberals.

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Union of BC Municipalities opposes logging Vancouver Island’s Old Growth

The ECOreport reposts yet another story of local government sticking up for the people, Union of BC Municipalities opposes logging Vancouver Island’s Old Growth

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

VICTORIA – Yesterday afternoon, mayors and councillors from across BC passed a motion to formally oppose old-growth logging on Vancouver Island.

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Pipeline Panel Gets A Resounding NO!

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the federal hearings on a proposed pipeline expansion through British Columbia’s most populated area: Pipeline Panel Gets a resounding NO!

Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee

VANCOUVER, BC – A federal panel appointed to gauge opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline found widespread public opposition in Kamloops, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley, according to Wilderness Committee climate campaigner Peter McCartney.

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BC Terminates Assessment For Raven Coal Mine

The ECOreport reposts BC terminates assessment for Raven Coal Mine

Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee

The Wilderness Committee is celebrating an announcement by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) late yesterday afternoon, which terminated the assessment for the proposed Raven Coal Mine in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

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the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Dasiqox Tribal Park Proposal

the ECOreport reposts Wilderness Committee & River Voices Productions new video about the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Dasiqox Tribal Park Proposal

Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee

By Joe Foy

Last year I attended an outdoor gathering at Fish Lake located west of Williams Lake BC, hosted by the Tsilhqot’in Nation in celebration of their Dasiqox Tribal Park proposal. Hearing first hand from Tsilhqot’in leaders, youth and elders about the importance of protecting their territory from the industrial impacts of logging and mining made me wish everyone could hear what they had to say.

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