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Election 2020: Party leaders in Campbell River this weekend

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

The leaders of BC’s two largest political parties were in Campbell River over the week-end. 

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Election 2020: NDP make paradigm shift in old growth forest management

By Fran Yanor, The Rocky Mountain Goat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Yesterday, John Horgan committed an NDP government to enacting independent review recommendations calling  for a ‘paradigm shift’ in old growth forest management, including legislation to make ecosystem health and biodiversity an overarching, all-sector priority.

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Election 2020: Green candidate Alexandra Morton

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Wild salmon advocate and biologist Alexandra Morton knows running as the BC Green party candidate for North Island in the Oct. 24 election is going to be a tough row.

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Election 2020: Towards a more sustainable forestry

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

A recent study found that about 3% of our forests are composed of the giant trees that most people think of as old growth, yet they are still being logged on Vancouver Island. At the same time, young second and third growth trees, with a high percentage of sapwood, are also being marketed. Yet forestry workers are losing jobs. What light can the candidates in this election shed upon the path towards a more sustainable forestry? 

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What Do The Nanaimo Hunger Strikers Hope To Accomplish?

It is day ten. James Darling is drinking his raspberry leaf tea. His most recent choices have been green, black (for its caffeine) or lemon grass. Aside from that, his only sustenance is water, salts and some drops that have potassium and magnesium in them.  I phoned less than two hours before he and Robert Fuller leave. Last week they demonstrated in from of their MLA’s office. This week it is MLA Doug Routley’s turn. What do the Nanaimo hunger strikers hope to accomplish? 

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