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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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A Victory For Climate & Communities

The ECOreport reposts en environmental response to Petronas’ decision to pull out, a victory for climate & communities

Originally Published by the Wilderness Committee

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – After a hard-fought campaign from environmentalists and Indigenous peoples to stop Pacific Northwest LNG, the cancellation of the project is a massive win for communities on the Skeena River and the global climate.
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Petronas Pulls Out

The ECOreport reposts the corporation’s explanation for ending British Columbia’s most controversial LNG project, Petronas Pulls Out

Press Release from Pacific NorthWest LNG

VANCOUVERJuly 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) today announced that the LNG project in Port Edward, British Columbia will not proceed as previously planned.

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Is Strathcona Regional District Prepared For A Major Emergency?

The ECOreport asks the local Protective Services Coordinator about floods, fires and earthquakes, Is Strathcona Regional District Prepared For A Major Emergency?

By Roy L Hales

In light of the wildfire situation in British Columbia’s interior, it seemed like a good time for an update on our area’s emergency preparedness. So I asked Shaun Koopman, the district’s Protective Services Coordinator, “Is Strathcona Regional District prepared for a major emergency?”

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Whale Tales

The ECOreport asks about whale tales and other wildlife sightings on the Cortes-Quadra ferry 

By Roy L Hales

In light of the wildfire situation in the interior of our province, it seemed like a good time for an update on the Strathcona Regional District’s emergency preparedness. Only there were three humpback whales along the route, as I crossed over to Quadra Island to meet with the district’s Protective Services Coordinator. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen whales along this route, but they were still whales in the area when I returned four hours later. So I asked I asked Jessica Towers, who works on this ferry, if she had any whale tales.

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Fighting Climate Change Through Urban Ecosystem Restoration

The ECOreport reposts news of a new study, Fighting Climate Change Through Urban Ecosystem Restoration

Originally Published on SFU News

By Ian Bryce

Flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase over the next few decades and will be extremely costly to manage. But a new study from Simon Fraser University shows how cities working together to restore and maintain ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate change, and provides additional benefits such as buoyant property values and community health.

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Mapping Hot Spots For BC’s Salmon-Hungry Bears

The ECOreport reposts news of a study Mapping Hot Spots For BC’s Salmon-Hungry Bears

Originally Published on UVic News

Tracking the salmon-eating habits of grizzly and black bears for nearly two decades has revealed some surprising results for UVic geography PhD candidate and Raincoast scientist Megan Adams. She hopes the study will inform land-use managers on how the bear-salmon system goes well beyond coastal areas and into interior habitats of British Columbia. She says understanding where and how much salmon bears eat is critical to their conservation.

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West End Residents Concerned About Trump Sized Tower

The ECOreport publishes news from British Columbia’s largest city, West End residents concerned about Trump sized tower

Press Release from concerned Vancouver West End citizens

Vancouver BC – Local area residents are concerned that amidst our affordable housing crisis, evictions, and the slow carving-up of the historic and livable West End, “big money” interests are being prioritized over those of the average Vancouverite.

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