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Hope’s revival, from bust to boom and a future so bright

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Written By Geoff Russ
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“They’re loving life. Five years before the pandemic, they would never have thought they’d be doing that here,” says Victor Smith, Hope Chamber of Commerce president. Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project through British Columbia has been tumultuous and controversial, but for the people in the District of Hope, it may be a […]

Reflections: tree fallers share regrets and wisdom

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Written By Jeff Davies
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If an old tree falls in the forest, does it cry? Those who say there’s no middle ground to be found in B.C.’s endless succession of Wars-in-the-Woods may want to listen to the words of a few old loggers.  “I’ve always had a reverence for the woods. Lots of loggers do,” says Ernie Sellentin, a […]

Cautious approval for transition from open-net salmon farming

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Written By Tom Davis
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When salmon farming first appeared on the B.C. coast, it drew limited attention – most British Columbians knew little about it. Of those who did, some thought pen-reared salmon could replace a declining wild salmon commercial fishery, protect jobs and even aid salmon recovery.  In reality, there was little science 30-plus years ago about how […]

Vancouver Island rail service running out of time

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Written By Geoff Russ
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Demands for sustainable public transport have been growing stronger throughout Canada, but on Vancouver Island, rail advocates may be running out of time to see their dream realized.  Proponents of a new Island rail line want to repair and modernize already-existing train infrastructure to bring rail service back to the island. However, a portion of […]