Urban

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.

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.

08/12/17
Author: 
Mike De Souza
Indigenous protesters drum up support in their battle against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion pipeline in Vancouver, B.C. on Tues. Nov. 29, 2016. Photo by Roger Pimenta

Canada's energy regulator says Texas energy giant Kinder Morgan doesn't have to follow all the rules of a city at the end of the route of its major west coast pipeline expansion project.

07/12/17
Author: 
Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE)

December 7, 2017, BURNABY, BC.

Media Release – Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE)

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How many calls will save us from a Kinder Morgan tank farm explosion?

 

30/10/17
Author: 
Nia Williams and Ethan Lou
Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project's oil storage tank farm is seen in Burnaby, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

OCTOBER 27, 2017

The city of Burnaby, British Columbia, accused Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd of disrespecting municipal regulations on Friday, after the company appealed to Canada's energy regulator for approval to start work on its Trans Mountain oil pipeline.

The company, a unit of Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc , on Thursday asked the National Energy Board for approval to start some construction work in Burnaby as it has been unable to obtain the necessary permits from the city.

14/09/17
Author: 
Eric Doherty

Last year something shocking happened in Seattle — people voted to paint “Bus Lane” along seven major arterials, onto what was space for parking and driving cars. And there was not much of a fuss.

A decade ago, this would have been seen as a wildly radical move and pundits across the continent would have set their hairpieces on fire. But now, gradually re-allocating road space from general purpose and parking use to exclusive 24/7 public transit lanes is becoming normal in many cities — even in the United States.

24/08/17
Author: 
Arie Ross

AUGUST 2, 2017

Why did the BC Liberals prioritize a project that could harm local communities, the Fraser River and farmland?

On the 601 bus to my hometown of Tsawwassen, I watch as bulldozers uproot the evergreens adjacent to the farmland along Highway 99, making way for a costly ten lane bridge built in the interests of industry. I imagine dredgers forcing themselves on the river bed, scraping at the sediment and defiling the critical salmon habitat.

31/07/17
Author: 
Eric Doherty

When Dave Barrett led the NDP to victory and became premier in September 1972, Vancouver was in the midst of a freeway revolt. East Vancouver and Chinatown residents had united against the planned downtown freeway and third crossing to the North Shore.

10/07/17
Author: 
Sarah van Gelder
"Instead of privatizing city services, as some policymakers have long advocated, a new report shows that public ownership gives cities and towns the best shot at meeting renewable energy and efficiency targets," Sarah van Gelder writes. (Photo: moonjazz/Flickr/cc)

A new report finds public ownership is the best way for cities and towns to meet renewable energy and efficiency targets

Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of the Paris climate accord in defiance of President Trump’s decision to back out. But how can they, realistically, when the national government is questioning climate science and promoting coal, fracking, and pipelines?

13/06/17
Author: 
WWF-Canada

Widespread disturbances dispel the notion of a nation of pristine waters

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