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B.C. couple sold firm for fortune. With last $92M donation, they've given it all away

B.C. couple sold firm for fortune. With last $92M donation, they've given it all away

VICTORIA — British Columbia millionaire Eric Peterson is preparing to do something he's never been comfortable with — ask other very rich people for money.
Canada ignored audit's call to count logging emissions, says NDP critic

Canada ignored audit's call to count logging emissions, says NDP critic

Victoria MP Laurel Collins says Canada is not following recommendations from its environment commissioner to better track unaccounted emissions from the logging sector.
U.S., Canada agree to work together on reducing B.C. coal mine pollution

U.S., Canada agree to work together on reducing B.C. coal mine pollution

The United States and Canada have agreed to launch a joint probe into a long-running cross-border dispute involving pollution from coal mines in British Columbia flowing into American waters.
Recent B.C. weather contributes to rising snowpack, but summer drought risk remains

Recent B.C. weather contributes to rising snowpack, but summer drought risk remains

VICTORIA — Recent snowfall at higher elevations in British Columbia has given a boost to the record low snowpack, but the risk of declining stream flows and drought conditions this summer still remains, says a top River Forecast Centre official.
Government closes bottom-contact fishing near rare B.C. coral reef

Government closes bottom-contact fishing near rare B.C. coral reef

The reef, located about 500 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, is the most northern known coral reef in the Pacific Ocean.
B.C. researcher says liver oil, meat trade threaten deepwater shark populations

B.C. researcher says liver oil, meat trade threaten deepwater shark populations

International trade and fishing regulations are needed immediately to prevent "irreversible" consequences, says new study.
Province not effectively managing hazardous spills, says B.C.'s auditor general

Province not effectively managing hazardous spills, says B.C.'s auditor general

VICTORIA — The number of hazardous spills in British Columbia has trended upwards over the last several years, making it even more important for the government to prepare, auditor general Michael Pickup says.
Labour, environment groups make plea for Liberals' sustainable jobs bill to pass

Labour, environment groups make plea for Liberals' sustainable jobs bill to pass

OTTAWA — A dozen environment groups and labour organizations are pleading with the Liberal government to end a political stalemate over its forthcoming sustainable jobs bill.
Alaskan tribes claim B.C. mining threatens health of their rivers

Alaskan tribes claim B.C. mining threatens health of their rivers

Fifteen Alaskan tribes submitted a claim to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights this week saying B.C. mining is threatening their right to a healthy environment.
'A really good win for Mother Nature': B.C. man fined $250K for fishing in protected glass sponge reef refuge

'A really good win for Mother Nature': B.C. man fined $250K for fishing in protected glass sponge reef refuge

Dean Keitsch of Delta was sentenced on Jan. 31 for illegal prawn fishing near Sechelt in 2020.
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