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January 28 - February 10


May to NEB: Kinder Morgan expansion fails public interest test

In her final Intervenor summary, Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May points out how the Panel Review is invalidated by the unprecedented removal of the right to orally cross-examine Trans Mountain.

on page 3 | also single article 'Reprint' in Oil + Gas + Coal archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Conservation groups plan a provincial fund to buy new parks

Sixteen BC conservation groups have a plan to get BC more parks. A dedicated acquisition fund could help provide endangered lands with environmental and recreational protection. ‘Finding the Money to Buy and Protect Natural Lands’ shows how—and why a fund should be created.

on page 5 | also single article 'Reprint' in Parks + Wildlife archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Hot tips for heating with wood

Frants Attorps looks at new insurance stipulations around woodstoves and how to care for yours.

on page 3

Still carbon busting

Cowichan Carbon Buster, Peter Nix explains why he has switched to back-up gas heating from an oil/wood boiler. His solar farm is his main energy supply. He says carbon busters must keep on keeping on. Cowichan is setting up public solar energy projects with citizen help.

on page 7

News Digest

Baynes Sound Connector Almost In Service, CRD Studies Sea Level Rise Impacts, Quinsam Coal Mine Shuts Down, Queen of Chilliwack Arrives In Fiji, Alberta Carbon Tax Matches BC, California Methane Leak Will Continue Until March, at Least, BC Greens Appoint Matt Toner Second Deputy Leader, Delta 5 Get Split Decision On Train Blockade, FortisBC Pursues Marine LNG Market, Egg Farmers Make a Difference, Emergency Program Act Update, French Moving Quickly To Right Their Economy.

on page 1

Readers’ Letters

Time of Day Electricity Rates, Evading Responsibility, Hunters Need To Take Care About Lyme Disease, Salt Spring Municipal Incorporation, Money for Nothin’?, Shawnigan Lake OCP.

on page 2

Round the Islands

Outdoor Education Programs Expanding in Gulf Islands’ School District, Happy Couple, Elephant in the Room, Syrian Family arriving on Pender Soon, Gabriola Still Fundraising For Refugees, Woman’s Study Bursary, Square Dance Celebration.

on page 4

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