British Columbia

11/01/18
Author: 
David P. Ball
JENNIFER GAUTHIER / METRO Order this photo  RCMP Division Liaison Team member Sgt. Dave Smith attempts to negotiate with a protester who identified herself as Yuni Urchin, who refused to descend from the roof of an illegally parked camper outside the Kinder Morgan tank farm on Burnaby Mountain on Jan. 10, 2018.

An anti-pipeline protester refused to get off the roof of an illegally parked camper Wednesday afternoon on Burnaby Mountain, preventing the city from towing it away from near Kinder Morgan's oil tank farm.

Members of Burnaby RCMP detachment unsuccessfully attempted to talk her down, warning police could return to arrest her, potentially leading to a judge banning her from the area altogether.

09/01/18
http://ecosocialistsvancouver.org/city-site-struggle-jan-25-forum

What needs to be done in different areas of struggle to win a more livable, socially just, and environmentally harmonized future?

How can different struggles in the city which all confront the same forces of greed and oppression be linked together?

Speakers with anti-capitalist or socialist perspectives who are active in different struggles in the city were invited to address these and other issues.

08/01/18
Author: 
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says B.C. chiefs are ready to take on what he calls Battleground 2018.

“As the days start to grow longer, there remains a smouldering, undiminished sense of determination, inspiration and hope in our hearts as we approach Battleground 2018,” wrote Phillip in a New Year’s Day statement issued Monday.

Related: Battle against Kinder Morgan far from over, say First Nations

07/01/18
Author: 
Burnaby Now

Kinder Morgan has been denied its request to start construction on a tunnel through Burnaby Mountain, the National Energy Board announced on December 22. 

As part of its $7.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion project, Kinder Morgan wants to connect its Burnaby Terminal and Westridge Marine Terminal with a tunnel. The company has said it went with the tunnel option in order to avoid going through residential neighbourhoods.

07/01/18
Author: 
Laurie Hamelin

Molina Dawson and Karissa Glendale are vowing to continue their fight against the fish farm industry despite a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling that granted injunctions to two companies against them.

The province’s highest court has granted Marine Harvest Canada and Cermaq Canada injunctions at four different salmon farms north of Vancouver Island.

This means Dawson, Glendale and a number of other First Nation protestors must stay away or face being arrested.

But they say the injunctions won’t stop them.

06/01/18
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

Six ways citizens can sway the government to reverse a disastrous decision.

18/12/17
Author: 
Sarah Cox
Premier John Horgan announces his government's plans to proceed with the Site C dam, December 11, 2017. Photo: Province of B.C. via Flick

The NDP government’s arithmetic on Site C cancellation costs is “deeply flawed,” has “no logic at all,” and is “appalling,” according to three project financing experts.  

18/12/17
Author: 
Justine Hunter
Work on the Site C dam in British Columbia - File

 

Work on the Site C dam in British Columbia - FILE

DECEMBER 17, 2017

In the month of October, with almost 2,000 people working to build the Site C dam, a total of 18 apprentices were getting on-the-job trades training on the construction site of British Columbia's most expensive public-infrastructure project in history.

"That's pathetic," Premier John Horgan said in an interview.

18/12/17
Author: 
Gurpreet Singh

A day after B.C.'s ruling New Democrats and their allies in labour groups made statements to mark the UN’s International Human Rights Day on December 10, the Indigenous peoples of the province were given a rude shock with the announcement of the provincial government’s green light for the controversial Site C dam project.

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