It has been twenty years since George Sirk, then the island’s Regional Director, put up Cortes Island’s first Newt crossing signs. More recent arrivals probably know him better as the host of Cortes Radio’s ‘Nature Boy.’ In today’s program he talks about the island’s most celebrated salamander.Continue reading Newts – a 20 year celebration of Cortes Island’s most celebrated salamander
The Campbell River Association of Tour Operators finished (CRATO) cleaning up Vancouver Island’s shoreline from Comox to Chatham Point, at the entrance of the Johnstone Strait, and is now working in the northern Discovery Islands.Continue reading Cleaning-up the shoreline from Comox to the northern Discovery Islands
By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Environmental groups are calling on the federal government to step in after oilsands tailing ponds grew by 90 million cubic metres in 2020 despite a drop in oil production, according to a report released last week by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).Continue reading Alberta’s tailings ponds are growing & Environmental groups want the Feds to intervene
A massive beach clean-up is underway in the intertidal zones of the Southern Discovery Islands.
“The volume of debris we are finding is mind blowing. We are focusing on larger items instead of the tiny little microplastics. We’re trying to get the larger items out before they become the microplastics,” explained Breanne Quesnel. “I know we have some very responsible aquaculture operations in our region, but the amount of aquaculture debris is mind boggling: styrofoam, trays; baskets; nettings and things that have just gotten away at one point – or derelict sites.”Continue reading Beach clean-up in Southern Discovery Islands
By John Woodside, National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
As Parliament gears up for a new legislative session, a new poll from Abacus Data shows Ottawa lagging behind what a majority of Canadians want when it comes to climate action and implementing a just transition for fossil fuel workers.Continue reading Poll finds most Canadians want a just transition — and not a dollar more for TMX