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Interviews: August 2011 Archives

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The politics of paleontology in B.C.

"Sidetracked: The Struggle for B.C.'s Fossils" is a new book about how professional and amateurs can find themselves on very different sides of a dinosaur discovery. We spoke to author Vivian Lougheed.


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Time to adjust the Pacific Carbon Trust?

Earlier this year, we brought you a series of stories on the Pacific Carbon Trust. At issue is how money given to the trust is distributed. Public bodies like school districts and hospitals pay $25 a ton for every carbon emission they make, with a few exceptions. That money is then given to the trust, which uses it to purchase carbon offsets. So far, millions of dollars have gone to private corporations including cement plants, hotels and ski resorts, and the Encana natural gas corporation. That practice has drawn its share of criticism. In this clip, we speak to NDP leader Adrian Dix and B.C.'s Environment Minister, Terry Lake.

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Ancient First Nations remains return home to Bella Bella

4,000 years ago copper tools were being popularized, wheels were coming into use and Harvey Humchitt's ancestors were being buried near modern-day Bella Bella. Fast forward through the rise and fall of civilizations like Egypt and Rome into the 1960s, an agreement is struck between the Heiltsuk Tribal Council and Simon Fraser University. These ancient remains will be dug up and studied for a certain length of time. A time that has come to a close. Now Harvey, a hereditary chief with the Heiltsuk First Nation is in Vancouer to help bring these remains home. And he joins us now.


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