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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, Today


news

Ottawa Failing to Protect Fraser River Salmon from Industry, Says Richmond Councillor

Federal government accused of ignoring Cohen Commission recommendations on salmon survival.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Today


opinion

Raw Logs and Lost Jobs: How a Company’s ‘Value-Added’ Plans Mean More Log Exports

Government policies help companies export logs and jobs to other countries. Last of two.

By Ben Parfitt, Yesterday


news

Study Confirms Deadly Disease in BC Salmon Farms

Research identifies HSMI in farmed fish, links to widespread virus.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 27 Feb 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


news

Government Cancels Contaminated Soil Landfill Permit in Shawnigan Lake

Who will clean up the mess, asks community?

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 24 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


opinion

Rob Stewart: A Rare Gift to the Oceans and the World

His film ‘Sharkwater’ drew us in, compelled us to act, and inspired us.

By Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, 23 Feb 2017


news

Another Wild West Show? BC’s Regulatory Experiment with Professional Reliance

Critics say it amounts to deregulation and less government oversight.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 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

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

Groups Want Review of Clark’s Kinder Morgan Approval, Citing BC Liberal Donations

Oil company payments to party create ‘appearance of a conflict,’ says Democracy Watch co-founder.

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 Jan 2017


news

Environment Minister Suspends Permit for Leaky Landfill in Shawnigan Lake

‘This is a huge step,’ says regional director leading opposition to site.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 28 Jan 2017


news

Water Below Shawnigan Lake Landfill Exceeded Heavy Metal Guidelines

‘Why is this company being allowed to operate outside its permitting conditions?’ asks regional director.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 26 Jan 2017


news

What Happens When an Endangered Whale Pod Loses Its Granny?

With the death of J2, a century’s worth of wisdom and leadership is also lost.

By Elin Kelsey, 26 Jan 2017


news

Bill Fossil Fuel Firms for Climate Costs, Consider Suing, Campaign Urges BC Cities

‘The impacts in a lot of communities are very real,’ says lawyer Andrew Gage.

By Andrew MacLeod, 25 Jan 2017