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PRINCE GEORGE, BC - February 28, 2023: A dozen Wet’suwet’en land defenders and supporters have applied to the Supreme Court of British Columbia to have criminal contempt charges stayed in light of widespread Charter violations stemming from police misconduct.


Carly Graf, Next City
photo: Long before anyone called this place northwest Montana or considered it a tourist destination, it sustained the tribes and they sustained it. Djembayz.

Feb. 21, 2023

On The Flathead Reservation, A “Living Document” Speaks To Thousands Of Years Of History While Facing New Challenges.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes live among some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. Their home, the Flathead Reservation, covers 1.2 million acres dotted with soaring mountains, sweeping valleys, and lush forests. Flathead River bisects the land and drains into Flathead Lake, the largest body of fresh water west of the Mississippi River.

Jake Johnson
Mexican farmers take part in a march against NAFTA on January 31, 2008. (Photo: Luis Acosta/AFP via Getty Images)

Feb. 15, 2023

"Our government is working tirelessly to pad the multibillion-dollar profits of domestic agribusiness corporations by pushing GE corn," said one U.S. environmental group.

Environmental groups on Tuesday accused the Biden administration of putting the profits of big agribusiness over public health and critical pollinators by attempting to obstruct the Mexican government's ongoing push to ban genetically engineered corn.

The Canadian Press
Aquatic science biologist Shawn Stenhouse releases a Atlantic salmon back into its tank during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A Liberal promise to transition salmon farms in British Columbia from ocean net pens to closed containment systems in just over five years is being slammed as careless by the aquaculture industry but applauded by a wild salmon advocate who says the sooner the better. THE CANADIAN PRE

Feb. 17, 2023

Canada will not renew licences for open-net Atlantic salmon farms, citing risks to wild salmon

Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray has announced the federal government will not renew licences for 15 open-net Atlantic salmon farms around British Columbia’s Discovery Islands.

Murray says in a news release the Discovery Islands area is a key migration route for wild salmon where narrow passages bring migrating juvenile salmon into close contact with the farms.

Colleen Flanagan
Chief Grace George with the Katzie First Nation wants Trans Mountain Corporation to stop work on Katzie First Nation territory. (The News files)

Feb. 16, 2023

Katzie claim work at two sites, one in Maple Ridge, being done without proper consultation

Katzie First Nation has ordered the Trans Mountain Corporation to immediately stop all work on its territory.

The First Nation claims the oil pipeline corporation is undertaking work in two of Katzie’s unceded village sites, – one in Langley and one in Maple Ridge – “without adequate notice, consultation, or opportunity to monitor works in accordance with project conditions.”

Zoë Yunker
Old-growth cedars piled up in Bigmouth and Argonaut Creek areas in the traditional territories of the Secwépemc (Splatsin), Ktunaxa, Sinixt and Syilx First Nations. Photo by Eddie Petryshen.

Feb. 17, 2023

Advocates applaud a key legislative change, but call for faster action to protect biodiversity.

John Woodside
Wet'suwet'en nation Hereditary Chief Na'Moks leaves the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto for the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting, on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov/Canada's National Observer

Feb. 15, 2023

Calgary-headquartered energy giant TC Energy took a $1.4-billion loss this past quarter, driven by the skyrocketing costs of the Coastal GasLink pipeline.


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