Sarah Rieger
Teck Resources' zinc and lead smelting and refining complex is pictured in Trail, B.C. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Feb 23, 2020

Announcement came hours after Alberta announced it struck deal with First Nations over project

Vancouver-based Teck Resources has withdrawn its application to build a massive oilsands project in northern Alberta.

The federal government was slated to make a decision on whether or not to approve the $20.6-billion, 260,000-barrel-per-day Frontier project next week.

Sources close to the project confirmed to CBC News the application was withdrawn.

Health Professionals'

To:  Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
       Hon. John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia
       Hon. David Eby, Attorney-General of British Columbia
       Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous Relations
       Hon. Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations
                            and Reconciliation
       Office of the Wet'suwet'en
       Unist'ot'en Camp
       Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs
       S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet, RCMP E Division

Jesse Winter
Wet’suwet’en supporters in East Vancouver demanding the RCMP leave the nation’s traditional territory. February 19, 2020.  Photograph by Jesse Winter

February 20th 2020

“Hands off Wet’suwet’en! Hands off Wet’suwet’en!”

As the western sun sank into the Pacific, hundreds of voices echoed around the transit station at Commercial Drive and Broadway in Vancouver.

Hundreds of people again blocked a key intersection in this West Coast city, snarling rush-hour traffic and closing out the 13th straight day of nationwide solidarity actions in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their traditional territory.

Vancouver And District Labour Council
FEBRUARY 18, 2020


The following statement was adopted at the February 18, 2020, regular meeting. 

The Vancouver and District Labour Council is alarmed by the ongoing conflict taking place on the Wet’suwet’en territory. While the recent discussions between the Provincial Government and the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs was a hopeful development, it unfortunately did not lead to a resolve of the dispute.

Julie Mollins
View of deforestation around Lake Lagano in Ethiopia. Migration, agricultural expansion and charcoal production have cleared the forests in this area. CIFOR/Ollivier Girard

Feb. 12, 2020

Unless land management strategies are overhauled to reduce the gap between forestry and agriculture, it will be impossible to feed and nourish the human population without further damaging the environment and forests, according to scientists.

Thomas M. Hanna, Mathew Lawrence

February 13, 2020

As we enter the second decade of the new century, signs of crisis are all around us. Climate change, rising economic inequality, assaults on workers’ rights and wages, unchecked corporate power, financialization, entrenched racism, misogyny, and xenophobia, and emboldened neo-fascism and right-wing populism, to name a few.

Brent Patterson
Molly Wickham - Sleydo’
December 23, 2019

The Wet’suwet’en Nation is opposed to a fracked gas pipeline crossing their territory in British Columbia without their free, prior and informed consent.

To assert their sovereignty over their territory and stop surveying and construction activities related to the pipeline, the Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation established two checkpoints on key roadways on their lands.

Jake Johnson
Smoke plume from the Maria Fire rises as seen from Santa Paula, California on Oct. 31, 2019. (Photo: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

February 18, 2020

"Unpriced risk was the main cause of the Great Recession in 2007-2008."


New research published Monday warns that extreme weather driven by the climate crisis could bring about an economic recession "the likes of which we've never seen before" if markets don't do a better job assessing climate risks.


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