British Columbia

11/05/22
Author: 
Davide Mastracci
Photo via Sean Marshall on Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

May 11, 2022

A fare evasion ticket is significantly more expensive than a parking ticket in major cities throughout the country.

Last year, I wrote an article arguing that Canada should “ban the sale of pickup trucks to all consumers unless they’re able to meet strict requirements to prove it will be used primarily for work purposes.” I argued that one reason such a ban would be desirable is the incredibly damaging impact pickup trucks have on the climate. 

10/05/22
Author: 
What On Earth - CBC
BC Ambulance

". . . workers should have a right to do no harm to future generations.."

". . . It's my hope that this is just the beginning.  People are obviously seeing the value in standing together and so I'm looking forward to talking with other labour organizations, other employers, other individuals, . . .

" It is our hope that we can create a safe place where workers can stand up together and say we want to see this change where we work. " 

10/05/22
Author: 
Brent Jang

May 6, 2022

From difficult terrain to pipeline politics, Canada is so close to becoming a global liquefied natural gas player, but faces obstacles

From Darrin Marshall’s viewpoint, a mountain stands in the way of Woodfibre LNG’s goal of shipping liquefied natural gas overseas from Canada’s West Coast.

As FortisBC’s project director for a new pipeline that would feed Woodfibre LNG’s proposed export terminal, he has devised plans to bore through the mountain near Squamish, B.C., about 65 kilometres north of Vancouver.

09/05/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Wet’suwet’en nation hereditary Chief Namoks walks with Chief Gisdaya, Chief Madeek, and Wing Chief Sleydo' while in Toronto for the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting on April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov / Canada's National Observer

May 9, 2022

Canada is ignoring the condemnations of a United Nations human rights committee urging a halt to construction of the Trans Mountain and Coastal GasLink pipelines.

09/05/22
Author: 
Brandi Morin
Wet’suwet’en report round-the-clock surveillance and harassment by RCMP and pipeline security

May 2, 2022

Drilling under the Wedzin Kwa river is expected to begin any day

t’s mid-afternoon and 67-year-old Wet’suwet’en Elder Janet Williams startles awake from a nap, rushing to put on her jacket and shoes. She’s been abruptly woken by unwanted visitors to her remote cabin home. But this isn’t the first time the RCMP has marched onto the traditional territories of her Gidimt’en Clan. It’s been happening multiple times a day for over two months, she says.

09/05/22
Author: 
Stefan Labbé
A worker welds a section of the Coastal GasLink pipeline near Vanderhoof. An application for judicial review says the B.C. government has not properly laid out how its plan to reduce GHG emissions will account for new natural gas production facilities, like LNG Canada.Coastal GasLink

May 2, 2022

In what could turn into a precedent-setting case, government lawyers claim B.C.'s legislature and public should hold the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy accountable for its emission reduction targets — not the courts.

The B.C. government is calling on the province’s top court to throw out a case claiming it failed to detail how it will meet its greenhouse gas emissions targets.

07/05/22
Author: 
David Hollingworth, Chair Environment and Climate Change Committee Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC

April 22, 2022 

Re:  Supporting a Worker’s Right to Operate a Clean Energy Vehicle (RTOCEV)

This Earth Day, the Ambulance Paramedics of BC would like to offer a message of hope to the general public and call on workers and labour organizations across the country and around the world to join us in a movement to increase the deployment of clean energy vehicles (CEVs) in private and public sector fleets that will ultimately reduce carbon emissions.

07/05/22
Author: 
Melody Jacobson
The Rent Strike Bargain campaign aims to organize tenants' groups in B.C. cities with large corporate landlords. (Rent Strike Bargain Collective)

May 1, 2022

Vancouver Tenants Union lobbies government for right to represent renters

A recent victory for tenants in San Francisco is bolstering the organizers of a would-be union for tenants in B.C. seeking to mobilize renters looking for protection from unreasonable rates and conditions.

03/05/22
Author: 
Betsy Trumpener
A gas plant near Rolla, B.C. The province's energy regulator says there are more than 8,000 active gas wells and 39,000 kilometres of pipelines in B.C. (Contributed/Wayne Sawchuk)

Apr. 27, 2022

Some residents in northern B.C. say they're paying the price for huge LNG project and its touted benefits

When Kevin McCleary and his wife cleared 160 acres of land to build their home in Pouce Coupe, B.C., two decades ago, they didn't expect a hydraulic fracturing gas well pad would be built less than half a kilometre from their front door.

01/05/22
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
‘If I have to get arrested again then I’ll get arrested again. My orders come from my Elders not from the courts or the prime minister’s oil lobby,’ says Black Bear Warrior. Photo by David Cooper.

Apr. 27, 2022

Seven activists reflect on risking arrest and serving time.

Climate protesters have been in the news a lot recently, defying long-standing injunctions they say benefit corporations and snarling traffic to raise awareness for their campaigns.

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