Thursday, October 18, 2018

Environment

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

All of Vancouver Island is now under Level 4 drought rating

This summer has broken the record for hot and dry conditions in BC

Air Quality in Greater Victoria is almost back to normal – for now

Enjoy the blue skies while they last!

Air Quality in Greater Victoria currently poses a “Very High” health risk

Avoid all strenuous outdoor activities

Smoky skies over Vancouver Island are here to stay for most of this week

And the air quality in West Shore is labelled as "high risk"

Red Cross appeals for donations to aid people affected by BC wildfires

Thousands of people have been displaced by the wildfires

Environment Canada lifts air quality advisory for Vancouver Island

The skies are almost back to normal!

The Perseid meteor shower is happening this weekend: August 11-13

Keep your eyes peeled to the skies! 💫

Cigarettes make up half of the waste recovered on Victoria’s shorelines

UBC researchers analyzed data from 1,126 voluntary cleanups along the B.C. coast

UVic researchers develop industrial-grade plastic to manufacture lighter vehicles

The future of energy efficient vehicles could be right here in Victoria!

Mourning orca mother is still carrying her dead calf’s body off the coast of...

She has been transporting her baby's body for seven days straight

Vancouver Island is currently under drought advisory

Along with much of BC's South Coast 😬
strawberry moon

We’re about to witness the longest lunar eclipse of the century this weekend

The moon and Mars are putting on a show this weekend, and you won't want to miss it 🌕

These volunteers cleaned 1,000 pounds of trash out of the Gorge (VIDEO)

The group discovered a piece of railroad track, and even a few Phillips Brewery growlers

Starbucks is getting rid of plastic straws by 2020

Saving the world, one plastic straw at a time 🌎
byo bag

The winners of the BYO Bag contest are hosting a beach cleanup this Sunday

The cleanup will take place at the Gorge Waterway on Sunday morning.

This Central Saanich pub has reduced its waste by 80%

One small step for the Prairie Inn Pub, one big leap for sustainability

Victoria’s first summer heat wave starts tomorrow

We're gonna need ice cream, stat!🍦

Here’s when the lowest tides of the year will happen on Vancouver Island

Get a sneak peek of the ocean floor this weekend!

Victoria is about to experience seven days of sun this week

It's officially ice cream and sun tan season! 😎

Environment Canada to unveil new weather app this summer

Straight from the source and at your fingertips!
BC Legislature

Provincial government acquires 190 hectares of land

It will be used to expand new and existing provincial parks

Here’s why you shouldn’t touch that adorable baby deer

Even if you think it may be lost

What’s happening in this photo of a “red tide” on Salt Spring?

An-eagle eyed photographer caught a glimpse of a stunning natural phenomenon.

BC Parks introduces new fund for volunteer projects

$240,000, to be precise

Here’s why a seal is behind caution tape at Gonzales beach (PHOTOS)

The BC SPCA's Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre has put up caution tape to discourage people from approaching the animal

Walmart Canada plans to eliminate food waste by 2025

They're also donating around $20 mil to organizations committed to zero food waste

5 things Victorians are doing to celebrate Earth Day today

They're doing their part...are you? 🌎

Support for Trans Mountain Pipeline increasing among Canadians (REPORT)

How do you feel about the pipeline debate?

Oak Bay High school students gather data on Victoria harbour water

Hopefully, their work will allow thousands of salmon fry to be released into the Salish Sea

Watch out for the meteor shower that will grace the skies this weekend

And clear skies are in the forecast!

Newborn orca calf spotted on Victoria whale watching tour

Welcome to the world, little one!

UVic business school leads the way by investing in carbon neutrality projects

They're doing their part to reduce their carbon footprints.
kinder morgan pipeline

Public opinion divided after pipeline work put on hold (REPORT)

It looks like our leaders may have reached a stalemate over the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

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