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Jeff McMahon
Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) ASSOCIATED PRESS
 Feb 24, 2020

Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) ASSOCIATED PRESS

In a book out tomorrow, the woman who led the negotiations for the Paris Agreement calls for civil disobedience to force institutions to respond to the climate crisis.

“It’s time to participate in non-violent political movements wherever possible,” Christiana Figueres writes in “The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis,” which will be released tomorrow by Knopf.

Sarah Rieger
Teck Resources' zinc and lead smelting and refining complex is pictured in Trail, B.C. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Feb 23, 2020

Announcement came hours after Alberta announced it struck deal with First Nations over project

Vancouver-based Teck Resources has withdrawn its application to build a massive oilsands project in northern Alberta.

The federal government was slated to make a decision on whether or not to approve the $20.6-billion, 260,000-barrel-per-day Frontier project next week.

Sources close to the project confirmed to CBC News the application was withdrawn.

Ethan Cox
Wet’suwet’en territory and bridge - Jerome Turner
FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territory could be delayed by several months

Coastal GasLink’s final Technical Data Report for a pipeline the company plans to build through unceded Wet’suwet’en territory has been rejected by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. As a result, work on the pipeline in the area of the Unist’ot’en Healing Centre may be delayed.

John Coetzee, Alice Munro, Muhammad Yunus, Elfriede Jelinek and others
‘There is no room for expansion of the fossil fuel sector. There is no room for the Teck Frontier tar sands mine.’ Photograph: Patrick Doyle/Reuters

21 Feb 2020

All new projects that enable fossil fuel growth are an affront to our state of climate emergency. It is a disgrace Canada is considering them

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland,

Jesse Winter
Wet’suwet’en supporters in East Vancouver demanding the RCMP leave the nation’s traditional territory. February 19, 2020.  Photograph by Jesse Winter

February 20th 2020

“Hands off Wet’suwet’en! Hands off Wet’suwet’en!”

As the western sun sank into the Pacific, hundreds of voices echoed around the transit station at Commercial Drive and Broadway in Vancouver.

Hundreds of people again blocked a key intersection in this West Coast city, snarling rush-hour traffic and closing out the 13th straight day of nationwide solidarity actions in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their traditional territory.

Vancouver And District Labour Council
FEBRUARY 18, 2020


The following statement was adopted at the February 18, 2020, regular meeting. 

The Vancouver and District Labour Council is alarmed by the ongoing conflict taking place on the Wet’suwet’en territory. While the recent discussions between the Provincial Government and the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs was a hopeful development, it unfortunately did not lead to a resolve of the dispute.

Brent Patterson
Molly Wickham - Sleydo’
December 23, 2019

The Wet’suwet’en Nation is opposed to a fracked gas pipeline crossing their territory in British Columbia without their free, prior and informed consent.

To assert their sovereignty over their territory and stop surveying and construction activities related to the pipeline, the Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation established two checkpoints on key roadways on their lands.


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