Common Sense Canadian
 

    Logging and Forests
    trumplandia-vs-clarklandia-how-bc-stands-to-lose-on-lng-lumber-and-trade

    Trumplandia vs. Clarklandia: How BC stands to lose on LNG, lumber and trade

    As The Donald remakes America into Trumplandia, the shockwaves will be felt in Clarklandia, as the province formerly known as BC struggles to build an LNG industry and protect its lumber trade.


    Craig Pettitt of Valhalla Wilderness Society in the Incomappleux Valley (Image: Damien Gillis)

    Fate of BC’s ancient forests is a question of “values”

    On the launch of his new documentary, "Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux", filmmaker Damien Gillis reflects on the experience, noting that facts, figures, stumpage fees and jobs only tell part of the story of BC's increasingly r...



    Tensions growing over plan to log Central Walbran Valley's ancient forests

    Tensions grow over plan to log Central Walbran Valley’s ancient forests

    Tensions are growing over plans to log an ultra-rare section of ancient forest in Vancouver Island's Central Walbran Valley. Filmmaker Daniel Pierce offers stunning video of the region and coverage of the battle.


    Canada surpasses Brazil as global leader in deforestation

    Canada surpasses Brazil as global leader in deforestation

    A new report suggests wild fires and industrial activity are giving Canada the dubious distinction of being the new global leader in deforestation.



    BC govt axes tree farm licence changes over widespread opposition

    BC govt axes tree farm licence changes over widespread opposition

    BC government faced strong opposition over planned changes to tree farm licences which would have favoured global corporations over local forestry sector, says Peter Ewart.


    A fracking drill near Dawson Creek in northeast BC (Two Island Films)

    Study links extractive industries to rise in domestic abuse

    A new study exposes one of the trade-offs associated with expanded resource development - an increase in violence against women.



    BC First Nation takes "Great Land Grab" to international court

    BC First Nation takes “Great Land Grab” to international court

    After losing their territory in one of the largest land grabs in Canadian history - for the E & N Railway on southern Vancouver Island - the Hul'qumi'num First Nations seek justice at an international court.


    Cortes community forestry offers alternative to industrial logging

    Cortes community forestry offers alternative to industrial logging

    Filmmaker Dan Pierce examines the conflict over industrial logging on BC's Cortes Island and a historic community forest tenure enabling a local First Nation and co-op to develop a sustainable forestry model.



    New study shows Canadian industrialization in graphic detail

    New study shows Canadian industrialization in graphic detail

    A national study suggests that Alberta has disturbed more natural landscape than any other province.


    Historic Haida Gwaii totem raising celebrates protection from logging

    Historic Haida Gwaii totem raising celebrates protection from logging

    A new video follows the carving and raising of a 42-foot totem pole on Haida Gwaii - the first of its kind in 130 years - to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the creation of Gwaii Haanas National Park.