British Columbia

Alex Hemingway
Property owners should pay their share, says Alex Hemingway. Photo via Shutterstock.

Aug. 30, 2023

Land wealth is fuelling inequality and rising housing costs. Here’s a solution.

Amanda Stephenson The Canadian Press

Aug. 29, 2023

Trans Mountain facing intense deadline pressure to finish pipeline on time: Documents

CALGARY - New documents suggest the Crown corporation behind the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is facing an uphill battle to finish the project on schedule in spite of mounting internal and external pressure to do so.

Zak Vescera
As the Okanagan Valley filled with wildfire smoke, foreign farmworkers faced an uncertain future. Photo by Darryl Dyck, the Canadian Press.

Aug. 29, 2023

Advocates call for emergency measures to help workers salvage their time in BC.

Jamie Sandison
My analysis of data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reveals a staggering revelation — more than 150 monthly temperature records have been broken across Canada this year. Photo by Shutterstock

Aug. 28, 2023

Over the past five years, I have closely followed the signals of climate change, deciphering their significance through the frequency of temperature records and the escalating intensity of wildfires.

At the beginning of July, I mapped out record temperatures that resulted in devastating wildfires in B.C., Alberta and Nova Scotia. It showed record heat that intensified in May and June.

Hina Alam
The McDougall Creek wildfire burns on the mountainside above a lakefront home, in West Kelowna, B.C., on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. File photo by The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Aug. 25, 2023

Canada's current wildfire season is devastating evidence of the effects of climate change, scientists say, but for some conspiracy theorists, the thousands of square kilometres of burnt ground isn't enough to convince them.

Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
Hundreds of doctors, nurses and health-care workers across Canada have issued a public health advisory about natural gas, said Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment president Melissa Lem. Photo by Marc Fawcett-Atkinson/National Observer

Aug. 24, 2023

Hundreds of doctors, nurses and other Canadian health-care professionals have issued a public health advisory on the health harms of expanding B.C.'s fracking and natural gas infrastructure amidst the climate crisis.

Crawford Kilian
Students return to the University of British Columbia campus in September 2022. Classes start again soon, but the post-secondary system needs to change in response to these times. Photo via Shutterstock.

Aug. 25, 2023

BC burns and a new school year beckons. Is what we teach out of step with the times?

Brandi Morin
Uncle Rico continues to sing and drum as RCMP CIRG officers arrest them at Savage Patch, a camp blockading old growth logging, in Pacheedaht territory near Port Renfrew, British Columbia. All photos by Amber Bracken

Aug. 23, 2023

Inside the fight to save one of the last ancient old growth forests on the planet

Not long past the break of dawn, along a remote road deep in the unceded, forested mountains of southern Vancouver Island, the steady blaring of a conch shell sends a warning through the trees.

A raid is coming.

In the Savage Patch camp, a new front in a years-long struggle over the fate of some of the country’s oldest trees, a small group of forest defenders scurry to pack sleeping bags and douse the fire that kept them warm through the night.

Sidney Coles
Kai Nagata, communications director at Dogwood BC, presenting at the third annual Peace and Unity Summit.

Aug. 17, 2023

Presentation highlights darker truths behind violence and intimidation against Indigenous land defenders resisting resource extraction

John Vaillant
Smoke from the McDougall Creek wildfire fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun in Kelowna. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Aug. 18, 2023

The Beast is back, and this time it’s coming for the news cycle.


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