Featured Stories


4 Nature Trust Acquires Salmon River

11 Mycofiltration Remediation
Using mushrooms to remove toxics in our environment

First Nations

6 Drinking From the River
Inside the Unist’ot’en camp

16 Towards Reconciliation
Working with First Nations to challenge the Northern Gateway pipeline

Land & Wildlife

6 Cry Wolf
Habitat losses, not wolves, are killing caribou

12 Nature Needs a New Pronoun
What we speak defines how we think

33 Blue Orchard Mason Bees

35 BC’s Great Blue Heron

Water & Fish

7 Tanker Barges on the BC Coast
Fuel deliveries routed through the Inside Passage

Brown bears, of which grizzlies are the North American subspecies, were once found on four continents, making them one of the most widespread mammal populations in the world. Their original range included Europe, North Africa, northern and central Asia, the Middle East, and North America.

For more than 35 years, Joe “Shithead” Keithley has fronted D.O.A., Vancouver’s legendary and influential punk band. As a longtime Burnaby resident and political activist, Keithley has been following the pipeline debate in North America and decided to hit the road with D.O.A. for a No Pipelines in BC tour.

Why is everybody so confused about Genetically Modified Organisms? We are saturated with daily messages about GMOs, a veritable barrage about how bad they really are. It is all very ominous and fuzzy with nothing really concrete either way.  

Trade officials and representatives in Europe and around the world are learning more about the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism that is now part of many trade deals, and they are balking at its inclusion in deals like the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (

“My heart was pounding as I took the microphone to speak to the crowd of two hundred rallied at the foot of Burnaby Mountain. Not because I was nervous about speaking, but because of the great emotion welling up inside of me – I was about to be arrested.

I have a confession: I knocked back 320 pints at the pub last night. I actually only had two shots of a decent single malt but it took 320 pints of water to grow and process the grain used to make the whisky. That’s a whole lot of water considering the average bathtub holds 60 to 80 litres.

The cigars may be gone (or maybe not), but the stench of backroom politics continues to be a serious turn off for the potential Canadian voter. It is easy to despair that no one can make a difference and your vote doesn’t matter.

Prime Minister Harper’s decision to indefinitely postpone the North American Leaders’ Summit – better known as the annual “Three Amigos” meeting – likely has a lot to do with his own electoral calculus. But it also does Mexican President Peña Nieto a huge favour.