Indigenous Peoples

25/05/23
Author: 
First Nations leaders
Wedzin Kwa (Morice River)

Unist’ot’en Territory, May 25th, 2023

To our dearest supporters and allies,

TC Energy, in the construction of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline (CGL) has been reported by the Narwhal and a Citizen Monitoring Group as “having committed numerous environmental infractions, including slope failures, flooded worksites, and sediment entering wetlands and waterways.”

14/05/23
Author: 
David Gray-Donald
Illustration - Amanda Priebe - oil pump and cash

May 8, 2023

In 2018, Husky Energy asked Stephen Mason, who has years of experience developing oil and gas projects on the African continent, to get First Nations together to put in a bid to buy the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Pipeline. Husky, which has since been bought by Cenovus, had already booked space on the yet-to-be-built pipeline to get its oil from Alberta to the Pacific coast, where it could sell at higher prices. 

03/05/23
Author: 
Sarah Cox
BC Hydro secretly handed out more than $430 million in Site C dam contracts, without asking for bids, over a recent three-year period, The Narwhal has learned through a freedom of information request. Illustration: Carol Linnitt and Shawn Parkinson / The Narwhal

Apr. 26, 2023

Beleaguered engineering firm SNC-Lavalin was among the big winners of no-bid contracts for the over-budget hydro project on B.C.’s Peace River, according to documents obtained by The Narwhal

Over the past three years, undisclosed BC Hydro employees quietly awarded more than $430 million in contracts — without any competition — to three dozen companies and consultants for work on the troubled Site C hydro dam, according to a list obtained by The Narwhal. 

01/05/23
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
University of Victoria researchers with the Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery’s (PRIMED), deploying a wave energy monitoring buoy above, just got $2 million for a tidal energy project in B.C.'s Discovery Islands. Photo UVic

Apr.25, 2023

A new tidal energy pilot project to reduce dependence on diesel in B.C.’s remote coastal communities is set to launch after getting some critical funding.

29/04/23
Author: 
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.

23/04/23
Author: 
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.

17/04/23
Author: 
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.

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