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Lorne Craig's Climate Silence
 Energy and Resources
Why privacy matters in this Canadian election

Why privacy matters in this Canadian election

Stephen Harper is oh-so private with the media but he's handed away your constitutional right to privacy - an important consideration in this Canadian election, says Kevin Grandia.
BC's biggest fracking quake yet? 4.6 felt by residents north of Fort St. John
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)