Environment

Saanich councillor named one of Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25

Coun. Ned Taylor, three other young environmentalists from Greater Victoria on the list

 

Nominations for the Saanich Environmental Awards open until April 15

Awards to be presented at the June 1 council meeting in the Saanich Council Chambers

 

Trucking company fined $175K for Kootenay creek fuel spill

Decision handed down last Friday in Nelson court

 

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

B.C. man invents tree-planting alarm clock

If you wake up on time, you earn virtual seeds

Most of Sooke’s politicians sport ‘green’ rides

Transportation poll a small window on environmental commitments

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

Saanich swaps last propane-powered Zamboni for electric model

Pearkes arena’s all-electric ice resurfacing fleet to reduce carbon emissions by six tonnes

Saanich starts reserve fund to enhance municipality’s urban forest

Funds will go to planting more trees support urban canopy growth, outreach

Victoria residents launch reusable coffee cup exchange program in downtown area

The Nulla Cup project is available at several downtown businesses

Victoria shuttle service aims to use cruise ship waste as fuel

Pacific Northwest Transportation Services wants to have a zero emission fleet by 2026

Property owners now required to pay $2,000 if they can’t replace removed trees

Significant amendments were made to the City of Victoria’s tree preservation bylaw

Thousands of cigarette butts collected and recycled from downtown Victoria

Canisters placed throughout the downtown core have made an impact on local litter

Saanich seeks cash from Capital Regional District to preserve Kings Park

Discussion set for CRD’s next Parks and Environment Committee meeting on Nov. 27

  • Nov 6, 2019

Victoria councillor challenges elected officials to use public transit for a week

Only taking the bus for a week will give more insight into what needs to be done, Dubow says

How to have an eek-o-friendly Halloween: buy bulk candy and get creative

Local family shares tips and tricks to reduce plastic waste on this holiday

  • Oct 30, 2019

Surfrider UVic plans cleanup above and below tide at Cadboro Bay

Scuba divers, surfers and kayakers are all lending a hand in cleaning up Victorias beaches

  • Oct 10, 2019

Victoria students, climate activists urge province for protection beyond a plastic bag ban

Kids for Plastic Free Canada, Surfridermeet with Minister of Environment and Climate Strategy

University student studies effects of artificial reefs made of sunken ships, planes

To preserve marine life eight ships and a plane have been deliberately sunk off the Island

  • Oct 5, 2019

City of Victoria looks at amending tree preservation bylaw by redefining ‘tree’

Misunderstandings between what is considered a ‘tree’ has been causing problems