British Columbia

Donna Clark
Swaysən Will George outside the courthouse in Vancouver. Photo by Donna Clark

Oct. 18, 2023

Swaysən Will George’s name in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ means, “When he speaks, they listen.”

Helen Lui

Oct. 10, 2023

When it comes to addressing the housing crisis, few people think about zoning. The correlation isn’t easily apparent, despite this being the most powerful tool cities have.

Jen St. Denis and Katie Hyslop
A ‘parents’ rights’ rally opposing sexual orientation and gender identity resources in schools is met by a counter-protest on Sept. 20, 2023, in Vancouver. Photo by Jen St. Denis.

Sept. 26, 2023

What it means for BC and Canada. And why it’s important to fight back.

Amanda Stephenson
In this photograph taken with a drone, workers lay pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland, in Abbotsford, B.C. Photo by: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Sept, 28, 2023

CALGARY — A B.C. First Nation is asking the Canada Energy Regulator to release its reasons as soon as possible for allowing a modification of the Trans Mountain pipeline's route.

In a letter to the regulator dated Wednesday, a lawyer representing the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) said the decision to grant the route deviation Monday without providing its reasons has left the First Nation without the ability to decide its next steps.

Amanda Stephenson
Workers place pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sept. 25, 2023

The Canada Energy Regulator has approved Trans Mountain Corp.'s application to modify the pipeline's route, a decision that could spare the government-owned pipeline project from an additional nine-month delay.

The regulator made the ruling Monday, just one week after hearing oral arguments from Trans Mountain and a B.C. First Nation that opposes the route change.

It didn't release the reasons for its decision Monday, saying those will be publicized in the coming weeks.

Bill McKibben
Greenpeace activists protest in the LNG gas terminal of Fluxys in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo: © Eric De Mildt / Greenpeace)

Sept. 25, 2023

It reminds me a lot of Keystone XL saga, but with perhaps even more at stake.

The great privilege of being a journalist is that you get to ask questions, and people generally answer them, so you find stuff out. And sometimes that stuff is shocking.

Deborah Campbell
Award-winning author Erica Gies: ‘So much of our development has been about subverting water’s natural pathways and habits.’ Photo via Erica Gies website.

Sept. 25, 2023

To withstand drought and deluge, an H2O how-to from Erica Gies, author of ‘Water Always Wins.’ She speaks at UVic on Oct. 3.


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