Recently, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Sewell affirmed a spring 2017 lower court decision that a Sinixt man living in Washington State has an aboriginal right to hunt in British Columbia.
By DeSmog Canada editors
A year ago, we revisited the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” Signed by a majority of Nobel laureates in sciences at the time and more than 1,700 leading scientists worldwide, the document warned, “Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.”
Earlier this month I helped out at the Salvation Army Christmas hamper distribution event. It felt good to play a small part in making hundreds of people have a happier Christmas—healthy food, toys for the kids. It was especially nice to see boxes of local fruits and vegetables on their way to homes that have a tough time making ends meet.
Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age.
Nature conservation and current issues, from climate change to protecting north Atlantic right whales, can seem overwhelming.
However, there were some positive areas over the past year.
Here are 10 stories from 2017 from Canada and around the world that show progress:
1. Protected areas continues to grow
Who could possibly have imagined what 2017 had in store for British Columbia twelve months ago?
We were all eye witnesses to a future political science seminar that left 87 MLAs sitting in the B.C. legislature where they didn't quite expect to be sitting 12 months ago.
Despite the many rewarding experiences of recent months, I’m grateful to come home for Christmas to the Kootenays and my family. It has been an eventful year in B.C. politics with the election in May resulting in a new NDP government under Premier John Horgan.
To The Editor:
Dear John Horgan: