Oil spill update: investigation imminent – October 29th 2007

On October 19th, just hours after NGOs led by Living Oceans and Greenpeace released detailed plans for conducting an underwater investigation of the oil spill site in Robson Bight, Canada’s federal and provincial governments reached agreement on conducting an investigation and sharing the costs. There was little doubt that this “good news” announcement came as […]

Humpback rhapsody – October 12 2007

After being totally eliminated from Northern Vancouver Island waters in 1967, humpback whales are gradually making a return. The Coal Harbour whaling station, on Vancouver Island’s northwest coast (near Port Hardy) was the last whaling station in North America. In 1967, faced with a shortage of whales in nearby Pacific waters, the whalers travelled around […]

Oil spill update – October 4th 2007

Well over a month has now passed since the tragic oil spill in the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve. On the official side, virtually nothing has happened, but on the NGO side, much progress has been made. Given the governmental inaction, the immediate NGO response, led by Living Oceans and Greenpeace, to raise the […]