Forests and Biodiversity

Letter to CEO of National Capital Commission on Gatineau Park


Marie Lemay
Chief Executive Officer
National Capital Commission
202–40 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Canada  K1P 1C7

Dear Ms. Lemay,
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Victoria shifts away from development of Flathead Valley

Nestled in British Columbia's southeast corner is a wilderness area of global significance called the Flathead Valley.

Sometimes compared with Africa's Serengeti for its richness of species, the Flathead's rare convergence of wildlife and stunning vistas are under threat from industrial development.

The Flathead should be B.C.'s top priority for protection.

Canada at crossroads: Government must seize opportunity to address environmental concerns



Ottawa (Ontario), March 7, 2008 - Concerned about the lack of political leadership on urgent issues such as climate change, Canada’s leading environmental organizations have come to a groundbreaking consensus around a roadmap for action that is being released today.
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Sierra Club slams Environment Canada budget cuts

Budget problems that threaten wildlife programs shouldn't keep Environment Canada from fulfilling its commitments, the Sierra Club of Canada said Wednesday.

"It's completely unacceptable," said spokesman Jean Langlois. "There's a huge backlog [for wildlife programs] already, and cutting back on the budget is not going to help."

Sources told CBC News Tuesday that the Canadian Wildlife Service had its service budget frozen for the rest of the fiscal year and that other groups' budgets were cut by up to 80 per cent.

Protest against Shell takes campaign to British media

Native protesters and environmental groups are taking the next round of their fight against a coal-bed methane exploration project in a remote part of central B.C. to the British media.

A $20,000 advertisement decrying Royal Dutch Shell's plan to drill wells in the headwaters region of the Stikine, Nass and Skeena rivers is running in the European editions of today's Financial Times newspaper.

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