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B.C. boosts green rebates amid record deficit

B.C. boosts green rebates amid record deficit

In addition to a 25% boost in the BC Family Benefit Bonus, British Columbians will see a 10% increase in the Climate Action Tax Credit and a one-time $100 rebate on their hydro bill.
In B.C., inflation threatens local government's climate plans

In B.C., inflation threatens local government's climate plans

Staff at the District of Saanich have become the first in Canada to propose an aggressive solution to close the fiscal gap and balance the district's budget: sue the world's largest oil and gas companies. 
Greenpeace alleges lobbying push for 'questionable' carbon offsets

Greenpeace alleges lobbying push for 'questionable' carbon offsets

Greenpeace says it has revealed a 'concerted' industry effort to lobby Canadian government on its climate change and environmental policies, especially around 'often questionable' projects.
New Vancouver climate projections reveal 'big public health risk'

New Vancouver climate projections reveal 'big public health risk'

Vancouver climate projections shows scorching summers, a spike in extreme rainfall and a steep decline in snowfall.
B.C. environmental groups request review of tire chemical linked to salmon deaths

B.C. environmental groups request review of tire chemical linked to salmon deaths

A chemical known as 6PPD produces a breakdown substance that's lethal for coho salmon in particular.
Canadians urged to reduce carbon footprint with new tracker

Canadians urged to reduce carbon footprint with new tracker

Creators say the app is meant to be a fun way to encourage Canadians to think about their impact on climate change on a more regular basis.
Alberta tar sands pollution up to 6,300% higher than industry reported, finds study

Alberta tar sands pollution up to 6,300% higher than industry reported, finds study

The study, led by Canadian federal scientists, adds to other research that found Alberta's oil sands were underreporting climate changing carbon emissions.
Gorge oil spill shows need to get rid of fossil-fuel heating: Songhees environment director

Gorge oil spill shows need to get rid of fossil-fuel heating: Songhees environment director

There was still a visible sheen on the water around the Admirals Road bridge Monday, but it was coming from “a deceivingly small amount” of oil. 
New study shows how industrial development decimated fish populations near Vancouver

New study shows how industrial development decimated fish populations near Vancouver

Recent historical fisheries records are lacklustre when compared to the abundance once sustained and enjoyed by First Nation’s communities like the Tsleil-Waututh Nation
B.C. mill fined $25K for dumping highly toxic waste into ocean

B.C. mill fined $25K for dumping highly toxic waste into ocean

Paper Excellence's Crofton, B.C., mill has been slapped with a $25,500 penalty for releasing more than one million litres of toxic waste into the Salish Sea.
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