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Grizzlies at ‘great risk,’ hunting ban urged

Conservationists press premier on matter Vancouver Sun July 28, 2008 Kelly Sinoski As hunters prepare for the fall season, conservationists are calling on the provincial government to keep the grizzlies out of the hunt. A coalition of scientists, conservationists and animal advocates sent a letter to Premier Gordon Campbell Monday, suggesting it ban grizzly hunting […]

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Ban grizzly bear hunting, group pleads

Globe and Mail July 29, 2008 SUNNY DHILLON VANCOUVER — A conservation group based on Vancouver Island is urging the British Columbia government to “immediately end all hunting of grizzly bears” in the province, given “uncertainty” about the species’ current population.  The Raincoast Conservation Society made the request in a letter sent to Premier Gordon […]

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Column misses point, B.C. lacks endangered species legislation

Victoria News July 30, 2008 by Chris Genovali Re: “Protecting species is everyone’s job” (Tom Fletcher, July 16) The article’s argument that the B.C. government’s “advertising for more people to visit parks and get out fishing … might be more important to biodiversity than difficult-to-enforce endangered species laws” is facile at best.

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No drilling for oil on BC’s Pacific Coast

Montreal Gazette Published: July 21, 2008 by Chris Genovali Re: “Canada should play big role in new world oil order: IEA” (Gazette, July 13). Your article states that “the Geological Survey of Canada has estimated there could be close to 10 billion barrels of oil and 26 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Queen […]

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Campbell caught in carbon-tax contradiction

Premier claims to embrace California’s green shift — but only when it suits him by Chris Genovali, The Edmonton Journal, Published: July 20, 2008 Victoria Times Colonist, Published: Sunday, July 13, 2008 The B.C. carbon tax has become a political lightning rod, diverting attention from the issue at hand — combating climate change. The fact […]

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The Potlatch Journey

By Misty MacDuffee, Biologist, Wild Salmon Program Rivers Inlet, April 2008 The pilings and ruins of old canneries dot the shoreline as I make my way to the head of Rivers Inlet. Like glimpses to the past, they stand as testament to the famed abundance of sockeye salmon that I only know through stories and […]

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Logging, Habitat Loss the Real Threat

by Chris Darimont Times Colonist Published: Saturday, June 28, 2008 Two recent Times Colonist articles have quoted Environment Minister Barry Penner and Victoria Jackson of the Vancouver Island Marmot Foundation, who promoted the oversimplified assertion that wolves and cougars are primary factors in the decline of Vancouver Island marmots.

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Open-net fish farms sell out the future

Times Colonist Thursday, May 17, 2007 Re: “The coastal economy: Let’s keep options open,” May 14. I am a fourth-generation Vancouver Islander and have lived long enough to recognize an outdated ideology. Dan Miller is privileged to have held such responsible positions as minister of forests, energy, mines and premier. Yet under his watch, coastal […]

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