Environment

What impact have humans had on the ecosystems and wildlife of the Okanagan Valley? (GVMA #15177)

North Okanagan museum goes green for Earth Day initiative

Social media campaign looks at the environmental impact on the Okanagan

What impact have humans had on the ecosystems and wildlife of the Okanagan Valley? (GVMA #15177)
Earth Week activities will go ahead this year, but because of the restrictions surrounding the number of people at an event and the physical distancing of two metres between people, the group events such as the annual Earth Day planting will not happen. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Earth Week events affected by COVID-19

Individual focus rather than group activities during pandemic

Earth Week activities will go ahead this year, but because of the restrictions surrounding the number of people at an event and the physical distancing of two metres between people, the group events such as the annual Earth Day planting will not happen. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Facility one of 30 to receive B.C. Used Oil Management Association honours for top collector

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work
PERPETUAL SLIDE                                Summerland’s perpetual slide area outlined in red, began more than a century ago. Studies are continuing into the slide and how to control it. (District of Summerland map)

Study continues on Summerland’s perpetual slide

Slide in Paradise Flats area has affected Trout Creek for more than 100 years

PERPETUAL SLIDE                                Summerland’s perpetual slide area outlined in red, began more than a century ago. Studies are continuing into the slide and how to control it. (District of Summerland map)
Grade 5 students from Kidston Elementary School in Coldstream challenged fellow classmates throughout School District 22 to work towards abolishing single-use plastics. (Contributed)

North Okanagan school celebrates plastic-free Valentine’s Day

Grade 5 students challenge fellow learners throughout district to show Mother Earth some love

Grade 5 students from Kidston Elementary School in Coldstream challenged fellow classmates throughout School District 22 to work towards abolishing single-use plastics. (Contributed)
The fully-loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo

Trucking company fined $175K for Kootenay creek fuel spill

Decision handed down last Friday in Nelson court

The fully-loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo
Jesse Zeman, BCWF director of fish and wildlife restoration, had the original idea to create an app after issues surrounding private land owners blocking access to public land presented themselves. (Photo submitted)

App for reporting poaching, trespassing gains steam in B.C. with 10,000 users

More than 10,000 users have downloaded it since it was introduced in 2016

Jesse Zeman, BCWF director of fish and wildlife restoration, had the original idea to create an app after issues surrounding private land owners blocking access to public land presented themselves. (Photo submitted)
B.C. man invents tree-planting alarm clock

B.C. man invents tree-planting alarm clock

If you wake up on time, you earn virtual seeds

B.C. man invents tree-planting alarm clock
Plastic straws are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. on Monday, June 4, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Plastics ban coming after Environment Canada science review backs need

In 2016, 29,000 tonnes of plastic garbage ended up as litter in Canada, report says

Plastic straws are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. on Monday, June 4, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Isaac Willms, Kameron Beardsell, Raco Vera-Zierler, Sam Danford and Wyatt Keller produced a green energy website in their Grade-7 class at Beairsto Elementary in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)                                Isaac Willms, Kameron Beardsell, Raco Vera-Zierler, Sam Danford and Wyatt Keller produced a green energy website in their Grade-7 class at Beairsto Elementary in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Okanagan seventh graders to launch green-energy website

The Beairsto Elementary students hope to link their site with the websites of green energy companies

Isaac Willms, Kameron Beardsell, Raco Vera-Zierler, Sam Danford and Wyatt Keller produced a green energy website in their Grade-7 class at Beairsto Elementary in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)                                Isaac Willms, Kameron Beardsell, Raco Vera-Zierler, Sam Danford and Wyatt Keller produced a green energy website in their Grade-7 class at Beairsto Elementary in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visiting Port Alberni last year. He used a Challenger jet for the trip, so he could join a waiting motorcade for the drive to Tofino, where he joined his family on a private holiday. (Tony Shumuk Photo)

Justin Trudeau’s carbon footprint revealed in ranking of world leaders

Travel company ranks 15 world leaders’ foreign flight CO2 emissions

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visiting Port Alberni last year. He used a Challenger jet for the trip, so he could join a waiting motorcade for the drive to Tofino, where he joined his family on a private holiday. (Tony Shumuk Photo)
Jaalen Edenshaw with his father Guujaaw and young companion inspecting the grey whale carcass found south of Jungle Beach (Archie Stocker Sr.).

PHOTOS: Grey whale found stranded on Haida Gwaii beach

The dead grey whale on Haida Gwaii was reportedly in very bad shape and the stench was overpowering

  • Jun 3, 2019
Jaalen Edenshaw with his father Guujaaw and young companion inspecting the grey whale carcass found south of Jungle Beach (Archie Stocker Sr.).
Environment Minister George Heyman (Hansard TV)

B.C. government begins overhaul of environmental assessment

More certainty, input from Indigenous communities, George Heyman promises

Environment Minister George Heyman (Hansard TV)
Environment Minister George Heyman (Hansard TV)

B.C. government moves to tighten resource industry regulations

New superintendent will oversee engineers, biologists, foresters

Environment Minister George Heyman (Hansard TV)
Environment Minister George Heyman, former executive director of Sierra Club B.C. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Do we need another layer of green government oversight?

Foresters, engineers may not be trusted to act ethically

Environment Minister George Heyman, former executive director of Sierra Club B.C. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
A geotechnical expert examines a core sample to determine underground conditions. (B.C. government)

Industry groups pan B.C.’s ‘professional reliance’ review

NDP, Greens want more control over engineering, environmental experts

A geotechnical expert examines a core sample to determine underground conditions. (B.C. government)
Yangtze River flows through China into the Yellow Sea, October 2017. (Reddit)

B.C. VIEWS: Plastic garbage in, garbage out

Why bag bans may actually make things worse

Yangtze River flows through China into the Yellow Sea, October 2017. (Reddit)
Environment Minister George Heyman (Black Press)

B.C. environment assessment getting an overhaul

Indigenous role to be enhanced, but not with veto, George Heyman says

Environment Minister George Heyman (Black Press)
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Plastic bags an ‘easy feel-good fix’

Bags have secondary uses, other problems more pressing

  • Jan 12, 2018
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)
Christopher Wilson, who identified himself as working for Rebel Media, has an exchange Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna during a news conference after a Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment meeting in Vancouver on Friday, November 3, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
Christopher Wilson, who identified himself as working for Rebel Media, has an exchange Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna during a news conference after a Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment meeting in Vancouver on Friday, November 3, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)