British Columbia

Julie MacLellan
Members of the B.C. Women's Alliance (and their children) in New Westminster hung a banner in Victoria Hill as part of the group's campaign for a guaranteed livable income.contributed

May 4, 2021

Banner in Victoria Hill was part of a provincewide campaign to raise awareness of the need for economic justice as we emerge from the pandemic

Women in New Westminster are adding their voices to a B.C.-wide call for a guaranteed livable income.

Theresa McManus
Tenants descended on New Westminster City Hall in February 2019 to support the city's plan to take action to prevent renovictions.Record/File

May 3, 2021

Tenants praised city's efforts to tackle renoviction

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a City of New Westminster bylaw aimed at deterring renovictions.

Staff Reporter
Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement, occupies the Granville Bridge in Vancouver, BC, May 2, 2021. PHOTO BY ARLEN REDEKOP /PNG

May 02, 2021

The arrests were made after activists refused to leave the bridge on Sunday afternoon

Eight people have been arrested after a group of environmental protesters shut down the Granville Bridge Sunday, one day after the same band of activists disrupted traffic by occupying one of the city’s busiest intersections.

Nicole Oud
Construction at the Site C dam job site in northern B.C. has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic as it's considered an essential service. (Site C Clean Energy Project)

"Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kim said they are looking at ways to mass vaccinate the rest of the project's workers as quickly as possible."

Apr 29, 2021

Northern Health says work at the dam construction site in northeast B.C. can continue

Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak among workers at BC Hydro's Site C dam project in northeast B.C. 

Thirty-four lab-confirmed cases have been identified. Of those, 13 are active, and 100 workers are isolating at home or on site. 

Andrew MacLeod and Amanda Follett Hosgood
More than 40 cases of COVID-19 have been reported at the Site C dam site since the start of March, and the number of cases has increased in recent weeks, says BC Hydro. Photo via BC Hydro.

29 Apr 2021

Thirty-four people have tested positive at the site in five separate case clusters.

Construction is continuing on the Site C dam despite the Northern Health Authority declaring a COVID-19 outbreak among people working on the project.

“The declaration follows evidence of COVID-19 transmission among employees working primarily on civil works and excavation for the project,” the authority announced Thursday.

Rochelle Baker
B.C. Premier John Horgan tours the LNG Canada Kitimat site, a project critics say will sabotage provincial emissions targets. Photo by B.C. government

April 29th 2021

The same week Canada and countries around the world committed to even more ambitious emissions targets, B.C. delivered a budget with lacklustre commitment to climate change and the environment, critics say.

Insure Our Future
Oil pipes

Coalition Denounces Decision, Pledges to Ramp Up Pressure on Remaining Insurers to Cut Ties with Trans Mountain

Chris Campbell
This photo shows workers creating a tunnel.Trans Mountain

Apr. 27, 2021

TMX says it will last 200 days

A project that will dig and complete a 2.6-kilometre tunnel connecting Burnaby Terminal to Westridge Marine Terminal is “quickly approaching,” according to a new post by Trans Mountain put up on Earth Day.

“We're quickly approaching a significant Expansion Project milestone – the start of tunnel boring for the Burnaby Mountain Tunnel,” reads the post that includes a video (posted below) demonstrating how the project will take place.


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