BC environment

Vancouver mayor launches climate pledge program; 10 local businesses sign on

Pledge enlists West Coast companies to support climate action globally and to move toward 100-per-cent renewable energy locally.
Wildfires, BC environment, Wildfire response

Raging wildfire grows in northern B.C

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A wildfire in northern British Columbia has grown by nearly 30 per cent as crews work around the clock in an effort to control the rampant blaze. The forest fire had engulfed an...
Environment, BC Environment, Coastal First Nations, Indigenous rights

Talks continue after B.C. Rail buys coal licenses on "sacred" ground

VICTORIA — Sixty−one disputed licences to mine coal will be bought by a Crown corporation, in an area of northwestern British Columbia considered sacred by First Nations, says B.C. Minister of...
BC environment, Day of action, Fraser River, imperial metals, Mount Polley Mine

First Nation group launches protest to halt re-opening of Mount Polley mine

Under the hashtag #waterislife, the Secwepemc Woman's Warrior Society took to social media to call for protests across Canada against the re-opening of Imperial Metals' Mount Polley gold and copper...

Kinder Morgan CEO slams critics, asserts that Trans Mountain will be built

Kinder Morgan CEO Richard Kinder said he is "astounded" by opposition to the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. He said if Ottawa approves it, the company will start putting shovels...

Former Coast Guard commander casts doubt on 'excellent' spill cleanup claim

Retired Commander Frederick E. Moxey said based on his experience, government claims of having contained "80 per cent" of the English Bay spill were likely false. “I’ve been in hundreds of spills and...

New report highlights risks of Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

Conversations for Responsible Economic Development (CRED), a diverse group of BC-based business owners, academics and activists have released a new report highlighting the risks of the proposed...
Karl Mattson wears a gas mask.

A two-headed calf, sour gas leaks and a mysterious pipeline bombing

Trouble In The Peace, directed by Julian T. Pinder, tells the story of Peace River residents affected by gas leaks as they fight to make their voices heard.

BC Provincial Government meets with industry to form "world-leading" oil spill plan

The future of British Columbia's environment is on the table, with the British Columbia Provincial government and thirteen key stakeholder organizations, including representatives from the BC Oil and...

Kinder Morgan to pay US$316K fine

Kinder Morgan fined for risk management violations amid debate on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.