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New poll: Most British Columbians favour banning salmon farms

Read this May 1 Chek story on a new poll conducted by Mainstreet Research, revealing that a majority of British Columbians – especially strong on Vancouver Island – would support banning open net pen Atlantic salmon farms. ...

Seth Klein finds cracks in Site C Dam economics

Check out this January 17, 2018 opinion piece from Seth Klein in The Georgia Straight, debunking the economic argument in favour of building Site C Dam. There is no question that the new B.C. government’s decision to proceed...

Teen stands her ground after being booted off soccer team for criticizing fish farming sponsor

Comox teen Freyja Reed is standing her ground after being booted off her soccer team for criticizing its fish farming sponsor, Marine Harvest.

BC LNG faces growing First Nations opposition

Chevron says it won’t reroute LNG pipeline around Unist’ot’en blockade

Chevron is digging in its heels, refusing to reroute its planned Pacific Trail gas pipeline to Kitimat to avoid conflict with the Unist'ot'en Resistance Camp on the Morice River.

Nexen loses fracking water licence in Fort Nelson First Nation appeal

The Fort Nelson First Nation has won its bid to strip Nexen of a water licence for 2.5 billion litres a year of fresh water for its fracking operations in northeast BC - a potentially precedent-setting case.

Island communities could run out of water by August

With only enough water to last until August, several Vancouver Island communities have moved to level 3 and 4 water restrictions.