Environment

United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney addresses supporters in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Environmentalists threaten Alberta Premier Kenney with lawsuit over inquiry remarks

‘If Premier Kenney doesn’t follow the good advice of his lawyers, he will be served’

 

TWU professor was recently in the forested area in South Surrey that he describes as being threatened by plans for development. He was there recording some of the different species of plants, insects, and wildlife that call the region home, including the flat-backed millipede. “A beautiful little creature,” David Clements said. (David Clements/Special to Langley Advance Times)

GREEN BEAT: Campbell Heights area can and should be saved

Do we need to sacrifice Coast Salish biodiversity for industrial land? – columnist queries

  • Nov 16, 2021

 

Fresh cut sawdust is seen from a tree cut from a cut block near the Òheli campÓ in Fairy Creek logging area near Port Renfrew, B.C. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. forest company says rule of law must apply to ongoing protests at Fairy Creek

Teal Cedar Products seeking to extend injunction against blockades through court appeal

 

An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).

Painful Truth: Between the water and the land

We can only keep the wetlands out for so long

An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second left, and Mark Carney take part in a panel discussion on carbon pricing at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made many policy announcements across the pond at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, a new poll hints at how Canadians feel about those developments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second left, and Mark Carney take part in a panel discussion on carbon pricing at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made many policy announcements across the pond at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, a new poll hints at how Canadians feel about those developments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Students enjoy exploring the park during recess and lunch, including climbing trees and jumping in leaves at Ponder Park. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Students enjoy exploring the park during recess and lunch, including climbing trees and jumping in leaves at Ponder Park. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A wildfire-scorched sequoia tree stands on a hillside, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Sequoia Crest, Calif. Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is planting sequoia seedlings in the area. The effort led by the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a nonprofit trying to preserve the genetics of the biggest old-growth trees, is one of many extraordinary measures being taken to save giant sequoias that were once considered nearly fire-proof and are in jeopardy of being wiped out by more intense wildfires. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Hope after wildfire: Tiny sequoias could grow into giants

Measures underway to save trees at risk of being wiped out by more intense wildfires

A wildfire-scorched sequoia tree stands on a hillside, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Sequoia Crest, Calif. Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is planting sequoia seedlings in the area. The effort led by the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a nonprofit trying to preserve the genetics of the biggest old-growth trees, is one of many extraordinary measures being taken to save giant sequoias that were once considered nearly fire-proof and are in jeopardy of being wiped out by more intense wildfires. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A tug boat cools the hull of the MV Zim Kingston Oct. 24 as crews work to control the ship’s fire. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)
A tug boat cools the hull of the MV Zim Kingston Oct. 24 as crews work to control the ship’s fire. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)

Ship that lost 109 containers near Victoria is now stable: operator

Remaining containers safe and will be unloaded once a port of call has been identified

A tug boat cools the hull of the MV Zim Kingston Oct. 24 as crews work to control the ship’s fire. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)
A tug boat cools the hull of the MV Zim Kingston Oct. 24 as crews work to control the ship’s fire. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)
Ships continue to work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. A special weather statement was issued for the Greater Victoria area as southeasterly winds gusting up to 90km per hour were forecasted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Refrigerators, styrofoam, garbage on B.C. beaches after containers spilled from ship

Items collected by helicopter off Cape Palmerston beach on the northwest side of Vancouver Island

Ships continue to work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. A special weather statement was issued for the Greater Victoria area as southeasterly winds gusting up to 90km per hour were forecasted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Quillback rock fish on a marine protected area glass sponge reef. (Photo credit of CPAWS-BC, Diane Reid)

Watchdog says B.C.’s marine protected areas fall short in protecting biodiversity

Activities such as bottom trawling active in some MPAs, future threats looming

Quillback rock fish on a marine protected area glass sponge reef. (Photo credit of CPAWS-BC, Diane Reid)
Metro Vancouver’s board of directors voted Friday (Oct. 29, 2021) to move the City of Surrey’s request to redesignate South Campbell Heights lands for employment use forward. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)

Surrey’s South Campbell Heights land re-designation plan moves forward

‘11th-hour’ involvement of First Nations criticized

Metro Vancouver’s board of directors voted Friday (Oct. 29, 2021) to move the City of Surrey’s request to redesignate South Campbell Heights lands for employment use forward. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)
Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)

Company hires contractor in effort to recover overboard containers off B.C.

Thermal cameras being used to find remaining hot spots on the MV Zim Kingston

Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)
Today (Oct. 29, 2021), Metro Vancouver’s board of directs is to consider the City of Surrey’s request to redesignate South Campbell Heights lands for employment use. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)

UPDATE: Metro Vancouver board moves Surrey’s South Campbell Heights plan forward

First, second and third readings given to amend regional growth strategy bylaw

Today (Oct. 29, 2021), Metro Vancouver’s board of directs is to consider the City of Surrey’s request to redesignate South Campbell Heights lands for employment use. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)
This coho was counted last week at the Little Campbell Hatchery. (Contributed photo)

Coho salmon off to a good start at South Surrey hatchery

Volunteers say more than half of entire season’s typical run already logged at Little Campbell site

This coho was counted last week at the Little Campbell Hatchery. (Contributed photo)
Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire on Saturday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Drifting shipping containers leave Vancouver Island communities with many questions

Containers spotted as far north as Cape Scott, as of Wednesday, none had been retrieved

Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire on Saturday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
LEPS volunteers hard at work. (Langley Environmental Partners Society/Facebook)
LEPS volunteers hard at work. (Langley Environmental Partners Society/Facebook)
Ships continue to work to control a fire on board the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Fires in cargo ship off B.C. coast may take days to put out: coast guard

About 40 containers that fell off ship have been tracked to the northern tip of Vancouver Island

Ships continue to work to control a fire on board the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, October 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Grade 11 and 12 students from Brookswood Secondary and R.E. Mountain Secondary volunteered with the Lower Mainland Green Team on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at Williams Park. (Ashton Kerr/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Grade 11 and 12 students from Brookswood Secondary and R.E. Mountain Secondary volunteered with the Lower Mainland Green Team on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at Williams Park. (Ashton Kerr/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Debbie Fleming was the coordinator of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event held at George Preston Centre on Saturday (Oct. 23) and Sunday (Oct. 24). (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Hundreds drive-thru hazardous waste collection event in Langley

Annual event was held at George Preston Recreation Centre

Debbie Fleming was the coordinator of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event held at George Preston Centre on Saturday (Oct. 23) and Sunday (Oct. 24). (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Angela Doro, president of Freybe, and Township Mayor Jack Froese, announced Freybe's $70,000 donation towards a garden at the new Salishan Place by the River. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley project gets garden courtesy of Langley meat company

The new museum and cultural centre will have a garden of native and drought-tolerant plants

Angela Doro, president of Freybe, and Township Mayor Jack Froese, announced Freybe's $70,000 donation towards a garden at the new Salishan Place by the River. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)