British Columbia

29/07/19
Author: 
David Thurton

Jul 28, 2019

$3M will go to Crown corp's executives and $2.48M to employees in 2021

Months before the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was approved a second time, the leadership of the new government-owned pipeline company approved $5 million in future bonuses for top executives and employees to keep them onboard.

26/07/19
Author: 
Susan Marta Robertson Smyth
Arrest at tank farm

RE : Statement presented to the Honourable Justice Kenneth Afflek regarding my arrest on April 12th, 2018 for the alleged breach of the Order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia made for Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC.Your Honour I would like to begin with respectfully acknowledging that we are on unceded Tsleil-Watuth, Squamish, Musqueam and Stolo territories.

 

I am truly grateful for the opportunity our Canadian Justice system provides for me and all Coast Protectors to tell our stories .

 

21/07/19
Author: 
Nelson Bennett

 July 18, 2019

Financing costs total $87 million in first seven months of government ownership

The Trans Mountain pipeline posted a $36 million net loss for the federal government in the first seven months that it owned the pipeline, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

A big chunk of that loss is attributable to $87 million in financing – i.e. interest on the debt the government incurred to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada (TSX:KML).

16/07/19
Author: 
David Gordon Koch
Catch and release cutthroat trout. Photo by Don Daniels

Jul. 10, 2019

Streamflows remain low despite rainfall

Despite rainy weather, ongoing drought conditions on the North Island may reduce trout and coho numbers as low streamflows leave fish stranded and higher water temperatures snuff out insects that provide them with food.

“It is fairly unusual for the North Island to be this dry,” said Jaroslaw Szczot, senior aquatic ecologist with the provincial Ministry of Forests. “I think the fires last year proved that.”

06/07/19
Author: 
Don Pittis

Global investment of more than $1 trillion in planned LNG plants at risk

Employees work next to tanks for liquefied natural gas at a factory in Xian, China in June. China is a prime customer in a worldwide LNG expansion. (Reuters)
06/07/19
Author: 
John McMurtry
Tar Sands Protest

July 5, 2019 

Big Lies and Ecocide in Canada

As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few people joining the dots. For example, no media has been reporting that China’s growing dispute with Canada is based on Canada’s enforcement of the Trump administration’s unilateral embargo against Iran. This is what politicians called ‘the rule of law’. In fact, it is assisting the US takedown of China’s superior IT competition – Huawei – for not obeying the illegal US embargo.

06/07/19
Author: 
BC Civil Liberties Association
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: Spying on Protestors - Press Conference Announcing Release of Secret Documents from CSIS Spying Complaint
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:00:22 +0000
From: BC Civil Liberties Association <info@bccla.org>
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04/07/19
Author: 
Dr. Tim K. Takaro

File OF‐Fac‐Oil‐T260‐2013‐03 60          July 4, 2019

Submitting Comment on:  A.  Condition compliance            B. Detailed route approval 

Title: Health Officers’ Council of BC calls health impacts assessment inadequate

01/07/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox

 

Province avoids investigation of human health impacts of fracking, despite independent scientific review warning of unknown risks to air and water

The B.C. government has quietly released its response to an independent scientific panel’s report on hydraulic fracturing as it ushers in a fracking boom to supply the LNG Canada project with unconventional gas.

29/06/19
Author: 
Eugene Kung

June 27, 2019 

The federal government’s skewed view of Indigenous consent, and its apparent conflict of interest on the pipeline, could pose a legal problem.

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