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news

Tucked in Budget, a $30-Million Mystery Cheque for Alberta Resource Sector

Senior public servants provided little information on the payment.

By James Munson, 22 Mar 2017


news

Is Site C Really ‘Past the Point of No Return?’

Cancelling unneeded, expensive, high-risk dam still smart choice, former CEO, economist say.

By Zoë Ducklow, 15 Mar 2017


opinion

What $1 Million in Fossil Fuel Money Buys in BC Politics

So far, LNG industry hasn’t done much except fill BC Liberal coffers.

By Peter McCartney, 14 Mar 2017


news

Energy Industry Uses Money, Army of Lobbyists to Influence BC Government

Study finds sector reported almost 20,000 lobbying contacts in just six years.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 8 Mar 2017


news

BC’s Pipeline Spill Map Has Been Offline for Over Eight Months

Oil and gas commission previously said it would be online by end of 2016.

By Carol Linnitt, 8 Mar 2017


news

Will Pipelines Pump Controversy into the Federal NDP Leadership Race?

A touchy subject for some means candidates must plan carefully, say observers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Mar 2017


news

Alberta’s Solar Advantage: New Rebates Give Homeowners a Boost

NDP government unveils two year, $36-million program to help bring down costs.

By James Wilt, 2 Mar 2017


presents

What Is Social Licence? Vancouver Panel to Debate on March 14

Our prime minister has cited its importance. So what does it actually mean?

By Tyee Staff, 1 Mar 2017


opinion

Why the Left Coast May Be Writing off Justin Trudeau

British Columbians fell hard for ‘sunny ways.’ For some now, the betrayal cuts deep.

By Michael Harris, 25 Feb 2017


opinion

To Critics, Massey Bridge Is an Environmental and Planning Disaster

And something called the ‘human kebab zone’ is involved. Last of two.

By Daniel Wood, 24 Feb 2017


news

Warning for BC: Methane Emissions Still Increasing in Big US Shale Play

Despite drilling downturn in Pennsylvania, potent greenhouse gas on the rise.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 16 Feb 2017


opinion

Six More Broken Liberal Promises

Maybe you thought it was just electoral reform? Looking back at 500 days of governance.

By James Wilt, 14 Feb 2017


news

Alberta’s Growing $30-Billion Liability: Inactive Wells

Compared to other jurisdictions, province lets oil firms off the hook when it comes to cleaning up.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Feb 2017


news

Time to Reform Our ‘Captured’ National Energy Board, Says Expert

First up: move the scandal-ridden regulator back to Ottawa, argues Marc Eliesen.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 9 Feb 2017


news

On Oil Spills, Alberta Regulator Can’t Be Believed: New Report

Scale and impact of spills underestimated, finds ecologist researcher.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 9 Feb 2017


opinion

Trump’s Despotically Dispensed ‘Truth’ Doomed by Reality

Disruptive technologies matter more than politician’s bluster and fakery.

By Mitchell Anderson, 8 Feb 2017


opinion

On Jessica Ernst, and the Vagaries of Justice in Canada

Landowner’s ruling shows our legal system can easily lose sight of its mission.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 2 Feb 2017


news

BC Hydro Can’t Be Ordered to Make Power Cheaper for Poor, Commission Rules

Lawyer calls decision ‘disappointing,’ as low-income customers struggle to pay bills.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2017


news

Alberta Energy Regulator’s Response to Ernst Case ‘Inaccurate and Misleading’, Say Professors

Agency misrepresents Supreme Court ruling on right to sue over alleged Charter violations, they say.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jan 2017


news

BC Premier Says Kinder Morgan Pipeline Plan Meets Her Conditions, Opposition Objects

Project’s foes call Clark’s decision a ‘surprise to absolutely no one’ and ‘simply deceitful.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2017