British Columbia

29/07/20
Author: 
David Fairey and Kaitlyn Matulewicz
Close to 60 per cent of workers in Canada don’t currently have paid sick days. Photo by Mike Graeme, submitted.

We can’t settle for temporary, overly bureaucratic solutions. Workers need reassurance now.

July 21, 2020

27/07/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Construction on the Burnaby Terminal continues as Trans Mountain prepares to install 14 new storage tanks. Photo: Trans Mountain

July 22nd 2020

Zurich Insurance Group has decided not to renew coverage of the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to a media report.

The news comes roughly a year after the large Swiss insurance company declared it would reject companies that operate “purpose-built” transportation infrastructure for oilsands products, including pipelines.

27/07/20
Author: 
David Gooderham
Sketches from

July 2020

David Gooderham describes a hearing on July 7 at the BC Court of Appeal that was likely the first time in Canada that detailed evidence of the gravity of the unfolding climate peril has been presented in a courtroom.

 

18/07/20
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
Substance use peer advocates like Jack Phillips of Victoria's Solid Outreach want people's access to safer drugs to be more immediate and varied in order to stall the climb of opioid overdose deaths. Photo: Courtesy Jack Phillips

July 16th 2020

B.C. recorded its deadliest month ever for illicit drug overdoses as fatalities from increasingly toxic street drugs continue to spike during the pandemic.

In June, 175 people died from illicit drug overdoses across the province, up from the previous record high of 171 fatalities set in May, the BC Coroners Service reported Thursday.

17/07/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer
https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/07/16/news/ottawa-commits-national-paid-sick-leave-program-championed-horgan

July 16th 2020

British Columbia Premier John Horgan took credit Thursday for pushing the rest of the country to endorse a new $1.1-billion federally funded paid sick leave program to help Canadians avoid spreading COVID-19 at their jobs.

A $19-billion “safe restart agreement” has been reached with the provinces and territories, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier in the day, meant to fund efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic for the next six to eight months.

17/07/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer

July 16th 2020

British Columbia Premier John Horgan took credit Thursday for pushing the rest of the country to endorse a new $1.1-billion federally funded paid sick leave program to help Canadians avoid spreading COVID-19 at their jobs.

A $19-billion “safe restart agreement” has been reached with the provinces and territories, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier in the day, meant to fund efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic for the next six to eight months.

17/07/20
Author: 
Peter McCartney, Wilderness Committee
A great, narrated picture/video tour of the TMX construction sites from Burnaby north.Trans Mountain Construction Update July 2020
 
Trans Mountain has got lots of sticks in the ground, but not a whole lot of pipe. Let’s try and keep it that way. Climate Campaigner Peter McCartney recently took a trip along the pipeline route for this construction update.
 
17/07/20
Author: 
Andrew Kurjata
Construction at the Site C dam project in northern B.C. (BC Hydro/Contributed )

Jul 17, 2020

Worker came from Alberta is being cared for in camp

BC Hydro says one of its workers at the Site C work camp in Fort St. John has tested positive for COVID-19.

The worker arrived from Alberta on July 13 and received positive test results from Alberta Health on July 15.

A second test was conducted by B.C.'s Northern Health Authority, confirming the positive results.

15/07/20
Author: 
Jean-Denis Charlebois Secretary of the Commission, Canada Energy Regulator,

[ Letter Re Oregon Spotted Frog and Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP)]

File OF-Fac-Oil-T260-2013-03 63

14 July 2020

Mr. Scott Stoness

Trans Mountain Canada Inc. Suite 2700, 300 – 5 th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 5J2

Email regulatory@transmountain.com

Mr. Shawn H. T. Denstedt, Q.C.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Suite 2500, TransCanada Tower

450 – 1 st Street SW

Calgary, AB T2P 5H1

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