The fact clear-cutting at-risk ancient forests continues apace in British Columbia indicates Canadian forestry certification standards assuring consumers lumber products are sustainable are a mockery and need to be investigated, says a coalition of environmentalists.Continue reading Green coalition challenges Canadian forestry certification as ‘sustainable’
Ottawa is coming under increasing pressure from First Nations in B.C. as deadlines around contentious fish farms on the West Coast draw near.Continue reading First Nations pressure Ottawa about fish farm consultations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) unleashed a storm of protests, when they announced that salmon farms pose a minimal risk to migrating wild salmon. One of the most telling criticisms came through an interview that the Globe and Mail had with Kristi Miller-Saunders, head of the department’s molecular genetics laboratory at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. Dr. Miller-Saunders is troubled about the assessments and the fact department scientists are depend on funding from industry.Continue reading Are DFO scientists too dependent on funding from industry?
By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Experts and advocates are hoping the next B.C. government will focus on expanding preventative mental health-care services and overhauling the aging and “outdated” Mental Health Act to protect individual dignity in care.Continue reading Election 2020: Fixing the Mental Health System