Indigenous Peoples

Amanda Follett Hosgood
The Babine fish-counting fence sits near the start of the river, where warm surface water funnels into the narrow channel. It means that salmon waiting downstream to pass are left hanging in higher temperatures, making them vulnerable to disease, parasites and exhaustion. Photo by Lake Babine Nation.

Aug. 3, 2023

Lake Babine Nation says the federal regulator is pulling its temperature thresholds for sockeye salmon ‘out of a hat.’

The Breach
Canada’s trains are key to a sustainable future - video

Jul 24, 2023

[Editor: interesting and informative video here]

Canada was on track to be a leader in high-speed rail—and then we chose highways. But we don’t have to stay married to cars. Trains hold one key to accessibility, climate safety, and colonial restitution.

Watch here:

John Clarke
Stop funding fossil fuels

July 9, 2023

With each mile of country that burns in wildfire, this unwavering support for the oil industry is looking more and more deranged. As wildfires spread across Canada, Justin Trudeau sought to showcase his commitment to responsible environmental stewardship. He told reporters that:

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
 Pumpjack - Sanjay Acharya/WikimediaCommons

Attached below this article is a table of how soon the known global reserves of a number of key minerals/elements will be completely depleted at the current rate of exploitation. 

June 27, 2023

The Canadian government must take the lead in protecting Canadians from an inevitable “terminal decline” of the global oil and gas sector, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) concludes in a detailed analysis released yesterday.

Tori Fitzpatrick
Environmental advocates called on Premier David Eby and the B.C. government to put an end to fracking and other fossil fuel extraction in the province. Photo by Tori Fitzpatrick

June 29, 2023

On the two-year anniversary of a heat dome that killed 619 people, environmental advocates issued a plea to B.C. Premier David Eby to slash greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate targets the province has set for the end of the decade.

Seth Klein
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau helps to install solar panels on a roof during a campaign stop in Iqaluit, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Photo by:The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette

June 16, 2023

The federal government has tabled its long-awaited Sustainable Jobs Act (formerly to be known as Just Transition Act).


Isaac Phan Nay
Roland Willson co-authored a policy forum asking policymakers to braid Indigenous rights into endangered species laws. Photo submitted by Roland Willson

June 15, 2023

When Ally Menzies was a child, her father made yearly moose-hunting trips to Riding Mountain National Park, about 200 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

Moose was a familiar part of her family’s diet, said Menzies, a wildlife conservation researcher at the University of Guelph and a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation. But when she became a teenager, the moose population started to decline. First Nations and Métis people found it more and more difficult to harvest moose in the area.

Andrew Nikiforuk
This five-million-litre toxic waste spill at Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake oilsands mine in northern Alberta roused outcry. But it came after years of undercutting efforts to regulate tailing pond pollution. Photo by Nick Vardy/Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

June 5, 2023

Pollution protections are stripped while Canada boasts progress. This is the history of promises made and betrayed.

Robert Tuttle
Construction crew works on pipe during construction on the Trans Mountain Pipleline expansion project at Bridal Falls, between Hope and Chilliack in the Fraser Valley. PHOTO BY TRANS MOUNTAIN CORP.

Jun 1, 2023

Costs jumped 44 per cent in March

The Trans Mountain pipeline received additional support from the Canadian government after the cost to expand the controversial Alberta-to-British Columbia oil conduit jumped 44 per cent in March.


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