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Media Advisory: Opinion-leaders from across BC come together to discuss cumulative environmental impacts in the province at Beyond Pipelines: Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Resource Development in BC

Sunday, February 24, 2013

VANCOUVER, BC – Opinion leaders and decision-makers from across BC will come together the evening of Tuesday, February 26th to engage in a high level public dialogue about the challenge of managing the cumulative impacts of past, present and future human activities on BC’s ecosystems and communities, including the ever-increasing impact of climate change. Hosted by West Coast Environmental Law, the event will be attended by a sold-out live audience and will also be broadcast live via video webcast.

WHEN:          Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, 6:30-9:30 pm PST
WHERE:        Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue - Asia Pacific Hall
                           580 West Hastings StreetVancouver, BC
                    Online at

More information including a background report and participant bios at

Dialogue Participants:

  • Gerald Amos, Director of Community Relations, Headwaters Initiative
  • Jessica Clogg, Executive Director & Senior Counsel, West Coast Environmental Law (moderator)
  • Denise Dalmer, Director, Environment and Sustainability, Business Council of British Columbia
  • Tom Ethier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Resource Stewardship Division, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations
  • George Hegmann, P. Eng., M.E.Des., Principal and Practice Leader, Stantec
  • Gwen Johansson, Mayor, Hudson’s Hope, BC
  • Valerie Langer, Director BC Forests Conservation, ForestEthics Solutions
  • Tara Marsden/Naxginkw, MA, Gitanyow Huwilp Lax'yip Implementation Coordinator, Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs
  • Dr. Faisal Moola, PhD., Director General, Ontario and Northern Canada, David Suzuki Foundation and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
  • Anna Warwick Sears, PhD, Executive Director, Okanagan Basin Water Board
  • Lindsay Staples, Principal, North\West Resources Consulting Group
  • Mark Zacharias, Assistant Deputy Minister, British Columbia Ministry of the Environment


Media contact:

Jeanette Ageson
Communications and Development Manager
West Coast Environmental Law
Phone: 604-601-2511

NB:  Seating at the Dialogue is limited. Media wishing to attend in person must contact West Coast to in advance to ensure entry to the event; live video webcast will be available province wide.