Jake Johnson
A patient with the Covid-19 breaths in oxygen in the Covid-19 ward at Khayelitsha Hospital outside of Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo: Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images)

Nov. 26, 2021

"Allowing new variants to emerge and spread, 13 months into the vaccine era, is a policy choice by the rich world."

The detection of a new, heavily mutated, and potentially vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant in Botswana and other nations is sending shockwaves worldwide as public health officials rush to understand the strain and its possible impact on the global pandemic response.

Christopher Nardi
Railway tracks are suspended above the washed out on an underpass of the Trans Canada Highway 1 after devastating rain storms caused flooding and landslides, northeast of Lytton, British Columbia, Canada November 17, 2021. Picture taken November 17, 2021. B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Handout via REUTERS

Nov 25, 2021

Canada is 'the worst performer of all G7 Nations' in the fight against climate change, says commissioner report, which deals a serious blow to Liberals' environmental credentials

OTTAWA – Canada has become “the worst performer of all G7 Nations” in the fight against climate change and keeps going from “failure to failure” as it plays a “large role in the dangerous accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.”

John Price
photo of Wet’suwet’en blockade - MICHAEL TOLEDANO

November 24th, 2021

Using Coastal GasLink workers as a wedge against the Wet’suwet’en is audacious but not surprising, according to one historian

For the third time in as many years, the settler government of B.C. has violently attacked and arrested unarmed Indigenous land defenders and journalists near Wedzin Kwa, the sacred waterway located on the unceded traditional territories of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.

First Nations leaders
Reconciliation will not come at the barrel of a gun


Video and Photos of Raid on Coyote Camp Released

Hina Alam • The Canadian Press
Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender.
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Jan 11, 2020  

The commissioner believes Canada is shirking its obligations as a signatory to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Les Leyne
The B.C. government is in the midst of rule changes that will make more the province's forests off-limits to logging. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST

Nov. 24, 2021

Nearly every one of the last 20 forest ministers, going back 35 years, has stood up at one point or another and indignantly denied that forestry is a sunset industry.

The fact they felt the need in the first place means the impression was out there. More and more, it looks like that impression was and is correct.

Stephanie Wood
This past week's B.C. floods have caused extensive damage in the Lower Mainland, including along Highway 11. Experts say governments of all levels need to do more to prepare for climate disasters that are now happening with increasing frequency. Photo: B.C. Ministry of Transportation / Flickr

Nov. 20, 2021

Ninety-six per cent of dikes in the Lower Mainland are not high enough to block extreme floods. Some experts say we have to think beyond concrete

Semá:th (Sumas) First Nation councillor Murray Ned dragged a chair across his front yard to the water’s edge and sat down to take in the lake on Tuesday night. The water sat still under the moonlight. 

Marieke Walsh
A report by Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Jerry DeMarco said that while the county’s emissions growth is slower than its economic growth, Canada’s emissions have increased since the 2015 Paris Agreement was signed 'making it the worst performing of all G7 nations.' J.P. MOCZULSKI/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Nov. 25, 2021

Canada has had the worst record among the G7 countries for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases since 2015, the year the Liberals took office, the federal environment commissioner says.

Commissioner Jerry DeMarco released a report on Thursday in which he also said that policies such as buying an oil pipeline and a pandemic relief plan for the oil and gas industry run counter to the government’s climate goals.

Dru Oja Jay
TOP | Premier John Horgan tours an LNG Canada Site in Kitimat, BC in 2020. Photo: BC Government

Nov 24 2021

A moratorium vote on industry at centre of Wet’suwet’en standoff has been quashed repeatedly over two years

Rigged conventions. Filibustered meetings. Claims of “lost” paperwork.

For more than two years, members of the British Columbia New Democrats say their governing party has used obstructive tactics to prevent an open debate about its fracked gas industry, which last week led to another militarized police raid on Wet’suwet’en territory.


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