British Columbia

22/05/17
Author: 
Nathan Vanderklippe Jeff Lewis

Last January, an oil tanker filled with Canadian crude slipped beneath Vancouver’s Lions Gate bridge. It was headed for the Chinese port of Dalian, the first dispatched across the Pacific by a new company that was testing the waters on a much bolder plan.

16/05/17
Author: 
Kevin Washbrook

After four and half years of advocacy and three years of case preparation, this Wednesday we take the Port Authority to court to challenge their approval of a new coal terminal on the Fraser River. This video helps explain why this case is so important. Thanks to Ecojustice for taking this on!

16/05/17
Author: 
Karen Bakker, Richard Hendriks and Philip Raphals

In his “UBC Site C dam analysis misses mark on electricity demand” commentary (Business in Vancouver issue 1435; May 2-8), Blair King makes some significant errors that bear correcting. 

Most egregiously, King argues that the combined cost of wind, transmission integration and storage “ends up being a lot more expensive” than Site C. Our study devoted 160 pages and hundreds of hours of analysis to comparing the costs of solutions with and without Site C under 30 different scenarios, and we found the opposite to be true.

16/05/17
Author: 
Discourse Media

Feb 10, 2017 - Earl Muldon sits at his kitchen table surrounded by family, sipping coffee. His wife Shirley brings over a plate of cream cake topped with huckleberries.

13/05/17
Author: 
Carol Linnitt

May12, 2017 -  A bill to restrict the movement of oil off the north coast of British Columbia has been formally tabled by the federal government in the House of Commons, according to a statement released by Transport Canada Friday.

12/05/17
Author: 
Giuseppe Valiante
The Department of National Defence said on Sunday that 1,200 troops had been deployed in Quebec to help residents cope with the flooding emergency. Photo - The Canadian Press
[Editor's Note: "unusually persistent rainfall!" = climate change.  And the threat of flooding has since increased in the BC interior. Ralph Goodale sees a pattern after series of disasters !!  http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/05/10/news/ralph-goodale-sees-pattern-after-series-disasters ]
12/05/17
Author: 
Elizabeth McSheffrey
Members of the Haida Nation gather for a historic potlatch ceremony in Haida Gwaii, B.C. on Aug. 13, 2016. Photo courtesy of Trevor Jang, Discourse Media

The federal government has been caught making false statements about how oilpatch partners tried to hijack its efforts to consult First Nations in British Columbia on marine protection in their territory.

06/05/17

Click here for the videoOn April 23, 2017 the PIPE UP Network and friends took it upon themselves to replant trees in an area that Kinder Morgan had destroyed. 

05/05/17
Author: 
Jenny Uechi

The BC Liberals have agreed to put their financial ties to a Texas multinational pipeline company and their ethics to the test at the province's Supreme Court less than a week before British Columbians go to the polls for a May 9 general election.

04/05/17
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
An unauthorized Progress Energy dam where millions of gallons of freshwater was found impounded in early April. It is among “dozens" of unpermitted dams spread across northern BC, a CCPA investigation has found. Photo by Garth Lenz.

A subsidiary of Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned petro giant courted by the BC government, has built at least 16 unauthorized dams in northern BC to trap hundreds of millions of gallons of water used in its controversial fracking operations.

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