British Columbia

The Canadian Press

Feb 24, 2021

Filings come days after Indigenous youth in Vancouver blocked entrances of companies

Work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project being done by workers with the SA Energy Group in this undated photo. (Trans Mountain)

Brent Richter
Crews from Western Canada Marine Response Corp. contain a fuel spill on Burrard Inlet, Monday (Feb. 22).Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Feb. 22, 2021

Western Canada Marine Response deploys boom around tanker

Crews have cleaned up a small a bunker oil spill on Burrard Inlet.

Published by Brent Patterson
Still from Braided Warriors video.

February 20, 2021

Braided Warriors were attacked by the police on Friday February 19 in the lobby of the Vancouver branch of AIG Canada, a transnational finance and insurance company that is insuring the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline in violation of Indigenous rights.

About half of the 1,150 kilometre-long pipeline is set to cross unceded Secwepemc territory without their free, prior and informed consent.

Darron Kloster
Protesters have been preventing Teal Jones’ road building and logging crews from accessing its cut block on Tree Forest License 46 at various access points for nearly seven months. RAINFOREST FLYING SQUAD

Feb. 20, 2021

Teal Jones has filed an application with the Supreme Court of British Columbia for an injunction to remove blockades at Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew and other areas of its logging operations on the South Island.

Watershed Watch
Salmon - Wilson Hui/Flickr
February 11th, 2021

(A recap of DFO’s annual State of the Salmon assessment)

Many factors contribute to the decline of wild salmon in B.C. Habitat destruction, harvest, and bad aquaculture practices are all negative impacts, but the effect global warming has on salmon populations will be widespread, long-lasting and irreversible without urgent action. 

Glen Korstrom
The Hilton hotel in Burnaby. Hilton photo

The existing contract says employees lose seniority rights after being laid off for a period of 12 months. The hotel (and other lower mainland hotels) have the ability to extend that period voluntarily in the face of the pandemic, but have elected not to do so, probably selectively firing strong union members.

Gene McGuckin

Feb. 13, 2021

Vote was 97% in favour of a strike

A strike is one step close for a group of Burnaby hotel workers.

Indigenous Leaders
First Nations design on bridge

As we reach the one year anniversary of the brutal raids on Wet'suwet'en territory and the wave of incredible action across Turtle Island, the struggle continues despite the challenges of COVID-19. 

Carl Meyer
Clockwise from top left: SFU professor Tim Takaro, his treehouse protest site along the TMX route in Burnaby and a sign put up warning of an injunction order in effect. Twitter / Facebook / Protect the Planet Stop TMX

February 10th 2021

A Vancouver-area public health physician is challenging the Trans Mountain pipeline in court after his protest site along the expansion route was demolished so trees could be cut down.


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