Catch them if you can

Salmon runs on Canada’s west coast are declining year by year, putting other wildlife such as grizzly bears at risk James Fair BBC Wildlife February 2009 It may have been voted one of the world’s top 10 wildlife spectacles by BBC Wildlife experts (January), but the sight of the grizzly bears gathering to feed on…

Pipeline Peril

Calgary Herald\ January 4, 2009\ \ by Chris Genovali\ \ Re: “Syncrude duck deaths cap oilpatch’s ‘dirty’ year,” Dec. 29. The oilsands could impact avian life beyond the waterfowl migrating through and nesting in Alberta’s boreal forest.

Monitoring gaps endanger salmon runs: study

Lack of accurate stock information leads to overfishing, scientists say\ \ BY JUDITH LAVOIE\ Times Colonist\ DECEMBER 4, 2008\ \ Salmon runs are collapsing because inadequate and inaccurate monitoring by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is leading to overfishing, says a study published yesterday in the National Research Council’s Canadian Journal of Fisheries and…

Pumping offshore oil and gas

BC Business Examiner – Vancouver Island Edition\ Letters\ December 01, 2008\ \ Re: “Pumping offshore oil and gas” (Business Examiner, Nov 3), it is unfortunate that former, interim premier-turned-industry-consultant Dan Miller is once again advocating for industry to open up British Columbia’s coast to oil rigs, tankers, pipelines and the risk of an Exxon Valdez-style…

Write letters

Contacting provincial and federal elected officials, as well as members of the opposition and newspapers, is an effective and important way to communicate your thoughts on an issue.  Here are some key contacts. Provincial BC Premier Hon. Gordon Campbell (and MLA Vancouver-Point Grey)Mailing address: PO Box 9041 Stn Prov Govt  Victoria, BC  V8W 9E2Email: