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Wilderness Committee to appear in court to answer Taseko's defamation charge
“Lawsuits like these eat away at the very foundations of democracy and free speech, which form the basis of our society," says Wilderness Committee's Joe Foy.
Jan 19th, 2015
Bill 4 Passes, opens B.C. parks to industry
The passage of Bill 4 opens B.C.'s parks to industrial activity including the construction of pipelines and resource extraction.
Mar 25th, 2014
Vancouver Island’s remaining old-growth a disappearing treasure
If unsustainable forest practices continue in BC, we risk losing some of the last ancient wonders in our own backyard.
Dec 10th, 2013
Cortes Island ForestFest: Forest activism for all generations
ForestFest spurred completion of the infrastructure for a forest protest camp, including a kitchen
Aug 26th, 2012
Burnaby MP asks what BC gets out of Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion
Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart is keeping a close eye on Kinder Morgan’s plans. The Trans Mountain pipeline goes right through his riding. He’s brought the issue up in the House of Commons and...
Jul 6th, 2012
Kinder Morgan oil sands pipeline expansion plan said to pose risks beyond leaks and spills
While public and media scrutiny centers on oil spills and pipeline leaks, environmentalists are trying to broaden the picture to include the impact of using heavy oil on Vancouver's carbon footprint.
Jul 4th, 2012
Stanley Park on the front lines if there's an oil spill, Wilderness Committee warns at public forum
“No more rallies and protests,” Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation told the audience at the Wilderness Committee's Stanley Park Tanker Town Hall on Thursday. “This is a time...
Jul 13th, 2012
Park Board motion aims to protect Vancouver beaches from oil spill threat
Park Board commissioner Niki Sharma says the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s oil sands pipeline—combined with the closing of spill response centres—would set the city up for disaster.
Apr 23rd, 2012
Earth Day in Vancouver: parade, politics and pipeline opposition
A parade and rally on East Vancouver's Commercial Drive brought thousands of supporters together to celebrate Earth Day 2012, and to voice their opposition to pipelines and tankers on their coast.
Daniel J. Pierce
Apr 22nd, 2012
At oil sands film screening, panelists call on B.C. to refuse pipeline
A panel of pipeline opponents address key oilsands-related concerns between screenings of David Lavallee's feature documentary, "White Water, Black Gold".
Mar 8th, 2012