Friends of Morice-Bulkley

Support the North Coast Tanker Ban!

April 15, 2019

We've tried for more than a decade to get an oil tanker ban for the north coast of BC, legislation that would prevent more Enbridge Northern Gateway proposals from happening in the future. While legislation passed through our elected government over a year ago, it is being stalled out by the unelected Senate. We need to show our support for Bill C-48 and make this vital legislation into law. We don’t want the Senate killing the bill before the next election. We’re asking you to take 5 to 10 minutes to write the Senate committee urging the passing of Bill C-48 as a resident of the region. Read more

Are We Safe? Rail Safety Talk with Author Bruce Campbell

January 16, 2019

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Film Night: Primeval & Blue Heart

October 29, 2018

The Valhalla Wilderness Society and Friends of Morice-Bulkley, are showing two feature films on Sat. Nov 10, 7 PM @ the Old Church (3704 1 Ave, Smithers). Read more

Telkwa Coal

June 18, 2018

We have concerns about the potential impacts that Allegiance Coal’s proposed Telkwa Coal mine would have on the Morice-Bulkley River system. Telkwa Coal is a proposed metallurgical coal mine. The project has not yet submitted an application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office but we have been participating in engagements to date and are monitoring their progress as they expect to seek approval in 2018. You may recall that the previous owners of Telkwa Coal decided to not proceed with the mine in 2000. It is now under the ownership of Australian company, Allegiance Coal, who have been actively pursuing development of the mine since 2016. For a history of the mine proposal, please see the chronology below. Read more

Oil Tanker Moratorium Act restricting crude oil in northern BC passes third reading in House of Commons

May 8, 2018

If cleared by the Senate the West Coast Environmental Law Association says the bill would prohibit oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude or persistent oil from stopping, loading or unloading at ports in northern British Columbia. “Today’s passing of Bill C-48 is the result of almost half a century of hard work by First Nations, community members, environmental organizations and politicians,” said Jessica Clogg, the executive director and Senior Counsel for the West Coast Environmental Law Association in a release. Read more

Support the Tanker Ban!

May 7, 2018

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Pacific Northwest LNG no longer proceeding

July 25, 2017

After years of opposition from First Nations and northern communities, Petronas is walking away from their Pacific Northwest LNG facility in the Skeena River Estuary - a huge victory for Skeena Salmon and the communities that depend on them! Read more

Trudeau cabinet rejects Northern Gateway!

November 29, 2016

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B.C. publisher delays environmental review for ‘green refinery’

November 16, 2016

OTTAWA — B.C. newspaper publisher David Black has asked the federal government to suspend – just weeks after it was launched – a federal environmental panel review of his ambitious plan to build a “nation-building” $18-billion oil refinery near Kitimat. Read more

KONELĪNE our land beautiful Screening in Smithers

November 4, 2016

Koneline, Nettie Wild's new film will screen at the Roi Theatre in Smithers, B.C. on Saturday Nov. 12 and Sunday Nov. 13. Show starts at 5pm! Read more