Rochelle Baker
RCMP officers can be seen using pepper spray on Fairy Creek old-growth protesters on Saturday in online videos. Photo YouTube screen shot

August 26th 2021

The federal agency that holds RCMP to account has received a total of 73 public complaints associated with enforcement measures at the Fairy Creek old-growth logging blockades in British Columbia, says the legal team representing the activist group.

Nick Cunningham
Alberta's oil sands. Credit: Dru Oja Jay (CC BY 2.0)

Aug. 17, 2021

New pipelines could help Canada export more tar sands, boosting the bottom lines of Alberta’s oil producers. But experts warn that Canada is charting a ‘path to climate crisis.’

Wall Street analysts are advising their clients to invest in Canadian tar sands companies on the expectation that the highly controversial Line 3 and Trans Mountain Expansion pipelines overcome Indigenous-led public opposition and reach completion. 

Shaena Lambert
Protestors pushed and shoved violently as they form a civil disobedience cluster at Fairy Creek on August 21, 2021. Photo by Shaena Lambert

August 22nd 2021

Tall tree, deep water, strong wind, warm fire –

I can feel it in my body, I can feel it in my soul.


For Immediate Release

August 21, 2021
Province-Wide RCMP Stand Down Actions
Monday, August 23
1:00-3:00 pm Pacific

Where: RCMP detachments and offices across British Columbia (and Toronto, as of August 21).

Leyland Cecco
The charred remnants of homes and buildings in Lytton last month. Two people were killed in the Lytton blaze and most of the town destroyed. Photograph: Jennifer Gauthier/Reuters

Aug. 6, 2021

  • Residents of Monte Lake, British Columbia, told to evacuate

  • Village of Lytton devastated by wildfire last month

A second community in western Canada has been destroyed by wildfire as authorities in the region scramble to contain the destructive toll of climate change.

Ferris Jabr Photographs by Brendan George Ko
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