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Press releases from British Columbia

Lawsuit forces Canada to protect endangered killer whales

Eco Justice, Tue March 03, 2009 [PRESS RELEASE]
Vancouver, BC - After British Columbians celebrated the unexpected arrival of two newborn killer whales last week, there is another new cause for hope for BCs imperilled killer whale populations. This week, the federal government issued an Order that will provide legal protection for the endangered species habitat - a stunning policy reversal after a lawsuit was launched by environmentalists last year.

Environmental Groups Sign Declaration for the Protection of BC’s Inland Rainforest Region

Valhalla Wilderness Society, Sat July 29, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Victoria, BC - Twelve environmental organizations in the southern and central Interior of BC say that the area is losing many species of plants and wildlife that are dependent upon old-growth forest and wilderness.

Cure Found for Huntington Disease in Mice Offers Hope for Treatment in Humans

Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Sun June 18, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Vancouver, BC - Researchers at the Child and Family Research Institute's Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) have provided ground-breaking evidence for a cure for Huntington disease in a mouse offering hope that this disease can be relieved in humans.

Province Signs Parks Agreement With ‘Namgis Nation

Ministry of Environment, Wed May 17, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Victoria, BC - The Province of British Columbia and the 'Namgis First Nation signed an agreement today to collaboratively manage parks and protected areas within 'Namgis traditional territory.

Regional District in BC Loses Water Rights

Sierra Legal Defence Fund , Thu August 11, 2005 [PRESS RELEASE]
Pender Harbour, BC - Sunshine Coast residents and conservationists are cheering yesterday's BC Environmental Appeal Board decision denying water rights that would have supplied a luxury home development that includes several PNE Prize Homes from previous years.

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