Callout for contributors to Great Bear Rainforest project

Moon Willow Press, which runs BC Rainforest, is working on a special project, named The Enchanted Rainforest, to culminate in 2015-2016. This rainforest project will celebrate the Pacific Northwest Temperate Rainforest with a video/school project, printed book, and e-book and will include information from our Great Bear Rainforest Series as well as contributor quotes and… Read more »

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    Beautiful reminder of the rainforest

    Beautiful images of the Great Bear Rainforest, with music, capture the essence this magical place that is under increased threat by oil, gas, and logging industries. The video is made by Devin Graham, in partnership with Desitnation BC. Featured image licensed for use by Can Stock Photo.

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    Interview with Jennifer Harrington, author of children’s story ‘Spirit Bear’

    Mary Woodbury of and interviewed Jennifer Harrington, author of  Spirit Bear, a wonderful children’s book published by Eco Books 4 Kids. Eco Books 4 Kids writes and illustrates books that introduce children to interesting stories based upon our natural environment. The publisher also offers teacher’s instructional resources. Their newest book, Spirit Bear, celebrates… Read more »

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    Banner year for sockeye return to the Fraser?

    CBC lists some great places to view salmon this year as they head back to the Fraser to spawn: Steveston docks and Garry Pt. Park, Richmond Ladner Harbour Park, Ladner Westminster Quay, New Westminster Island 22 Park and Peg Leg Bar, Chilliwack, Adams River at Shuswap Lake Sources say that sockeye runs have been high… Read more »

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    BC Supreme Court rules “free” water license for fracking

    According to the Wilderness Committee, the Supreme Court of BC has ruled that the oil and gas industry, as well as other industries, do not require a water license for long-term access to the province’s freshwater resources. The article cites Ecojustice staff lawyer, Morgan Blakely, as saying, “Our clients are disappointed with this outcome, but… Read more »

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    The Pristine Coast examines BC fish farming history

    Having worked with a non-profit for the Fraser before, which called for the end of fish farming in open-net waters where wild salmon live, I know the dangers. Please share this upcoming film: From the Biologist and indefatigable fish-farm gadfly Alexandra Morton features prominently in this reasonable and cogent examination of the four-decade history… Read more »

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    People’s Climate March, September 21

    From NYC People’s Climate March: In September, world leaders are going to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll… Read more »

  • Trip to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

    I recently spent a few days up in beautiful, isolated northern-central BC, near Bella Coola, the “gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest”. My husband and I, and our moms, spent time enjoying the sights along the Atnarko River and the forests, including a trek back to see the Nuxalkmc petroglpyhs. This journey will be further… Read more »

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    1.3 billions of gallons of mining waste flows into waterways

    According to Think Progress, a tailings pond leak near Mount Polley copper and gold mine was breached, spilling 1.3 billion gallons of slurry into nearby waterways. Tailings ponds hold a mix of water, minerals, and chemicals, forming “mining waste”. Included in the chemicals are arsenic, mercury, and sulfur. The immediate gush was into Hazeltine Creek… Read more »

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    Thor’s helper

    Oh how I love some mythology that comes along with my favorite trees. Out front we have a Rowan tree, Sorbus aucuparia. It’s called a Mountain Ash around here, but I prefer Rowan as it’s an Old Norse name for tree, or raun. Celtics also called it the Traveler’s Tree. The tree has a lot… Read more »

  • Blue Dot Tour this November

    According to The Globe and Mail, David Suzuki, Neil Young, Feist, and Margaret Atwood will be touring all the provinces to promote environmental awareness in Canada. Here is the promotional video:  

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