Theresa McManus
Dr. Tim Takaro took to a tree along the route of the Trans Mountain pipeline this summer to protest the project.File

Dec. 18, 2020

Pipeline opponents have filed court documents aimed at halting the project.

New Westminster city council stands behind efforts to halt construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Council issued a statement Dec. 18 regarding its opposition to the pipeline expansion project and its support for a recent court application by land defenders, who are hoping to stop the pipeline project. Council is concerned about its proximity to the sensitive riparian area of the Brunette River.

Sharon J. Riley
A new report confirms what communities close to the Alberta oilsands have long suspected: tailings ponds are leaking and toxic fluids are making their way into groundwater and tributaries of the Athabasca River. Photo: Todd Korol / Cavan Images

Dec 14, 2020

A years-long international investigation has found ‘scientifically valid evidence’ the massive pits that store toxic waste in the oilsands are leaking, leaving Albertans wondering who’s going to clean them up

There are more than a trillion litres of toxic oilsands waste stored in tailings ponds near Alberta’s Athabasca River — and they’re leaking.

Marc Lee and Seth Klein
Will Canada say Yes to a Clean Energy Economy? arindambanerjee / Shutterstock 4

Resource development has long been central to BC’s economy. But commodity prices swing, industries consolidate and patterns of demand change over time. When they do, resource industry workers are often left holding the bag.

David Climenhaga
Sunset over an oilfield (Photo: Arne Hückelheim, Creative Commons).

Dec. 17, 2020

Word about solid-state batteries out of Toyota City last week created a buzz in the automotive press and got some headlines on social media, but I doubt very many people out here in Wild Rose Country paid much attention. 

They probably should’ve.

David Thurton

Dec 17, 2020


Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Kamloops, B.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

The Energy Mix
Salmon - Wilson Hui/Flickr

Another example of governments’ “new denialism”: make green promises and mouth/legislate commitments to reconciliation with First Nations, but just keep on trampling both in the service of fossil fuel industry profits.

  • Gene McGuckin

Dec. 11, 2020

Carl Meyer
The federal government says it is not its intention to maintain ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline system for longer than it takes to complete the expansion project. Photo by TMX / Facebook

December 9th 2020

Canada’s parliamentary budget officer has provoked a fresh round of suspicion about the long-term profitability of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline and expansion project.

Andrew Leach

Dec. 4, 2020

Forty billion dollars. According to Alberta’s fiscal update last week, that’s the huge sum by which oil and gas investment in the province is expected to plummet, from what was predicted as recently as in the February budget.


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