Alberta oil sands

Final Healing Walk draws more than 200

"Stop the destruction, start the healing," was the rallying cry for hundreds at yesterday's final Healing Walk, at the edge of the tar sands, in Fort McMurray.
Alberta Tar Sands at Fort McMurray - Photo by Kris Krug

Political support growing to refine Alberta's oil, not export it

NDP, Greens and a national union all backing increased refineries for Alberta's bitumen

Charities push back against Harper government repression

Former Tides employee says audits are designed to "silence the opposition"

Hard work, high pay in tar sands "hell"

One man's life in the tar sands, as told to a stranger in a conversation on a plane.

Grief on the edge of the tar sands

One person's emotion speaks for millions.

How my grandfather taught me how to be an ally in the fight against the tar sands

I travelled to the territory of the Cree, Dene and Métis peoples of northern Alberta, to learn about the tar sands and their impacts on the land and its inhabitants. It's been 80 years since my...

Confused by oil sands industry ads? A few helpful facts from Pembina Institute

When BC-based internet users seek out YouTube videos about the oil sands, they're likely to be confronted with ads like this one by British Columbians for International Prosperity (BC4IP), a 'citizen...

Academics' letter to Joe Oliver warns against promoting oil sands development

Serious about climate change? Consider the climate consequences of promoting Canada's oil sands and fossil fuels industry, academics say.

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline: benefit to all Canadians or detrimental to other industries?

Respected economist Robyn Allan, former CEO of the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), has said the country’s move towards an oil-based economy will have severe effects on sectors like manufacturing—...

Keystone XL pipeline not needed: US State Dept. report

The new report makes it easier for Obama to say "no," by demolishing the main arguments in favour of the controversial oil sands pipeline.