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Replacing the Culvert at Basil Creek

The ECOreport looks at a program that could make a huge difference for British Columbia’s fish stocks, Replacing the Culvert at Basil Creek

By Roy L Hales

Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure closed a small segment of Whaletown Road on Cortes Island. The impact on the local community is minimal. However replacing the culvert in Basil Creek is part of a program that could make a huge difference for British Columbia’s threatened fish stocks.

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Victoria’s Passive Houses

The ECOreport looks at three of Victoria’s passive houses

By Roy L Hales

When I first interviewed Rob Bernhardt in 2014, you could count the number of British Columbia’s passive houses on your fingers. The Berhardts built the first certified passive house in the Victoria region. Rob went on to become the CEO of Passive House Canada. I recently interviewed him again, during a quick peek at Victoria’s passive houses.

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DFO Is Not Monitoring Enough Spawning Streams

The ECOreport reposts a study citing underfunding, Canada’s DFO Is Not Monitoring Enough Spawning Streams

Originally Published on SFU News

By Justin Wong

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is not monitoring enough spawning streams to accurately assess the health of Pacific salmon, according to a new study led by Simon Fraser University researchers Michael Price and John Reynolds.

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Construction on Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline Delayed

The ECOreport reposts news from British Columbia, Construction on Kinder Morgan’s pipeline delayed

Originally POsted on the Dogwood Initiative

STO:LO TERRITORY — It’s back-to-school day around the province, including at Sandy Hill Elementary in Abbotsford. Meanwhile, just blocks away from the quiet Fraser Valley neighbourhood school, construction on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project did not begin.

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Working Together For A Just Energy Transition

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from British Columbia, Working Together For A Just Energy Transition

Originally Published on Sierra Club BC

By Tim Pearson

The health of our economy cannot be separated from the health of our environment.

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Cortes Community Radio Signs MOU With Strathcona Regional District

The ECOreport reposts a news release, Cortes Community radio signs MOU with Strathcona Regional District

Republished from Cortes Community Radio

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Cortes Community Radio signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  stating its willingness to provide temporary emergency use of its station to Strathcona Regional District.

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British Columbia’s 31,700 Green Building Jobs

The ECOreport reposts an update on the growth of the clean building sector,  British Columbia’s 31,700 green building jobs

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

VANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — The job-creating power of the green building sector, a key driver of the clean economy, continues to grow in British Columbia.

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What the 50 Summers Of Love Says To This Generation

The ECOreport looks at the celebration on Cortes Island and asks what the 50 Summers of Love Says to this generation

By Roy L Hales

As many as 100,000 people participated in the 1967 Summer of Love. There were 450 at the recent anniversary celebration on Cortes, which is a huge turn-out for our little island.  I was there, asking what the 50 Summers of Love says to this generation.

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Kickstarter For The Mount Polley Documentary: Turbidity

The ECOreport reposts the Kickstarter for The Mount Polley Documentary: Turbidity

Originally Posted on Kickstarter

By Robert E Moberg

It’s been a tough summer for many here in the Cariboo Chilcotin region of BC. Forest fires resulted in evacuations of entire towns and thousands of people, myself included. We are finally home and safe but still under an evacuation alert. As we approach the 3rd anniversary of the Mt Polley mine disaster we need your help more than ever. The funds raised through this campaign will help complete the feature length documentary, Turbidity. In the end this film is not about one mine or one disaster. It is about the kind of world we want for ourselves and our children. This is a 30 day all or nothing campaign to raise at least 10,000 dollars towards production. Thank you for your support, it really does make a difference!
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Victoria’s First Dedicated Bike Lane

The ECOreport goes to British Columbia’s capital, to look at Victoria’s First Dedicated Bike Lane

By Roy L Hales

There are already cyclists pedalling the city’s streets. Many of the streets have bike lanes. The Galloping Goose stretches from the Johnston street bridge to Leechtown, north of the Sooke Potholes Regional Park. Someone I met outside a coffee-house on Fisgard street said his only means of transportation, for the past twenty years, has been a bicycle. So what is the significance of Victorias first dedicated bike lane?

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