A recent ELC submission on behalf of the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) to BC’s Auditor General says it’s time to examine the environmental and economic impacts of grazing leases and licenses on Crown land. The provincial government has a duty >
Submission calling on government to address long-standing and growing concerns over an active gun range in the Cowichan River Provincial Park, the only operational gun range in a provincial park in the province.
A recent ELC report prepared for the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable (CRWR) shows how communities can consider wildlife and watersheds when they establish or expand environmental policy. “The report provides some real practical examples that the Roundtable can take forward >
In 2016, the ELC released a report highlighting the problem of blocking access to public land (Enhancing public access to privately owned wild lands). But accessing public spaces in the city can also be a problem – even when the >
Submission to the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy on the November 2017 Agricultural Waste Control Regulation Review Intentions Paper. Delivered to the Ministry on January 2, 2018.
Back in August, the ELC filed an application for a Drinking Water Hazard Prevention Order with the Regional Drinking Water Officer, in an attempt to stop the Ajax Mine in Kamloops. The application included advice from a hydrogeologist that the >
Research paper prepared for a First Nation that discusses recent international developments that grant legal personality and related rights to natural features, including water bodies, related natural features, and sacred water beings.
By Calvin Sandborn, Meaghan Partridge, Jim McIsaac and Allison Stocks The world’s oceans are choking on plastic. This year up to 20 million tons of plastic bags, food wrappers, bottles, straws, Styrofoam, plastic fishing gear and other plastic products will >
Letter on behalf of the Kamloops Area Preservation Association to K. McNamara, Drinking Water Officer, Kamloops Public Health Unit for a Drinking Water Health Hazard Prevention Order regarding the proposed Ajax Mining project. Includes hydrogeologist report prepared by Dr. Gilles Wendling.
Agricultural waste can wreak havoc on the environment and affect drinking water quality. Community group Save Hullcar Aquifer Team acutely alerted us to this problem when they came to us with concerns about nitrate contamination of their aquifer. Suspecting a >