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Feds sued over refusal to protect resident killer whales

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 17:00

Environmental groups across Canada, including Greenpeace, hit the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) with a lawsuit today. Filed by lawyers with Ecojustice, the lawsuit alleges that DFO has failed to legally protect critical habitat...

Fight to protect endangered killer whales far from over

Feature story | April 24, 2009 at 16:00

Greenpeace and its partners are awaiting a court decision on a request from the federal government to dismiss an important case brought by environmental groups to protect British Columbia’s threatened northern and endangered southern populations...

Orca court case still alive!

Feature story | May 10, 2009 at 17:00

The orca court case lives on. A federal court judge has denied a request by the federal Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s (DFO) to kill the case that environmental groups have launched.

Robson Bight Salvage Operation a Success

Feature story | May 19, 2009 at 17:00

The long awaited salvage operation of the wreckage in Robson Bight Ecological Reserve was completed on Tuesday, providing hope that B.C.’s resident orcas no longer face the threat of another spill from a sunken truck laden with diesel fuel.

Orcas freed from the ice, but an uncertain climate future awaits them

Blog entry by Charles Latimer | January 10, 2013 1 comment

A pod of orcas have finally escaped from what was seen as an increasingly precarious situation. The heartbreaking images of orcas trapped in the ice have been shared around the world as people grew more and more concerned of the danger...

Orca vs. Canada - Round 2

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | January 17, 2011 1 comment

It seems that the Canadian government would rather go to court and waste taxpayers money than actually do their job these days, even when the Federal Court tells them they've been negligent. Last month, the Canadian government...

A Victory for B.C.’s Killer Whales !

Blog entry by Sarah King | December 8, 2010

Today, after a precedent setting ruling by a B.C. federal court judge, there is some real hope for B.C.’s resident killer whales. It is far too infrequent that the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is actually forced to...

BC’s orcas lose another baby

Blog entry by cskinner | May 17, 2010

Julie Sabau/Sarah King  May 17, 2010 A newborn orca calf (with it’s umbilical cord still attached) was found dead on a beach west of Sooke last week. The women who found the animal reported that “It had fresh blood coming from...

Back in court battling for a better world for the orcas

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 30, 2011

We’re back in court this morning along with eight other environmental groups and our awesome lawyers at Ecojustice to continue our fight for the protection of British Columbia’s killer whales. Contrary to what the Department of...

Yes to Orcas & No to Oil Tankers!

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | December 8, 2010

In Vancouver it rains, a lot.  There are days when, after the rain, double rainbows appear in the sky.  Well, today we had double environmental rainbows here on the west coast.  Rainbow #1 Just now, the House of Commons...

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