Steve Karnowski
Water protector protesters dance and sing along to drumming during a protest against Line 3 and other pipeline projects at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

August 30th 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a decision by state pollution regulators to issue a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline, the latest setback for opponents who are trying to stop the project as it nears completion.

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.

Natasha Bulowski
Fossil fuel industry and Indigenous community workers from the Louis Bull Tribe install solar panels in 2017 at the Louis Bull daycare project. Photo by Joan Sullivan / Iron and Earth

Aug, 31, 2021

The Liberal Party’s climate plan includes commitments for a just transition and new funding to support fossil fuel-reliant provinces, but one oilpatch worker-led organization says the plan falls short of what is needed.

The Energy Mix
Gas explosion - Chatham-Kent Fire @ckfiredept/Twitter

Aug. 29, 2021

Twenty people were injured and two buildings were destroyed last week in Wheatley, a town of 3,000 people on the southwestern tip of Ontario, after an explosion triggered by a hydrogen sulphide leak from an abandoned gas well that was first declared an emergency on June 3.

Emma McIntosh
An oilsands facility near Fort McMurray, Alta., in 2012. Photo by Kris Krüg / Flickr

August 30th 2021

The lobby group representing Canada’s oil and gas industry has unveiled its list of asks for the 2021 federal election.

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.

Clay Nikiforuk, Aleisha Langmann AUGUST 24, 2021 Clay Nikiforuk
Tripod with protestor and RCMP - Clay Nikiforuk

Aug. 24, 2021

Tensions mount amid hundreds of arrests, but the blockades are still standing

Clay Nikiforuk and Aleisha Langmann were in the Fairy Creek area from August 7 to 14, on assignment for Ricochet. In addition to covering the RCMP’s offensive against the HQ camp, we wanted to find out if media access had improved in the wake of a court ruling that found police conduct towards journalists was unlawful.

“If I grab you, I’m going to take you,” he growls.


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