Environment

Plastics bans, environmental monitoring get short shrift during pandemic

More single-use items are being used over fears of spreading COVID-19

 

After grizzly spotted in B.C. village, mayor warns not to come searching for the bears

Wildlife warnings have been issued in Sayward, but people are ignoring it and going out in search of the bear to get photographs

 

Grizzly bear relocated from small island off B.C. coast shot dead in self-defence

Mali, the bear rescued in historic joint efforts, was shot dead in an act of self-defence

 

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020

Earth Day: The roots of our current environmental crisis go back 12,000 years

The story of how our current environmental state came to be is over 12,000 years old

  • Apr 22, 2020

Trudeau says $1.7B coming for orphaned-well cleanups

Federal government is also creating a $750-million fund to cut methane emissions

LETTER: Bear killed needlessly

Maple Ridge fines not likely answer to bear-people conflicts, one letter writer believes

  • Mar 13, 2020

ALONG THE FRASER: More needs to be done to protect all fish

The existing rules are killing fish in the Katzie Slough with impunity

  • Mar 7, 2020

Maple Ridge tops in collecting used oil

Recycling depot recognized for volume recycled

Restoration of salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser River is key: report

Raincoast Conservation calling on government to match funding to scale of problem

LETTER: Thanks for sharing the Trail Boss with us all those years

Long-time friend and fellow horse lover bids adieu to Maple Ridge’s Bill Archibald

  • Mar 4, 2020

LETTER: Teck was a threat to the environment

Stan Hutchison compared the tarsands mine to the advent of the computer industry

  • Feb 27, 2020

Trucking company fined $175K for Kootenay creek fuel spill

Decision handed down last Friday in Nelson court

GOING GREEN: We’d hop on bike more if it’s faster, easier

It’s time to review Maple Ridge’s strategic transportation plan: perfect time to get folks out of cars

  • Feb 21, 2020

Abbotsford trustees to fight bid to legalize ‘toxic-smelling’ manure company next to school

Manure facility across from elementary school allegedly cause of sick kids for three years

ALONG THE FRASER: Lessons must be learned from Big Bar landslide

Environmentalist joins others in criticizing fisheries for the way they dealt with fish crisis

  • Feb 8, 2020

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

LETTER: Let’s keep Maple Ridge beautiful

Fern Crescent area resident annoyed by constant littering

  • Feb 2, 2020

B.C. man invents tree-planting alarm clock

If you wake up on time, you earn virtual seeds

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