British Columbia

24/02/22
Author: 
Douglas Todd
Housing developers try to make sure they don’t sacrifice future financial returns by flooding the market with housing during just one period, says housing professor Cameron Murray. PHOTO BY MARK VAN MANEN /PNG

Feb 23, 2022

A retired developer says the goal of the property industry is to complete new housing supply when it can maximize profits.

“The real-estate development business is very much about market timing,” said Arny Wise, who spent his career planning and developing scores of housing projects in Toronto and Vancouver.

 

23/02/22
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
Greenpeace activists unfurl banners after building a wood and card 'oil pipeline' outside the Canadian High Commission, Canada House, to protest against the Trudeau government's plans to build an oil pipeline in British Columbia on April 18, 2018 in London. (Photo: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Feb. 18, 2022

One campaigner called on Canada's government to instead "put all of our energy and political will into a just transition that leaves fossil fuels in the ground and supports people, communities, and workers."

Climate activists on Friday renewed calls for canceling the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline after the Canadian government responded to the project's soaring cost by pledging not to put any more public money into it.

20/02/22
Author: 
Charlie Smith
Three days after retired UBC professor William Winder and SFU student Zain Haq were jailed for peacefully opposing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the federal government said it won't invest any new money into this project.

Before Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced to prison in 1922 for three articles published in Young India, he delivered a speech that went down in history.

"In my opinion, non-co-operation with evil is as much a duty as is co-operation with good," Gandhi told court. "But in the past, non-co-operation has been deliberately expressed in violence to the evil-doer.

18/02/22
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson
Pipes for the Trans Mountain pipeline project are seen at a storage facility near Hope, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

[I can't help wondering if this is a maneuver to rush indigenous investor groups into the "partnership"-- groups that Trudeau and Freeland will be happy to lend money to. 

                 - Gene McGuckin]

Feb. 18, 2022

18/02/22
Author: 
Charlie Smith
This is one of several photos released by the RCMP in its statement about a violent attack on a Coastal GasLink work site.

"It may all be true, of course. But it would be nice to see more evidence than a handful of photos and written statements from the RCMP, the solicitor general, and Coastal GasLink. "  [See Update below]

Feb. 17, 2022

Today, the B.C. RCMP issued a statement that has drawn a great deal of media attention. And understandably so.

17/02/22
Author: 
Cameron Thomson
A data leak has shared the names and donation amounts from Metro Vancouver residents and businesses supporting the Freedom Convoy occupying the streets of Ottawa. GiveSendGo Freedom Convoy 2022

Feb. 16, 2022

The highest donation to the cause was made by a gun range in Langley

A recent data hack has shown some substantial donations made to the Freedom Convoy currently occupying Ottawa’s streets come from people located within Metro Vancouver.

12/02/22
Author: 
Ruth Walmsley
Prayer Circle Peaceful Direct Action with (from left) Ruth Walmsley, Dr. Christine Thuring, Catherine Hembling. jpg

Feb 09, 2022 

In the coming weeks, six of us face jail time for peacefully protesting the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX) near the Brunette River in Burnaby. We are members of a multi-faith prayer circle and residents of Burnaby and Vancouver.

 

In mid-February, we will be appearing in B.C. Supreme Court to face charges of “criminal contempt of court.”

 

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