Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Environment

RCMP begin enforcing injunction at Fairy Creek watershed

Police have set up a temporary access control area.

City of Victoria set to create bylaw that will limit house demolition

Homes will have to be dismantled by hand.

Sooke School District switches to electric school buses for next year

Put the pedal to the electric!
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Activists capture incident with loggers at Fairy Creek blockade, including assault

Forestry workers verbally and physically assaulted one youth.

Victoria’s downtown clean team will work weekends over the summer

Beginning this weekend!

Fairy Creek protestors file a notice to appeal a court order from April

The group say public interest far outweighs the profit-making ability.

Province and CRD purchase equipment to clean up Elk and Beaver Lakes

It will help clear the blue-green algae in the lakes.

Several Vancouver Island municipalities endorse pause on recreational wolf hunting

The moratorium resolution was drafted by Oak Bay.

10 things that you should never flush down the drain

Some of them may surprise you! 😱

Despite objections and injunctions, blockades to protect the Old Growth at Fairy Creek remain...

Premier John Horgan and leaders representing the Pacheedaht Nation have expressed their objections.

Victoria’s single-use plastic bag bylaw now back in effect

Businesses can offer customers paper bags for no less than 25 cents or reusable bags for $2.

BC Supreme Court grants injunction for logging company to remove Fairy Creek protestors

Despite this, the road blockages continue.

BC residents will pay more for heat as carbon tax increases April 1st

There was no hike in cost last year due to the pandemic.

Vancouver Island trophy hunter denies killing wolf pack near Sooke

But admits she killed two “problematic” wolves
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Victoria-based company designs new camping fire-starter

"The Island is a perfect place for this."

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

More time at home = more $$ in your pocket! 🤑
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.
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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
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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
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