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opinion

Trudeau Just Sacrificed BC for Big Oil

First Nations are owed so much more, and he will soon find that out.

By Judith Sayers, 29 Nov 2016


news

Trudeau Gov’t Approves Two Major Pipeline Projects, Vows Tanker Ban

On Kinder Morgan, PM says: ‘If I thought this project was unsafe for the B.C. coast, I would reject it.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Nov 2016


opinion

Why Should British Columbians Pay Power Bills for LNG Industry?

New ‘eDrive’ policy means BC Hydro customers could pay billions to subsidize plants.

By Marvin Shaffer, 16 Nov 2016


news

Documenting ‘The Peace in Peril’: A Q&A with Christopher Pollon

The story behind the story. Book launches this week in Vancouver.

By Christopher Cheung, 14 Nov 2016


opinion

How Do We Save the Climate from President Trump?

Local resistance to destructive political forces can still return power to communities.

By Kai Nagata, 11 Nov 2016


opinion

BC’s LNG Fraud

Behind the Trump-like hype: fleeced taxpayers and a surge of climate pollution.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 10 Nov 2016


news

At BC Libs’ Convention, Much Cheer for LNG and Staying ‘Number One’

Delegates toast news that Woodfibre plant to proceed, but NDP wary.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Nov 2016


news

Oil Sands Flogger Bruce Carson Fined $50,000 for Illegal Lobbying

Former Harper insider has five years to pay the fine.

By Leslie MacKinnon, 4 Nov 2016


opinion

A Bold Clean-Up Plan for Alberta’s Giant Oil Industry Pollution Liabilities

‘RAFT’ proposal would replace energy jobs with needed clean-up work.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 4 Nov 2016


news

‘Workers Deserve Something Sustainable’: Oil Workers Unveil Clean Jobs Plan

Plan includes federal support for skills training, investments in renewables.

By Carol Linnitt, 3 Nov 2016


opinion

With Good Stewardship, LNG Can Be a Social Good

Projects create opportunities, so long as they benefit Canadian workers.

By Lionel Railton, 28 Oct 2016


news

Justice Delayed? Ernst Fracking Case Still Awaits Supreme Court Ruling

Alberta landowner’s complex lawsuit has now lasted nine years in total.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 25 Oct 2016


opinion

Four Harsh Truths for Canada’s Lovestruck Pipeline Politicians

A reality check for our bitumen-besotted leaders.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Oct 2016


opinion

Just Like Santa, Kinder Morgan Is Coming to Town This December

While some players call pipeline expansion naughty, others find it very nice indeed.

By Bill Tieleman, 18 Oct 2016


news

Calgary Mayor Slams Protesters Who ‘Demonized’ Alberta Oil

Naheed Nenshi wonders why province’s pipelines ‘bear all the sins of the carbon economy.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Oct 2016


opinion

Christy Clark’s Big Sales Job on Site C

Rate design hearings reveal big risks, no return for Crown corporation’s customers, says NDP critic.

By Adrian Dix, 12 Oct 2016


news

Pipeline Memo Guiding Trudeau Gov’t ‘Riddled with Mistakes’

Economist Allan tells Natural Resources it was ‘dangerously misled’ four ways.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 7 Oct 2016


news

BC Company Claims ‘Net Zero’ Answer to Reserve Housing Energy Woes

Structures aim to bring next-generation efficiency within the budget of First Nation communities.

By Katie Hyslop, 5 Oct 2016


news

In September, Did the Liberals Out-Harper the Conservatives?

On climate, foreign workers, and unions, Trudeau government moves this month have rankled progressives.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Sep 2016


opinion

Trudeau’s LNG Approval: What a Difference a Day Makes

Absent winning smiles and shirtless selfies, this doesn’t feel like ‘positive politics.’

By Heather Libby, 28 Sep 2016