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January 27, 2012 Environment

Stern Warning

Nova Scotia environmentalists say government must revise lease of public lands to private corporations

December 23, 2010 Agriculture

Hemp Wanted

Once illegal material promises dizzying array of green energy uses

May 20, 2010 Environment

Boreal Forest Conflicts Far From Over

Mainstream enviros, timber industry shut First Nations out of "historic" deal

May 3, 2010 Agriculture

Cranberry Co-operative Goes Big in Rogersville

Ocean Spray to take over 3,400 hectares in New Brunswick

December 25, 2009 Environment

Making a Bio-Mess of Nova Scotia's Forests

Whole-tree clear-cutting not a green energy source, say environmentalists

November 6, 2009 Health

Sprayed Kedgwick Women Fight Back

Herbicide use set to increase in New Brunswick

September 14, 2008 Weblog:

BC forestry industry "in a tail spin"

BC finance minister, Colin Hansen, has just released a report showing that forestry revenues in BC are down by 36 per cent.

Hansen was quoted in the Tyee's new election blog "The Hook" as saying: "The downturn we are seeing in the forest sector is unprecedented. Since 1993 it has never even come close to being that low."

The pine beetle, sub-prime crisis, high dollar and a series of forestry strikes in BC have all contributed to the downturn which the NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston characterized the industry as being "in a tail spin".

May 20, 2006 Environment

The New Chainsaw

gmo_trees_fp.jpg GE trees are considered the new threat to global forests. Katie Shafley wonders why no one knows they're being grown in Canada.

Genetically engineered trees are the new threat to Canada's forests

March 26, 2006 Arts

The Life of A Clearcut

Ice_edit-fp.jpgMax Liboiron speaks to photographer John Haney about the process of art. Slow down and take a second look.

John Haney collaborates with his environment

March 8, 2006 Letters

A Bear of a PR Scam

The full court PR press by our government, the forest industry and the foundation funded industrial sustainabilism engos has marginalized and deprecated many of BC's environmental voices that wish to contain coastal industrial forestry entirely within the existing second growth...

Letter from Michael Michael Major

March 8, 2006 Letters

Great Bear Deal is Defeat for Environmentalism

I am very disappointed to read Yuill Herbert's "Bear of a Deal" in the Dominion. The Dominion purports to be a 'grassroots' newsletter, but Mr. Herberts article panders blatantly to all the big professional enviro-corp hype about what is basically...

March 6, 2006 Environment

A Bear Of A Deal

aerial_landscape1_fp.jpgAfter over a decade of negotiations, environmental groups, industry, First Nations and the Canadian government have come to an unprecedented agreement discovers Yuill Herbert

A decade of negotiations give way to an unprecedented agreement

June 21, 2005 Original Peoples

The Blockade Between Hope and Destruction

grassyflag_fp.jpg Macdonald Stainsby discusses the history of the blockades and the struggle for self-determination at Grassy Narrows.

Grassy Narrows, Abitibi Consolidated and the Canadian Governments

March 24, 2005 Environment

Forbidden Film

forbidden_forest_fp.jpg Hillary Lindsay talks to Director Kevin Matthews about his latest documentary, Forbidden Forest

Multinational corporations and New Brunswick's forests

March 2, 2005 Literature & Ideas

Books, March 2005

march05_fp.jpg Brubacher, Besner, Trafford and Deen review new books by Suzuki, Sinclair, Williams and Field.

February 4, 2005 Original Peoples

Dam Locally, Warm Globally

Relatively untouched, Canada's vast boreal forest is once again being threatened. Kim Petersen finds a small Ojibway community on the front lines of its defence.

Boreal forest, aboriginal peoples threatened by new push for exploitation

November 6, 2004 Original Peoples

The Struggle for Haida Gwaii

The Haida people claim to have inhabited Haida Gwaii for 10,000 years, but official recognition of their sovereignty is still in question. Kim Petersen looks at what are sometimes called the Queen Charlotte Islands.

Sovereignty, resources and culture at stake, say Haida

March 16, 2004 Environment

A New Era in Conservation

boreal_evans_fp.jpgThe Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI), launched at the end of last year, is a common vision for the largest conservation agreement in the world. It proposes a plan to protect approximately 265 million hectares of forest and to manage a further area of equal size according to stringent ecological standards of development.
- by Yuill Herbert -

February 3, 2004 Canadian News

Canadian News: February

May 17, 2003 Environment

Whose Forests?

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The transformation of public forests into clear-cuts and tree farms is nothing new in Canada. A government guarantee to corporations that this will continue to be the case is new. Provincial governments in both New Brunswick and British Columbia are considering policies that would effectively eliminate the public's control of public lands and place it in the hands of the forest industry. The stage is set for corporations to make a grab for control of Crown forests. According to the Supreme Court of Canada, Crown lands are held in trust by the federal and provincial governments for the benefit of all people, including those not yet born. - by Hillary Lindsay -

Maintaining habitats, establishing protected areas or community forests and protecting watersheds could require that government compensate corporations, if new agreements are signed.

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