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2021 as seen by Rachel Blaney, MP for North Island-Powell River

Rachel Blaney, Member of Parliament for North Island – Powell River, gave Cortes Currents an overview of the important political issues and her family life during this past year. 

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2014’s weather was even weirder than 2021’s, in this coastal BC town

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

It was a stormy October night in 2014, when a massive flash flood raged over the Tla’amin salmon hatchery. 

Logs, leaves and mud clogged the hatchery river fencing. The river overflowed into the protected area. “It was actually very similar to the downpour we received just a few weeks ago,” says Scott Galligos, a Tla’amin hatchery technician. “The flood itself lasted just about 48 hours. There was a lot of salmon escapement.” 

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Canada can still achieve net zero emissions by 2050, Commissioner says

It has been more than a month since the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, presented a series of devastating reports about Canada’s inept performance in addressing the climate crisis to the House of Commons. 

“There is a need for the federal government to achieve real outcomes on environmental protection and sustainable development—not just words on paper or unfulfilled promises. All too often, Canada’s environmental commitments are not met with the actions needed to protect air, land, water and wildlife, now and for future generations. And that is a trend we urgently need to reverse,” said Jerry DeMarco. “We’ve had nine plans over the last 31 years,  from 1990 to now, and none of them have achieved their objectives.” 

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Ecology? Look it up! You’re still involved

Originally published on Greenpeace International

This year has been the 50th Anniversary of Greenpeace; 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of the Limits to Growth study. During this era, a half-century ago, citizens around the world began seeing signs of a pending ecological crisis, and began to talk about it. 

The image above could be considered the first Greenpeace public media statement, one of twelve billboards erected in Vancouver, in 1969, by Greenpeace co-founders Dorothy and Ben Metcalfe.

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Greenpeace targets RBC for its fossil fuel financing

By Morgan Sharp, National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two Greenpeace activists were hoisted above the entrance to the Royal Bank of Canada’s Bay Street [Toronto] headquarters on Tuesday, part of a sustained campaign to get the country’s banks to divest from fossil fuel projects and respect Indigenous rights.

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