Indigenous Peoples

Matteo Cimellaro & John Woodside
Sea ice melts in Frobisher Bay, Iqaluit, Nunavut on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Apr. 28, 2023

Inuit want direct access to a global fund dedicated to addressing destruction caused by climate change, the president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s Canadian arm says.

Pete Evans
Volkswagen's new battery plant in St. Thomas, Ont., could soon be making up to 1 million batteries a year, which will be used across the company's supply chain, including at this VW plant in Dresden, Germany where a worker is attaching an EV battery to an electric vehicle. (Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg)

Apr. 22, 2023

Government support for Volkswagen's massive new plant in Ontario is unprecedented

German automaker Volkswagen was in the city of St. Thomas, Ont., this week, announcing details of their plan to build their first electric battery plant in North America, in a move that backers say will super charge Southern Ontario into becoming a key cog in electric vehicle supply chains.

Primary Author: Gaye Taylor
Nevada lithium mine - Doc Searls/flickr

Apr. 11, 2023

Demand for crucial energy transition materials is expected to increase four to six times from current levels by 2050, making it urgent to solve the social and environmental problems of mining, say advocates for a clean and just energy transition.

John Woodside
RBC CEO David McKay is broadcast on a laptop screen at the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting in Toronto on April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov/National Observer

Apr. 13, 2023

Canada’s largest bank provided more money to the fossil fuel sector last year than any other bank in the world, new financial data reveals.

Bob Weber
Discoloured water, later found to be groundwater contaminated with oilsands tailings

Apr. 5, 2023

The Alberta government waited a month before calling an emergency response to one of the biggest releases of oilsands tailings in the province's history, a leaked document shows.

John Woodside
Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs Gisdaya and Na'Moks and other representatives from the nation attend RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon on April 5, 2023. Photo by Katie Wilson

Apr. 6, 2023

Indigenous leaders and climate advocates say they were met with the “highest insult” Wednesday as security guards turned them away from the main room of RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon.

J David Hughes
Raising emissions while pledging to lower them — British Columbia’s Orwellian LNG gambit

Mar. 23, 2023

In 2007, then-BC premier Gordon Campbell passed the “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act” committing BC to a 33 per cent reduction in emissions from 2007 levels by 2020.

Despite premier Campbell’s good intentions, emissions in 2020 were down just 1.6 per cent.


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