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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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Logging Started In Core Western Toad Habitat

The ECOreport reposts a report that Logging started in Core western toad habitat, where the BC Ministry of Transport said one of “the great wildlife migrations in the world” occurs every August

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

Nakusp, BC – Logging has begun in core western toad habitat near Nakusp, BC. Although conditions are poor for winter logging with a low snow pack and warm temperatures, the Nakusp and Area Community Forest (NACFOR) logging company began harvesting forested toad hibernation habitat on Monday.

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Logging Threatens Nakusp Wildlife Migration

The ECOreport reposts the story of a “species of concern,” the western toad, in danger because of government approval of industry in their core habitat. Logging Threatens Nakusp Wildlife Migration.

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

The BC government has approved logging near Summit Lake, 14 kilometres outside of the Village of Nakusp in the core habitat of the western toad – a federally listed species of special concern. Last week, road building began in core toad habitat but was halted by locals who have blockaded the access road.

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Environmentalists Bring Walbran Valley Crises To BC Legislature

The ECOreport reposts a story about how environmentalists bring Walbran Valley crises to BC Legislature

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

VICTORIA – Representatives from the Wilderness Committee and other concerned citizens held a creative demonstration at the BC Legislature today, to draw attention to the situation in the endangered Walbran Valley.

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Targeting BC’s Minister of Forests

The ECOreport reposts an article about how environmentalists are targeting BC’s Minister of Forests as they try to save the Walbran’s old growth forest.

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

Environmentalists at the Wilderness Committee are increasing their efforts to stop old-growth logging in Vancouver Island’s Central Walbran Valley, with a decentralized “phone blitz” today urging the BC government to address the issue.

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Hundreds Rally Outside NEB Pipeline Hearings

The ECOreport reposts a report that hundreds rally outside NEB pipeline hearings in Burnaby, calling on Trudeau to scrap the Kinder Morgan Review

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

BURNABY, BC – Local residents, First Nations representatives and environmental groups gathered today outside the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project to call on the Prime Minister to keep his promise and scrap the flawed federal review process.

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Mine Waste & the Fraser River Watershed

The ECOreport reposts A new video examining Mine Waste & the Fraser River Watershed

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

Do you remember the huge mine tailings dam that burst at BC’s infamous Mount Polley Mine in 2014, spilling an estimated 25 million cubic metres of mine waste and water into nearby creeks and Quesnel Lake?

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