Jesse Snyder

From the lack of available pipeline capacity to the potential adoption of electric cars, there is no shortage of threats facing the Canadian oilsands. But the latest menace lies in a seemingly innocuous and highly common element: sulphur.

Ryan Maloney
PATRICK DOYLE/CP Finance Minister Bill Morneau appears at the Commons committee on the statutory review of the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act in Ottawa on June 20, 2018.

Liberal MPs have shut down an opposition attempt to have two senior ministers grilled over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project before Parliament resumes later this month.

Robyn Allan
Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson meets with Finance Minister Bill Morneau in Calgary on May 30, 2018. Photo via Trans Mountain twitter account.

August 31st 2018

When I wrote to Justin Trudeau on October 25, 2015—almost three years ago—I warned him that it was critical to implement his promise to redo Trans Mountain’s review and fix the industry-captured National Energy Board as soon as possible.

Judith Lavoie
Aug 30, 2018

As a federal court quashes the controversial project, lawyers and Indigenous leaders agree it’s more clear than ever that Canada must modernize its view of Aboriginal rights


As Grand Chief Stewart Phillip prepared for the Federal Court of Appeal decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Thursday morning his expectations were low.

Jon Queally, staff writer
   August 30, 2018

"This is the consequence of the unholy alliance between the federal government and corporations taking shortcuts through consultation," declared Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. "My faith in the judicial system is somewhat restored today."

First Nations Leaders
News Release
30 August 2018
UBCIC Celebrates Landmark Court Win that Signals the End of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project
(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – 30 August 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal verdict on the Trans Mountain approval and calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to immediately stop construction and shut the project down.

I’ve been following fires for a couple of years in BC, California and elsewhere and have never seen anything quite like this. The AQI for PM2.5 in Prince George is over 500 (hazardous) and it is not in the worst of it...... [From a comment on the "Landwatch" list]

[Updated photo August 18 morning]:




The Canadian Press

National Energy Board has approved most of route


Steel pipe to be used in the construction of Kinder Morgan Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion sit on rail cars at a stockpile site in Kamloops, B.C., in May. (Dennis Owen/Reuters)

Alleen Brown, Will Parrish
Top photo: An Indigenous man raises his drum as he and others sing during a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 29, 2018.

IN BRITISH COLUMBIA’S southern interior, on unceded land of the Secwepemc Nation, Kanahus Manuel stands alongside a 7-by-12-foot “tiny house” mounted on a trailer. Her uncle screws a two-by-four into a floor panel while her brother-in-law paints a mural on the exterior walls depicting a moose, birds, forests, and rivers — images of the terrain through which the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will pass, if it can get through the Tiny House Warriors’ roving blockade.


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