British Columbia

17/09/19
Author: 
Kai Nagata - Dogwood BC

It’s another legal hurdle for the Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion proposal.

Today, B.C.’s Court of Appeal ordered provincial ministers to reconsider the conditions hastily attached to the project by former Premier Christy Clark.

There’s no timeline on that process, but First Nations are encouraging the province to partner with them and “jointly review” Trans Mountain’s threats to rivers, beaches, drinking water, neighbourhoods and human health.

13/09/19
Author: 
GLENDA LUYMES
Rebecca Hamilton is helping to organize the General Strike for Climate Action on Sept. 27. GERRY KAHRMANN / PN

The student-led movement is inviting people of all ages to leave school and work on Sept. 27 to rally outside Vancouver City Hall

September 13, 2019

Many of them are too young to vote in next month’s federal election, but they are intent on having a say.

12/09/19
Author: 
Will Offley
 
If nothing else, nine days in the North Fraser Pretrial Centre taught me quite a few valuable (and in some cases, unexpected) lessons about the realities of short term incarceration in Canada’s prison system.  These included the realization that while extremely unpleasant, a short-term internment is not necessarily an awful experience, depending on how you approach it, and that you may encounter significantly more kindness and humanity from fellow inmates than you might otherwise expect.
 
11/09/19
Author: 
Alastair Sharp
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (centre) with B.C. Premier John Horgan and hydro workers at a training centre in Surrey, B.C. on Aug. 29, 2019. B.C. Government Photo

September 11th 2019

On a sunny day in late August, Justin Trudeau and John Horgan posed for photographs at a hydro-electricity training site in Surrey, B.C., just outside of Vancouver.

11/09/19
Author: 
Stephanie Wood
[Top photo: Youth Stop TMX, comprised of Rebecca Wolf Gage (top left), Nina Tran (top right), Olivier Adkin-Kaya (bottom left), and Lena Andres (bottom right) argue Trans Mountain infringes on their constitutional rights. Photos provided by Youth Against TMX]

September 9th 2019

[See tweets at link]

The corporation linked to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project demanded a group of teenagers cover their legal bills — before promptly changing its mind without explanation.

Youth Stop TMX, a group made up of Olivier Adkin-Kaya, 18; Lena Andres, 17; Nina Tran, 18; and Rebecca Wolf Gage, 13, had applied for judicial review of the pipeline project, arguing that it violates their inherent rights to life, liberty, security of person and equality.

11/09/19
Author: 
Laura KaneThe Canadian Press
Numerous hurdles remain before significant construction can begin on the massive project.  TRANS MOUNTAIN

Sept. 10, 2019


VANCOUVER—Barbara Gard calls her three-hectare property, nestled below the forested peak of Sumas Mountain, a “miniature Stanley Park.” Its lush trees and flowing creek reminded her of Vancouver’s majestic park, and she immediately knew she wanted to call it home.

10/09/19
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Burnaby Tank Farm - Tanker Free BC/Facebook

Sept. 8, 2019

Trans Mountain Corporation won’t be able to respond fast enough if one of the bitumen storage tanks in its massive Burnaby Mountain tank farm boils over and spills, according to an audit completed in May by the National Energy Board, before it was replaced by the new Canada Energy Regulator.

08/09/19
Author: 
Kai Nagata - Dogwood BC
If this was a game of hockey, we’d be down to an overtime shootout.

A federal judge has Zambonied a narrow strip of ice for the players to skate on, and six Indigenous legal teams will get to take a shot.

It’s time for the home crowd to stand up and root for them. Please join me in making a donation to the First Nations challenging this toxic, dangerous oil tanker expansion on behalf of all of us.

08/09/19
Author: 
Peter McCartney.
TMX Construction Update Sept - 2019
 
Updates on the Trans Mountain pipeline as of Sept. 2019 from Climate Campaigner Peter McCartney.

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