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Coastal GasLink in Non-Compliance Says BC Assessment Office

The Office of the Wet'suwet'en has written to B.C Minister of Environment George Heyman to request an immediate cease-and-desist work order for Coastal GasLink pipeline project on Wet'suwet'en territories.
This comes after the Office of the Wet'suwet'en received an email from the B.C Environmental Assessment Office Compliance and Enforcement Officer stating that Coastal GasLink was not compliant with the pre-construction requirements at six of the inspected locations, and has been conducting work outside of their Environmental Assessment Certificate conditions. The email further states that the Compliance and Enforcement Officer has issued a Warning of Non Compliance to Coastal GasLink under the Environmental Assessment Act.

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This Living Salish Sea to Screen in Madeira Park August 26


This Living Salish Sea, a new film by coast filmmaker, artist and diver, Sarama will be shown on Saturday, August 26 at the PH Music School. Two screenings are scheduled at 3 pm and 7 pm. The film is sponsored by the Lagoon Society and Sustainable Coast BC magazine.

 The varied and rich diversity of the Salish Sea and what we could lose through new demands from LNG and oil transportation are explored in the film. Sarama spent three years filming the abundant life of the Salish Sea and interviewing scientists, activists, politicians, and industry representatives.

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Wilderness Committee Mourns the Passing of Gwen Barlee

VANCOUVER – The Wilderness Committee is deeply saddened by the passing of Gwen Barlee, one of Canada’s leading environmental advocates. Barlee worked as the Wilderness Committee National Policy Director since 2001. She was an invaluable member of the organization’s executive leadership from early on, guiding the organization through many hard-fought environmental campaigns.

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PODS Brings Innovation and Sustainable Design to the Sunshine Coast

The Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station (PODS) is creating quite the excitement whether it is about the possibilities for new scientific research and education; tourism and economic opportunities or sustainable building design and innovation. It is all there.

 The project is being proposed by the Ruby Lake Lagoon and Nature Reserve Society (Lagoon Society). The Lagoon Society is well known for many projects on the coast including the Iris Griffith Nature Centre, their Nature School and outreach programs, the annual BioBlitz and the Biodiversity Summit.

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Feb 11 Day of Action

Last week, a decision was made in the PMO that outraged the Country. In response to Justin Trudeau's broken promise on electoral reform, Alliance for Democracy is participating in a National Day of Action - Saturday, Feb. 11. Despite a strong consensus for Proportional Representation, the Prime Minister decided to kill his pivotal election promise to change the voting system and Make Every Vote Count.   

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Dec 3 Day of Action!

The Dogwood Initiative and Team BC are calling for a Day of Action on Dec. 3 following the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline by Prime Minister Trudeau and the Federal Cabinet. They are organizing a province-wide campaign to help B.C. prepare for a citizens’ initiative on oil pipeline and tanker projects, and to build citizen power to inform federal and provincial decision-makers.

Alliance 4Democracy is organizing in Sechelt:

WHERE: Sechelt, Cowrie St. and Inlet Ave. We'll set up on each corner!

WHENSaturday December 3rd 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

WHAT: Talk to friends and neighbours and ask them to sign the Let BC Vote pledge

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Pacific Northwest LNG Given Okay by Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau has green lighted the Malaysian owned Pacific NorthWest Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) plant on BC’s north coast. Despite massive opposition from tens of thousands of citizens, this project would be the largest source of carbon pollution in Canada. It will endanger the Skeena River’s world famous salmon runs and severely impact Indigenous rights to fish.

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Residents Urged to Help With Annual BC Bat Count

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The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is sending out the bat signal to find volunteers to participate in the Annual BC Bat Count. This citizen-science initiative encourages residents to count bats at local roost sites. “Bat counts are a wonderful way for residents to get involved in collecting important scientificinformation” says Wildlife Project Leader, Dr. Michelle Evelyn. “No special skills are needed, kids can be involved, and you can relax in a deck chair while counting.”

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Landfill Harmonic Screens for Earth Day

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The Green Film Series brings Landfill Harmonic to Gibsons and Sechelt for Earth Day. The film will be shown in Sechelt at the Sechelt Arts Centre at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 21 and at the Hertiage Playhouse in Gibsons on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 pm. Admission is by donation.

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage.

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