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Vancouver Observer officially releases "Extract" at party that packs Ceili's Kitsilano: photos

A great crowd turned up to celebrate the Vancouver Observer book launch for Extract: The Pipeline Wars, two days ahead of the Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearings in town.

Big oil's charm offensive turns critics off

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association launches a big campaign to charm Canada. Critics remain unmoved.

Park Board motion aims to protect Vancouver beaches from oil spill threat

Park Board commissioner Niki Sharma says the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s oil sands pipeline—combined with the closing of spill response centres—would set the city up for disaster.

Earth Day in Vancouver: parade, politics and pipeline opposition

A parade and rally on East Vancouver's Commercial Drive brought thousands of supporters together to celebrate Earth Day 2012, and to voice their opposition to pipelines and tankers on their coast.

Oilsands protesters converge on Chinese consulate during Harper's trip to Asia

In the midst of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China, environmental activists held an anti-oilsands demonstration outside of the Chinese consulate.

Naomi Klein and First Nations leaders unite at anti-pipeline forum

Naomi Klein joined activists and First Nations groups at the Rio Theatre for a public forum opposing BC tar sands projects.

Masala Mix for Nov 18-21: Make IT Vancouver | Dollhouse Blue Party | Green Foot FlashMob + Much More

I want to tell you about an exciting change that is ‘bee’ing added to Masala Mix. I’m mixing in some sweet tasting goodness. HONEY SWEET that is. Starting next week this listing will become the BEE V

Masala Mix Remembrance Edition: MegaHurtz | LLW | DSLR Fest + Much More!!

J Stewart (UGM), Carlotta Gurl & I at the Passion for Justice PIVOT fundraiser on Nov 4th