It took less than a month for the Harper government to realize it has another major election issue on its hands.
In 2013, a few members of the Beyond Boarding collective, a group of BC snowboarders, surfers, artists, and friends that strive to stand up against environmental and social injustices, decided to embark on a journey throughout British Columbia and Alberta to gain a better understanding of Canadian resource extraction projects.
Before the dust had even settled on Mount Polley, mine owner Imperial Metals was active again in Clayoquot Sound. This finding was announced in Who’s Knocking?, a report on mineral tenures in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The report, released by Clayoquot Action in partnership with Fair Mining Collaborative, details who is looking for minerals in Clayoquot Sound, and what types of minerals they are looking for.
British Columbia’s coastal waters are home to one of the most stunning marine features on the planet: glass sponge reefs. They were thought to have gone extinct 60 million years ago – but then geological scientists found some near Haida Gwaii in the late 1980s.
In 2011, while a participant in the Canadian Senate Page Program, Brigette DePape silently held up a sign that said “Stop Harper!” during the Throne Speech in the Senate.
This action led to her prompt dismissal.
Suddenly, the quiet 21-year-old University of Ottawa student became a household name and represented what many Canadians were thinking.
It has been a very long haul since we took the plunge last June and paid for our solar equipment, manufactured in China, to be transported across the US border to our home in Kaslo, BC. Sometime on December 5, electricity from six of the eight solar panels that are now hooked up to our batteries, began feeding energy to our fridge, and to some of the circuits in our house.
There are not many entrepreneurs who can command a room like Elon Musk. When he stepped onto a stage in May to unveil the Powerwall, the audience oohed and ahhed and dutifully pre-ordered more than 38,000 of Tesla’s new home battery systems.
This spring, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a searing report, Honoring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, calling on each and every one of us to take action to heal relationships between settlers and First Nations.
"Leadership is not about sticking your finger up to see which way the wind is blowing."
On July 23rd, the Watershed Sentinel had an opportunity to interview Nathan Cullen, the popular MP for the Skeena federal riding, former NDP House Leader, and current NDP Finance critic.
Traditionally, bogs have been seen as worthless, ugly pieces of land, holding little or no intrinsic value. Indeed, the phrase “bog standard” is used to denote anything that is basic, ordinary, unexceptional, or uninspiring. Bogs have such a serious image problem that, in Ireland and Scotland, the word bog has long been a slang term for toilet. “Going to the bog” is synonymous with “going to the bathroom.”