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Trudeau announces national carbon pricing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a national carbon price, which will go into effect in 2018. Some premiers are arguing that it will damage their economies, while environmentalists say the pricing will be ‘too little, too late’.

on page 1 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)

UBCM passes resolution to protect old-growth

The Union of BC Municipalities has voted to pass a resolution to protect old-growth forests in BC after a lengthy campaign by the Ancient Forest Alliance.

on page 1 | also single article 'Reprint' in Forests + Mining archive (Back Issues & Reprints)

Leap Manifesto turns one

The Leap Manifesto movement has turned one, and support for it continues to grow. A look at what the manifesto is and what it has accomplished.

on page 3 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)

8,000 year old ancient relict sand under Petronas pilings

Elizabeth May digs deep into the political corruption that surrounds the Petronas NorthWest LNG approval. It’s possible that crucial information was hidden from Cabinet ministers by the very civil servants mandated to provide them with the facts.

on page 4 | also single article 'Reprint' in Oil + Gas + Coal archive (Back Issues & Reprints)

The Douglas Treaties

Adam Olsen discusses the importance of the ocean and salmon to the First Nations people of the Saanich Inlet. Treaties and governments have been neglecting this importance for decades.

on page 7 | also single article 'Reprint' in BC Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)

Violence against indigenous women

Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook died tragically in Ottawa, possibly as a result of foul play. Her death is another in the long history of violence against indigenous women that needs to be stopped.

on page 5 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)

Wild salmon face an upstream battle

Wild salmon have a long, difficult journey through the oceans and rivers to reach their spawning grounds. Humans are only making it harder for them to survive the trip, but it's crucial that they do.

on page 9 | also single article 'Reprint' in Fisheries archive (Back Issues & Reprints)

Witness Blanket Installation Comes To VIU

A nationally recognized art installation, the Witness Blanket, is coming to Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo to tell the tragic story of residential schools in Canada.

on page 8 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)

Around the Islands

A long way from home; Campfire ban lifted; Heartwood AGM; New hospitals a year from opening; Mudge Island community park

on page 8 | also single article 'Reprint' in Salish Sea Goodlife archive (Back Issues & Reprints)

News Digest

Canada ratifies Paris Agreement; EV charging stations installed; BC’s top water challenges; San Francisco to require green roofs; Greens to vote on Robert’s Rules; Great Bear Rainforest Project wins $100,000 award; Gitga’at First Nations and WWF-Canada forge partnership; Hawaiian bees endangered; Boycott launched against Nestlé; Two-thirds of Canadians approve of Trudeau, says survey; BC Greens ban corporate donations

on page 6

Readers’ Letters

Mobilizing for WWIII; Wildwood protection; Redefining premier; Feds monitoring weak economy; Site C dam

on page 2

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