Thursday, April 25, 2019

Environment

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Protest groups to host rally against Premier Horgan’s “climate crimes” this Friday in Victoria

The “peaceful protest” focuses on environmental issues.

10 unique ways to reduce your plastic consumption in Victoria

While shopping locally! ♻️🌿

Get your broken items fixed for FREE at a Repair Cafe this Saturday

Don't throw out that old computer or that broken bicycle!

BC Ferries wins innovation award for switching from diesel to LNG

As a result, CO2 emissions will be reduced by 12,500 tonnes annually.

Harbour Air will soon become the world’s first all-electric airline

They’re about to convert all the aircraft in their fleet.

Thetis Lake Park has just been expanded by over 150 hectares

At a cost of $6.5 million.

BC invests $101 million to prepare for upcoming wildfire season

Firefighters will be given night vision goggles 👀

Here are the results from the 44th annual Greater Victoria Flower Count

For the first time in 5 years, we have a new winner!

BC and Ottawa establish $142 million fund to rebuild wild salmon stocks

It will support projects by Indigenous and conservation groups who aim to protect and restore wild salmon stock

Over 200 miniature earthquakes rumbled between Victoria and Seattle

They could signal the beginning of a larger event.
Elk/Beaver Lake

The toxic blue-green algae warning has lifted from Elk Lake after nearly 4 months

The algae was potentially lethal for animals.

BC crabs may be feeding on methane as a way to adapt to climate...

Tanner crabs were previously known to feed exclusively on phytoplankton

UVic PhD student desperately searching for lost scientific instrument

It may be on a beach or drifting near Sidney.

“Most magnificent” old growth forest in Canada found on Vancouver Island

“This is perhaps the most magnificent and stunningly beautiful old-growth forest I’ve ever seen..."

A rare Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse is set to rise over Vancouver Island...

You won't be able to see one again until 2022

Victoria received a record-breaking amount of rain on Thursday

Some Vancouver Island roads remain flooded.

Nest camera captures the moment the beloved Saanichton Gary Oak fell (VIDEO)

RIP Mt. Newton Cross Road tree 😢

Province creating new protected wildlife habitat in Cowichan Valley

Visitors can see one of the over 200 species of birds that use the habitat 🐦

BC Ferries cancels all sailings until 2 p.m. today due to high winds

"We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so."

Another wind warning has been issued for most of Vancouver Island tonight

70 km/h winds are expected to hit Victoria!
windy weather

Wind gusts up to 90 km/h expected to hit Victoria tonight

Wind warnings have been issued for almost all of the island!

WATCH Vancouver Island’s Sandcut Falls grow to “insane” proportions after heavy rainfall (VIDEO)

The CRD had to issue a wastewater discharge warning too!

Province proposes closing Vancouver Island rivers to help fish de-stress

The Ministry is currently seeking public feedback on the proposal

Ryan Reynolds narrating IMAX documentary on BC Great Bear Rainforest

Parts of it were filmed on Vancouver Island!

7 straight days of rain predicted in Victoria forecast

Keep those umbrellas handy!

BC reveals new climate action plan will target vehicle emissions, create energy-efficient housing and...

It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 12 years

Victoria will see five straight days of sunshine and colder weather

Get your sunglasses ready, Victoria!

Climate protest to close Johnson Street Bridge during rush hour Monday

VicPD says the protest will be "roughly equivalent to one complete opening and closing cycle."

Here’s the Weather Network’s winter forecast for BC

If you were hoping for a white Christmas, you might be a little disappointed.

The Leonid meteor shower will grace Canadian skies this weekend

Keep your eyes peeled to the skies!

7-Eleven Canada will sow a plant for every cup of hot beverage sold

Helping the environment, one cup of joe at a time

Here’s why you might not want to rake your leaves this fall

You’re not lazy, you’re just environmentally mindful!

These 5 companies produce almost half of all plastic pollution in Canada

Greenpeace Canada is calling 👏🏻them 👏🏻out 👏🏻

Province announces funding for Vancouver Island/Gulf Island bee health

“We’re developing stronger bees…”

Saanich is about to plant 60 Garry oak trees in eight parks

Anyone with a green thumb is invited to help them kick off this initiative! 🌳

Saanich votes in favour of banning single-use plastic bags by the end of 2019

Victoria's ban came into effect on July 1st

Subway promises to eliminate plastic straws in 2019

Along with Starbucks, A&W, and 18 other Canadian restaurant chains
bike lane

Victoria wins community planning and development award for bike lanes

Victoria's application was chosen over four other applicants

Shell gives up 50,000-sq-km off of Vancouver Island to create protected area

The area has been dedicated to protect seabirds, species at risk, and other island wildlife

Here’s why the historic Laurel Point cannon was removed

Have you heard the cannon firing at noon before?
maple mountain

B.C. Government partners with local communities to tackle wildfire prevention

2018 was the worst year for wildfires in BC on record

Here’s the long term winter forecast for Vancouver Island

Looks like we may not have a white Christmas this year

BC Wildfire smoke has now reached the Maritimes

The hazy skies have found a new target

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