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City of Vancouver proclaims country’s first Meatless Monday

Vancouver has become the first city in Canada to embrace 'Meatless Monday,' encouraging residents to forego meat for one day a week for the sake of the planet and their health.

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City of Vancouver proclaims country’s first Meatless Monday

Source: CTV News, Wed June 12, 2013
Vancouver has become the first city in Canada to embrace 'Meatless Monday,' encouraging residents to forego meat for one day a week for the sake of the planet and their health.

Another city in BC bans shark fins

Source: Peace Arch News, Mon November 05, 2012
The sale, possession and distribution of shark fin is officially banned in White Rock.

Vancouver council makes ‘historic’ move toward shark fin ban

Source: Vancouver Sun, Mon September 24, 2012
The City of Vancouver, BC will work with neighbouring municipalities to develop a ban on the sale of shark-fin products, mayor and council agreed Tuesday.

Nanaimo latest B.C. municipality to ban shark fin

Story contains video Source: The Province, Tue August 14, 2012
B.C.’s anti-shark fin movement is gaining momentum as Nanaimo becomes the newest municipality to become fin-free.

Shark fin ban gains momentum in Metro cities

Source: North Shore Outlook, Fri June 29, 2012
A campaign to stamp out the use of shark fins by Chinese restaurants is quickly gaining steam across Metro Vancouver.

Small Canadian Town Bans Shark Fins

Source: TriCity News, Tue May 15, 2012
Using the concept 'Think Global, Act Local,' Coquitlam council this week banned shark fins from being possessed, traded, sold and distributed in the city.

Canada Votes in First Green MP

Source: Triple Pundit, Tue May 03, 2011
Elizabeth May, Canada’s Leader of the Green Party, won an historic election on May 2nd. She is the first ever elected Member of Parliament in Canada for the Green Party.

City votes to ban puppy sales at pet stores

Source: The Examiner, Tue October 12, 2010
A landmark move against puppy mills was made on Monday night. According to the Vancouver Sun, Richmond city council passed an amendment to ban the sale of dogs at pet stores. The vote was the first of its kind in Canada.

Pacific sockeye salmon return in record numbers

Story contains video Source: Terra Daily, Sat September 11, 2010
After years of scarcity, the rivers of the US and Canadian Pacific Northwest are running red, literally, with a vast swarm of a salmon species considered to be in crisis.

1st grey whale in 100 years spotted in Howe Sound

Source: CBC, Tue May 04, 2010
A grey whale spotted feeding in Howe Sound north of Vancouver in recent days is a sign that efforts to restore the area's natural ecosystem are working, according to the chief of the Squamish First Nation.

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