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New conservation and park staff 'not enough' PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 February 2005 15:18

(PEJ Earth Editor's Commentary: Folks this is a "real Gong Show." Promises, promises, promises -- doubtless the Ministry will continue to do and say whatever is politically expedient, while they also continue to close down the BC Parks System. dani rubin)

New conservation and park staff 'not enough' --Hirings won't replace positions cut and B.C. needs more, environmental group says

Lindsay Kines -- Victoria Times Colonist -- 11, 2005

B.C.'s plan to hire up to 50 new park rangers and conservation officers overthe next three years still won't replace all the positions lost since theLiberals took power four years ago, according to the minister in charge.

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Cut logging, Gain Jobs Report PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 February 2005 15:03

(PEJ Earth Editor's Commentary: I am very much opposed to the existing Breat Bear Rainforest Accord. I think that this unsatisfactory agreement should be shelved and that we should seek a new deal, one that saves a minimum of %50 of the coast forest from Commercial, and so-called, "ecosystem based management" logging. Despite the fact that I believe that the existing Accord is a disaster and a prelude to a similar disaster upcoming in the Canada-wide Boreal Forest Negotiations, I am posting a pro-Accord news report hoping that it may encourage some discussion. dani rubin) 

 

Cut logging, gain jobs report: Saving a third of coastal lands from logging could yield a$200-million economic boost, study claims

Scott Simpson -- Vancouver Sun --  February 14

British Columbia could gain $200 million in economic investment in itscoastal rainforests if it focuses on sustainable activities such as recreation and tourism, and adopts less-intrusive logging methods, says a new report commissioned by environmental groups.

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