Indigenous Peoples

Sarah Cox
Alberta's energy war room is promoting the expansion of liquefied natural gas projects in B.C. as construction continues on Canada's first LNG export project in Kitimat, B.C. Photo: LNG Canada

Feb. 7, 2023

Alberta’s energy war room campaign to promote the carbon-intensive LNG industry comes as B.C. admits it will miss emissions targets, even without accounting for new LNG

The BC Natural Resources Forum attracts a who’s who of the forestry, mining and oil and gas sectors to its annual gathering in Prince George. 

Ben Parfitt
Blueberry First Nations Chief Judy Desjarlais, centre, signed a historic partnership agreement last month with BC’s Energy Minister Josie Osborne, left, and Premier David Eby, right. But it comes after years of ramped up gas extraction. Photo via BC government Flickr.

Feb. 10, 2023

Now that the Blueberry River First Nations have won a historic agreement, they face thousands of wells greenlit by the regulator.

When the Blueberry River First Nations took the provincial government to court in March 2015, arguing that cumulative industrial developments had robbed them of their ability to hunt and fish, oil and gas companies could see trouble lay ahead.

Stephane Blais
An unidentified watercourse is seen in Nemaska, James Bay region in Northern Quebec on October 25, 2022. File photo by The Canadian Press/Stephane Blais

Feb. 8, 2023

About one million square kilometres of Quebec is covered by boreal forest, roughly 70 per cent of the entire province. In the north, where ecosystems are less likely to have been altered by human activity, those forests have been accumulating and sequestering immense quantities of carbon for centuries.

Marc Lee
TMX is scheduled to be completed by year’s end and will open as a project that could not be more ill-suited to this moment in history. Photo via 2016 Archive TMX - Kinder Morgan handout

Jan. 23, 2023

Canada’s uneasy relationship between climate change and fossil fuel development was illustrated in November 2021 when seven atmospheric rivers hit southern B.C. The “big one” starting on Nov. 13 led to massive flooding and landslides that crippled infrastructure and isolated the south coast from the rest of Canada.


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