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Saskatchewan towns coping with oil spill in water supply

A pipeline leaked between 200,000 and 250,000 litres of oil into the North Saskatchewan River in late July. Towns downstream scrambled to find alternative sources of water.

on page 1 | also single article 'Reprint' in Oil + Gas + Coal archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Library volunteers are unsung heroes

A shout-out for islands’ library volunteers; with few paid staff our bustling libraries, serving all ages, are run by dozens of volunteers, young and old.

on page 1 | also single article 'Reprint' in Salish Sea Goodlife archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


BC Hydro: from showcase to basket case

An in-depth analysis of why, over the last 15 years, BCHydro has gone from a major provincial asset to being a liability, at taxpayers’ expense. Laws put in place by the BCLiberal government of Gordon Campbell committed BCHydro to massive debt.

on page 6 | also single article 'Reprint' in BC Hydro archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Breaking the Peace

The Site C dam has been approved by the federal government, a decision that violates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitments to listen to science, make decisions based on evidence, and create a respectful nation-to-nation relationship with indigenous people.

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


What do refugees have to do with climate change?

Cowichan resident Peter Nix spent three months volunteering in a Greek refugee camp. He shares his stories of the camp.

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


Salish Sea’s salmon

Adam Olsen tells the story of the importance of salmon to the Salish Sea, and talks of the challenges that face them.

on page 12 | also single article 'Reprint' in Fisheries archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Around the Islands

Islands' news: Wildwood ecoforest purchased; CRD launches art consultations; Trans-Pacific Partnership townhall

on page 7 | also single article 'Reprint' in Salish Sea Goodlife archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


News Digest

Postal workers rally; One year of Site C construction; BC LNG investment postponed; Rally to end raw-log exports; Kinder Morgan hearings well underway

on page 11

Readers’ Letters

Electric vehicles on the Gulf Islands; Shawnigan soil dump; Global fund; Crosswalk od(d)yssey; Shrimp trawling

on page 2

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