British Columbia

16/01/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

(Fort St. John, B.C., Treaty 8 Territory, Jan 16, 2018) – The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have filed notices of civil action alleging that the Site C hydroelectric project, together with the two previous dams on the Peace River, unjustifiably infringes their constitutional rights under Treaty 8, stating:  

15/01/18
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

Every member of the B.C. Legislature should memorize the Iron Law of Megaprojects.  

The law applies to nine out of 10 megaprojects under construction in Canada or around the globe.

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It’s pretty damn simple: “Megaprojects will be over budget, over time, under benefits, over and over again.”

 

The unneeded Site C dam, the largest infrastructure project in the history of the province, proves the law and then some.

 

15/01/18
Author: 
Ken Boon
Ken Boon (left) attends a Site C open house in Fort St. John on July 9, 2015, at the Pomeroy Hotel. Photo By WILLIAM STODALKA

Jan. 10/18

It has been a month now since the BC government announced that Site C would continue. The accounting rationale used by Premier Horgan makes absolutely no sense in light of the findings from the recent BCUC review, and the much greater financial woes of continuing the project.

15/01/18
Author: 
Rita Wong

Premier Horgan announced in December that his government would proceed with the Site C dam, increasing its budget by more than 2 billion dollars despite having opposed it before.

15/01/18
Author: 
Justine Hunter

PUBLISHED JANUARY 14, 2018 

British Columbia Premier John Horgan is heading off on a trade mission to Asia later this month, hoping to continue with the former BC Liberal government's quest to secure a liquefied natural gas industry for his province.

Just weeks ago, his government tried to bury the latest unhappy news about progress on the province's efforts to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – a task that is incompatible with the development of LNG.

13/01/18
Author: 
CTV Vancouver

Two anti-pipeline protesters who were arrested after police forced their way into a camper on Burnaby Mountain Wednesday evening are facing obstruction charges. 

The RCMP said the First Nations women locked themselves inside while officers were trying to execute a warrant at the camper, which is parked at the protest site across the street from Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline terminal.

Videos captured by activists depict a chaotic scene, with onlookers screaming as a large group of Mounties surround the camper and use a battering ram to break open the door.

13/01/18
Author: 
Peace Valley Landowner Association and the Peace Valley Solidarity Initiative

Subject: More BC Hydro Site C Cost Overruns in Run Up to January 26-27 Site C Summit in Victoria

 

11/01/18
Author: 
David P. Ball
JENNIFER GAUTHIER / METRO Order this photo  RCMP Division Liaison Team member Sgt. Dave Smith attempts to negotiate with a protester who identified herself as Yuni Urchin, who refused to descend from the roof of an illegally parked camper outside the Kinder Morgan tank farm on Burnaby Mountain on Jan. 10, 2018.

An anti-pipeline protester refused to get off the roof of an illegally parked camper Wednesday afternoon on Burnaby Mountain, preventing the city from towing it away from near Kinder Morgan's oil tank farm.

Members of Burnaby RCMP detachment unsuccessfully attempted to talk her down, warning police could return to arrest her, potentially leading to a judge banning her from the area altogether.

09/01/18
http://ecosocialistsvancouver.org/city-site-struggle-jan-25-forum

What needs to be done in different areas of struggle to win a more livable, socially just, and environmentally harmonized future?

How can different struggles in the city which all confront the same forces of greed and oppression be linked together?

Speakers with anti-capitalist or socialist perspectives who are active in different struggles in the city were invited to address these and other issues.

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