National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Many remote West Coast communities rely on diesel for electricity generation, which poses a range of negative economic, social, and environmental effects.
But some sites along B.C.’s extensive coastline are ideal for tidal energy micro-grids that may well be the answer for off-grid communities to generate clean power, suggested experts at a COAST (Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies) virtual event Wednesday.
Continue reading Is tidal energy the surge remote coastal communities need?
Teen vandalism is getting out of hand in Campbell River
“In the last year we’ve had teens shoot out people’s windows with pellet guns, throwing rocks through windows, steal or move traffic control devices (creating very dangerous situations on the roadways), breaking fences, smashing peoples lawn lights, and spray painting and keying cars,” said RCMP Cst. Maury Tyre.
Continue reading Teen vandalism escalating in Campbell River
“Our aim is to assist Quadra in becoming more resilient and self-sufficient in the face of impending ecological challenges. Our mandate is to organize and foster direct action on clearly defined practical projects.” – Quadra ICAN.ca
A decade ago, the first incarnation of ICAN (Island Climate Action Network) was responsible for getting a community garden started on Quadra. It also joined forces with Sierra Quadra to encourage Quadra’s retail sector to ban plastic bags, and started an anti-idling campaign. Team leader Leona Skovgaard traces the relaunch of the organization, now called Quadra ICAN, to a conversation that she and Jan Gladish had over tea.
Continue reading Quadra ICAN: Building community resilience through practical projects
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
The widespread belief that at-risk southern resident killer whales are starving due to a lack of chinook salmon has been debunked.
Continue reading Southern resident killer whales are not starving due to lack of BC chinook, study finds