Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (All day)
VICTORIA—Premier Christy Clark announced British Columbia’s support for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline Wednesday, saying the project meets her government’s five conditions for approval and includes a revenue-sharing agreement worth up to $1 billion.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (All day)
Comox Valley Record
World Community has teamed up with the Wilderness Committee to screen the new film Toad People (76 minutes) on Monday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. The film features people in communities across B.C. who are taking action to save the endangered wildlife in their backyards, including our own local western toads.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (All day)
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake that rattled many people from their morning sleep in September wasn’t an unusual phenomenon in the South Okanagan, said an earthquake seismologist with Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN).
Thursday, December 15, 2016 (All day)
The Globe and Mail
NDP Leader John Horgan says while he would be prepared to shut down the hydroelectric dam if a postelection review by the B.C. Utilities Commission supports that decision, he does not yet have enough information to take a formal position. The project has come under fire from environmentalists and First Nations leaders, in part because it would flood more than 5,000 hectares of land.
Friday, December 9, 2016 (All day)
The Globe and Mail
The Liberal MP for the Lower Mainland riding that will receive diluted bitumen from the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline is acknowledging the “valid concerns” of many in his community about the plan, and is promising to work within his caucus to urge the government keep its promises that certain conditions will be met.
Monday, December 5, 2016 (All day)
The Vancouver Sun
VICTORIA — Alberta’s premier began her pipeline sales pitch to British Columbians on Monday by arguing that the economic benefits to the country, and B.C.’s Interior in particular, more than offset the environmental risks posed by additional oil tankers in coastal waters.
There have been promises of more protests now that the federal government has approved the TransMountain pipeline expansion from Alberta to Burrard Inlet and one longtime activist believes there is the potential for an “explosion” of civil disobedience in BC.
Joe Foy, the national campaign director for the Wilderness Committee, compares the outcry over Kinder Morgan’s plans to triple the flow of oil through its pipeline to the huge demonstrations in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island in 1993.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (All day)
B.C. has a long history of environmental activism and anti-pipeline campaigners say they’re drawing from decades of experience to develop a plan of attack. Greenpeace oil sands campaigner Mike Hudema said Kinder Morgan can expect to face opposition from all sides, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his conditional support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday.