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Sierra Club BC supports the ban on the trophy hunting of grizzly bears

Sierra Club BC supports the provincial government’s ban on the trophy hunting of grizzly bears and all grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest, where this brings provincial policy in line with Indigenous law.
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Farewell, and not goodbye: Bob Peart

As many of you know, by the time you read this note I will no longer be Executive Director. I will remain involved in the conservation movement as long as I am able – putting my energy toward defending nature, moving off a carbon-based economy and reminding people that their health is directly linked to a healthy environment. I thank you for your confidence in Sierra Club BC, and please continue to support the good work we do.
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East Creek investigation finds clearcutting rare intact old-growth on Vancouver Island in compliance with laws, highlighting B.C. 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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Hydro Bill Madness

Did you know that as a BC Hydro ratepayer you are subsidizing projects like the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers proposal and Petronas’ liquefied fracked gas plant at Lelu Island? Sierra Club BC's new video and report, "Hydro Bill Madness," shows just how bad a deal we're being sold.
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UNESCO: Site C Dam Threatens Canada's largest World Heritage Site

Based upon a process initiated by Sierra Club BC, UNESCO visited the Peace River Valley to investigate how the Site C dam endangers Wood Buffalo National Park. The newly released report strongly criticizes Canada for failing to protect its largest World Heritage Site. This report demonstrates the Trudeau government should never have allowed any approvals for the Site C megadam in the first place.
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Take your adventures outside this Spring Break!

Looking to get the kids outdoors and into nature over the spring break? Interested in joining a group of like-minded kids and families? Check out my recommendations for keeping nature-connected and learning something new this spring break.
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The Site C dam fight: what keeps me going

For our Peace Valley Campaigner Galen Armstrong, thinking of the people who are most directly facing the consequences of the Site C dam is what motivates him to keep going. Even if it sometimes feels like the odds are stacked us, what we are doing makes a difference and it's still possible to stop the dam.
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It’s time for the BC government to curb raw log exports and boost value-added forestry jobs

A new CCPA-BC report shows that between 2013 and 2016, more raw logs were shipped from BC than during any other four-year period in the province’s history, prompting two forest industry unions and three leading environmental groups to call for a ban on raw log exports from old-growth forests and bold government action to stimulate BC’s flagging forest sector.
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When We Are Bold: Women Who Turn our Upsidedown World Right

Join four bold, persistent women who are fighting for the land at Standing Rock, to stop the Site C dam and to keep our waters free from oil tankers for an evening of storytelling, inspiration and conversation. March 13 in Victoria.
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Soil – Really Important Tiny Lives

At the Compost Education Centre, we "grow soil." We grow nutrient dense healthy foods, and have biodiverse gardens, and that’s because we are concerned with the life that is within our soil. Soil is an extremely important part of the food system. And it’s often a forgotten piece of the puzzle.
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“10 years back, 10 years forward”: Children, families and nature

The Kesho Trust, Sierra Club of BC and Royal Roads University are hosting a ten-year anniversary meeting with Richard Louv to look at critical initiatives related to getting children and families outside to experience and enjoy the many benefits of connecting with nature.
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Pull Together 2.0: The People vs. Kinder Morgan

First Nations can stop Kinder Morgan in the courts. Let’s not stand by and watch them go it alone. That’s why we’re relaunching Pull Together. We’re supporting the Tsleil-Waututh and Coldwater Nations who are in court to overturn the federal approval. There are lots of ways you can help.