Tag Archives: Sunshine Coast

The Many Faces Of Powell River

The ECOreport looks at some of the many faces of Powell River in the third instalment of my tour of the Sunshine Coast

By Roy L Hales

For many, the most visible aspect is two cloud-like pillars ascending into the stratosphere. Others principally know Powell River from the BC Ferry terminal, which they use en route to other destinations. There are really two towns. I recently explored some of the many faces of Powell River.

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Sampling A Slice Of Nature At Cliff Gilker Park

The ECOreport tours British Columbia’s Sunshine coast, Part Two:  Sampling a slice of nature at Cliff Gilker Park

By Roy L Hales

There is a little spot of Eden just outside of Gibsons. A 7-kilometre-long network of trails guides visitors along Roberts Creek and through the old growth forest. Sampling a slice of nature at Cliff Gilker Park can be an afternoon’s experience, or a short relaxing walk.

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Lund Is Soul Candy

The ECOreport tours British Columbia’s Sunshine coast, Part one: Lund Is Soul Candy

By Roy L Hales

The village of Lund is about 20 miles from my home on Cortes Island. There are vantage points on Cortes, from which you can actually see Savary Island. Though only a short distance across the waters, it takes a day and three ferry trips to drive there. The experience is delightful. Lund is soul candy.
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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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The Month Long Siege Of Chapman Creek Continues

The ECOreport looks behind the scenes as he month long siege of Chapman Creek continues

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThis isn’t the first time that there has been disputes over logging in the Chapman Creek Watershed. In response to complaints from the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD), in 2014 the ‘Managed Forest Council hired Madrone Environmental Services to ascertain the cause of “increased turbidity” in the water supply (which services up to 30,000 households). Geoscientist Gordon Butt pointed to logging after the “onset of the fall rains” and concluded, “Although there has been no clear contravention of the regulations, it is clear to me that industry standards for protecting water quality have not been met in CH1. The short-comings are substantially more serious given the fact that this logging has been carried out in a highly sensitive watershed supplying a large population.” 1 When AJB Investments resumed logging operations in late January of this year, Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) responded with a blockade. The latest attempt at negotiation has just broken down and the month long siege of Chapman Creek continues.
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98 ‘Old Vets’ on Mount Elphinstone

The ECOreport radio interview with Ross Muirhead, of the Elphinstone Logging Focus,  about 500-year-old Douglas Fir in a cutblock: 98 ‘Old Vets’ on Mount Elphinstone

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“98 ‘Old Vets’ on Mount Elphinstone ” is an ECO Radio interview broadcast on CKTZ (Cortes Island Community Radio) , CJMP (Powell River Community Radio) and CFSI (Green FM – Salt Spring Island Radio).

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Sechelt Nation Announces the Protection of Mount Elphinstone

Press release from the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation

This year we celebrated the twenty-eighth year of Self-Government. In the last twenty-eight years our Nation has grown exponentially, as have our collaborative working relationships with local governments. As we have done since time immemorial, we are out on the land using and regulating the use of our lands. We are building on the work we have done and articulating our governance and regulatory regime to others seeking to live and work in our territory.

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Protesting Service Cuts to an Overpriced BC Ferry System

The ECOreport looks at British Columbians expected to descend on Victoria, protesting service cuts to an overpriced BC Ferry System

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThousands of people may be descending on Victoria on March 11, protesting service cuts to an overpriced BC Ferry System.

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