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Vancouver Islands Marmot:

08 July 2007
Written by Ingmar Lee

Not Out of the Woods Yet

Recently the Victoria Times Colonist announced the 'thumbs-up" news that Canada's most endangered species, the Vancouver Island marmot, has been brought back from the brink of extinction and now numbers more than 200 animals. Over the past few years the Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Project, which is currently funded by tax-payers and the TimberWest and Island Timberlands logging companies, has received bad press for its clumsy efforts to save the marmot. These efforts have included the scapegoating of predators as the proximate cause of the marmot's extinction which resulted in years of controversial wolf and cougar culling and the scandalous shooting of Golden eagles (authorized by Nancy Wilkin, currently Deputy Minister in the Campbell governments farcical 'Ministry of the Environment who continues to sit on the BOD of the VIM Recovery Project) which embarrassed British Columbia before the world. So why not celebrate this news that Vancouver Island marmot populations are now finally on the increase?  


We Cant Bear Bare Mountain

14 April 2007
Written by Ingmar Lee

It was great to read in the Victoria Times Colonist recently that Langford Mayor Stu Youn is nonchalant about the Tree-Sit which has been installed directly in the middle of his $30 million signature project: the proposed "Bear Mountain Interchange." Mayor Young stated that the Tree-Sit is unlikely to interfere with his intention to build a giant new intersection on the Trans-Canada highway next to Goldstream Park.  He  claims that the new cloverleaf intersection will reduce congestion on the highway. The reality is that Bear Mountain has sprawled as far as is permitted with current access infrastructure. To procede with Phase 2 of the Bear Mountain `blast and level`development plan, aka `Son of Bear Mountain,` the interchange is required.                         


                                             Len Barrie's Monster Folly                                               


Tree Sit Established in Path of Bear Mountain Interchange

13 April 2007
Written by Ingmar Lee

April 11, 2007

LANGFORD, BC—Concerned citizens have erected a 'Tree Sit' adjacent to the 40-metre-long Langford Lake Cave, at the location of the proposed Bear Mountain Interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway. They are refusing to leave until the City of Langford abandons the controversial highway project. A press conference will take place Wednesday at 11AM at the Tree Sit (access from cul-de-sac at the end of Leigh Road, the first right off Goldstream Avenue after Spencer School).

  Blocking Bare Mountain Sprawl



Plantskydd: Planting Trees with Pigs Blood

29 March 2007
Written by Ingmar Lee

BC Treeplanters Revolted

Amongst all the myriads of industrial horrors that treeplanters are exposed to in BC, nothing is more disgusting than the use of the Swedish-invented pigs blood product called "Plantskydd." Thanks to Gordo, the American pig-slaughtering industry has now found an eager destination to spew their offal by-product: into BC forests.



                                         "Baggin up the blood" Photo:  Sophia Joubarne             



An Account of the Sentencing of Betty Krawczyk

10 March 2007
Written by Ingmar Lee

Published on Counterpunch 

I arrived at 800 Smithe St, Vancouver, -the Supreme Court of BC at the designated hour of 8am on Monday, March 6th/07. I was there to support the redoubtable Betty Krawczyk, British Columbia's most famous and beloved 78-year-old, non-violent, civil-disobedient ancient forest protection activist as she was sentenced to jail, once again, for standing firm against the wanton destruction of rare, ancient forest ecosystems.



Greenwash Blowout

25 January 2007
Written by Ingmar Lee

Harpo and Gordo blow $120,000,000

The entrenchment of environmental myopia and repression by government, industry and media being such, it has taken until 2007 for the political establishment to generate a trickle of interest in BC's maelstrom of tidal resources. Canada's consumption-economy politicians have long sneered at a growing diversity of alternative energy-production and conservation opportunities in favour of the enormous, centralized, capitalist, planet-killing fossil-fuel economy. But suddenly last week, there was "Canada's New Prime Minister," ~Bush-buddy "Steve" Harper, all self-inflated in his floater-suit and strutting against the back-drop of the pathetic little prototype lunar-power generator now keeping the lights on at Race Rocks lighthouse.



Atomic Porker Strikes Indian Point

01 December 2006
Written by Ingmar Lee

Published on Counterpunch

Pigs Can Fly

The Atomic Porker, (an anagram of "Patrick Moore") is now spewing greenwash on the license renewal of the Entergy Indian Point Nuke which contributes 30% of New York City's power.This is just the latest exploit in the checkered career of the most blatant corporate-lackey sell-out ever to disgrace humanity.



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