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Northern pipeline hearings, dealing with deer, debating biomass and the coming apocalypse

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With hearings set to begin this week on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, company spokesperson  Paul Stanway talks about why the company sees the project as a good one for B.C. 

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To cull or not to cull: That is the question facing Capital Regional District directors this coming spring as they grapple with the problems of growing deer population. Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen talks about what he thinks should be done about them.

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 The Harmac Mill in Nanaimo plans to build a wood biomass plant and sell the excess energy back to B-C Hydro. But researcher Rob Wiltzen of the Reach for Unbleached Foundation discusses environmental concerns about the use of wood for energy production.

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There's much speculation about whether the Mayan Calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012, but Colin Goldblatt, a UVic physicist, describes other scientific scenarios for the end of the Earth as we know it. 

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