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Skeed Borkowski, owner of the Northern Lights Lodge near the Mount Polley mine

"It's gone": Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings spill disrupts future of local fishing lodge

“I planned on dying here,” Skeed Borkowski, owner of the Northern Lights Lodge, said. “But not from drinking the water.”
Mount Polley, tailings pond, drinking water, mercury, arsenic, Imperial Metals

No start date in sight for Imperial Metals' Mount Polley spill cleanup

Sludge from the Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine tailings pond still clogs what used to be Hazeltine Creek and extends out into Quesnel Lake. No cleanup date is set.

Ground zero of the Imperial Metals Mount Polley disaster: it ain't pretty (PHOTOS)

It’s Monday, August 11th, and both my gumboots are dangerously sinking into the muck I’m trying to cross. I took far too bold a step towards a sturdy log ahead as I’m trying to cross a sludge river...

Millions speak up against slow internet lane

On May 15, millions spoke out online while hundreds gathered outside the FCC in Washington DC to say no to the Internet slow lane.

Opposition to federal Aboriginal education bill prompts Atleo's resignation

Who will control Aboriginal education? And how long will inaction on missing women continue?

PQ crushed, Liberal Party returns to power in Quebec election

Quebec's minority Parti québécois government suffered a crushing defeat in yesterday's provincial election. Party leader Pauline Marois, she of the 'charter of Quebec values' initiative that sought...

BC Liberal Party director caught up in billion-dollar scandal in Ontario

Premier Christy Clark’s government is caught up in the scandal surrounding the Ontario Liberal government over the billion dollar-and-rising cost of cancelling two planned natural gas electricity...

Government takes on union-busting moves to end port strike at Port Metro Vancouver

The BC government has announced back to work legislation for the 400 Unifor truck driving members on strike at the Port of Vancouver since March 10. The Port simultaneously embarked on a union-...

Minority rights and climate policy up for debate in April 7 Quebec election

Quebec’s minority Parti québécois government has called an election for April 7. The snap call by Premier Pauline Marois was made as polls show her party with a solid lead over its two large rivals,...

A red, white and gold February in Vancouver

Vancouver photographers capture February's most memorable moments celebrated around the city and country.