Indigenous Peoples

Natasha Bulowski
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam pictured speaking at a press conference in Ottawa last spring. File photo by Natasha Bulowski / Canada's National Observer

May 14, 2024

A massive carbon capture project in Canada’s oilsands should require an environmental impact assessment, say a local First Nation and environmental groups who are calling on the provincial government to make it happen.

Richard Fidler
bus lane photo - from

Mar. 20, 2024

Free Transit Ottawa (FTO) organized a public meeting on March 18 on the theme “Fighting Climate Change: Beyond the Carbon Tax.”

The event was cosponsored by a range of local climate-justice movements: Ecology Ottawa, Horizon Ottawa, Justice for Workers, Fridays for Future and CAWI (City for All Women Initiative).

Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs
Gitanyow  totems

Mar. 14, 2024


Gitanyow Lax’yip, March 14, 2024: Premier Eby’s push for the expansion of LNG development directly contradicts his promises on climate action, exacerbating the very crisis he claims to combat. The Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs (GHC) condemn the Premier’s hypocrisy and dismissal of their plea to assess the impacts of the Ksi Lisims LNG project thoroughly.

Natasha Bulowski
Active logging of old-growth trees near Babine Lake, B.C. Photo provided by Conservation North

Mar. 13, 2024

Two new reports find B.C.’s old-growth forests are still on the chopping block despite claims to the contrary by the provincial government and a U.K.-based corporation.

Government data leaked to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows B.C.’s Ministry of Forestry rejected more than half the proposed logging deferrals recommended by an expert panel with a mandate to protect important old-growth forests.

Elizabeth Thompson
A wildfire burns near a home in the city of Kelowna, B.C., on Aug. 18, 2023. An internal RCMP report warns that a series of geopolitical and national threats — including climate change — will test the ability of governments and police services to protect Canadians in the coming years. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Mar. 10, 2024

Canada faces a series of 'crises' that will test it in the coming years, RCMP warns

Report examined 'shifts in domestic and international environments' that could affect policing

The "crises" rocking national and international affairs are likely to get worse over the next few years and could have a significant effect on the federal government and Canada's federal police force, says an internal report prepared for the RCMP.

Gavin McGarrigle, Scott Lunny and Kelly Johnson
Halting the export of raw logs and adding value-added manufacturing in BC is one step to preserving jobs and strengthening communities. Photo by David Stanley via Flickr, Creative Commons licensed.

Mar. 11, 2024

After years of decline, it’s time for a united effort to help workers and communities.


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