British Columbia

Emilee Gilpin
Indigenous leaders and activists occupy a fish farm on Swanson Island on Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Emilee Gilpin

How will newly elected B.C. politicians handle the escalating fish farm conflict?

Ian Bailey
Hayley Zachs, campaign associate of, holds a copy of a notice of civil enforcement and a federal court of appeal ruling delivered to their office by a bailiff notifying them of the seizure of assets relating to a $14,559.19 judgement owing to Enbridge.  DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sheriffs turned up at the downtown Vancouver offices of an environment group on Tuesday to seek about $14,000 in unpaid court costs on behalf of energy giant Enbridge Inc., but within hours, the company backed off.

Other environmental groups rallied around, formerly known as ForestEthics, on Tuesday with statements on social media and phone calls offering help. Enbridge did not explain the swift turnaround.



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October 17, 2017

Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario    K1A 0A6


Honourable Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia    V8V 1X4


Dear Ministers LeBlanc and Popham:


Larry Pynn
Use of snow fencing to discourage spawning at pipeline water crossings has resulted in a complaint against Trans Mountain fish biologist Calum Bonnington. PNG

A Fraser Valley-based conservation group has lodged a formal complaint with the College of Applied Biology over a Trans Mountain biologist’s role in the installation of matting to discourage salmon from spawning at stream sites where the company plans pipeline crossings.


Go to the Stand Facebook page for updates on attempts by Enbridge to have a sheriff to seize assets from the Stand office:

Andrew Nikiforuk

Marc Eliesen said project not needed, costs underestimated and consumers at risk.

Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning journalist who has been writing about the energy industry for two decades and is a contributing editor to The Tyee. Find his previous stories here.

Coast Protectors
October 2, 2017 Rally before the Federal Court of Appeals trial

The best chance to defeat Kinder Morgan by legal means just ended after a nine day trial in Vancouver’s Federal Court of Appeals.

On the first day of the trial, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip hosted a welcome rally, reminding the Kinder Morgan resistance that no matter what happens in the Federal Court of Appeals, we will do whatever it takes to stop Kinder Morgan.

Shannon Daub

We recently shared the results of investigative research conducted through the Corporate Mapping Project.

Mike Smyth

Columnist Mike Smyth writes about the building evidence against the Site C dam. Will the NDP pull the plug on the controversial project?

As the NDP government’s fast-tracked review of the Site C dam continues, bad news about the controversial megaproject is piling up on a near-daily basis.

Keith Fraser
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

A former manager with the Site C dam project has filed a wrongful dismissal lawsuit alleging he was fired after he raised concerns about safety in the workplace.

Kent Peyton said that in January he was hired to get construction of the Peace River dam on schedule and on budget and that he was responsible for all high-level decision-making related to the excavation process as well as being in charge of the health and safety of all workers.


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