Why a polarized and non-transparent debate will hurt the future of Vancouver’s treasured waterfront hub Years ago, someone came up with the idea of putting vegetables on concrete mixers to drive them around Vancouver, and guess what, it is working. Granted, the trucks aren’t used to bring veggies to market—quite the opposite: the larger-than-life ads … Continue readingRead more »
Ryan joins GSA for the summer
Hello GSA supporters, Ryan with his friend and classmate Rabbi Salih during his recent convocation ceremony. My name is Ryan Butler, and I am excited to be joining GSA’s dynamic staff this summer as the Clean Marine Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. Prior to this position, I’ve worked and volunteered with several NGOs and student organizations, … Continue readingRead more »
Summer Outreach Begins!
Hello Fabulous Readers! Taking a break from field work with the Larabanga Girls Dance Group in Larabanga, Ghana My name is Natalie and I am one of the lucky students who was hired to work with the Georgia Strait Alliance throughout the summer. I’m a life-time resident of Nanaimo, and I just finished the third year of my … Continue readingRead more »
New chapter, new resolve against unwanted pipelines
The approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline makes it clearer than ever that BC is going to have to have to stand up for itself in the face of a federal government willing to impose unwanted projects despite overwhelming opposition – and the response of First Nations and British Columbians to the news this … Continue readingRead more »
Where salmon and shipyards are neighbours
What North Vancouver’s MacKay creek can teach us about urban shorelines What gets two dozen environmentalists, scientists and planners to cram into a school bus on a cold and rainy Saturday morning? The prospect of exploring the latest urban stream restorations in the city, of course! You would be forgiven for considering this field trip … Continue readingRead more »
Who will have a voice in the Kinder Morgan hearings?
Yesterday the National Energy Board (NEB) denied nearly half of those who applied to take part in the upcoming review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion their preferred method of participation. Of the 2,118 applications received, 452 were ‘downgraded’ by the NEB from intervenor to commenter status, and 468 were denied participation altogether. … Continue readingRead more »
SunCruiser supports Clean Marine BC
A huge thank you to SunCruiser Magazine for their ongoing support of Georgia Strait Alliance and our Clean Marine BC green boating and marina eco-certification program! Watch for us in this year’s SunCruiser, which will be out very soon. We have been given two full pages to update you on the goings-on of Clean Marine … Continue readingRead more »
North Vancouver is about to transform its waterfront—and itself
Exciting things are happening on the northern shore of Burrard Inlet. In late February, the City of North Vancouver unveiled plans for the re-development of 12 acres of land sitting largely underutilized or vacant just a few steps west of Lonsdale Quay, one the city’s main hubs and connections to other parts of the region. … Continue readingRead more »
What’s Not to Love About a Seawall?
It’s time to rethink how we design our shorelines Lately I’ve been wondering for how long you can gather a group of Vancouver residents before they start finding something to complain about their city. People here love to dwell on some of the downsides of living in Vancouver: the weather, housing prices, Vancouver’s “small-town” mentality … Continue readingRead more »
LNG: coming soon to the Georgia Strait?
With the rush to develop BC’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, new projects seem to get announced every week. They have been mainly confined to the north coast – until now. Photo: www.globalsecurity.org Alongside the Discovery LNG project in early stages of development in Campbell River, and rumours of a potential export facility in Port … Continue readingRead more »