Indigenous Peoples

08/10/23
Author: 
Pollon, Christopher
Super Pit gold mine at Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, 2005

Oct. 7, 2023

The world must minimize the environmental and social costs of mining.  Gold is a good place to start

Christopher Pollon is the author of Pitfall: The Race to Mine the World’s Most Vulnerable Places, from which this essay has been adapted.

At Barrick Gold Corp.’s 2021 annual general meeting, I was waiting in an online queue with a few other journalists when my turn came to ask a question of chief executive Mark Bristow, who at that moment presided over the second-biggest gold mining company on Earth.

01/10/23
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson
In this photograph taken with a drone, workers lay pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland, in Abbotsford, B.C. Photo by: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Sept, 28, 2023

CALGARY — A B.C. First Nation is asking the Canada Energy Regulator to release its reasons as soon as possible for allowing a modification of the Trans Mountain pipeline's route.

In a letter to the regulator dated Wednesday, a lawyer representing the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) said the decision to grant the route deviation Monday without providing its reasons has left the First Nation without the ability to decide its next steps.

01/10/23
Author: 
Vipal Monga
Flying over the Hudson Bay Lowlands to the Ring of Fire in Northern Ontario.

Sept. 28, 2023

$67 Billion of Rare Minerals Is Buried Under One of the World’s Biggest Carbon Sinks

A fight is brewing in Canada about how, or whether, to dig out materials essential for EV batteries that lie deep beneath vast peat bogs

The pace of the global transition to electric vehicles depends on the future of a remote region in Canada known as the Ring of Fire.

26/09/23
Author: 
Amanda Stephenson
Workers place pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sept. 25, 2023

The Canada Energy Regulator has approved Trans Mountain Corp.'s application to modify the pipeline's route, a decision that could spare the government-owned pipeline project from an additional nine-month delay.

The regulator made the ruling Monday, just one week after hearing oral arguments from Trans Mountain and a B.C. First Nation that opposes the route change.

It didn't release the reasons for its decision Monday, saying those will be publicized in the coming weeks.

25/09/23
Author: 
Deborah Campbell
Award-winning author Erica Gies: ‘So much of our development has been about subverting water’s natural pathways and habits.’ Photo via Erica Gies website.

Sept. 25, 2023

To withstand drought and deluge, an H2O how-to from Erica Gies, author of ‘Water Always Wins.’ She speaks at UVic on Oct. 3.

21/09/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Trudeau at climate summit

Sept. 21, 2023

Speaking at the Climate Ambition Summit in New York City on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was grilled for Canada’s massive oil and gas expansion at a time when climate science demands fossil fuels be rapidly phased out.

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