Vancouver MP Supports Ending Police Street Checks

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

The member of Parliament for Vancouver East says she “wholeheartedly” supports ending police street checks, as city council tackles the issue amid a push from dozens of prominent organizations calling for a ban.

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Coastal GasLink Pipeline Stopped Near Protected Wetlands

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Coastal GasLink has been forced to stop pipeline construction near protected wetlands after an inspection by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office found the company cleared areas without completing the required surveying and planning.

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Report calls Long Term Viability of LNG Into Question

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

A new report is raising questions about the long-term viability of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry around the world as the Trudeau government continues to signal support for one such project in British Columbia.

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Virtual Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Through Instagram stories, viewers spent three days in Orford Bay reserve – the traditional land of Homalco First Nation – with Campbell River-based indigenous tour operator, Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

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Tracking BC Timber Sales Progress

The first thing that attracted me was the fine detail. While Global Forest Watch’s online map is full of pertinent detail, it doesn’t look like a satellite map. This is better. Zooming in on Refuge Cove, for example, you can see individual buildings, boats tied up at the wharves, and trees coming right down to the water’s edge. Zooming out to see a larger area, Refuge Cove is set within a block of green. The surrounding area is coloured pinkish- brown, so it can be quickly identified. There are a number of orange blocks east of Refuge Cove. These are the areas that will be logged next. The Wilderness Committee’s new ArcGIS StoryMap is tracking BC Timber Sales extraction of logs from our forests. 

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