Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Environment

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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…

BC Parks working to bring rare butterfly back to habitat near Vancouver Island

The Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly disappeared from southern Vancouver Island in the early 1990s.

Wildlife rescue centre issues warning after people caught feeding black bear on Vancouver Island

“Feeding the bear is putting the bear at high risk of having to be euthanized…”

Rain is expected to fall over Victoria this entire weekend

You might want to postpone your weekend lake plans!

4 Vancouver Island breweries team up for a ‘killer’ collab

Whale, we know what we’re drinking this weekend 🍻
killer whales

3 more Southern Resident killer whales near Vancouver Island have died this year

The total population has dropped to just 73.

Vancouver Island residents spot Northern Lights early Monday morning (PHOTOS)

Were you lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis? 🌌

These common items people are recycling are putting workers at risk: Recycle BC

One British Columbian put “58 rounds of live ammunition” into their recycling.

Popular Dallas Road tree to be removed by city staff this August

The tree has been a community landmark for over a century

Province wants to know your opinion on banning single-use plastic bags in BC

BC Court of Appeals recently struck down Victoria’s plastic bag ban.

Victoria to see 7 straight days of sunshine

Take off those jackets and put on some sunscreen!

Here’s what that mysterious funnel-shaped cloud looming over Vancouver Island was

Did you see the long column of cloud? 👀

Researchers to start exploring Canada’s largest underwater volcano near Vancouver Island tomorrow

You can even watch live-streams of their underwater expedition!

You can get paid up to $550 for cleaning up cigarette butts from Victoria...

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

Victoria plastic bag ban struck down by B.C. Court of Appeals ruling

"There is no turning back," said Mayor Lisa Helps

Baby orca born near Tofino confirmed to be a girl

This is one gender reveal party we can get behind!

Camper receives over $1,000 fine for starting campfire in a Langford park

He was in a non-camping zone 🤦🏽‍♀️

Coastal Naturalists are returning to BC Ferries starting tomorrow

Over 100 extra presentations have been added to the schedule! 🐳

Canadian government to ban all single-use plastics by 2021

Shopping bags, straws, cutlery, plates, stir sticks

Annual World Oceans Day celebration returns to Victoria Fisherman’s Wharf this weekend

Think you’re smart enough to reassemble a life-sized Orca skeleton?

Vancouver Island is currently under Level 3 drought rating

Everyone is asked to voluntarily reduce water use

UVic study says humans consume around 100,000 plastic particles per year

In the food we eat and the air we breathe

BC is sending 130+ more firefighters to assist in Alberta and Yukon wildfires

Over 250 firefighters were already sent to Alberta in May.

Canada needs better cannabis waste guidelines to prevent Greenhouse Gas emissions (OPINION)

Unclear guidelines have forced processing facilities to turn to make-shift methods

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