Ecology/Environment

01/03/22
Author: 
Jeremy Hainsworth
RCMP used a bucket lift to reach Trans Mountain protester Dr. Tim Takaro in Burnaby. He has pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt of court.Cornelia Naylor

Feb. 15, 2022

Jail time for Trans Mountain pipeline protesters violating a court injunction will start to increase if disobedience continues, a B.C. Supreme Court judge said Feb. 15

Two men involved in anti-Trans Mountain pipeline protests in Burnaby were jailed Feb. 15 after pleading guilty, while a third goes to trial in June after a not-guilty plea.

All were charged with criminal contempt of court for allegedly breaching a court injunction aimed at preventing disruption of work at the federally owned Burnaby Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project (TMX).

01/03/22
Author: 
Jeremy Hainsworth
Protesters gather outside the courthouse on Feb. 14, 2022.Jeremy Hainsworth

Feb 14, 2022

'The destruction of Mother Earth must stop,' one of the women said in court during sentencing.

Three women have gone to jail for 14 days after pleading guilty to criminal contempt of court for breaching a court injunction aimed at preventing disruption of work at the Burnaby Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX). 

27/02/22
Author: 
Georia Strait Alliance
Image by Jennie Wyatt.

Feb. 25, 2022

Yesterday, the Province of B.C. released the long-awaited new Environmental Assessment conditions for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In response, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Energy Campaigner Andrew Radzik said:

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.”

 

09/02/22
Author: 
Erin McCormick
Tents lined up on San Pedro on skid row, in downtown Los Angeles. Photograph: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

Feb. 7, 2022

Untreated disease, violence, exposure, overdoses and car strikes are all added hazards of living on the streets

The number of Americans dying while homeless has surged dramatically in the past five years, an exclusive analysis by the Guardian in conjunction with an academic expert at the University of Washington has shown.

An examination of 20 US urban areas found the number of deaths among people living without housing shot up by 77% in the five years ending in 2020.

 

03/02/22
Author: 
First Nations leaders
We are the power - poster
The Struggle against the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and for Indigenous sovereignty on Wet'suwet'en territory continues despite the pressures from the RCMP and industry, and an ongoing pandemic. 

01/02/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Western sandpipers take flight in front of the Roberts Bank port. A proposed expansion to the facility would put them and other shorebirds at risk, according to Environment Canada. Photo by Jason Puddifoot

Feb. 1, 2022

A damning document from Environment Canada that warned of disastrous environmental impacts was withheld from a key stage of an environmental assessment for a proposed Metro Vancouver shipping terminal.

Scientists who authored the report say the project threatens local wildlife, particularly the western sandpiper — a species of shorebird unique to the West Coast of North America that feeds in the nutrient-rich Fraser Delta during migration.

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