British Columbia

John Woodside
The cost of the Trans Mountain expansion project continues to soar, but by how much exactly is still not clear, according to a new report from West Coast Environmental Law. Photo via TMX / Facebook

September 9th 2021

The costs of the Trans Mountain expansion project continue to soar, but with the company behind it increasingly opaque since Ottawa bought the pipeline, it’s difficult to say by how much, according to a new report from West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL).

BROKE (Burnaby Residents Opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion)
Please spread the word and come when you can. Bring water, canned fruit. It appears the plan might be to starve out the tree-sitters. Lots of security on site and, since yesterday, lots of fencing erected around the trees where the tree-sit platforms are.
            Gene McGuckin

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Date: Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 11:19 PM
Subject: Treesit under attack

Joshua Berson
Megan Lawrence is an ambulance paramedic in Vancouver. All photos by Joshua Berson.

Sept. 6, 2021

They feed us, rescue us, lend a needed touch. They make our lives possible. A photo essay.

During this pandemic, people crucial to the core functioning of our society masked-up, sanitized and risked their family’s health to do their jobs. Today The Tyee salutes all the workers who’ve kept us going.

Grand Chief Stewart Philip, Hannah Askew, Tzeporah Berman, Andrew Gage and Khelsilem
Time to reroute our plans. Fire near the Coquihalla Highway on Aug. 15, 2021. Photo by BC Ministry of Transportation.

Sept. 6, 2021

The time has come for a major reboot of the CleanBC goals.

As we come to the end of what has been a devastating summer for many British Columbians — marked by the June heat dome event and the loss of nearly 600 people, hundreds of wildfires leading to people losing their homes, days of smoke, thousands of evacuations — the time has come for a major reboot of CleanBC, the province’s climate plan.

Charlie Smith
Vancouver Granville NDP candidate Anjali Appadurai and Vancouver Quadra Green candidate Devyani Singh would each bring a deep understanding of climate issues, as well as tremendous passion for action, to Ottawa.

August 21st, 2021 

If you're reading this article, it's because you're interested in federal politics. I'm guessing that the headline captured your attention.

I'll elaborate on this headline deeper in the piece. But first, I'm going to set the table with a quick synopsis of the contradiction between Canada's energy policy and climate policy.

Russ Francis
Out of control: A growing area of high-hazard clearcuts and plantations are fuelling BC's raging forest infernos

WHILE FAMILY AND FRIENDS of the 569 British Columbians who died in June as a direct result of runaway global heating were still grieving, the provincial government was quietly approving the initial project plan for another huge fossil fuel facility. 

John Woodside
The Fairy Creek protests over old-growth logging on Vancouver Island are quickly becoming the face of a much broader conflict between environmental goals and economic forces. Photo by @arvinoutside via Fairy Creek Blockade / Facebook

August 31st 2021

As Canada approaches the halfway point in the federal election, the Fairy Creek protests over old-growth logging on Vancouver Island are quickly becoming the face of a much broader conflict between environmental goals and economic forces.

The protests at Fairy Creek are on track to become the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history, surpassing the Clayoquot protests, sometimes called the War in the Woods.

Andrew Nikiforuk
Photo of a French tuberculosis ‘preventorium.’ We’re doing less to protect children from COVID-19. Photo: The Casas-Rodríguez Postcard Collection, Creative Commons licensed.

Aug. 30, 2021

Politicians are ignoring the threat, especially to our children. Citizens have to step up and do what our leaders won’t.

When governments play with viral fires, it is ordinary citizens, including our unvaccinated children, that get burned.

And so the fourth wave has arrived in our midst like some crazed arsonist in a dry forest under a heat dome.


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