British Columbia

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.

14/09/21
Author: 
Torrance Coste
Clay Nikiforuk

Sept. 9, 2021

A year after groundbreaking old-growth report, government inaction still drives conflict in B.C.

Every day in B.C., irreplaceable groves filled with the oldest trees in the country are cut down and lost forever. In the year since the province’s strategic review of old-growth management, we’ve seen many promises but very little change in the forest.

14/09/21
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
 Close to 1,000 old-growth activists at the Fairy Creek blockades have been arrested, making it the largest civil disobedience movement in Canada. Photo courtesy of Rainforest Flying Squad / Facebook

September 14th 2021

A slew of legal applications involving the contentious Fairy Creek old-growth blockades are moving forward in B.C. Supreme Court this week as the protest becomes one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in Canada.

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: 
Michelle Gamage
The Liberals pledge to cut carbon emissions — but they spent $4.5 billion to ensure a pipeline expansion went ahead. Photo via Trans Mountain.

If federal parties are serious about taking on climate change, they need to stop giving money to the oil and gas industry, according to two climate experts.

09/09/21
Author: 
Seth Klein
A helicopter drops a bucket of water on the Chuckegg Creek wildfire west of High Level, Alta., on May 25, 2019. Photo by Chris Schwarz, Government of Alberta / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

September 9th 2021

Why you should take Mark Jaccard’s platform ratings with a hunk of salt

If there is some good news in this election it is that, finally, every leader and party feels compelled to run on what they hope will be viewed as a credible climate plan, and each of the major parties appears to be presenting a somewhat stronger climate plan than just two years ago.

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