Treaty 8 was designed to let all live in peace and dignity in the land of the Peace River. The proposed Site C dam is the latest in a long line of violations of Treaty 8 - and right now, the federal government has a chance to put a stop to the cycle of damage.
Joyce Nelson investigates what was lost in the Harper-era culling of DFO Libraries what the lost literature means for fish habitat protection in Canada.  
Arthur Caldicott on the spectacular demise of Compliance Energy’s Raven coal mine (and what happened to the coal seam rights...)
Fish ecologist Doug Hay explores the biology of herring stocks, genetics, and homing behaviour, challenging assumtions about herring fisheries on BC's coast.
Nestlé is bottling water from Canadian springs at a tiny fraction of what water costs taxpayers, pumping during drought conditions, and making a tidy profit.
Rachel Parent founded Kids Right to Know at the age of 12, faced down Kevin O'leary on national television at 14, and has been targeted for years by the pro-GMO lobby for her pro-labelling activism. She speaks to the rewards and challeneges of being a young and committed activist.


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Herring Spawn Vancouver Island - Photo by Marnee Pearce

Many fisheries generate controversy – including the BC herring fishery. Concerns vary in substance, severity,...

Orca and Kayakers - Photo by Winky

Defying economic logic and fuelled by corporate interests and politicians of all stripes, pipeline battles continue...

water - photo by Ryan Wilson

Nestlé Waters Canada, a subsidiary of Swiss based multinational Nestlé S.A., has just applied for a ten- year...

Tree Cross-section showing annual rings

Tree Rings & Droughts

A report recently published in the Journal of Hydrology compared...

Little Brown Bat in gloved hand

Recently, my five year old daughter signed up with Earth Rangers, a Canadian kids’ conservation organization. She...

landfill leachate treatment

Upland Excavating Ltd. has applied to the Ministry of Environment to landfill solid non-hazardous waste (including...

protester against Raven coal mine with signs

In 2009, Compliance Energy Corp. announced its intention to build the Raven Underground Coal Project, a new coal...

Rachel Parent Speaking

The Watershed Sentinel recently caught up with 17-year-old Canadian activist Rachel Parent during an Earth Day...

shelves of books

What was lost, and what was saved? Those are questions that remain now that seven Department of Fisheries &...

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