British Columbia

Amanda Stephenson - The Canadian Press
Storage is shown at the Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery in Detroit. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said it expects investment in oil and natural gas production in Canada to rise above pre-pandemic levels. PHOTO BY PAUL SANCYA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mar. 2, 2023

'Feels pretty good': Oil and gas investment in Canada to hit $40 billion in 2023, CAPP says

Up 11 per cent from last year, but still well off levels in 2014 when oil prices last boomed

CALGARY — Investment in oil and gas production in Canada will jump by 11 per cent to hit $40 billion in 2023, the country’s largest fossil fuel industry group said Wednesday.

Demand big question for oil prices this year

Andrew Gage
Flooding and storms have impacted Vancouverites, causing significant damage and wreaking havoc on the city’s beloved seawall. PHOTO BY JASON PAYNE /PNG

Mar. 2, 2023

Last July, the city of Vancouver pledged $1 per resident to bring a class-action lawsuit against the largest oil companies, but those funds are nowhere to be found in the 2023 budget.

In 1988, scientists working for the oil giant Shell wrote in an internal memo that the burning of fossil fuels, if unchecked, would lead to changes to sea level and weather “larger than any that have occurred over the past 12,000 years.”

Gidim’ten Checkpoint

PRINCE GEORGE, BC - February 28, 2023: A dozen Wet’suwet’en land defenders and supporters have applied to the Supreme Court of British Columbia to have criminal contempt charges stayed in light of widespread Charter violations stemming from police misconduct.


John Woodside
Death Spiral - Illustration by Ata Ojani

Feb. 22, 2023

Fossil fuel giant Enbridge faces the risk of a “death spiral” as the energy transition to renewables unfolds, according to evidence the company filed with the Ontario regulator. A death spiral could occur when customers, fed up with the increasing costs of gas, switch to cleaner and cheaper sources of energy.

Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
Researchers have found that adding some types of seaweed to cattle feed can help reduce the methane emitted from their gut. Photo by Jesse Winter/National Observer

Feb. 21, 2023

Trans Mountain Corporation purchased carbon credits from a tiny, non-functioning Alberta startup proposing to produce seaweed-based additives that reduce methane emissions from cows, Canada's National Observer has found.

Paul Henderson
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during a so-called Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021.Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file

Feb. 16, 2023

COVID-is-a-hoax crowd caused thousands more deaths, hundreds of millions in hospital costs: report

We’ve seen a lot of disinformation over the last three years shared by anti-science bad actors, usually with an agenda to disrupt and confuse.

Then there is misinformation, much more common and differing from disinformation with regard to intent.

The Canadian Press
Aquatic science biologist Shawn Stenhouse releases a Atlantic salmon back into its tank during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A Liberal promise to transition salmon farms in British Columbia from ocean net pens to closed containment systems in just over five years is being slammed as careless by the aquaculture industry but applauded by a wild salmon advocate who says the sooner the better. THE CANADIAN PRE

Feb. 17, 2023

Canada will not renew licences for open-net Atlantic salmon farms, citing risks to wild salmon

Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray has announced the federal government will not renew licences for 15 open-net Atlantic salmon farms around British Columbia’s Discovery Islands.

Murray says in a news release the Discovery Islands area is a key migration route for wild salmon where narrow passages bring migrating juvenile salmon into close contact with the farms.

Colleen Flanagan
Chief Grace George with the Katzie First Nation wants Trans Mountain Corporation to stop work on Katzie First Nation territory. (The News files)

Feb. 16, 2023

Katzie claim work at two sites, one in Maple Ridge, being done without proper consultation

Katzie First Nation has ordered the Trans Mountain Corporation to immediately stop all work on its territory.

The First Nation claims the oil pipeline corporation is undertaking work in two of Katzie’s unceded village sites, – one in Langley and one in Maple Ridge – “without adequate notice, consultation, or opportunity to monitor works in accordance with project conditions.”

Zak Vescera
The proposed Roberts Bank port expansion would dramatically increase container capacity. Illustration from Port of Vancouver.

Website editor:  And do we want to expand international shipping in the time of climate crisis?!

Feb. 16, 2023

As a federal decision on a massive container-port expansion looms, opposition mounts.


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