British Columbia

Mike Howell
The Vancouver school board will discuss a motion at Monday night’s meeting that could see the police’s school liaison program suspended until a review is completed on the program. File photo Dan Toulgoet
June 22, 2020

School board chairperson says mere presence of police officers in schools ‘difficult for some students’

Three Vancouver trustees have drafted a motion that calls for the suspension of the school liaison officer program operated by the Vancouver Police Department and another that RCMP officers run in three schools in the University Endowment Lands.

My Sea to Sky
Example natural gas liquefaction plant, to convert natural gas into a liquefied state.

With unanimous votes, both West Vancouver and Gibsons councils have supported motions stating that they do not support an extension of the Environmental Assessment Certificate for Woodfibre LNG unless the extension includes a condition that Woodfibre LNG must meet the IPCC targets for its operation within the District of Squamish to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

They've joined Squamish and Bowen Island in holding Woodfibre LNG accountable for its local greenhouse gas emissions. Woot woot!

Eugene Kung - Staff Lawyer, Michael Bissonnette - Staff Lawyer
Chief Dalton Silver of Sumas First Nation speaking to media after the latest oil spill on their territory (Photo: Rueben George).
June 16, 2020  [Very interesting historical information about First Nations' territorial rights -- and lack thereof! Gene McGuckin]
ILWU Local 500
Posted on June 16, 2020

Longshore Will Observe Juneteenth

Work Will Stop for 8 Hours on Historic

In solidarity with ILWU International, there will be no work on the 8 AM shift of Friday, June 19, 2020 as we are supporting anti-racism – what this Union is founded on.

Black Lives Matter

This important march is at Jack Pool Plaza tomorrow  (4PM on June 19).


Carl Meyer
The Sumas Pump Station on the morning of June 13, 2020 showing the oil spill before cleanup. Trans Mountain photo

June 17th 2020

The chief of Sumas First Nation is calling for an independent investigation into the Trans Mountain pipeline, following an oil spill this past weekend near a significant burial ground for the community.

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan’s office says it is monitoring the situation closely and expects all companies to “adhere to the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship.”

Robert Tuttle
June 13, 2020

The Trans Mountain pipeline was shut after an oil spill was discovered at a pump station in British Columbia early Saturday.

KaiI Nagata
JUNE 4, 2020
Their next mission? Punch another pipeline through Indigenous lands

Canadians can shake our heads at police brutality in the United States, but the same tactics and equipment are used in our country, with alarming numbers of Black and Indigenous people hurt and killed.


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