Lital Khaikin, Canadian Dimension
photo: Members of the front commun march down Park Avenue, Montréal

Sept. 23, 2023

An Inter-Union Alliance Representing 420,000 Workers Is Mounting A Serious Challenge To The CAQ’s Austerity Program.

“I make $30 an hour and am barely scraping by,” said Audrey Perreault, a radiology technologist who marched in downtown Montréal last weekend during a massive demonstration of public sector workers.

Vipal Monga
Flying over the Hudson Bay Lowlands to the Ring of Fire in Northern Ontario.

Sept. 28, 2023

$67 Billion of Rare Minerals Is Buried Under One of the World’s Biggest Carbon Sinks

A fight is brewing in Canada about how, or whether, to dig out materials essential for EV batteries that lie deep beneath vast peat bogs

The pace of the global transition to electric vehicles depends on the future of a remote region in Canada known as the Ring of Fire.

Ian Van Haren, Naheda Sahtout
tent city

Sept. 12, 2023

A national response involving all levels of government is needed to solve this pan-Canadian challenge.

Across Canada, municipalities are grappling with how to respond to a growing number of people living in encampments. It is tempting to blame mayors and municipal councils for the increased number of tent cities. However, poor data, insufficient resources and inadequate guidelines are the real cause of haphazard responses to the problem.

Liam Fox The Canadian Press
President of CLV Group Developments Oz Drewniak pictured outside The Slayte in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. The Slayte is an office to residential conversion project by CLV Group Developments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick  skp

Sept. 27, 2023

Drilling into office-to-residential conversions

OTTAWA - The building used to feature endless cubicles, long hallways and fluorescent lighting.

Now, the same spaces house modern apartments featuring granite countertop islands, fully furnished bedrooms and living rooms with views looking out to the Gatineau Hills.

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.

Abdul Matin Sarfraz
Stop Sprawl Durham protesters in Pickering, Ont. on Aug. 13, 2023. (Simon Sheehan/CP24)

Further: "This decision and announcement came after nearly a year of reporting from The Narwhal and the Toronto Star, which exposed Ford’s plan to open up the Greenbelt and fill the pockets of his developer buddies." -  The Maple Newsletter - Sept. 25/23

Sept. 22, 2023


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