Climate change

Geert Jan Van Oldenborgh, climate scientist and Pearson College graduate in 1980, was recognized as one of Time Magazine’s top 100 influential people of 2021. (Courtesy of Pearson UWC)

Metchosin school alumnus featured in Time’s Top 100 Influential People list

Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, colleagues revolutionize linking climate change to extreme weather

Geert Jan Van Oldenborgh, climate scientist and Pearson College graduate in 1980, was recognized as one of Time Magazine’s top 100 influential people of 2021. (Courtesy of Pearson UWC)
Electronics plugs are seen on a power bar in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2018. A report from British Columbia’s main electricity distributor says many B.C. residents are “misinformed” about the most efficient and cost effective ways to reduce their carbon footprint. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

BC Hydro report says residents unaware of best choices when cutting carbon footprint

Survey finds many are “misinformed” about the most efficient and cost-effective choices

Electronics plugs are seen on a power bar in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2018. A report from British Columbia’s main electricity distributor says many B.C. residents are “misinformed” about the most efficient and cost effective ways to reduce their carbon footprint. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson looks on during an interview with The Canadian Press in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Detailed plan to meet emissions targets coming in ‘months’: environment minister

Canada’s original goal was to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to 30 per cent less than in 2005

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson looks on during an interview with The Canadian Press in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Woodbury Glacier, seen here in 2020. A glaciologist says Kootenay glaciers lost millions of tonnes of mass this summer. Photo: Katelyn Hurley

Summer’s extreme heat wave hit Kootenay icefields hard

Kokanee Glacier’s surface lowered around 2.7 metres from 2020 levels

The Woodbury Glacier, seen here in 2020. A glaciologist says Kootenay glaciers lost millions of tonnes of mass this summer. Photo: Katelyn Hurley
View Royal is inviting the public to participate in crafting its climate change plan through an online workshop next month. (Black Press Media File Photo)

View Royal holding workshops to engage on climate strategy next month

The two-part online workshop runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 13

View Royal is inviting the public to participate in crafting its climate change plan through an online workshop next month. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Extinction Rebellion protesters marched down Vancouver’s Main Street on Sept. 25. (Cole Schisler photo)

WATCH: Extinction Rebellion leads climate protest down Vancouver’s Main Street

Organizers are gearing up for further action in October

Extinction Rebellion protesters marched down Vancouver’s Main Street on Sept. 25. (Cole Schisler photo)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

UBC Investment Management Trust invests $120M in reduced carbon investment fund

Assets represent about five per cent of UBC’s endowment

The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Levi Hildebrand (left) and Leah Tidey have been making informational content about sustainability together since 2019. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

Victoria couple using YouTube to help save the planet

Levi Hildebrand, Leah Tidey thrive in city sharing their zero-waste lives through video

Levi Hildebrand (left) and Leah Tidey have been making informational content about sustainability together since 2019. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
A bus and sign are shown near the Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C., on May, 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

Lawyers argue climate change good reason to reject Fairy Creek logging injunction

Teal Cedar Products has applied for a one-year extension to injunction against old growth protests

A bus and sign are shown near the Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C., on May, 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
Leading the march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

CANADA VOTES 2021: Where the parties stand on climate change

Voters identify climate change as one of their top issues

Leading the march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
Rebates from the province and the District of Saanich aim to further incentivize resident choices to switch to electric vehicles. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich supports electric vehicle use with charging station rebate

District will top up CleanBC rebates offered for residential building charger installations

Rebates from the province and the District of Saanich aim to further incentivize resident choices to switch to electric vehicles. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Surveying the Chemainus River watershed provides some interesting insights for Erik Piikkila. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island forester says more than climate change behind our trickling rivers

Expert says the status quo not going to cut it anymore in our forests and watersheds

Surveying the Chemainus River watershed provides some interesting insights for Erik Piikkila. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Insurance industry seeks to limit fossil fuel exposure amid growing climate threat

Over three years, 23 companies have adopted policies that end or limit insurance for the coal industry

The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
One of BC Ferry’s new hybrid vessels, Island 3 ferry will service the Campbell River - Quadra route. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

BC Ferries aims to have 12-14 fully electric vessels by 2032

President and CEO Mark Collins says BC Ferries is working with feds to fund shore charging stations

One of BC Ferry’s new hybrid vessels, Island 3 ferry will service the Campbell River - Quadra route. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)
Pictured is a 2019 Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island (XRVI) climate change event in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A small group of demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Victoria on Aug. 21 as they called for more action in addressing climate change. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Demonstrators call for climate action as small group disrupts Victoria intersection

The Extinction Rebellion group intermittently blocked the intersection of Fort, Douglas streets

Pictured is a 2019 Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island (XRVI) climate change event in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A small group of demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Victoria on Aug. 21 as they called for more action in addressing climate change. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Wildfires raging through Interior B.C., including at Nk’Mip Creek, are expected to become more frequent and severe as climate change progresses and heat waves increase. A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says reducing carbon emissions is the only way out. (BC Wildfire photo)

‘See it as a call to action’: Victoria scientists comment on latest climate change report

Cutting carbon emissions only way to stop global warming, report concludes

Wildfires raging through Interior B.C., including at Nk’Mip Creek, are expected to become more frequent and severe as climate change progresses and heat waves increase. A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says reducing carbon emissions is the only way out. (BC Wildfire photo)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes reminds residents about some of the ways Saanich is stepping up climate action. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heatwaves, wildfires prompt Saanich mayor to reiterate district’s climate commitment

Fred Haynes outlines some of the ways the district aims to meet its climate goals

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes reminds residents about some of the ways Saanich is stepping up climate action. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson and PETA sending vegan food to wildfire-stricken B.C. cities

‘Methane offset starter kits’ intended as climate crisis response

Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
An aerial view over Victoria and the Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area and houses. A grant to the CRD for to study residential energy efficiency will help the region draft low-carbon retrofit packages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Capital Regional District recipient of $175,000 energy retrofit study grant

The CRD will review a plan for their multi-year residential retrofit program this fall

An aerial view over Victoria and the Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area and houses. A grant to the CRD for to study residential energy efficiency will help the region draft low-carbon retrofit packages. (Black Press Media file photo)