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Standing strong against industrialized parks

“I just can't get past the fact that this is a park. If you say finding an ore body is like finding a needle in a haystack, well, then go look in another haystack. This is a park.”

A concerned citizen gave this simple closing comment after four hours of a private meeting hosted by mining corporation Hudbay, about the environmental impacts of their new Reed Mine project in Manitoba's Grass River Provincial Park.

You are invited to W!ld@Art

The Wilderness Committee is thrilled to announce the opening of the children's art exhibition W!ld@Art, featuring British Columbia's endangered species.

You are invited to the opening reception of the show Friday, June 1st At the Elliot Louis Gallery 6 – 9 pm 258 East 1st  Avenue (east of Main St.) Vancouver.

Saturday, June 2nd
join us for a joint reception with the Wilderness Committee and Arts Umbrella at the Elliot Louis Gallery from 1 to 4 pm.

Click here for more information

The Tar Sands Stop Here!

Watch this historic event live online at 

Space is limited to attend in person so please join us on Thursday, December 1st at 7pm (doors at 6:30) at the Rio Theatre for a public forum about tar sands, pipelines and tankers, hosted by Ben West of the Wilderness Committee and Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. of the Yankton Sioux & Chickasaw First Nations and the Four Worlds International Institute.

Juan de Fuca Public Hearing continues to historic day three

After two full evenings, 175 speakers and many cups of coffee, the Public Hearing on the changes to the zoning around the Juan de Fuca trail is continuing for another day.

The amount of public interest in the project is staggering. This is the first time in history of the Capital Regional District that a public hearing has been extended to a third day.

Juan de Fuca Public Hearing Continues! And we need your voice!

One more day left of public hearings on urban sprawl in the Juan de Fuca forests: unless we the people still have more to say.

Last night the auditorium at Edward Milne Community School was packed to the brims. Hundreds of people came out to have their say about the proposed 260 vacation home Marine Trail Resort. The room was so full, that at some points there was 40 people waiting outside to get in.

Today is the day – Juan de Fuca forests need your voice!

For the next two nights the fate of the Juan de Fuca forest lands rests in your hands.

The Capital Regional District is hosting a public meeting on the proposed bylaw amendments to allow a 260 vacation home development smack dab in the middle of the Juan de Fuca forest lands - just metres away from the third most visited provincial park in the province.

Stand tall for the Juan de Fuca Trail

 It’s time to take the fight against the sprawling mega-development along the Juan de Fuca trail to a public hearing. Marine Trail Holdings' rezoning application for a 260 unit timeshare resort has been pushed through the first and second reading by a subcommittee of the Capital Regional District board.

Last chance for public comment on the Raven Coal Mine

We have just 4 days to flood the Environmental Assessment Office with letters opposing the Raven Coal Mine. We need you to add your voice to the hundreds of people who have already taken action.

On June 27th, public comment closes. This is our window of opportunity to raise concerns, and to demonstrate just how much public opposition there is.

Stand up and stop the Raven Coal Mine

Over the past few weeks we have sent a clear message to Compliance Energy and the Provincial and Federal Environmental Offices: No Raven Coal, No new dirty coal mining.

Stand with the people of Vancouver Island and say NO to dirty coal

We are in a critical moment in the fight against climate change in BC. The Raven Coal Mine proposal is in public comment period for the environmental assessment. There is no better time than now for us to stand up against this destructive project.

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