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Carlos Tello

Carlos Tello is a Vancouver-based journalist and photographer. His work has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Toronto Star, The Tyee, and the Vancouver Observer, among others. He is interested in arts and culture, human rights, social justice, Latin American issues, and everything related to his home country, Peru.
Enbridge, Sandpiper, Minnesota, White Earth Band

Winona LaDuke to Enbridge: invest in clean energy, not the Sandpiper pipeline

As First Nations launch lawsuits against Enbridge's Northern Gateway in Canada, Indigenous opposition is building against a $2 billion pipeline in the U.S. Winona LaDuke, an activist,...
B.C. LNG, liquified natural gas, LNG tankers

Storm of opposition against Howe Sound LNG plan gathers in West Van

“It's an exciting day for British Columbia, another milestone in the hunt to make sure we are first in getting to the natural gas market.” The moment Premier Christy Clark’s recorded speech reached...

Vancouver's leading immigration lawyer on new rules of temporary foreign workers program

“The deadline was a way to reset the system,” Zool Suleman, a prominent immigration lawyer, said about yesterday's deadline for temporary foreign workers working in Canada. Those who have worked...
Canadian politics, Chilcotin, Tsilhqot'in,

Wilderness Committee back in court to fight Taseko’s defamation charge

“It is a lawsuit designed to make us shut up and be quiet," Wilderness Committee national campaign director Joe Foy said.
A Greenpeace publicity stunt has affected an archeological site in Peru

By wrecking an iconic archeological site, Greenpeace ruined the UN climate convention for Peru

A tour guide once told me that walking in the Nazca desert in Peru is like walking on the moon’s surface. The dry, windless climate and the particularities of the land in the desert prevent...
Candidates met at Langara College for the first mayoral debate.

Robertson and LaPointe duke it out at mayoral candidates' debate

Candidates met at Langara College for the first mayoral debate.
Photo of Burnaby residents protesting Kinder Morgan by Carlos Tello

Supreme Court rejects Burnaby's injunction to stop Kinder Morgan

Under a cloudy, grey sky  on top of Burnaby Mountain, a crowd of around 25  rolled out a banner that read “Stop Kinder Morgan!” in bold red letters and prepared to hear the news from the B....

The dog that saved me

Reader Michael sent us this story of a man and his dog: This is a photograph of Richard, whom I met this morning as I walked home across Nelson Park in the West End. I asked if I could take a photo...

Canadians get ready for historic environmental mobilization

Hundreds of Canadians will join tens of thousands of people in the streets of New York City next weekend for one of the largest climate change mobilizations in history. Renewable energy advocates of...

Canada more at risk from environmentalists than religiously inspired terrorists: RCMP

Canada’s energy sector is more at risk from domestic environmental extremists than from religiously inspired terrorist organizations like Al Qaida, warns an RCMP report recently obtained via an...