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Elizabeth McSheffrey

Elizabeth McSheffrey is a journalist from Ottawa passionate about human rights, current affairs and travel. Her work has been published by news outlets all over the world including BBC, CBC, CBS, CTV, The Globe and Mail, VICE News, and dpa International. Her experience includes print, radio, television work across Canada, East and West Africa.

Squamish Chief, Woodfibre LNG, FortisBC, Howe Sound, tanker traffic

Public comment for Woodfibre LNG project open until March 1

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency wants to know what you think about greenhouse gas emissions associated with the proposed B.C. export facility.
Kinder Morgan, Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, pipeline protest, Burnaby

BREAKING: Burnaby RCMP arrest seven Kinder Morgan protesters

"You do not have the consent of Indigenous people to work on unceded Indigenous territory," said a protester, caught on camera, to first responders and Kinder Morgan staff.
Justin Trudeau, Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver, British Columbia

Trudeau promises City of Vancouver warmer relationship with feds

Mayor Robertson said although the relationship with Harper was "strained," Trudeau will bring a different tone to Ottawa's ties with Vancouver.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Lillian Howard, residential school survivor

Residential school survivor "hopeful" after final TRC report

The federal government has committed to implementing all of the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report, presented to the public on Tuesday in Ottawa.
Hunter Tootoo, Christy Clark, Gregor Robertson, Kitsilano Coast Guard

Feds deliver on promise to re-open Kitsilano Coast Guard

Fisheries and Oceans Canada hasn't announcement a timeline just yet, but promised to restore the facility "as soon as possible."
Vancouver Aquarium, VanAqua, wally, sea otter

Blind sea otter dies in his sleep at Vancouver Aquarium

The sea otter was a Vancouver Aquarium favourite, who won the hearts of volunteers and visitors alike.
fur farm, mink, animal cruelty, B.C. fur farm, fur industry, fur trade

Investigation: harrowing scenes from B.C.'s mink and fox fur farms

SPECIAL REPORT: The laws have left the animals behind and animal welfare advocates are calling for a change.

Indigenous leaders protest Site C dam

First Nations representatives from across B.C. were joined by dozens of concerned citizens for a rally highlighting the dangers of BC Hydro's new energy project.
Kit and Ace, Gastown, cashmere, raccoon dog, fur industry, animal rights

Investigation: Vancouver's Kit and Ace claims canine fur hat is made from "raccoon"

A whistleblower, a leaked email, and an undercover reporter have caught Vancouver retailer Kit and Ace red-handed.
Jody Wilson-Raybould, Vancouver Granville, Liberal Party, Justice Minister

We Wai Kai Nation congratulates Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould

The council is sad to see her go, but couldn't be prouder.