Campbell River Staggered protest against BC’s old growth logging practises

There was a staggered protest against BC’s old growth logging practises in front of MLA Michele Babchuk’s office, in Campbell River, yesterday. 

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Three week reprieve on Fairy Creek injunction hearing

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Fairy Creek blockade activists trying to protect some of the last stands of old-growth forest on southern Vancouver Island have won a three-week reprieve after a judge adjourned an injunction hearing on Thursday.

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half a billion tax-payer dollars to clean-up BC’s contaminated sites

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia recorded a liability of over half a billion dollars for the estimated cost of cleaning up contaminated sites in the province, including orphan oil and gas wells.

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Five years later: Conservation officer who spared bear cubs still unemployable

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A conservation officer who gained national attention after losing his job for refusing to kill two orphan cubs in Port Hardy in 2015 has filed a petition to get his job back.

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Why fish farms donate to local communities

Cermaq Canada has donated more than $2 million to local communities since 2018. 

Campbell River’s two other fish farm companies, MOWI Canada West and Grieg Seafood, also made substantial donations. 

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