British Columbia

03/04/18
Author: 
Peter Ewart
a wetland with abundant green grasses, broad leaf plants and young tree

March 31, 2018

The images are alarming.  In photo #1 — a wetland with abundant green grasses, broad leaf plants and young trees, an ideal habitat for insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals.  In photo #2 — the same wetland gripped by a grey death after being sprayed from helicopters with the herbicide glyphosate.  Most of the vegetation (except for a few coniferous trees) is now dead and the insects and other animals gone.

30/03/18
Author: 
Emma Gilchrist
Illustration: Carol Linnitt with imagery from Richard Elzey via Flickr

[Editor: This is a great article! A must read.]

 

March 29, 2018
 
On a certain level, Vivian Krause and her cadre are right when they accuse Canadian non-profits of taking foreign money. American philanthropists do give money to Canadian non-profits.

There’s just one thing: it’s neither surprising nor clandestine.

29/03/18
Author: 
Sophie Woodrooffe / Staff Writer
A woman protests in front of the TD Bank in Sechelt. Demonstrators demanded that the bank divest from the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. - SOPHIE WOODROOFFE PHOTO

Two dozen protesters waved signs emblazoned with Rich Uncle Pennybags and chanted anti-Kinder Morgan slogans outside TD Bank in Sechelt as part of a weekend bank protest blitz involving nine TD Banks in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

“We are regular people who want a green environment for our children, our grandchildren,” said Bozena Whibbs, who co-organized the Sechelt event with her husband, Fred Whibbs.

28/03/18
Author: 
Dylan Waisman
Photo of people in Burnaby protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion on March 24, 2018. Photo by Trevor Mack

The City of Burnaby is taking its fight with Kinder Morgan over municipal bylaws up to the Supreme Court of Canada. The announcement comes on the heels of the Federal Court of Appeal's refusal on Monday to hear the City of Burnaby’s appeal, leaving the Supreme Court as Burnaby’s last option to enforce its bylaws.

28/03/18
Author: 
National Observer

Indigenous Watch House guardian Will George called for a pause in blockades and a "week of ceremony" after 172 people were arrested over the past week blockading Kinder Morgan's pipeline terminal in Burnaby B.C.. George made the announcement on Saturday when 57 people were arrested in a single day blocking the gates to the Texas-based company's tank farm.

28/03/18
Author: 
Tom Walker

 

March 23. 2018 -  "What makes one poor is not the lack of means. The poor person, sociologically speaking, is the individual who receives assistance because of the lack of means." – Georg Simmel

 “A tight labor market is important for all workers, but especially for historically disadvantaged groups." – Janelle Jones, Economic Policy Institute

Executive Summary

Forty percent of the 678,000 British Columbians living below the poverty line are working adults. This submission focuses on the reduction of poverty among employed adults.

26/03/18
Author: 
CTVNews.ca Staff

March 26, 2018 

The proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has passed one legal hurdle but still faces another.

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against the B.C. government’s bid to appeal a National Energy Board ruling allowing Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction. The NEB had ruled in December that the energy giant does not have to abide by the City of Burnaby’s zoning and tree-cutting guidelines because the federal scope and jurisdiction of the project supersede local bylaws.

26/03/18

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