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Clearcutting British Columbia’s Thousand-Year-Old Trees

Originally published on the ECOreport. It has been a year since the Wilderness Committee drew our attention to the planned logging of old-growth trees in Vancouver Island’s central Walbran Valley. So far, the controversial heli-block 4424 has remained untouched. Since last November, Teal Jones has been logging 6 or 7 cutblocks in the more easily accessible areas south […]

July 4th

Halt Oil Trains In Washington & Oregon

Originally published on the ECOreport. The oil train you see above may be one of the last to pass through Hood River, Oregon. Last month, a near-catastrophic derailment/fire occurred in the neighbouring town of Mosier. Though the town is still dealing with the aftereffects from a 42,000 gallon spill, they mayor acknowledges they were lucky. The Federal […]

July 4th

Portland’s New Homelessness Web Portal

Originally Published on the ECOreport On any given night, there are 3,800 people sleeping in Portland’s streets, shelters or temporary housing. The city of Portland has received countless phone calls, e-mails, and social media messages requesting information about this problem. “We heard them, and we responded with an easily accessible warehouse of information,” says Mayor Charles Hales.  Portland’s […]

February 29th

A Treaty Canada Wants To Forget

Originally Published on the ECOreport Chief Roland Willson, of  West Moberly First Nation, said  his people celebrated the 100th anniversary of Treaty #8 in 2014. One of the provisions is that they will be allowed to use the land about to be submerged by the Site C Dam “as long as the sun shines, the grass grows […]

February 29th

Why The English Consortium Debate Was Cancelled

Originally Published on the ECOreport Though Elizabeth May was not as concerned about being left out of the “elite corporate” Globe and Mail or Munk’s debates, cancelling the English Consortium debate is an altogether different matter. Around 11 million Canadians watched watched the so-called “people’s debate” – televised by CBC, CTV, Global, and Tele-Quebec – during Canada’s 2011 election. […]

October 7th

Two Days Left To Comment

The Comment Period for BC’s Next Mega-sized Energy Project Ends June 11 Originally Published on the ECOreport  The National Energy Board (NEB) caught everyone by surprise. More than half of the “comment period” had passed by June 3, when someone from Voters Taking Action On Climate Change (VTACC) saw a notice on the British Columbia’s […]

June 9th

BC May Break A Treaty If It Builds The Site C Dam

Originally Published on the ECOreport There are many reasons to oppose the proposed Site C dam. It will flood what is reputedly some of the province’s most promising farmland. Most of the inhabitants of the Peace River Area, where the dam would be built, oppose the project. There are alternative energy sources, such as geothermal, which BC Hydro has […]

December 18th

The Arrests Began on Burnaby Mountain

Originally Published on the ECOreport The arrests began on Burnaby Mountain. Police pushed the protestors back to the “legal protest” zone on Thursday.  Twenty-six were arrested.  David Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos, and at least two members of the Squamish Nation were among them. Today was more peaceful. There were around 150 people, ten of which […]

November 24th