Environment

Tree planting assessment along Sucwoa river bank. (Submitted photo)

Six northwestern Vancouver Island rivers undergoing fish habitat restoration

Coastal Restoration Fund project addresses river bank instability between Tahsis and Zeballos

Tree planting assessment along Sucwoa river bank. (Submitted photo)
Old Fort Road during a landslide, June 21, 2020. (BC Transportation)

Creeping slide prompts evacuation alert, road closure in Old Fort, B.C.

Second time in two years the road has closed

Old Fort Road during a landslide, June 21, 2020. (BC Transportation)
Conservation officers continue investigating the case of bear carcasses dumped near the side of a logging road in Campbell River after a resident reported it on May 26. ( Photo by Joseph Young)

CO ‘comfortable’ saying that Campbell River bear carcasses were not cubs

Officer said that the investigation is still ongoing and hard to conclusively say anything right now

Conservation officers continue investigating the case of bear carcasses dumped near the side of a logging road in Campbell River after a resident reported it on May 26. ( Photo by Joseph Young)
Closed-containment fish farm on Vancouver Island gets Ocean Wise logo (Gerry Alfred)

First Nations-owned land-based fish farm getting Ocean Wise certification

Kuterra’s Atlantic salmon is raised on the Pacific coast, a kilometre away from the ocean

Closed-containment fish farm on Vancouver Island gets Ocean Wise logo (Gerry Alfred)
Marble River chinook babies getting used to their new digs. (Zoe Ducklow)
Marble River chinook babies getting used to their new digs. (Zoe Ducklow)
A resident of Campbell River, Joseph Young, came across the remains of small black bears discarded on the side of a logging road. (Submitted photo)
A resident of Campbell River, Joseph Young, came across the remains of small black bears discarded on the side of a logging road. (Submitted photo)
An alabaster nudibranch, living three metres below the surface in Bear Cove, Port Hardy. (Jackie Hildering)
An alabaster nudibranch, living three metres below the surface in Bear Cove, Port Hardy. (Jackie Hildering)
A Lewis’s moonsnail collar, housing thousands of eggs, found on a Vancouver Island beach. (Photo by Jackie Hildering)

Moonsnails’ collar-shaped egg casings not for beachcombers

As pictures of moonsnail collars go viral, Vancouver Island’s Marine Detective, steps in to educate

A Lewis’s moonsnail collar, housing thousands of eggs, found on a Vancouver Island beach. (Photo by Jackie Hildering)
Old growth wood remains a mainstay for logging in Vancouver Island. (Dave Mann)

B.C.’s logging industry pleads for certainty as push away from old-growth continues

Truck Loggers Association wants to run their business without worrying about changing goalposts

Old growth wood remains a mainstay for logging in Vancouver Island. (Dave Mann)
Vancouver Island’s big old trees almost gone forever, scientists warn

Vancouver Island’s big old trees almost gone forever, scientists warn

Fewer mammoth old growth trees remain than you imagine, according to authors of provincial study

Vancouver Island’s big old trees almost gone forever, scientists warn
Grizzly standing on a beach in the Great Bear Rainforest with its reflection in the water. Bob Bush photo.

Vancouver Island grizzlies: moving in, or just passing through?

Lack of data makes seeming increase in grizzly sightings on the North Island an open question

Grizzly standing on a beach in the Great Bear Rainforest with its reflection in the water. Bob Bush photo.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson speaks with the media following a cabinet meeting in Ottawa, Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Environment Canada is doing fewer inspections, investigations and prosecutions to enforce its law protecting people from toxic chemicals and air pollution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Investigations, prosecutions for polluting in Canada down sharply since 2015

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act governs how Canada manages toxic chemicals and air pollution

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson speaks with the media following a cabinet meeting in Ottawa, Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Environment Canada is doing fewer inspections, investigations and prosecutions to enforce its law protecting people from toxic chemicals and air pollution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
English ivy that slowly engulfs trees in Bowen Park and elsewhere in Nanaimo is one of several invasive plant species the City of Nanaimo wants to control or eradicate to preserve the region’s natural ecology. The city will set up a drop off zone in Bowen Park on May 30. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo to hold invasive plant ‘drop zone’ event

Public invited to bring invasive plants to Bowen Park’s upper picnic shelter Saturday, May 30

English ivy that slowly engulfs trees in Bowen Park and elsewhere in Nanaimo is one of several invasive plant species the City of Nanaimo wants to control or eradicate to preserve the region’s natural ecology. The city will set up a drop off zone in Bowen Park on May 30. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Derelict boats abandoned near Harbledown Island. (Contributed photo)

North Island First Nations ‘take matters into their own hands’ with environmental clean-up

Mamalilikulla guardians step up to clear abandoned boats after no response from natural resource officers

Derelict boats abandoned near Harbledown Island. (Contributed photo)
A shopper leaves a grocery store carrying his groceries in plastic bags Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Brossard, Que. In mid January the British Columbia government announced it was looking at a province-wide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags to put an end to a piece-meal, city-by-city approach to the problem of plastic pollution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Plastics bans, environmental monitoring get short shrift during pandemic

More single-use items are being used over fears of spreading COVID-19

A shopper leaves a grocery store carrying his groceries in plastic bags Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Brossard, Que. In mid January the British Columbia government announced it was looking at a province-wide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags to put an end to a piece-meal, city-by-city approach to the problem of plastic pollution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Sayward’s acting mayor, Bill Ives, captured this image of the grizzly while he was out on walk. (Contributed photo)
Sayward’s acting mayor, Bill Ives, captured this image of the grizzly while he was out on walk. (Contributed photo)
Mali the grizzly bear who was shot in Broughton Archipelago after being relocated from Hanson Island. (Photo/Grizzly Bear Foundation)

Mali, the grizzly shot after an epic relocation, to be buried today on First Nation’s land

Mamalilikulla chief, Richard Sumner said despite unanswered questions, they will not press for further investigation

Mali the grizzly bear who was shot in Broughton Archipelago after being relocated from Hanson Island. (Photo/Grizzly Bear Foundation)
A forest patch cleared by logging on North Vancouver Island. (Mark Worthing/Sierra Club B.C.)

‘Who’s keeping an eye on Vancouver Island’s forests?’

With no watchdog around during COVID-19, conservationists worry about old-growth logging activities

A forest patch cleared by logging on North Vancouver Island. (Mark Worthing/Sierra Club B.C.)
Sayward’s acting mayor, Bill Ives, spotted this grizzly bear in the vicinity while he was out on a walk. (Submitted photo)

After grizzly spotted in Sayward, mayor warns not to come searching for the bears

Wildlife warnings have been issued in Sayward, but people are ignoring it and going out in search of the bear to get photographs

Sayward’s acting mayor, Bill Ives, spotted this grizzly bear in the vicinity while he was out on a walk. (Submitted photo)
Eagles in their nest in a French Creek Douglas fir, which was almost cut down in 2019. (Save French Creek Estuary Land photo)

WATCH: Eagles return to French Creek tree saved from chopping block

Frankie the eaglet’s parents come back, have two babies

Eagles in their nest in a French Creek Douglas fir, which was almost cut down in 2019. (Save French Creek Estuary Land photo)