British Columbia

22/04/23
Author: 
Claire Wilson
Ten organizations support the creation of new housing roundtable, including the BCREA. | Chung Chow

Apr, 20, 2023

Initiative would work to address unintended consequences of housing policies and create new ideas and legislation

The B.C. Real Estate Association (BCREA) and various housing organizations across the province are calling on Victoria to establish a permanent housing roundtable to address the ongoing housing crisis.

The roundtable aims to bring together housing experts alongside municipal, provincial, federal and Indigenous governments to create a review and advisory panel. 

22/04/23
Author: 
Geoff Meggs
The Sen̓áḵw development in Vancover ‘ticks every box of contemporary housing strategy,’ says Geoff Meggs. Image from Sen̓áḵw.

Apr. 21, 2023

An Indigenous Vancouver project shows a way forward.

22/04/23
Author: 
Andrew MacLeod
Critics warn that as long as the oil and gas sector continues to grow, BC won’t meet its emissions targets. Photo via Coastal GasLink.

Apr. 21, 2023

But minister and experts say the government is making good progress.

19/04/23
Author: 
Canadian Press
People take part in a peace circle along a logging road in Fairy Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Apr. 18, 2023

NANAIMO, B.C. — The B.C. Prosecution Service has withdrawn contempt charges against 11 old-growth logging protesters accused of breaching a court injunction during blockades at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island.

Spokesman Gordon Comer said prosecutors were in court Tuesday to enter the withdrawals, and the service is reviewing other cases after a ruling that acquitted protester Ryan Henderson earlier this year.

18/04/23
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
Illustration by Ata Ojani

Apr. 6, 2023

Is ‘renewable’ natural gas a climate solution — or masterful greenwashing?

Each time Tim Crossin turns on his gas fireplace to heat the modest home he shares with his partner, the avowed environmentalist "assuages" his climate guilt with a reminder that he is paying a premium for so-called "renewable" natural gas.

13/04/23
Author: 
Julia Conley
A woman takes part in a protest against fracked gas exports on June 15, 2022 in New York. (Photo: John Smith/VIEWpress)

Apr. 12, 2023

"Every LNG terminal that comes online risks locking in decades of avoidable climate pollution and environmental injustice."

Ahead of a planned global summit on the climate and environment in Japan, campaigners on Wednesday urged the Biden administration to resist pressure from Japanese officials to expand public investments in liquefied natural gas, which is derived from fracking and the drilling of oil and gas wells, warning that proponents have wrongly claimed the gas is a "clean" alternative to other fossil fuels.

13/04/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Canadian banks are overwhelmingly financing the oilsands as foreign banks divest from the region. Photo by Andrew S. Wright

Apr. 13, 2023

Despite pledging to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, Canada’s Big 5 banks have invested over $1 trillion in coal, oil and gas companies since 2016, upping the risk to the Canadian economy as the energy transition unfolds.

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