Let’s pay now, not later, to stop fouling the ocean

by Christianne Wilhelmson Opinion Editorial published in the Times-Colonist, January 24, 2003 “It’s too costly”, “[It] looks expensive”, “Make sure it’s cost effective”. The lines above caught my eye as I read about the proposal to upgrade the region’s septic field monitoring system (CRD may police septic fields, January 9). It’s encouraging to see that the CRD wants to protect…

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BC government’s misuse of science condemned

NANAIMO, 21 APRIL 2002: The BC government’s misuse of science was condemned today in an open letter to Minister of Water, Land, and Air Protection Joyce Murray. The letter was signed by well over 100 organizations, scientists, and concerned individuals, including representatives from labour, environmental, First Nations, and social justice groups. “The government is manipulating science, even silencing scientists, to…

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Georgia Strait Alliance receives national boating award

In a gala presentation last night in Toronto, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Mike Richards accepted the Canadian Safe Boating Award (CASBA) for the Best Environmental Campaign, 2001. Richards coordinates the Green Boating Program for the BC-based Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA), a non-profit organization that works to protect the marine environment of the Strait of Georgia (the waters between Vancouver Island and…

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Nightmare in New Brunswick: A Lesson for BC

A Report by the Friends of Clayoquot Sound April, 1998

Introduction British Columbia is at a crossroads. For thousands of years wild salmon have been a central part of life on the West Coast. Under pressure from continued habitat loss and overfishing, however, the future of wild salmon is now in question. Salmon farmers have responded with promises of endless crops of farmed salmon and hundreds of jobs for coastal…

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