Tofino, B.C. – Environmental groups have written an angry letter to Premier Christy Clark for allowing the approval of a new salmon farm site in Clayoquot Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island while never addressing serious concerns about diseases from farms impacting wild salmon.
On October 3rd the Province offered Mainstream Canada a 55-hectare salmon farm tenure on the shores of Meares Island, near Plover Point, in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
VANCOUVER, B.C. ─ In a poll released today by Living Oceans Society, B.C. residents living along the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline route ranked pipeline and tanker issues virtually neck-and-neck with the economy as the most important issue facing the province today and more important than health care, which took the number three spot.
VANCOUVER — Critics of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker proposal welcomed today’s announcement by B.C.’s Official Opposition that there must be a “made in B.C.” decision on this project.
The provincial Opposition said today that B.C. should go its own way in reviewing the Enbridge proposal and committed to crafting a tailored assessment process, rather than using the standard B.C. Environmental Assessment Act approach.
In the wake of Lori Waters’ stunning revelation that Enbridge is misleading the public with its Northern Gateway public relations materials, Living Oceans has released a video that provides a much more accurate picture of the navigation hazards that would be faced if the pipeline company were permitted to run Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) through Douglas Channel.
Living Oceans Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Wristen as the new Executive Director of the marine conservation organization. Karen takes the reins from Jennifer Lash, outgoing founder and Executive Director, who now heads the Sisu Institute.
Vancouver, B.C.— For decades, British Columbia environmentalists have clashed with the groundfish bottom trawl fishing industry, but the two have come together to find common ground, and fragile ocean habitat is the big winner. The two groups have developed innovative measures to conserve corals, sponges and deep-sea habitats. These new management measures have been implemented through Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Groundfish Integrated Fisheries Management Plan.
Living Oceans Society is alarmed by the Harper government's alleged plan to remove habitat protection from the federal Fisheries Act by attaching changes to the Omnibus Budget Bill. These revisions will have grave and lasting consequences for environmental protection in Canada and should be subject to full debate in Parliament.
Sointula, B.C. – Transport Canada’s review of the marine transportation components for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project offers empty reassurances on the safety of the proposed oil tanker routes. Due to the fact that the studies reviewed were paid for and conducted by Enbridge, it is unsurprising that a summary of the reports supports Enbridge’s position.