Climate change

People take part in a climate change protest in Montreal, Friday, March 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Climate protests held in cities across Canada as part of global movement

Events part of Fridays for Future movement inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg

People take part in a climate change protest in Montreal, Friday, March 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Demonstrators of the Fridays for Future movement march in downtown Rome, Friday, March 25, 2022. Climate activists staged a tenth series of worldwide protests Friday to demand leaders take stronger action against global warming, with some linking their environmental message to calls for an end to the war in Ukraine. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)

Activists stage global climate protest, slam Ukraine war

Fridays for Future movement called demonstrations from Australia to Indonesia, US to Sweden

Demonstrators of the Fridays for Future movement march in downtown Rome, Friday, March 25, 2022. Climate activists staged a tenth series of worldwide protests Friday to demand leaders take stronger action against global warming, with some linking their environmental message to calls for an end to the war in Ukraine. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)
A participant at a rally for old-growth forest conservation outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 14.(Jake Romphf/News Staff)

90 scientists ask feds to protect carbon-rich old forests in upcoming climate plan

Canada is home to about 16 per cent of the world’s remaining old-growth forests

A participant at a rally for old-growth forest conservation outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 14.(Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The draft of Sidney’s new climate action plans points to the municipality’s southeast near the municipal boundary with North Saanich as an area with high flooding risk through severe coastal storm surges caused by climate change. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coordinated effort needed for Sidney to reach ambitious climate change goals

New report highlights Sidney’s high risk of severe coastal storm surges and heatwaves

The draft of Sidney’s new climate action plans points to the municipality’s southeast near the municipal boundary with North Saanich as an area with high flooding risk through severe coastal storm surges caused by climate change. (Black Press Media file photo)
In 2021, Saanich expanded the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, marking it as an area of climate improvement in the annual district report card. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich)

Saanich climate report card reflects on 2021 wins, areas for improvement

Progress seen in areas such as transportation, E-bike incentives, infrastructure improvements

In 2021, Saanich expanded the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, marking it as an area of climate improvement in the annual district report card. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich)
Rally organizer D’Arcy Briggs calls on the federal government to implement the Just Transition Act – legislation aimed at shifting economic priorities. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Climate justice rally demands federal implementation of the Just Transition Act

Just Transition Act encourages more green jobs, shift away from fossil fuel sectors

Rally organizer D’Arcy Briggs calls on the federal government to implement the Just Transition Act – legislation aimed at shifting economic priorities. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The speakers representing the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’. From left to right: Khalid Boudreau, Christine Boyle, Alison Gu, Rueben George, Judy Wilson, Avi Lewis, Doreen Manuel, Seth Klein and Anjali Appadurai. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

B.C. climate activists pitch vision for ‘Just Transition’ from fossil fuels

Speakers shared a 2025 update from the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’

The speakers representing the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’. From left to right: Khalid Boudreau, Christine Boyle, Alison Gu, Rueben George, Judy Wilson, Avi Lewis, Doreen Manuel, Seth Klein and Anjali Appadurai. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
The next speaker series from the Citizens Environment Network in Colwood touches on a range of climate action-related topics in the city. (Annacapictures/Pixabay)

Climate action, sustainable building, biodiversity in Colwood topics for speaker series

Citizen’s Environment Network in Colwood hosts online panel discussions March 22 to April 19

The next speaker series from the Citizens Environment Network in Colwood touches on a range of climate action-related topics in the city. (Annacapictures/Pixabay)
Gerald Harris, director of Friends of Bowker Creek Society, does the honours and plants the year’s first batch of chum salmon eggs in a designated area in the creek on Jan. 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Significance of Bowker Creek Watershed featured in classical concert in Victoria

Emily Carr quartet’s Earth Songs series continues March 11 at Christ Church Cathedral

Gerald Harris, director of Friends of Bowker Creek Society, does the honours and plants the year’s first batch of chum salmon eggs in a designated area in the creek on Jan. 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Sea-level rise is identified as one of several climate-related risks to Victoria. Photo shows waves crashing over the railing along Dallas Road next to the Ogden Point breakwater in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heat, extreme rain, sea-level rise deemed high priority climate risks to Victoria

Report outlines city’s vulnerabilities, how those could be worsened by climate change

Sea-level rise is identified as one of several climate-related risks to Victoria. Photo shows waves crashing over the railing along Dallas Road next to the Ogden Point breakwater in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rapidly expanding the public charging network in the city of Victoria is key to getting more drivers behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. Pictured is an EV charging station in the city’s Broughton Street parkade. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria aims to add 650 public electric vehicle charging stations over 5 years

City’s adopted EV strategy pegs expansion cost at $8.5 million, 100 charging ports coming in 2022

Rapidly expanding the public charging network in the city of Victoria is key to getting more drivers behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. Pictured is an EV charging station in the city’s Broughton Street parkade. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Increased wildfires in Western Canada are among the manifestations of climate change. (Phil McLachlan Western News)

Climate change report a grim warning for Canada

International report says warming continues world will face changes that cannot be adapted to

Increased wildfires in Western Canada are among the manifestations of climate change. (Phil McLachlan Western News)
The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)

B.C. climate change initiative needs to look further than recovery, expert says

‘What we really want to see going forward is that we take action to stop creating disaster risks’

The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. can no longer wait to fight climate change after fires, floods, slides: minister

George Heyman says last year delivered the message that the time to address climate change is now.

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Abbot Pass Hut will be removed this spring, as climate change has caused structural damage to the hut, causing a safety risk. (Parks Canada photo)

Climate change forces removal of historic Abbot Pass hut in Yoho National Park

Climate change has caused slope instability which has required the removal of the hut

The Abbot Pass Hut will be removed this spring, as climate change has caused structural damage to the hut, causing a safety risk. (Parks Canada photo)
Finance Minister Selina Robinson is photographed during a news conference ahead of the budget while at legislature in Victoria on Monday, February 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Climate change focus of B.C. budget after floods, wildfires and heat waves

Human and infrastructure damage of the past year will be a major focus

Finance Minister Selina Robinson is photographed during a news conference ahead of the budget while at legislature in Victoria on Monday, February 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Transport trucks hauling trailers travel on the Coquihalla Highway after it was reopened to commercial traffic as heavy equipment is used to rebuild the southbound lanes that were washed away by flooding last month at Othello, northeast of Hope, B.C., on Monday, December 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Study suggests climate change made B.C. floods at least twice as likely

Environment Canada: likelihood of similar events will only increase as global warming continues

Transport trucks hauling trailers travel on the Coquihalla Highway after it was reopened to commercial traffic as heavy equipment is used to rebuild the southbound lanes that were washed away by flooding last month at Othello, northeast of Hope, B.C., on Monday, December 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Matt Lisignoli walks through an irrigation canal that ran dry in early August after the North Unit Irrigation District exhausted its allocated water on Sept. 1, 2021, near Madras, Ore. The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest it has been in at least 1200 years and a worst-case scenario playing out live, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard, File)

Western American megadrought worsens to driest in at least 1,200 years

Study calculated that 42% of this megadrought can be attributed to human-caused climate change

FILE - Matt Lisignoli walks through an irrigation canal that ran dry in early August after the North Unit Irrigation District exhausted its allocated water on Sept. 1, 2021, near Madras, Ore. The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest it has been in at least 1200 years and a worst-case scenario playing out live, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard, File)
The Victoria-based Emily Carr String Quartet is featured in the first three concerts of Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, a six-performance series hosted at Christ Church Cathedral. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Brower)

Victoria concert series brings light and sound to climate justice

Emily Carr String Quartet, pipe organ featured in series starting Feb. 11 at Christ Church Cathedral

The Victoria-based Emily Carr String Quartet is featured in the first three concerts of Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, a six-performance series hosted at Christ Church Cathedral. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Brower)
Chips feed operation of Harmac pulp mill near Nanaimo. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

5 B.C. pulp mills get provincial aid to replace natural gas use

$70M carbon tax fund also assists natural gas industry

Chips feed operation of Harmac pulp mill near Nanaimo. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)