British Columbia

31/05/17
Author: 
Katya Slepian

First nation had rejected proposal earlier this year

May 23rd

There are no plans to construct an oil terminal anywhere on Tsawwassen First Nation lands, according to Chief Bryce Williams.

In an emailed statement, he said the first nation’s executive council had “immediately” rejected a “preliminary and unsolicited” proposal presented as a project that could potentially be backed by Chinese resource firm Sinoenergy earlier in 2017.

31/05/17
Author: 
Mike Hager

An NDP government in B.C. could stop the Ottawa-backed expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion by bogging the controversial project down in the courts until it is too costly for the company or politically risky for the federal Liberal government, experts say.

30/05/17
Author: 
Jeff Lewis

Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s shares tumbled in the company’s public debut as new risks threatened to stall a major pipeline expansion to Canada’s West Coast.

Houston-based Kinder Morgan, which aims to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline, raised $1.75-billion in the biggest initial public offering in the energy sector in more than two years.

But shares in the company’s Canadian unit immediately fell on Tuesday as investors weighed possible impacts of a minority government led by British Columbia’s New Democratic Party on the $7.4-billion expansion.

30/05/17
Author: 
Wilderness Committee

May 30, 2017 — As Kinder Morgan looks to crowdfund its ill-conceived pipeline, the Wilderness Committee is launching a live map so British Columbians can stay up-to-date if the shovels ever do hit the dirt.

29/05/17
Author: 
Cara McKenna
CARA MCKENNA/METRO  People demonstrate against the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Burnaby on Sunday, May 28, 2017 following a four-day march from Victoria to the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby.

Four-day walk against Trans Mountain expansion finishes in Burnaby.

Several hundred people rallied at the gates of Kinder Morgan’s terminal in Burnaby on Sunday at the conclusion of four-day walk against fossil fuel expansion.

Some of the marchers, including federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, embarked on a full 75-km journey from Victoria, while others joined at various stops along the way.

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.

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