Friends of Morice-Bulkley

Whale and the Raven Film Screening - Feb. 4 2021

January 21, 2021

You are invited to a free virtual screening of The Whale and the Raven on February 4th at 6:30 followed by a panel discussion with Janie Wray (co-founder of Cetacea Lab), Roy Henry Vickers (renowned artist), Nicole Robinson and Archie Dundas (Gitgat'at Guardians). Read more

Safe Rail

November 9, 2020

There are already 50-60 propane tank cars rolling through our towns every day and this number is set to significantly increase. A proposed expansion to the Vopak Pacific Canada propane export terminal in Prince Rupert would add up to 240 more rail cars of propane, diesel, methanol and other petroleum products. Another Prince Rupert proposal from Pembina LPG would add another 50 rail cars per day of liquified petroleum gas. Yet another propane export project is proposed for Kitimat (Pacific Traverse Energy), and has already received an export license but not its other approvals. Read more

Join us for a River’s Day Celebration on September 27th!

September 18, 2020

Every September we love to celebrate our rivers! In partnership with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, we are hosting a float of the Bulkley River from Quick to the bridge in Telkwa and a COVID-conscious celebration to follow. Chilled paddlers and river enthusiasts can warm up with a cup of hot apple cider, enjoy music, and win door prizes at the Eddy Park in Telkwa. Join us on September 27th for a flotilla, starting at 11 am Quick Bridge put-in, or come enjoy a cup of apple cider at Eddy Park in the early afternoon! The event will also be emceed by Skeena MP Taylor Bachrach. COVID plan & measures will be posted shortly. Read more

Public Comment Period on Telkwa Coal Mine Now Open

June 11, 2020

The Telkwa Coal Mine, known as the Tenas Project, is moving ahead in the environmental assessment process. The public comment period on the draft Application Information Requirements is open from June 8th to July 23rd and the Environmental Assessment Office will be holding two online Open Houses on June 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 and June 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00. Don’t miss this opportunity to have input into the environmental assessment of the Telkwa Coal Mine! Read more

CANCELLED - The Whale and the Raven Film Screening - March 14, 2020

March 4, 2020

CANCELLED - Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus at public events we are cancelling tomorrow night’s showing of The Whale and the Raven. Roy Henry Vickers and the Friends of Morice-Bulkley steering committee definitely want to screen the film in Smithers at a later date and will keep you posted when it is rescheduled. You are invited to a screening of The Whale and the Raven” on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 pm in the Old Church. Roy Henry Vickers will be there to introduce the film. Attendance is by donation. Read more

The North Coast Oil Tanker Moratorium passed into law!

July 15, 2019

On Jun 21, 2019 Bill C-48 Oil Tanker Moratorium Act received Royal Assent. At long last, we have a law protecting our fragile and productive coastline from the threat of crude oil spills! Read more

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