British Columbia

Gillian Steward
United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney has promised, if elected premier of Alberta, to create a tax-payer funded war room to fight environmentalists who target the province’s oil production.  (JEFF MCINTOSH / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Oct. 30, 2018

Surely Jason Kenney, Alberta’s Conservative leader isn’t serious, surely he’s just joshing, when he talks about his latest ploy to promote Alberta oil.

Jameson Berkow

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Billions of dollars are lost to Canada’s hefty heavy oil price discount every year. But no matter how many new pipelines are built, the bleeding will never fully stop.

Stephen Hunt

A new report co-written by Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour and co-chair of Alberta's energy diversification advisory committee, suggests the province could reap an economic bonanza from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) export facility being developed in northern British Columbia.

McGowan spoke to David Gray about the report on the Calgary Eyeopener Tuesday. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

Q: Why is this such good news for Alberta?


The past year has seen intense political fighting between Alberta and British Columbia centred on pipeline development, the actions of protesters, and environmental issues more broadly. Given the importance of the issues involved, the authors re-examined the results of a survey of residents of Alberta and BC, conducted between February 9, 2017 and March 9, 2017 by the Population Research Laboratory at the University of Alberta.

Alaska Highway News
Main service bay pad and powerhouse buttress construction on the south bank, August 2018. Photo By BC HYDRO

OCTOBER 24, 2018

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed a bid by two Treaty 8 First Nations to halt work on the $10.7-billion Site C dam, according to reports.

Global TV journalist Keith Baldrey broke the news via Twitter on Wednesday, saying the court has dismissed an injunction being sought by West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations.

Perrin Grauer and Ainslie Cruickshank
Trans Mountain terminal Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Indigenous leaders, environmentalists and federal members of Parliament say the National Energy Board is repeating the same flawed process that resulted in its approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion being rejected by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Speaking in Vancouver on Tuesday, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, said the Trans Mountain project has been “a real stinker from the very beginning.”

Canadan Press

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is proposing Ottawa get into the crude-by-rail business — at least temporarily — so that producers in her province can get a better price for their oil. 

“We are in the midst of putting together a specific business case that we'll be taking to the federal government late this week, early next week, where we lay out the specific costs,'' Notley said Monday following a meeting with energy industry leaders in Calgary.

Karen Ogen-Toews
Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar, front left, LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz, front right, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, back right, applaud after a final investment declaration was signed by LNG Canada joint venture participants to build an LNG export facility in Kitimat, during a news conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Editor: This article shows the need for a change in the way people survive and find satisfaction in their lives.  At the very least governments should be encouraging jobs in producing alternative/sustainable energy.  The article shows a misunderstanding of the effects of fracked gas which is a greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change. The damaging effects of fracking, pipeline building and ultimate burning of the gas on the environment and climate are overlooked.)

Ben Parfittt

Oct 22, 2018 - 

In a decision without precedent in its 25 years of existence, British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has told Progress Energy that two massive unauthorized dams that it built will not have to undergo environmental assessments.

Seth Klein

Octt 19, 2018 - During these weeks leading up to the electoral reform referendum, I’ve been giving a lot of talks, making the case for switching to a system of proportional representation (pro rep). Invariably, during Q&A, I get asked how I personally plan to rank the three reform options on the ballot’s second question.

But until now, I’ve resisted publicly answering this question; how one ranks the reform options is a personal choice.



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