Julie MacLellan
Members of the B.C. Women's Alliance (and their children) in New Westminster hung a banner in Victoria Hill as part of the group's campaign for a guaranteed livable income.contributed

May 4, 2021

Banner in Victoria Hill was part of a provincewide campaign to raise awareness of the need for economic justice as we emerge from the pandemic

Women in New Westminster are adding their voices to a B.C.-wide call for a guaranteed livable income.

Theresa McManus
Tenants descended on New Westminster City Hall in February 2019 to support the city's plan to take action to prevent renovictions.Record/File

May 3, 2021

Tenants praised city's efforts to tackle renoviction

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a City of New Westminster bylaw aimed at deterring renovictions.

Socialist Project
Azadeh Reisdana and Sam Gindin

Editor: This is an interesting interview on the subject of how democratic socialism might be advanced.

May 2, 2021

Azadeh Reisdana interviews Sam Gindin on the recent growth of democratic socialism in developing countries and as an ideology which attracts a new younger generation of socialists. They also discuss the expansion of democratic socialism to not only a political theory but also as an economic application. This was recorded online during the Covid lockdown, March 2021.

Jessica Corbett
The THRIVE Act plans to create nine million jobs by upgrading infrastructure for clean water, affordable public transit, and a reliable electric grid and expanding access to wind and solar power, electric vehicles, and healthy buildings. (Photo: aydinmutlu/Getty Images)

April 29, 2021

The bill aims to ensure "an intersectional response" to the climate crisis, coronavirus pandemic, economic inequity, and racial injustice "that is proportionate to the scope of the problems we face."

On the heels of President Joe Biden unveiling the second prong of his infrastructure proposal, progressives in Congress came together Thursday to formally introduce sweeping legislation that would invest $10 trillion over a decade in advancing climate, economic, and racial justice while putting 15 million people nationwide to work.

Nicole Oud
Construction at the Site C dam job site in northern B.C. has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic as it's considered an essential service. (Site C Clean Energy Project)

"Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kim said they are looking at ways to mass vaccinate the rest of the project's workers as quickly as possible."

Apr 29, 2021

Northern Health says work at the dam construction site in northeast B.C. can continue

Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak among workers at BC Hydro's Site C dam project in northeast B.C. 

Thirty-four lab-confirmed cases have been identified. Of those, 13 are active, and 100 workers are isolating at home or on site. 

Andrew MacLeod and Amanda Follett Hosgood
More than 40 cases of COVID-19 have been reported at the Site C dam site since the start of March, and the number of cases has increased in recent weeks, says BC Hydro. Photo via BC Hydro.

29 Apr 2021

Thirty-four people have tested positive at the site in five separate case clusters.

Construction is continuing on the Site C dam despite the Northern Health Authority declaring a COVID-19 outbreak among people working on the project.

“The declaration follows evidence of COVID-19 transmission among employees working primarily on civil works and excavation for the project,” the authority announced Thursday.

Rochelle Baker
B.C. Premier John Horgan tours the LNG Canada Kitimat site, a project critics say will sabotage provincial emissions targets. Photo by B.C. government

April 29th 2021

The same week Canada and countries around the world committed to even more ambitious emissions targets, B.C. delivered a budget with lacklustre commitment to climate change and the environment, critics say.


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