Jack Emberly

Champions are ready at the helm

Champions are ready at the helm

Local government should assist with, but can’t solve all the needs of communities.

Champions are ready at the helm
The villain behind sockeye decline

Equal and inalienable rights for all

Justice for those with disabilities has been reasserted in Canada

The villain behind sockeye decline
The villain behind sockeye decline

The villain behind sockeye decline

Examining the causes proves there's plenty of blame to go around.

The villain behind sockeye decline

Reverse the brainwashing over what we eat

Homemade food products are healthier, cheaper, less wasteful, and easy to make

Making a community bundle of sticks

Making a community bundle of sticks

Residents circulated fliers and wrote letters to council, condemning the gravel proposal and urging it be killed.

Making a community bundle of sticks
Fish act changes are unacceptable

Fish act changes are unacceptable

A Maple Ridge ad hoc Committee charged with assessing local implications of those changes thinks they’re already frightening.

Fish act changes are unacceptable
Where people work, live and play

Where people work, live and play

Gerry Pinel heads the Golden Ears Transition Initiative, one of 440 grassroots community building projects around the world.

Where people work, live and play
Different take on fish act changes

Different take on fish act changes

Conservative MP Randy Kamp says change is about serious harm, death to fish.

Different take on fish act changes

Prices rising, time to grow our own

Idea of co-op store in Maple Ridge, could lead to a community focus place

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If Fisheries Act wasn’t broken, why fix it?

A column by Maple Ridge resident Jack Emberly, a retired teacher, local author and environmentalist.

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Jack Emberly.

A plan to protect salmon habitat

Fifteen years ago, DFO thought its job was preventing pollution, saving habitat, and protecting fish.

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Destroy the trees, kill the root hairs

The price of doing business in Ridge

The owner of a popular Maple Ridge restaurant couldn’t survive high costs of doing business here.

Destroy the trees, kill the root hairs
Truth about streams before loyalty

Truth about streams before loyalty

Without habitat, there’s no fish; no Canada as we know it.

Truth about streams before loyalty
Who will save Supernatural B.C.?

In the name of habitat restoration

This is the second time students from Hooge have combined an environmental study of Balabanian Creek with curriculum.

Who will save Supernatural B.C.?
Who will save Supernatural B.C.?

Who will save Supernatural B.C.?

Individuals whose lifelong reverence of all living things is reflected in their deeds.

Who will save Supernatural B.C.?
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Pointing finger won’t change things

At the Maple Ridge district meeting on pedestrian safety in November, I urged a push button light at 210th Street.

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Jack Emberly.

Morse Creek gets straight A’s

This pretty little brook makes the grade for the Alouette River Management Society’s Adopt a Creek Program.

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Jack Emberly.

B.C. is open for work around streams

“No person shall carry on any work or undertaking that results in harmful alteration, disruption, or destruction of fish habitat."

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Jack Emberly.

Two plump mice and Swiss cheese

Canada has become a country of thin mice who believe consultation is part of democratic decision making.

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Jack Emberly.

Hard to see humour in oil Gateway pipeline

An off-the wall joke, some absurd humour, can shine critical light on injustice, greed, stupidity.

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