Federal govt chooses Trans Mountain over climate action, orcas, coastal communities

Image by TheoRivierenlaan from Pixabay. In response to today’s decision by the federal government to approve the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Executive Director Christianne Wilhelmson said: “Today’s decision isn’t surprising, unfortunately. Federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion prioritizes fossil fuel products, which we know are destabilizing our climate as…

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Denman Island Chocolate releases new organic Orca Bar, partners with GSA

Image by GSA. To raise awareness and funds for the plight of endangered Southern Resident orcas, Canada’s original organic chocolate company Denman Island Chocolate has created a brand new Orca Bar for Orca Action Month in June. Made with dark, organic, fair trade chocolate and shredded coconut, the Orca Bar is available at hundreds of retailers from…

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Lions Gate Marina is first North Vancouver facility to earn eco-certification

Image by JudaM from Pixabay. North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Marina has achieved eco-certification by Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC program, which helps boating facilities to reduce the impact of recreational boating on the Strait of Georgia and beyond by implementing environmental best practices. Clean Marine BC (CMBC) is a voluntary environmental recognition program for marinas,…

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Festival of Ocean Films arrives in Vancouver and Nanaimo

Hosted by Georgia Strait Alliance, the Festival of Ocean Films is bringing five short documentary films to Vancouver on June 5 and 6, and to Nanaimo on June 10 as it celebrates its 10th year and honours World Oceans Day on June 8. For the first time, the Festival of Ocean Films is screening films that were made solely by…

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Terminal 2 expansion threatens orcas, salmon and climate action

Photo: Rachael Merrett-GSA. Orca sharing salmon. Tomorrow, conservation groups will present three main concerns with the proposed Terminal 2 expansion at Roberts Bank in Delta to the federal review panel. Groups will raise concerns about the effects of underwater noise and pollution on marine mammals, fish and fish habitat, and greenhouse gas emissions. The David Suzuki…

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Canada’s recovery measures for endangered killer whales a positive step: conservation groups

Photo: Rachael Merrett-GSA. Orca spyhopping. A coalition of six conservation groups commend the federal government’s new measures to support Southern Resident killer whale recovery. The measures are the boldest yet: greater whale-watching restrictions, expanded voluntary slow downs for international shipping and the creation of no-vessel zones in feeding areas. However, important feeding areas protected from fishing…

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West Vancouver Yacht Club Awarded Five-Anchor Eco-Rating Certification

Fisherman’s Cove earns the program's highest eco rating

Left to right: Vice Commodore – Doug Wall, Clean Marine BC Coordinator – Michelle Young, General Manager – David Martin, Mayor of West Vancouver – Mary-Ann Booth, Board Member at Large and Communications Coordinator – Len Kelsey, Past Commodore – Phil Aldrich. Photo by Anita Noon We are pleased to report that following an independent certification…

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