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2017 Media Wrap Up

  • Published on Dec 22 2017 |
  • by Jennifer Scott |
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We couldn't be prouder of the team of CPAWS-ers we have across the country and all the things we've been able to accomplish in our 50+ years, and 2017 was no different!

It was a big year for CPAWS and we've been featured in news stories all over the country.

Below you'll find most of those articles.

Globe and Mail - Conservationists concerned about free entry to Canada’s national parks in 2017
CBC News  - 'Crazy busy' year anticipated in Jasper with free park passes
Waterloo Region Record - Join our national park party
CBC News - Why you still need a parks pass this year despite free entry
Western Wheel - Free parks passes great for Canadians
Jasper Fitzhugh - Price tag for Icefields Trail Project jumps to $86.4 million
Truro Daily - Environmental assessment all wet
Calgary Herald - Public to weigh in on proposed bike trail from Jasper to Columbia Icefield
Global News - Alberta to expand Castle area parks, phase out off-highway vehicles
Rocky Mountain Outlook - CPAWS Director launches 2017 naturalist series
CBC News - Nearly half of national park ecosystems rate as fair or poor in Parks Canada report
CTV News - Will free passes be bad for Canada's national parks?
Macleans - Free Parks Canada pass in 2017 worries conservationists
570 News - Conservationists concerned about free entry to Canada’s national parks in 2017
Castanet - Worried about parks
Toronto Star - Conservationists worried free entry to Canada's national parks in 2017 could affect ecological integrity
Global News - Parks Canada preps for tourists during free Canada 150 year, conservationists concerned
Huffington Post - Canadian national parks free entry in 2017 worries conservationists
Brand Channel - De Beers woos millennials with personalized experience
Whitehorse Daily Star - Liberals reaffirm stance on Peel's management
Yukon News - Yukon government files its Peel arguments with the Supreme Court of Canada
CBC News - Alberta expands Castle area parks, plans to phase out off-highway vehicles
Pincher Creek Echo - Province unveils new park boundaries for Castle
Toronto Star - Keep our national parks healthy: editorial
Wildsight - Selenium in our water: wildsight calls for halt to new miles in the Elk Valley
Toronto Star - End moose calf hunt, Ontario government urged
North Bay Nugget - Groups calls for end to calf hunt
Sault Star - Spare moose calves from hunters, says group
Weather Network - Here's who's worried about free access to Canadian parks
Cape Breton Post - Marine protected area proposal confuses Cape Breton crab fishers
Whitecourt Star - Environment minister meets with stakeholders, local mayors to discuss caribou conservation
Globe and Mail - Federal government's reef-conservation plan irks BC fisherman
CBC News - Fisheries minister to announce protection for ancient glass sponge reefs
News 1130  - Northern BC glass sponge reef gets federal protection
Edmonton Journal - Opinion: new off-road limits a gutsy but visionary move
DeSmog Canada - Battle to protect Northern Yukon, home of Pristinte Peel Watershed, from industry heads to Supreme Court
Pique News Magazine - The national park system is under severe threat
Coast Reporter Howe - Sound report a 'blueprint' for continued recovery
CBC News - Castle-area ATV ban battle heats up as thousand weigh in
CBC News - Tiger project 'unsustainable' without new road, company says
Crag and Canyon - Conservation groups ask province to include green infrastructure investments in spring budget
Global News - Government of Alberta seeks public input on conservation plan for castle area
Jasper Fitzhugh- Parks releases Icefields Trail map
Crag and Canyon - Open house for proposed trail between Jasper and Columbia Icefield on March 17
Metro Toronto - Conservation award to honour slain environmental activist Glen Davis
CP24 - WWF-Canada announces conservation award in honour of slain philanthropist Glen Davis
Toronto Star - Conservation award to honour slain philanthropist
Huffington Post - The Peel: intact wilderness is a hedge against our ignorance
Rabble - Defending Indigenous land in the far North
Crag and Canyon - Management of national parks to focus on ecological integrity: Environment Minister
CBC News - Peel Watershed dispute before Supreme Court of Canada this week
Rabble - Yukon Supreme Court case will set a key precedent for all First Nations
Whitehorse Star - Many travel to Ottawa for Supreme Court of Canada hearing
Winnipeg Sun - Rallying support to protect Lake Winnipegosis island
Times Colonist - Dozens of new campsites to open at Island parks
Global News - Protesters rally against Alberta's proposed phase-out of off-highway vehicles in Castle area
SF University - Taking a stand for conservation
CTV News - Unhappy trails? Parks documents show concerns with Icefield Highway bike path
CP24 - Parks documents show concern with Icefield Highway bike path
Calgary Herald - Parks documents show controversy over planned Icefeilds Parkway bike path
Global News - Parks docs show concerns with proposed bike trail between Banff and Jasper
Jasper Fitzhugh - Parks documents reveal aggressive timeline to build paved bike trail
Cochrane Times - Y2Y encourages new approach to forestry
CTV News - Documents show tight timelines for Icefield Parkway bike path
National Post - Money is driving the project: Parks Canada appears to be rushing ahead with Icefields bike path, docs suggest
CBC News - Parks Canada documents suggest tight timelines for Icefields Parkway bike path
Calgary Herald - Travel notes: celebrate Earth Day and Canada's outdoors; win a camera or an eco-lodge resort stay
Osoyoos Times - Restored national park sign vandalized again in Osoyoos location
Jasper Fitzhugh - Internal docs suggest Icefields Trail could lead to more development
Globe and Mail - Charity files suit against Environment Minister over lack of reports on endangered caribou
CTV News - Alleged lack of protection for caribou prompts lawsuit against McKenna
National Post - Environment minister being sued for failing to protection boreal woodland caribou
CBC News - Environmental group sues Catherine McKenna for failing to report on efforts to save caribou habitat
Toronto Star - Wilderness group sues environment minister over boreal woodland caribou protection
Metro Toronto - Lawsuit accuses environment minister of failing to protect caribou
Radio Canada International - CPAWS - Charity group sues government over caribou
Yahoo News - Activists sue to force Canada to protect caribou
National Observer - Lack of protection for caribou leads to lawsuit against Catherine McKenna
CKLB 101.9 - Minister of the Environment taken to court over boreal caribou habitat protection
CBC News - Quebec to send threatened woodland caribou to zoo for protection
The Hill Times - How one lobby campaign won support of mining, environment, indigenous groups and MPs from all parties
Jasper Fitzhugh - Lobbying group behind mysterious Icefields Trail website
Treehugger - Cycling trail in Canadian Rockies is a brilliant idea, so why the big fuss?
The Current - Environmental group rejects proposed bike path through Jasper National Park
Globe and Mail - Expedition to rare glass sponge reefs in BC to be livestreamed
Prince Albert Daily Herald - Raising a glass for caribou
Kelowna Capital News - Free Wills Month this May makes it easy to leave your legacy
CBC News - Rare glass sponge reefs on BC coast to star in live streamed expedition
Winnipeg Free Press - Debate still rages over proposed national park
Prince Albert Daily Herald - The plan to save the Mossy River Plain
The Telegram - Environment groups sue over drilling in Gulf of St. Lawrence
Radio Canada International - BC conservationist wins $10,000 award
Calgary Herald - "Residents, environmentalists sound alarm over clear cutting in Kananaskis Country"
Toronto Star - 10 years after the murder of philanthropsist Glen Davis divded a family, his widow recalls a man of adventure and legacy
Truro Daily - DNR proposes clearcuts on boundary of Gully Lake Wilderness Area
Vancouver Sun - Opinion: BC's marine heritage must be protected
CTV News - In Canada, parks thrive but conservationists cry foul
Now Toronto - Greenpeace's battle royal over the boreal
Mother Nature Network - Why Canada's summer of fee-free national parks is making conservationists anxious
Prince Albert Daily Herald - Bringing back the bison
CBC News - Grizzly bears near Calgary prompt wildlife groups to install electric fence
Radio Canada International - World Oceans Day: Canada announces a new marine protected area
National Post - Federal government using fishery closures to count toward promised 5% marine conservation target
CBC News - Whitehorse artist draws historic houses for colouring book
Winnipeg Free Press - Pallister government adds two new provincial parks
The Guardian - Island group calls for donations to support court against against offshore oil
Globe and Mail - Experts seek place to dissect right whales to determine cause of death
Radio Canada International - Environmental groups slam government plans to allow oil and gas drilling in proposed marine protected area
Globe and Mail - Trudeau government proposes opening St Lawrence marine protected area to oil exploration
Rabble - Environmental law review recommends changes to Fisheries Act, National Energy Board
Crag and Canyon - Local earns spot on national environmental panel
Times Colonist - Feds plan extra protection to critical island ocean sites
National Post - Marine scientists alarmed by 'double standard' and lack of transparency in ocean protection
CBC News - Province creates new parks on Lake Winnipegosis, but leaves out island with mining potential
CBC News - Plans to log in Kananaskis riles locals, environmental groups
CBC News - 3 groups call on Ottawa to update plan for Rouge National Urban Park
CBC News - Canada trails G7 in protecting land, parks advocates say
Radio Canada International - Canada lags in protecting nature: report
Globe and Mail - Canada lags in conservation efforts
Kelowna Now - Canada last among world leaders in protecting land and water
Winnipeg Free Press - Land, water protection lagging: wildlife group
Toronto Star - Canada must protect its biodiversity
Metro - We really should be caring: Group calls for more protectednatural areas in Alberta
Our Windsor - Toronto Star's View: Canada must protect its biodiversity
Montreal Gazette - While you were sleeping: parking wars and protected lands
CBC New - NB ranks 2nd-last in Canada in efforts to protect nature, group says
Financial Post - Protecting Canadians from fake eco news
Whitehorse Star - We've still got some progress to make': CPAWS
Osoyoos Times - A national treasure worthy of protection
Osoyoos Times - South Okanagan park an easy win for Horgan government, group says
EcoLog - Canada last in land protection: CPAWS
Journal de Montreal - Le Quebec a la traine pour la protection du territoire
La Presse - Aires protegees: le Canada dernier du G7, tire vers le bas par le Quebec
Le Devoir - Aires protegees: le Canada traine de la patte
CBC News - Canada trails G7 in protecting land, parks advocates say
NationTalk - "Canada lags the world in land protection. New Brunswick needs to step up."
Nova Scotia Forest Notes - CPAWS report says we lag in land protection nationally and in Nova Scotia but sees signs of change
DeSmog Canada - Industry sways feds to allow offshore drilling in laurentian channel marine protected area
Winnipeg Free Press - Riding Mountain National Park doesn't expect hike in violations despite free entry
DeSmog Canada - Fort Nelson First Nation files legal challenge to gas pipeline claiming it will threaten caribou habitat
Global News - Alberta communities weigh in on plans to protect caribou, express economic concern
Toronto Star - Environmental group demands greater transparency of federal caribou plan
National Post - Federal caribou plan doesn't meet legal requirements: environmentalists
The Globe and Mail - Ottawa announces plan to protect boreal caribou after legal action taken
CTV News - Feds announce plan to protect caribou after legal action taken
National Post - Federal government announces plan to protect caribou after legal action taken
CTV News - Federal caribou plan doesn't meet legal requirements: environmentalists
Insider Monkey - 11 best climate change charities in US, Canada, UK, and Australia
Montreal Gazette - Timber harvesting threatens forest in Laurentians, coalition says
CBC News - Centuries-old forests on Laurentians mountain face cutting - again
Wood Business - FSC Canada considers formal comments on caribou plan
Lawyers Daily - Suit against environment minister won't be dropped until report on caribou released
National Post - Rethink caribou plan, says forest industry
CTV News - Rethink caribou plan, says forest industry
Metro News - Satellite shots show logging in moratorium areas: environmentalists
National Post - Satellite shots show logging in moratorium areas: environmentalists
Troy Media - Barring the gates is no long-term solution for our parks
Wood Business - Have environmentalists lost sight of what they're fighting for?
Times Colonist - Trudeau takes in Island, kayaking at Sidney Spit and visiting Tofino
The Globe and Mail - Canadian forestry indsutry urges Ottawa to rethink plan to protect caribou
National Observer - Quebec energy giant casts shadow over Magpie River
CBC Radio - How much do we value Canada's national parks?
The Packet - Nine-year-old helping record shorebirds on Random Island
Toronto Star - Logging took place in Canada's protected caribou habitat, environment group says
Castanet - Logging moratorium fails
Outdoor Hub - Young and female - the changing face of hunting in America
Whitecourt Star - Whitecourt Chamber of Commerce hosting forum on upcoming caribou range plan
DeSmog Canada - Canada has 3 years to increase protected areas by 60% and, um, it's not going to be easy
Hakai Magazine - Proposed amendment could actually protected marine protected areas
DeSmog Canada - 3% of the world's endangered right whales died this summer, mostly in Canada's unprotected waters
The Tyee - The desperate fight to save the right whale from dying off
The Rossland Telegraph - Op-ed: We need to stop killing endangered right whales
Edmonton Journal - Clash over caribou, jobs in Whitecourt
Edmonton Sun - Jobs, caribou debated at Whitecourt
Whitecourt Star - Environmental, forestry groups debate Caribou Range Plan
National Observer - Hydro Quebec abandons dam project on majestic Magpie River
Western Producer - Planning it right: Albertans collaborate on the best use of public lands
Castanet - Protecting Canada's land
Whitecourt Star - Caribou range plan looms over region
Huffpost Blog - Canada's climate groups need a kick in the butt
Whitehorse Star - Plan may spur "environmental fragmentation": conservationist
National Observer - Hydro-Québec abandons dam project on majestic Magpie River
The Reminder - National park proposal not a concern for mining company
CBC News - Students spend week in the wild to cultivate connection to colour-changing lake
Winnipeg Sun - Province take to task over caribou
CBC News - Proposed clearcut near pending expansion of protected wilderness area sparks concern
Whitecourt Star - What to do about Caribou?
Mayerthorpe Freelancer - Alberta misses deadling for caribou range plan
Terrace Standard - Contemplative Creek: Remembering Bruce Hill
InsideToronto.com - Ontario officialy hands over 1,600 acres of Rouge Valley parkland
Castanet - Digital learning in nature
CBC News - Woodland caribou continue to decline as provinces fail to meet protection deadline
CBC News - Wildlands Leadues says it gave Ontario a plan to protect boreal cairbou habitat - 5 years ago
Osoyoos Times - Thompson Okanagan becomes first destination to in Americas to receive Biosphere Destination certification
Yukon News - CPAWS petition to protect Porcupine caribou breaks 5,000 signatures
New York Times - Canada legal fight may 'destroy the faith' in First Nations treaties
Vancouver Sun - Opinion: Full public inquiry examining health impacts of fracking and LNG in BC needed
The Globe and Mail - Red flag raised about the state of Wood Buffalo National Park
Summerland Review - Biosphere designation boosts national park drive
JWN - Forget  liquids, a dry gas asset is ARC Resources' most profitable: This Week's best quotes
Toronto Star - The federal government says it has protected almost 8% of Canada's oceans. Here’s why its math is questionable
Yukon News - U.S. Tax bill passes, opening ANWR to oil exploration
DeSmog Canada - How Canada is Driving Santa's Reindeer Toward Extinction
CBC News - Lukewarm response to Alberta's draft caribou range plan
The Globe and Mail - Canada adds eight sites to list of candidates for UNESCO world heritage status
Fort McMurray Today - Alberta plan to help endangered woodland caribou criticized
National Observer - Emails reveal internal government dispute in Quebec over hydro expansion
Financial Post - Charities of the year: Our annual picks of Canada’s most efficient and accountable charities
CTV News - SCC rules against Yukon government in watershed protection case (VIDEO)
National Observer - High court sides with First Nations, environmental groups in Yukon dispute