British Columbia

Brent Patterson
Photos: Prime Minister Trudeau addresses the United Nations in September 2016, the RCMP raid Wet’suwet’en territory in January 2019.


If the Canadian government continues to enable the criminalization of Indigenous land defenders opposed to fossil fuel megaprojects, it will continue to miss the carbon emission reduction targets it has pledged at United Nations climate summits.

Cloe Logan

October 25th 2021

Thousands of dormant well sites dot the landscape of British Columbia, and new rules make some in the province concerned oil and gas companies will delay cleaning them up.

First Nations leaders


Dannielle Piper
Vancouver Skyline (Christer Waara/CBC)
Oct 21, 2021
As all eyes turn to COP 26 in Glasgow, we hear the case for cities to get more money and power as they find themselves on the frontlines of climate change. 36:23 listen here

Given that the majority of the global population lives in urban centres, cities are responsible for organizing many of the activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, such as public transportation, land use planning and construction.

Robert A. Hackett
BC NDP Premier John Horgan on the campaign trail last year. His political history showed him environmental policy is ‘all about cutting deals, not pursuing ideals,’ concludes one veteran journalist. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press.

The daunting tale retold of social democrats' dilemma--whether to keep trying to reform what two centuries of evidence shows cannot be reformed or to recognize that the task is to replace the global capitalist socio-economic system before it's too late! And no, I don't think that's going to be simple, which reinforces the urgency. The various scientific deadlines for effective, collective action to counter climate disruption impacts (and other systemic crises) mean we are limited to a half-dozen more electoral cycles.....give or take...

        -- Gene McGuckin

Rochelle Baker
Southern resident killer whale Scarlet, or J50, in 2018 displaying "peanut-head" — a head shape indicating the loss of blubber and poor body condition. Photo by Katy Foster / NOAA Fisheries

October 13th 2021

The widespread belief endangered killer whales are starving to death due to a lack of chinook salmon in southern B.C. waters in the summer may be incorrect, a new study suggests.

XR Vancouver Outreach Team

#rebelforlife on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations



Amanda Follett Hosgood
A roadblock preventing Coastal GasLink from accessing a site where it plans to drill under the Morice River, or Wedzin Kwa to the Wet’suwet’en. RCMP have visited the site several times since the camp was created on Sept. 24, making two arrests. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

4 Oct 2021

On the scene where Coastal GasLink’s plan to install pipe under the river bed has been halted for 11 days.

At the turnoff, four workers with Coastal GasLink security gather in orange and yellow vests, their voices edged with frustration as they talk above four idling pickup trucks that release a haze of exhaust into the early morning light.

Another pickup faces off against the group, blocking access to the rough and muddy spur road that leads to the pipeline worksite.

Theresa McManus
New Westminster is the latest city to oppose a proposed expansion at the Tilbury LNG plant in Delta. Contributed

Oct. 5, 2021

New Westminster is the latest community to oppose the proposed expansion of the Tilbury liquefied natural gas plant in Delta.

At Monday’s meeting, representatives from the Council of Canadians and the Wilderness Committee urged New West to follow the lead of Vancouver, Richmond and Port Moody, which have voiced their opposition to FortisBC’s plan to expand its Tilbury LNG plant on the Fraser River.


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