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Dozens rally in hopes of a Park Board take over of Hastings Park

June 30, 2013
Dozens rally in hopes of a Park Board take over of Hastings Park

With City Council expected to decide whether to hand over control of Hastings Park to the Park Board in a couple of weeks, a couple of dozen people gathered at the corner of Hastings and Renfrew to support Park Board takeover. Linda Shuto with Friends of Hastings Park says the PNE Board doesn’t take enough [...]

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Environmental groups oppose $15-million coal shipment plans

May 23, 2013

Jeff Scott, president and CEO of Fraser Surrey Docks, needs to turn his business around and hopes a new $ 15-million coal transfer plan to ship four million tonnes of U.S. coal a year is the answer. Residents and environmentalists think it’s the wrong answer. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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More U.S. coal exports destined for Vancouver’s port, say environmentalists

May 11, 2013
More U.S. coal exports destined for Vancouver’s port, say environmentalists

Kinder Morgan’s decision to drop plans to build three coal terminals in Oregon could mean more U.S. coal exports heading north by rail to the ports of Metro Vancouver, local environmentalists say. CBC | British Columbia News

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Environmentalists seek court order against B.C. fish farm

May 9, 2013
Environmentalists seek court order against B.C. fish farm

The environmental group Ecojustice is seeking a federal court order declaring that a B.C. fish farm illegally moved diseased farmed salmon into waters shared with wild fish. Lawyer Margot Venton says the federal fisheries department is standing by while a private company, Marine Harvest, puts disease-carrying fish into the Pacific Ocean. “The evidence so far [...]

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Volunteers ‘storm the riding’ to encourage votes for clean energy

March 24, 2013
Volunteers ‘storm the riding’ to encourage votes for clean energy

In the Vancouver-Fraserview riding, and ridings all across the province, environmentalists took part in a Storm the Riding event.  Global TV BC News

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