Kinder Morgan pipeline costs rise by over $1 Billion

Kinder Morgan pipeline costs rise by over $1 billion. British Columbia, Canada.

Trans Mountain Pipeline’s evidence exaggerates benefits and ignores costs

VANCOUVER—A new study prepared by Simon Fraser University observes that costs to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMEP) have risen by $1.3 billion and concludes that, rather than making money for Canada, the pipeline would now actually cost Canadians an estimated $7.4 billion. Oil producers would find lower costs shipping undiluted bitumen by rail; and Canada as a whole would come out ahead if the […]

By | December 4th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|0 Comments

Ski Season Opens at Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia


Over 100 Alpine Trails and 10 Chairlifts will be opening on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanks to abundant snowfall over the past few days, Sun Peaks’ three mountains are in excellent condition with great coverage, and the resort is poised to open additional terrain and lifts over the next couple days.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 will see the Burfield chairlift opening for the winter season, delivering skiers and riders 882 vertical metres into the high alpine of Mt. Tod. Ten lifts will be turning and over […]

By | November 24th, 2015|Kamloops, Okanagan, Resorts & Lodges, Skiing & Ski Resorts|1 Comment

Kayaking & Camping in Canada’s West Coast Wilderness

Kayaking & Camping in Canada’s West Coast Wilderness, with Wildcoast Adventures, British Columbia

There is no better way to experience British Columbia’s remote wilderness than exploring all it has to offer on a kayaking and camping adventure. From abundant wildlife to the beauty of an outdoors teeming with mountains, oceans and ancient forests, check out Wildcoast Adventures specially designed trips if you want to take it all in.

Start Your Journey at a Boutique Wilderness Resort

All trips begin on Quadra Island, where guests can spend […]

By | November 24th, 2015|Top Stories|0 Comments

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies, British Columbia, Canada. Spirit Bear Fishing. Photo Rebecca Boyd

I had a license to kill a grizzly bear, but the intention to save one.

I flew from my home in Chicago to sail for 11 days along coastal British Columbia on a fall grizzly “hunt” with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, a nonprofit working to protect grizzlies and their habitat.

On my trip, I shot bears only with my camera.

“We maintained our zero percent success rate,” said […]

BC Oil Tanker Ban ends Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline

The Inside Passage: BC Oil Tanker Ban ends Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline, British Columbia, Canada

Canada’s announcement on Friday of a moratorium on oil-tanker traffic along the north coast of British Columbia appears to signal a crucial element of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s game plan, namely the procurement of a positive future for Canada and all generations to come.

Regardless of whether or not one supports the drill-baby-drill mindset, or the grow-the-economy-at-all-costs ideology, one has to acknowledge that an oil spill of any significance on […]

By | November 16th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Northern BC, Top Stories|0 Comments

Trophy Hunting: No Right to Kill Wild Animals

Hunter in Camouflage. Trophy Hunting: No Right to Kill Wild Animals, British Columbia, Canada

In our free and democratic British Columbia, we can challenge a personal injustice when we encounter it. If our rights are infringed upon, we can use our laws and democratic system to stop the infringement and restore our rights. Animals have no such protection. We, the people, are their sole protection against abuse, cruelty, exploitation, physical deprivation, and brutalization for entertainment.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the […]

By | November 11th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|4 Comments

We need to end the Trophy Hunt in British Columbia

Grizzly Bear: We need to end the Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunt in British Columbia, Canada

In the grizzly-hunting debate, the B.C. legislature appears to be the last stronghold protecting the trophy-hunting industry in our province.

Economic, scientific and social justifications for the practice don’t add up. Ecotourism and bear-viewing companies generate more revenue than their trigger-happy counterparts, and they are far more sustainable over the long term.

There is considerable uncertainty in the scientific community about grizzly-bear population numbers and notable concerns about how they will adapt to the challenges […]

By | November 5th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|1 Comment