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22/09/21
Author: 
Chris Campbell
1 / 4 RCMP in Burnaby are using a lift bucket to reach Trans Mountain protesters in trees in Burnaby.Cornelia Naylor

Sept. 22, 2021

Trees have been occupied for more than a year

RCMP tactical team members started to move in Wednesday morning in an attempt to remove Trans Mountain protesters from trees in the path of the pipeline in Burnaby.

Protesters have been occupying trees in the area for more than a year, but more people set up what have been called “skypods” in the past 10 days on land west of North Road and south of Highway 1 in Burnaby.

RCMP read out a court injunction barring anyone from blocking the path of pipeline work.

21/09/21
Author: 
Jen St. Denis
Attorney General David Eby acknowledges problems with BC’s SRO hotels: ‘We have people who are housed in these SROs who live in parks in the summer because they’re so unlivable, and that’s an unacceptable situation.’ Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.
Sep.t 20, 2021

A series of Tyee stories highlighted problems at single-room occupancy hotels in Vancouver. David Eby says the government is responding.

21/09/21
Author: 
Candice Bernd
Members of Teamsters Locals 987 and 362 protest outside an Amazon fulfillment center in Alberta, Canada, on July 14, 2021, after meeting with Amazon workers across the country to discuss working conditions and union organizing. COURTESY: TEAMSTERS CANADA

September 19, 2021

The struggle to unionize Amazon is shifting to Canada, where workers in Alberta could soon be the first to unionize an Amazon warehouse in North America. Workers at the “YEG1” facility in Nisku, Alberta, just outside Edmonton, filed for a union election on Monday, September 13. The election could be held in mere weeks, once the Alberta Labour Relations Board approves the application.

20/09/21
Author: 
Andrea Arnold

Sept. 1, 2021

Mayor Owen Torgerson called the August 24, 2021 Valemount Council meeting to order.

20/09/21
Author: 
Johana Bhuiyan
Zachary McCoy was considered a suspect in a house burglary because his Google location data showed police he had been near the home. Photograph: Samuel Jones/AP

[Editor: And in Canada?]

Sept. 16, 2021

Geofence location and keyword warrants are new law enforcement tools that have privacy experts concerned

It was a routine bike ride around the neighborhood that landed Zachary McCoy in the crosshairs of the Gainesville, Florida, police department.

19/09/21
Author: 
 Farooq Sulehria

September 19, 2021  

It was evident by about midnight on Monday, September 13, that the Left bloc, spearheaded by the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet), was comfortably bagging an important victory in Norway’s parliamentary elections. The eight-year-long right-wing government, headed by conservative Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, was finally defeated.

Flanked by the Socialist Left (SV) and Centre Party (SP), Labour won 89 (52%) parliamentary seats in a house of 169.

19/09/21
Author: 
Vijay Tupper
On the campaign trail, Jagmeet Singh has promised to end fossil fuel subsidies and has said he opposes Trans Mountain — but has refused to commit to cancelling it if he is elected. File photo by Alex Tétreault

Sept. 19, 2021

I’m a 16-year-old high school student in Burnaby, B.C. In 2019, I joined the youth climate strikes that brought a million Canadians out into the streets shortly before the last federal election.

Now, voters are headed to the polls again as many parts of the country are still reeling from a summer filled with wildfires, droughts, and deadly heat waves. Disasters like these are going to shape my future — so my generation and I are looking for leaders who have the courage to do what it takes to face the climate emergency.

19/09/21
Author: 
Aaron Lakoff
Photo via LOÏC DAYANT from Pexels.

Sept. 13, 2021

[Editor: An interesting series of articles]

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19/09/21
Author: 
Liza Featherstone
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg with fellow protesters outside the Swedish Parliament during a Fridays for Future demonstration, on August 20, 2021

The climate crisis is also a mental health crisis. Psychologists have known this for some time. But this week, preliminary findings from a massive new study have revealed that global warming’s impact on young people’s well-being is far more intense than anyone predicted. The worst part is that the kids’ distress isn’t irrational: The problem lies with their governments. 

19/09/21
Author: 
Naia Lee
Vancouver’s Sept. 27 climate strike in 2019 — a great demonstration of what can happen when people organize and act collectively. Photo by Amy Romer.

Sept 17, 2021

Young people are increasingly skeptical of our political system. Here’s how to restore our trust.

[Editor’s note: This is an abridged version of a story that first appeared in our pop-up election newsletter, The Run. Sign up here to get new issues sent directly to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday until election day.]

Every election, young people get to hear all the latest platitudes about the power of the youth vote.

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