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Lorne Craig's Climate Silence
 Energy and Resources

First Nations occupying Lelu Island, blocking early Petronas LNG work

The battle over a controversial LNG terminal in the Skeena River Estuary is heating up, as local Lax Kw'alaams First Nation members occupy Lelu Island to block early work by Petronas contractors.
BC's biggest fracking quake yet? 4.6 felt by residents north of Fort St. John
Rafe Mair's State of the Union on Canadian politics, environment
Donald Hoffmann photo

BC Hydro rushes to cut down eagles’ nests for Site C Dam, First Nations seek injunction

Treaty 8 First Nations are seeking an injunction as BC Hydro rushes to cut down a number of Bald Eagles' nests along the Peace River starting next month.
Construction of a private power project on the Ashlu River (Photo: Range Life)
An existing BC salmon farm (Damien Gillis)

Liberal govt issues 4 new salmon farm tenures on eve of BC Day

On the eve of BC Day, the Liberal government quietly issued four new open net pen salmon farm tenures to Norwegian companies, riling upstream First Nations and citizens opposing the industry's expansion.
Former Council of the Haida Nation President Guujaaw (left) and Heiltsuk resource management director Kelly Brown at last week's Peace Treaty celebration (Damien Gillis)
Federal court ruling threatens salmon farming industry's bottom line
 Climate Change
The sun at 10:30 am. July 5, on Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island – Roy L Hales photo

BC Wildfires: Climate Change in action?

BC's annual firefighting budget is already spent. Washington, Oregon and Alaska are breaking records for forest fires. Is this climate change we're witnessing at work? Roy Hales investigates.
Pope Francis (Catholic Church of England / Flickr)