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Friday, December 2, 2022

Climate Change

Province flunks important test: BC Climate Emergency Campaign’s report card is not good

We hope mom and dad don’t find out. 😬
BC Ferries

BC Ferries will run a round-trip ferry from Swartz Bay to Duke Point tomorrow

The ferry will support the movement of essential goods and travellers.

Experts urge Vancouver Islanders not to flock to fuel stations as flooding impacts supply...

Know any gas stations low or out of gas?

BC government says it could defer 2.6 million hectares of old-growth forest

First Nations have 30 days to indicate whether they support the deferrals.
Nanaimo Airport

Man protesting air travel arrested on Nanaimo airport tarmac

This incident is intended to be part of a string of protests across the world.

RCMP Union supports officers after injunction ruling at Fairy Creek

This week, the courts ruled that RCMP enforcement at Fairy Creek would end.

Here’s the latest on the BC wildfires across the province on Wednesday, July 28th

A heat wave is expected to begin today.

Expert weighs in on link between historic heat wave in BC and climate change

“Every heatwave occurring today is made more likely and more intense by climate change.”

RCMP concerned with dangerous protest methods and heatwave at Fairy Creek watershed

Protestors at Fairy Creek remain vigilant.

Arrests continue at Fairy Creek blockades as RCMP enforce injunction (VIDEO)

The situation is coming to a dramatic head.

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.

UVic to offer climate journalism teaching through $1.875 million donation

Applications for five-year professorship will open soon.
George Heyman

Province sets new emissions target for 2025 following CleanBC report

BC Green Leader Sonia Furstenau called CleanBC "an impartial road map."

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

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

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.

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

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"? 😬

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

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 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..."

Canadian government to ban all single-use plastics by 2021

Shopping bags, straws, cutlery, plates, stir sticks

33 photos from Victoria students’ strike for climate change inaction this afternoon (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

"You saw this coming. You did nothing. It's our turn."

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

Tanner crabs were previously known to feed exclusively on phytoplankton

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

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."

All of Vancouver Island is now under Level 4 drought rating

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

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

They're doing their part to reduce their carbon footprints.
Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Victoria today

Hundreds of protesters plan to converge at the Canadian Coast Guard Base on Huron St
Gas Out

The April 15 “Gas Out” circulating on Facebook is a hoax

Turns out, bringing down gas prices takes more than just a day without filling up ⛽

BC Hydro reports decline in Earth Hour participation across the province

Did you power down for Earth Hour yesterday? 🌎
air quality

B.C. looks to strengthen climate change action strategy

According to the study, British Columbia's average temperature has been increasing faster than the global average since 1900
Killer Whale

Killer whale community may go extinct unless drastic measures are taken

A new study in Nature warns that Southern Resident killer whales are at risk of extinction.

City of Victoria to ask fossil fuel companies to pay their share of climate...

Legal and environmental groups across British Columbia urged local governments to send climate accountability letters earlier this year.
kinder morgan pipeline

BC NDP government to take legal steps to challenge Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

The hiring of an external counsel and First Nations consultations mark the government's first major steps towards preventing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Great White Shark

Climate change could bring great white sharks to British Columbia

"There could be [great white sharks] in B.C. waters if we maintain the status quo and do not mitigate carbon emissions," said William Cheung, a UBC Associate Professor.