Alberta

21/09/21
Author: 
Candice Bernd
Members of Teamsters Locals 987 and 362 protest outside an Amazon fulfillment center in Alberta, Canada, on July 14, 2021, after meeting with Amazon workers across the country to discuss working conditions and union organizing. COURTESY: TEAMSTERS CANADA

September 19, 2021

The struggle to unionize Amazon is shifting to Canada, where workers in Alberta could soon be the first to unionize an Amazon warehouse in North America. Workers at the “YEG1” facility in Nisku, Alberta, just outside Edmonton, filed for a union election on Monday, September 13. The election could be held in mere weeks, once the Alberta Labour Relations Board approves the application.

20/09/21
Author: 
Andrea Arnold

Sept. 1, 2021

Mayor Owen Torgerson called the August 24, 2021 Valemount Council meeting to order.

19/09/21
Author: 
Vijay Tupper
On the campaign trail, Jagmeet Singh has promised to end fossil fuel subsidies and has said he opposes Trans Mountain — but has refused to commit to cancelling it if he is elected. File photo by Alex Tétreault

Sept. 19, 2021

I’m a 16-year-old high school student in Burnaby, B.C. In 2019, I joined the youth climate strikes that brought a million Canadians out into the streets shortly before the last federal election.

Now, voters are headed to the polls again as many parts of the country are still reeling from a summer filled with wildfires, droughts, and deadly heat waves. Disasters like these are going to shape my future — so my generation and I are looking for leaders who have the courage to do what it takes to face the climate emergency.

16/09/21
Author: 
Protect the Planet Stop TMX
Stop TMX Treesit

Dear friends,

 

We need YOUR help with direct support of the treesits that are blocking TMX. Non-Arrestable OR Arrestable - you decide. Both are crucial.

 

14/09/21
Author: 
University of Victoria
Benjamin Tutolo of the Solid Carbon team measuring the pH of water in his laboratory, University of Calgary. Solid Carbon is led by Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of UVic. Credit: Qin Zhang

[Editors: We don't think ecosocialists should be ignorant of the tech schemes under experimentation but we do need to maintain a sharply critical attitude.  

This sounds a lot like carbon sequestration on land - who really knows if it will stay down there, and there is evidence in some cases it does not!

Another obvious question is how much energy would have to be expended to put it down there?

14/09/21
Author: 
Chen Zhou
Stop TMX sign - Chen Zhou

Sept. 10, 2021

Even the NDP refuses to commit to killing the $16-billion, publicly funded pipeline expansion

The overpass trembled as cars sped past, and the noise of the traffic roared as several protestors stood on the sidewalk with “STOP TMX” banners. They waved them at passing vehicles, and those on the Trans-Canada Highway beneath them.

10/09/21
Author: 
Chris Campbell
Tree sitters aiming to block the Trans Mountain pipeline route in a Burnaby forest say they are “under siege” after contractors erected blue fencing around their protest site on Tuesday.@Honu139/Twitter

Sept. 8 2021

Tree sitters aiming to block the Trans Mountain pipeline route in a Burnaby forest say they are “under siege” after contractors erected blue fencing around their protest site on Tuesday.

*This story has been updated with a response from Trans Mountain and events that took place on Wednesday morning.

Tree sitters aiming to block the Trans Mountain pipeline route in a Burnaby forest say they are “under siege” after contractors erected blue fencing around their protest site on Tuesday.

10/09/21
Author: 
 Sonali Kolhatkar
Stop Line 3

 September 10, 2021 

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall off the coast of Louisiana, triggering a slow-moving disaster as floodwaters breached the levees around New Orleans. Nearly 2,000 people were killed over several weeks, hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed, and the city was left in ruins. Environmental scientists warned that Katrina was a taste of what was in store for the Gulf Coast region if climate change continued unchecked.

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