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There is little time left to change, says Suzuki

According to CHEK News, hundreds of people marched from Centennial Square to the steps of the B.C. Legislature on Saturday, November 20th. The “Funeral for the Future” was organized by Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island, and featured Dr David Suzuki as a speaker. 

“No more than one or a few decades remain before the chance to avert the threat will be lost,” said the former host of the Nature of Things. “We are in a sixth  spasm of species loss. In May, a United Nations report announced a million more species are in imminent danger of extinction … There’s no mystery to why species are vanishing so rapidly. We are the cause. There are too many of us demanding too much from Mother Earth.”

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Arrested journalists released with conditions as northwest B.C. pipeline dispute plays out in court

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Protesters arrested onsite from Coastal GasLink’s (CGL) pipeline construction area in northwestern B.C., are now before B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George.  CGL is seeking to get those arrested to agree not to return to the site of construction activities.

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Wet’suwet’en land defenders say BC, federal inaction prompted enforcement of Coastal GasLink eviction

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Wet’suwet’en land defenders and supporters say inaction from B.C. and Canada left them no choice but to enforce an eviction order against Coastal GasLink workers and deactivate road access to the project, a pair of measures that have prompted the provincial and federal governments to call for a peaceful resolution to the blockades.

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Lethal mix of cascading climate impacts hammers B.C.

By John Woodside,  National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

​After a devastating wildfire season that reduced towns to ash and a heat dome that killed hundreds, climate breakdown is again threatening British Columbians, as torrential rain pummelled the province Monday, causing landslides and floods that destroyed key infrastructure and took at least one life.

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A First Nation’s 20-year fight to get an RCMP detachment

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The remote northwest B.C. First Nation community of Iskut has been lobbying the RCMP and the provincial government for more than 20 years now for its own police detachment but with no luck. 

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