B.C. officials said Coastal GasLink pipeline plans could withstand ‘extreme weather conditions.’ Then the heat came
January 02, 2024
This investigation by the Narwhal of the Coastal GasLink pipeline shows how emergency plans failed to protect watersheds--and points to the need for much stronger rules and enforcement by the provincial and federal governments. ...Read More 1 Reaction Share
Jobs, salmon and communities on Cowichan River at risk without new weir
November 10, 2023
If you stand beside the Cowichan River today and watch the water surge through the rainforest, it’s hard to imagine that last summer was so parched that tens of thousands of juvenile salmon died–or...Read More Add your reaction Share
Beaver "engineers" enlisted in B.C. to fix watershed problems
November 09, 2023
When we have a water pipe problem in a building, we call an engineer to design a fix. When we have a watershed issue–like regular flooding that threatens a town, or droughts that threaten...Read More 1 Reaction Share
Invasive parasite that could pose a big threat to wild salmon is now in B.C.
October 03, 2023
Whirling disease has arrived in B.C. The tiny parasite kills about 90 per cent of young fish that it infects, such as commercially important salmon and trout species. Fish showing symptoms of whirling disease...Read More 1 Reaction Share
B.C.'s Emergency Minister Calls Current Drought a 'Sleeping Giant'
September 14, 2023
A “sleeping giant” sounds like something out of a terrifying fairy tale. But that’s how Bowinn Ma, B.C.’s Emergency Management Minister, just described the record drought that has parched B.C. When the drought is...Read More 1 Reaction Share