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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
Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Two tiny B.C. island communities are well ahead of the curve when it comes to the federal government’s move to ban single-use plastics.
Continue reading Cortes and Quadra ditched single use plastics long ago
By Francois Macone, Radio Victoria, CILS 107.9 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A major victory in the fight for the preservation of the environment. The island municipalities of Victoria, Saanich, Tofino and Ucluelet will see their drive to ban the use of single-use plastic bags officially legitimized by the province, through amendments to the Community Charter, Colombia announced on Saturday. British.
Continue reading Four Vancouver Island municipalities move against single-use plastics
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
Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca
There was music. Miyako Reid talked about her garden, chickens and other aspects of her life on Cortes. The feature presentation on the June 26th Folk U Friday was ‘Cortes Waste & Recycling Demystified.’
As people get more waste conscience, the people on Cortes Island can be proud to know that they have one of the most successful waste diversion programs in the region. And BC has created successful programs to deal with their waste, so that there are still markets for the recycling in BC despite unstable global systems.
Continue reading Folk U: Cortes Waste & Recycling Demystified