Today’s Solutions: June 19, 2024

British Columbia

British Columbia decriminalizes small amounts of drugs to reduce deaths

Opioid-related deaths linked to fentanyl have more than doubled in Canada over the last five years. British Columbia has been one the hardest-hit regions, with deaths spiking during the Pandemic, and has asked for federal permission to decriminalize drugs.  The government is now launching an Read More...

Grizzly bears in Canada

Canadian couple donates old growth grizzly habitat to conservation group

The Snowshoe Creek Conservation Area has officially been established in British Columbia following a 122-hectare land donation from Harvey and Carol Thommasen. The land parcel is located near Bella Coola and is part of the Nuxalk Nation's traditional unceded territory. Harvey and Carol Thommasen Read More...

Vancouver moves to make all bi

Vancouver moves to make all birth control free

In a move to make contraceptive options free for men and women across Vancouver, City Council Member Christine Boyle has proposed a budget amendment that would provide no-cost prescription birth control for women in the city under Canada’s universal healthcare plan.  Health centers across Read More...

How crowdfunding saved this be

How crowdfunding saved this beautiful fjord from logging

Things that were once impossible to raise enough funds for have now become possible with crowdfunding. In the latest example of such, a foundation in British Columbia, Canada, successfully fundraised $3 million to purchase nearly 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of forest in order to protect it from Read More...

British Columbia to rid its ro

British Columbia to rid its roads of polluting cars by 2040

Canada is ramping up its efforts to get more electric vehicles on its roads. British Columbia, the country’s third most populous province, has recently followed through on a plan to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040. The legislation, which is known as the Read More...