On Wednesday, Verena Tunnicliffe, professor emeritus at the University of Victoria’s biology and earth and ocean sciences departments, was among 134 others appointed to the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon.
Jerry cans of gas in an overflowing pool of water. Oil barrels lying on the ground. A dumpster filled to the brim, its lid propped open and bags of garbage left out in bear country. Murky water flowing into wetlands, lakes, streams and rivers. These are scenes from the route of the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
Taking the lessons I learned in Wiikwemkoong as a child and applying them to my everyday life as an adult has changed my perspective and has allowed me to view the world in a different light, writes Ashley Stefureak.
The 80-year-old parcel is relatively small — 60 acres or about 45 football fields. However, it’s some of the last standing forest in the area, which has seen ample clear-cuts. The trees are important habitat for species in the area, such as the wood turtle and the pine marten.
Over the past few weeks, Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government has begun implementing policies former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne boldly committed to more than four years ago, writes Andrew Perez.