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RCMP access request denied by Freda Huson

Conflict escalates as LNG pushes Unist'ot'en for land access

'We're blocking pipelines; we're not blocking everyone,' says Unist’ot’en Camp spokesperson Freda Huson.
A recent protest at the Peace River site of BC Hydro's massive proposed dam.

Peace Valley leaders arrive in Vancouver to fight Site C dam project

The project will flood the last pristine stretch of the Peace Valley and a way of life, say leaders.
Cartoon by Rob Cottingham

How to thrive in a Vancouver drought

Locals who have the good sense to use their grey water or captured rain water to keep their gardens green and lush may have to post a sign explaining their environmentally savvy system to watering...
Fishing photo by Heath Alseike/Creative Commons

Province clamps down on recreational fishing due to suffering fish stocks

Increased water temperatures and low water levels has moved the B.C. government to ban angling in many areas of the province.
Capilano reservoir supply is shrinking

Brown is the new green during Vancouver-area drought

Forget refilling the pool; Metro Vancouver has tightened water restrictions.

Enbridge court argument claiming Aboriginal support called 'delusional'

First Nations opposition to Northern Gateway is broad and deep, say leaders.
Global warming illustration (Creative Commons)

Province seeking public input on climate action plan

The public will have two opportunities over the next six months to speak up about new climate policies in B.C.
Stephen Harper. Canadian Press photo

Harper support buckles in B.C.

'Even in areas where the Conservatives are doing well, there’s this concern about the environment.' — Mario Canseco, Insights West
Some temporary cooling centres in Vancouver.

6 tips for escaping the worst of Vancouver's smoky air

The city's 'cooling centres' include air-conditioned community centres and libraries for those in need of relief from the smoke.
Conservative Party, Liberals, NDP

How Harper will win again

Experts explain how the Conservatives exploited the weaknesses of Canada's electoral system and built a well-financed, well-oiled machine that’s increased their seat count every election cycle since...