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50 Places Project: Sooke Hills

The Sooke Hills are located on southern Vancouver Island within the territories of the T’Sou-ke First Nation and the Scia’new First Nation, also known as Beecher Bay. The Nations have used the area for many thousands of years for spiritual, food, medicinal and other purposes.

From Acorn to Wren: The Lost Words

In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary—widely used in schools around the world—was published, it was missing around forty common words related to nature. Sierra Club BC's Amira Maddison reviews "The Lost Words," a book that highlights these missing markers of the natural world.

Standing Up for the Sooke Hills—again

In the 1990s, our members were among the many voices calling for protection of the Sooke Hills. When the Province suggested it was considering a developing a roadway through this local treasure, we knew it was time to jump into action.

Trans Mountain: The zombie pipeline that just won’t die… yet

From Ex-Enron executives convincing the federal government to buy a leaky tar sands pipeline to SNC-Lavalin lawyers doing Indigenous consultation for the federal government, the Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers is a story of corporate influence over governments, review processes and the public interest. 

7 myths about forests, carbon and climate change

Retired government forest ecologist Jim Pojar and Skeena Wild have just released a report on forestry and carbon. The report refutes some common myths and shows why the protection of old-growth forests is critical in addressing climate change.