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UNESCO calls urgently on Canada to protect Wood Buffalo National Park

The UN’s World Heritage Committee is preparing to push Canada for immediate action to better protect Wood Buffalo National Park following Friday’s release of a strong decision proposed for the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee this summer.
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Final election results offer huge environmental and economic opportunity

The final election results have confirmed that British Columbia will have some form of minority government, one that will need to cooperate in the best interests of British Columbians. This presents an historic opportunity for progress on key environmental and economic challenges.
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Groups send open letter to party leaders calling for immediate pause on Site C dam

In an open letter sent today to all recently elected MLAs and their party leaders, several non-government organizations and citizen groups are urging them to pause construction on the Site C dam and have the project thoroughly assessed by the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
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120,000 Canadians call for immediate action to protect the environment and human rights from disastrous impacts of the Site C dam

More than 120,000 people have signed petitions, postcards and letters calling for an immediate halt to construction. Petitions were presented to BC MPs today as they prepared to return to the House of Commons after a Parliamentary break.
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Twenty-five international environmental organizations call for urgent action for Vancouver Island's rainforest and communities

Destruction of the Island’s original old-growth rainforest is occurring three times faster than primary forest loss in tropical rainforests. The call for action is an initiative of Sierra Club BC.
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East Creek investigation finds clearcutting rare intact old-growth on Vancouver Island in compliance with laws, highlighting BC government failure to protect endangered rainforest

The BC government’s Forest Practices Board released its findings today regarding Sierra Club BC’s May 2016 complaint about Lemare Lake Logging Ltd logging practices in the East Creek area. East Creek forms part of the largest remaining contiguous ancient rainforest on northern Vancouver Island.
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Report links steep increases in domestic hydro bills to province’s reckless handouts to LNG companies and Kinder Morgan

British Columbians will face alarming increases in hydro rates for decades to come because of the B.C. government’s reckless gamble on liquefied fracked gas and the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers project, says a new report from Sierra Club BC.
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United Nations Report Concludes Canada is Failing to Protect Wood Buffalo National Park

Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park has resulted in a UN report strongly criticizing Canada. The park risks the embarrassment of joining the list of UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger.
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B.C. budget offers 1950s thinking in response to 2017’s challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2017 Sierra Club BC released…
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Transboundary Environmental Coalition calls for halt to new mines in Canada’s Southern Rockies

In light of recent charges brought against Teck under the Fisheries Act for fish deaths resulting from the failure of their selenium treatment plant in 2014, the Flathead Wild Coalition is renewing their call for a halt to new coal mines in BC’s Elk River Valley.