Monday, March 1, 2021


Environment

Saanich residents rescue duck with plastic lid stuck around beak (VIDEO)

The incident points to a bigger litter problem in the area.

38 acres of greenspace near Jordie Lunn Bike Park donated to Langford

The new park could feature a rock-climbing area!

UVic to offer climate journalism teaching through $1.875 million donation

Applications for five-year professorship will open soon.

Here’s how you can get double your CleanBC Better Homes rebate

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Sunken Barge Port McNeill Boom

Barge sinks at Port McNeill dock on Christmas Day (PHOTOS)

A second barge also broke free and crashed onto the breakwater.
George Heyman

Province sets new emissions target for 2025 following CleanBC report

BC Green Leader Sonia Furstenau called CleanBC "an impartial road map."
Parks Canada Ditidaht Stream Restoration

Ditidaht First Nation and Parks Canada restore salmon streams on West Vancouver Island

Workers have seen up to 1,300 salmon in one day returning to the streams.
Sidney Trees

Sidney moves to protect more urban trees through bylaw changes

Several species have been added to the protected list.
CRD new wastewater plant

New Greater Victoria wastewater treatment project goes online

The project cost $775 million across three levels of government.
BCCOS Roosevelt Elk

‘Left to waste’: Three elk were found illegally killed near Lake Cowichan

The BCCOS called the incident "a senseless crime."
Wild Steelhead

Campbell River angler fined for killing protected trout

Wild steelhead populations in the area are estimated in the low hundreds.

Victoria acquires rare Garry oak meadow, plans to turn it into new park

Garry oak ecosystems are endangered, with less than five per cent remaining in Canada.

University of Victoria students and artist to paint 14-foot mural protesting climate inaction

It's aimed at UVic's newly instated President.

BC NDP pledge $750K to clean up Elk and Beaver Lakes in Saanich

It should reduce the number of toxic algae bloom outbreaks.

These 6 single-use plastic items will be banned in Canada by the end of...

Today's announcement offers more details on the plan announced last year.

B.C. approves plastic bag ban bylaws for Victoria, other municipal governments

Victoria first introduced the bylaw in 2018, but it was quashed the year after.
Bear Trap COS

Shawnigan Lake woman receives $345 fine after tampering with bear trap

The trap was set by the Conservation Officer Service.
Orca baby

Endangered orca that carried dead calf for 17 days gives birth to new healthy...

Tahlequah's new baby is "healthy and precocious."

28 new electric vehicle charging stations will be installed on Vancouver Island

Funded jointly by federal, provincial, and local governments.

Saanich plastic bag ban bylaw approved by provincial government

The bylaw will now be presented for final adoption at a council meeting

UVic votes to reduce short term investment in high carbon emitting companies

A student and faculty movement says it's a token measure that is nowhere near enough

Three more earthquakes hit the coast of Vancouver Island this afternoon

The last quake struck at 12:56 p.m.

Activist video shows infected blood still flowing into waters near Campbell River after two...

Scientists and activists alike are concerned about the potential spread of disease

Victoria climate activists plan protest to stop LNG on Black Friday

Demanding an end to fracking and extraction

Climate protesters rally outside Victoria Times Colonist building

It was an eventful Wednesday afternoon outside the Douglas Street building
Times Colonist

Victoria protesters plan to erect “gallows” outside Times Colonist building tomorrow

To protest allegedly biased coverage of the climate crisis

Oak Bay residents find fliers on vehicles accusing them of contributing to climate crisis

"This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel."

Climate change denier loses adjunct professor status at University of Victoria (UPDATED)

Susan Crockford was an adjunct professor in the Anthropology department for 15 years

Canada’s federal political parties were just graded on their climate change policies

Guess who "did not attend science class"? 😬

These 5 companies were named the top plastic polluters in Canada (REPORT)

And the two most prolific polluters are the same as last year

BC Transit cancels 11 trips in Victoria on Monday evening

The transit advisory will end at 9:59 p.m. tonight

Climate activists will shut down Johnson Street bridge today as part of Canada-wide movement

This protest also coincides with the closure of Gorge Road between Tillicum and Harriet Roads

Fisherman shocked after catching red-bellied piranha in Vancouver Island lake

It was the second of its kind found in the same lake

Thousands of protestors will rally for climate action in Victoria today

Similar events have been planned in cities across Canada today

Victoria, Saanich partner with building association to cut emissions by 50% in the next...

"Over 30% of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions come from large buildings...," says mayor Lisa Helps

Victoria plans to ask Supreme Court of Canada to intervene in plastic bag ban...

The initial ban was struck down by the BC appellate court earlier this year

Victoria post-secondary institutions show support for students participating in Climate Strike

The largest climate action movement across Canada is happening this Friday

MEC stores announce Canada-wide closure on Friday to support climate change strikers

Millions around the world kicked off Global Climate Strike week by taking to the streets last Friday

Victoria takes U.N. pledge to plant 5,000 trees by the end of 2020

It is the first Canadian city to take the pledge

Popular singer Raffi will be joining hundreds of youth in Victoria for global climate...

Thousands of #ClimateStrike events are happening across 150 countries today

Victoria youth joins hundreds in pledging not to have children until government takes climate...

“As a 17-year-old, I should not have to worry about having or not having children, yet it has become my responsibility because the adults are not adulting..."

BC Ferries employees remove over 1,700 kg of garbage from beaches (VIDEO)

They found bizarre items like a baby stroller, various car parts, and a can of ham.

Toxic blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake is over, says Island Health

But beachgoers should be vigilant of a blue-green sheen appearing on the lake

Island Health expands bacteria advisory for Elk/Beaver Lake

2 previous advisories for the lake were released earlier this month.

BC’s long-term autumn forecast has just been released

Winter is NOT coming…
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