The Price of Oil: Alberta black gold rush threatens BC’s coast

Monday Magazine Last Word By CHRIS GENOVALI Feb 13 2008 One of the biggest industrial projects on the planet is about to get even bigger with corporate giant British Petroleum recently announcing their intention to heavily invest in Alberta’s oil sands. British Columbians should be concerned about what is happening with the oil sands, as…

Sea lice are spreading. Is the government noticing?

By Stephen Hume Vancouver Sun January 23, 2008 Sea lice infestations affecting wild salmon smolts that migrate past fish farms have been found in yet another region of British Columbia’s remote coast. The problem poses potential headaches for the provincial government, since it suggests implications for commercial and recreational fisheries worth close to $1 billion…

Many scientists cheer decision

By Jody Weir, Raincoast Conservation Foundation Prince Rupert Daily News, January 11, 2008 In response to the article titled “Scientists furious at Canada as project is ditched”1  (Prince Rupert Daily News, January 4th, 2008), it is important for readers to know that several scientists (myself included) are pleased, if not delighted, at the fact that…