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changing diets can help the climate

By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

From farm to fork and beyond, food is responsible for between 21 and 37 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Yet despite growing awareness that changing diets can help the climate, many people still don’t know how to eat more sustainably.

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Prince George’s Restorative Justice Program

By Kate Partrige, CFUR, 88.7 FM, Prince George, Local Journalism Initiative

Linda Parker hopes to expand awareness of Prince George's restorative justice program
Linda Parker – submitted photo

The Community Policing arm of the Prince George RCMP is seeking to expand interest and awareness about it’s restorative justice program among RCMP officers, community partners, and the public. In 2020, the Prince George RCMP responded to more than 46,000 files but only a handful of them, a maximum of 60, make their way to the restorative justice department each year. Linda Parker, Community Policing Coordinator, says she is  “ongoing struggle to encourage more file referrals” from RCMP members.

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Challenging trans Mountain’s 2018 Injunction

Editor’s note: Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are challenging a 2018 injunction to prevent protesters from “physically obstructing, impeding or otherwise preventing access” to work sites in Burnaby. Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Tim Takaro says there are two environmentally sensitive streams along the route and inadequate consideration of the pipeline’s climate impact.

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

Trans Mountain says it was trying to ensure “safe construction” when it removed a peaceful protest site in December along its pipeline route in the Vancouver area.

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North America’s first tree-free commercial-scale pulp mill

By Nicole Rycroft , National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Salmon runs across the province are tumbling, but a new report says some could bounce back — with some major changes. 

For Nicole Rycroft, the first modern, tree-free commercial-scale pulp mill in North America was a “lightbulb moment” about the climate crisis.

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Some salmon runs could bounce back

By Cloe Logan, National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Salmon runs across the province are tumbling, but a new report says some could bounce back — with some major changes. 

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