Northern Gateway pipeline

Federal government defends Northern Gateway approval at court hearing

VANCOUVER — The Canadian government is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to uphold its controversial decision to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project. First Nations, environmental groups...

Pipeline battle could set tone for future government, aboriginal relations

VANCOUVER — First Nations fighting to block the Northern Gateway pipeline project say a long-awaited court hearing that began Thursday will set the tone for aboriginal relations with the next federal...
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Earthquake off Haida Gwaii shakes up debate on B.C. tanker traffic

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii has shaken up the debate over possible impacts of such a quake near the Northern Gateway pipeline termination point or on bitumen tankers in...
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Gov't emails reveal concerns over First Nation consultation on Enbridge Northern Gateway

A damning email obtained by a northern B.C. First Nation shows the federal government's own staff had serious concerns about the crown's consultation process with First Nations. “First Nations were...
Nathan Cullen photo by George Heyman

Nathan Cullen says Northern Gateway about more than pipeline

“It’s more than just about a pipeline. It’s about our voice and our right to speak,” said Cullen.
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Independent journalism pays off with truth and results

I was delighted this week to see an e-mail from the people at Kickstarter saying,  “we really love your project!”  Staff at the crowdfunding website said they had chosen our Tar Sands...
Jim Prentice

Jim Prentice's PC leadership bid a sign he's abandoning Enbridge gig: Grand Chief

BC First Nations leaders are split on the value of having Prentice for premier of Alberta.
MP Chuck Strahl

Democracy Watch Calls for Ethics Inquiry into Chuck Strahl, Spy Watchdog and Enbridge Lobbyist

Democracy Watch is urging the ethics commissioner to formally investigate SIRC chair Chuck Strahl's illegal activities and conflicts of interest related to energy giant Enbridge.
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B.C. Nature Files Federal Lawsuit Claiming JRP Report "Invalid"

A federal lawsuit, filed today by B.C. Nature, claims the JRP Northern Gateway report is "invalid" and fails to adequately address risks posed to caribou and humpback whales.

Kitimat settles on date and one long-winded question for Enbridge Northern Gateway plebiscite

Some councillors opposed the question, saying it was too confusing and long.