British Columbia

09/11/18
Author: 
Jim Bronskill

The federal government has lost in a bid to go behind closed doors in a prominent court case about allegations of spying on anti-pipeline activists.

03/11/18

Meet the self-described ‘sinister seniors’ taking a stand against Trans Mountain — and going to jail for it..

[For more, go to this Facebook site.]

02/11/18
Author: 
Margaret Mcgregor, Courtney Howard & Melissa Lem
Image of gas well flare by World Bank

In October, the B.C. government celebrated a decision by private-sector investors to proceed with LNG Canada, a $40 billion infrastructure project in Kitimat to export “natural” gas. Yet somehow much of the media coverage neglects to mention that this gas is extracted by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which is now the primary method for natural gas production in Canada. Why are so many media and government announcements studiously avoiding the “F” word?

01/11/18
Author: 
Sarah Cox

Oct 30, 2018

Treaty 8 First Nations are bracing themselves for the impending destruction of traditional hunting grounds and other areas of special cultural significance following last week’s denial of an injunction application to stop work on the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River.  

01/11/18
Author: 
Michael Potestio
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley addresses a convention of Western Canadian United Steelworkers in Kamloops on Oct. 31, 2018. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES/KTW
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley sees no need to punish B.C. as her government awaits the completion of a new National Energy Board review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
 
Notley was in Kamloops on Wednesday to address a United Steelworkers convention at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, where she stressed the importance of the project.
 
01/11/18
Author: 
Gillian Steward
United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney has promised, if elected premier of Alberta, to create a tax-payer funded war room to fight environmentalists who target the province’s oil production.  (JEFF MCINTOSH / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Oct. 30, 2018

Surely Jason Kenney, Alberta’s Conservative leader isn’t serious, surely he’s just joshing, when he talks about his latest ploy to promote Alberta oil.

30/10/18
Author: 
Jameson Berkow

[See video with link]

Billions of dollars are lost to Canada’s hefty heavy oil price discount every year. But no matter how many new pipelines are built, the bleeding will never fully stop.

25/10/18
Author: 
Stephen Hunt

A new report co-written by Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour and co-chair of Alberta's energy diversification advisory committee, suggests the province could reap an economic bonanza from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) export facility being developed in northern British Columbia.

McGowan spoke to David Gray about the report on the Calgary Eyeopener Tuesday. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

Q: Why is this such good news for Alberta?

25/10/18
Author: 
TREVOR HARRISON , HARVEY KRAHN

The past year has seen intense political fighting between Alberta and British Columbia centred on pipeline development, the actions of protesters, and environmental issues more broadly. Given the importance of the issues involved, the authors re-examined the results of a survey of residents of Alberta and BC, conducted between February 9, 2017 and March 9, 2017 by the Population Research Laboratory at the University of Alberta.

25/10/18
Author: 
Alaska Highway News
Main service bay pad and powerhouse buttress construction on the south bank, August 2018. Photo By BC HYDRO

OCTOBER 24, 2018

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed a bid by two Treaty 8 First Nations to halt work on the $10.7-billion Site C dam, according to reports.

Global TV journalist Keith Baldrey broke the news via Twitter on Wednesday, saying the court has dismissed an injunction being sought by West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations.

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