Urgent! Help us stop old-growth logging on Gambier Island

Tim Turner counts the rings of a 200-year old Douglas Fir on Gambier Island. Old growth forests right here in Howe Sound that are under threat. Recently my brother, Bob, and I explored Whispering Creek on Gambier Island. This creek and its forests are a jewel but there are imminent plans to log this old growth forest causing irreparable damage to the watershed. The logging road is already built, and logging could begin any day now. Continue reading

Celebrate Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound

There is something magical about Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound. Whether I'm exploring the shoreline or out on the water, I am always in awe of the life above and below the waves. I love spotting seals and sea lions, or the colourful sea stars that are now returning to Howe Sound's waters. Continue reading

The truth about Woodfibre LNG's advertising blitz

Woodfibre LNG has recently been splashing out on full-page ads in local newspapers, plus targeted ads on social media. Every time I see these ads there is a little cheer inside my head because it means we're winning. The Director of Communications at Woodfibre LNG actually thanked my co-founder, Eoin Finn, last year. Why? Because without us, she wouldn't have a job. In fact, Woodfibre LNG has at least four communications and community relations staff. We're making it that difficult for them. So let's have some fun and debunk these two ads. Continue reading

Fossil fuel subsidies are leaving us weaker and poorer

Did you know that Canada currently spends $4.8 billion dollars a year subsidizing fossil fuel companies? That's $4,800,000,000 dollars. That's how much it would cost to teach 360,000 students; retrain 480,000 workers; or pay the annual healthcare costs for 880,000 people. Shocking, right? Continue reading

Sukanto Tanoto's companies face accusations of profit shifting and tax evasion

The owner of Woodfibre LNG, Sukanto Tanoto, Howe Sound's unwelcome, wannabe neighbour is in tax trouble again. Why? Continue reading

FortisBC is putting residents in Squamish and Coquitlam at risk

An independent hazard assessment of a worst-case scenario accident (X) shows that residents will suffer potentially lethal radiative effects (up to 330 metres), second degree burns (up to 460 metres), and pain (up to 715 metres). Photos show the Finch Drive (left) and Ravens Plateau (right) in Squamish. Continue reading

Woodfibre LNG fall update 2020

If Woodfibre LNG goes ahead, there will be 70–100 LNG tankers transiting Howe Sound every year. Here's the latest update on Woodfibre LNG: Continue reading

Have you ever swum with sea lions?

Why hello there! A few years after I graduated school, I went backpacking in Ecuador where I made the voyage out to the Galapagos Islands. I was amazed at the abundance of wildlife, and as a young marine scientist I was in the water every chance I got. Continue reading

Do you want a 24-inch pipeline in your backyard?

FortisBC pipeline and compressor station amendment FortisBC has applied for an amendment to its Environmental Assessment Certificate, and the public comment period started last week (deadline = 23rd December). Continue reading

Our plan to overturn Woodfibre LNG's five-year extension

Our very first demonstration to #StopWoodfibreLNG in 2014. Photo: Desiree Wallace I remember our very first demonstration to #StopWoodfibreLNG, in May 2014. Over a hundred of us lined up along the highway and cars honked in support as they drove by. Continue reading