Teck’s proposed Castle mine, which will produce more coal than any other mine in the country, won’t have a federal environmental assessment—unless the people demand one.
Do we really need coal to make steel?
Wildsight News :Conservation
Old growth forests in BC are being systematically eliminated through industrial forestry and bad government policy. Present government policy is allowing for the destruction of what little old growth forest remains in British Columbia – if this continues, old growth forests and the species that depend upon them will disappear. We’re asking you to take … Continued
Our province’s economy has restarted and the government is making decisions on how best to invest their $1.5 billion Economic Recovery Fund. Many organizations and individuals are actively engaged in promoting an economic recovery that addresses pressing social and environmental issues, strengthens our capacity to face future crises, and protects the life of all living … Continued
One doesn’t have to drive Kootenay roads for long to know we have an issue with wildlife collisions on our highways. Animal carcasses at the side of the road are commonplace and a telltale smear of blood on the highway is a reminder of how deadly the road can be. Too often the carcass is … Continued
A massive ski resort development has been proposed in the Central Selkirk mountains between Kaslo and New Denver. The proposal would cover 55 square kilometres of the mountains north of Highway 31A, bordering Goat Range Provincial Park. The sprawling Zincton resort development, proposed by David Harley, would incorporate Kane Creek, the Three Forks area, London … Continued
The use of jet boats in the St Mary River near Kimberley is not a new controversy. But it reflects the growing tensions over how we as individuals and as a community interact with our natural environment. When Transport Canada banned motorized craft on the Elk River by Fernie, there was a large outcry similar … Continued
In the Elk Valley, mountain-top removal coal mines dig up millions of tonnes of coal every year. When people ask questions about how these coal mines add to climate change, Teck is always quick to point out that the mines produce steelmaking coal, not the dirty kind of coal that’s burned to generate electricity. But … Continued
In recent months, British Columbians have come together to face an unprecedented health crisis. Now is the time to come together to look forward and decide on the future we need. As governments begin providing economic relief and helping businesses reopen safely, the province’s COVID-19 economic stimulus investments can provide the opportunity to build our … Continued
Longtime Jumbo Wild supporter Doug Anakin passed away April 25th, leaving behind a trail of happy memories with friends and loved ones. Doug was a valued member of the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society (JCCS), the nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the Jumbo Valley from the proposed ski resort. His wife Mary Jean reports that Doug … Continued
The second edition of Wild Rivers of the Yukon’s Peel Watershed celebrates a landmark victory to protect the Peel watershed, a remote and wild ecological treasure in the Yukon. The book was authored by Sarah Locke and the late Juri Peepre. After leading the Yukon Chapter of Canadian Parks and Wilderness for over two decades, … Continued