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 Energy and Resources
BCIT campus (Dago Agacino / Flickr CC licence)

BCIT demands LNG lobby drop falsely used name from “partner” list

Rafe catches LNG lobby Resource Works at it again - this time falsely claiming BCIT as a partner. The respected educational institute has since demanded its name and logo removed from RW's website.
BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong announcing BC's LNG Project Development Agreement (BC Gov. Flickr)
pr flack guide to lng
 
 WATER
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Cowboys and Indians keep gaining powerful allies in Site C Dam battle

The "Cowboys and Indians" leading the battle against Site C Dam keep gaining powerful allies - including the BCGEU, Metro Vancouver and BC's biggest First Nations group.
Part of the 80 km stretch of the Peace Valley that would be flooded by Site C Dam (Photo: Garth Lenz)
Parksville gold course (BC govt/Flickr)
 
 Oceans
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)
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