Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with the scientists from Bumble Bee Watch, has been delivering the first Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count from June 1- August 15, 2016. Not enough is known about wild, native bees in Canada, and what is known is troubling. Right now, one third of the North American bumble bee species are in decline. Scientist believe that there are six wild bee species determined to be critically at risk.
The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned approval of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline after finding that the federal government failed to consult with First Nations communities whose rights would have been affected by the proposed pipeline.
"Canada failed to make reasonable efforts to inform and consult. It fell well short of the mark," the ruling said. The Court ruled in favour of the eight First Nations, four environmental organizations and one union, Unifor.