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“If we can go out and clean up – helping another set of communities like the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais and Gitga’at – we can certainly start cleaning up our community. That’s what I’d really like to see coming out of this,” said Jonas Fineman.
He was one of nine eco-tour captains who had just returned from a beach clean up along BC’s central coast.
Continue reading Small ship operator’s beach clean-up
North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The coronavirus pandemic has created a rare opportunity for B.C.’s debris-strewn shoreline – eco-tour operators have free time and available boats to pick up ocean trash.
Continue reading Tourism Operators Become Beach Cleaners
By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Ridley Island in Prince Rupert, B.C., is home to the region’s primary export terminal. Freight trains rumble in 24/7, carrying goods like grain, coal and — more recently — liquified petroleum gas, commonly known as propane. Massive ships in the adjacent deep waters are loaded with this cargo, mostly destined for transport across the Pacific.
Continue reading Ridley Island: Vopak’s Proposed Prince Rupert Export Terminal
By Roy L Hales
Though she is still vague as to how things will come about, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has been spreading hope around Paris. Her emphasis on the need to enshrine “the importance of respecting human rights, including the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples” in the Climate Change Agreement begs the question what about Canada. McKenna responded this morning, in a press conference where she talked about bringing COP 21 home to Canada
Continue reading Bringing COP 21 Home To Canada