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

Is the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Finally Dead?

Is the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Finally Dead?

In August 2014, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau made the trek to the tiny Gitga’at community of Hartley Bay, located along Enbridge’s proposed oil tanker route in northwestern B.C.

There, in the village of 200 people accessible only by air and water, he met with community elders and Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations.

“He came to Gitga’at because he wanted to make sure he was making the right decision in terms of Northern Gateway and being there certainly confirmed […]

By | October 22nd, 2015|Alberta, Conservation, Environment, Northern BC, Top Stories|0 Comments

Spooks, Spectres and the Regent

Spooks, Spectres and the Victoria Regent Hotel, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Victoria, with its seaside location, crooked Gary Oaks, rocky outcroppings and centuries-old buildings is a natural Halloween location that most movie studios couldn’t recreate. The Victoria Regent’s central location puts you square in the middle of spook central, so it’s easy to walk to your favorite haunt and have some seasonal fun. This year Tourism Victoria and The Royal British Columbia Museum are pulling out all the stops.

Take part in any aspect of Tourism Victoria’s Fantastic […]

By | October 20th, 2015|Entertainment, Holidays, Top Stories|0 Comments

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop in British Columbia, Canada.

North Americans are often quick to condemn the brutality of other cultures and countries, inserting ourselves, sometimes using violent force, to establish what we consider peace keeping and a “good life”. Why then, has this sense of empathy not reached the way that we treat and care for other magnificent and fascinating species with whom we share the North American landscape?

Wolves have been resurrected in Canada as the classic scapegoat. As the human population continues […]

Raincoast Conservation: Pam and Miley right about B.C. Wolf Cull

Resting Grey Wolves: Raincoast Conservation: Pam and Miley are right about B.C. Wolf Cull, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Island-born actor Pamela Anderson and American singer Miley Cyrus have rightly weighed in on British Columbia’s wolf cull, resulting in a stage tantrum by our elected entertainers, i.e. provincial politicians.

Premier Christy Clark’s awkward and derisive response to Anderson and Cyrus for having called out the unscientific, unethical and unwarranted B.C. wolf cull was inappropriately personal toward the two celebrities, while being factually incorrect about the cull. Evidently, Clark’s B.C. Liberal […]

By | October 5th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories, Wildlife|0 Comments