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Oil pipeline update: Gitxsan chiefs overturn Enbridge deal, still divided on Treaty Society

Gitxsan Treaty office announces consensus to quash a controversial Enbridge deal, but hereditary chief Norman Stephens says recent meetings on the issue weren’t inclusive.

Keystone XL oil pipeline to be defeated: is Enbridge next?

It's a sour day for big oil. The Obama administration is set to reject the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, according to news reports. Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin reported Obama's...

Salmon, economy and oil: Smithers mayor explains opposition to Enbridge pipeline

Smithers mayor explains why, despite job promises, the community remains opposed to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline.

The Modern Thinker

Partial cover image of The Modern Thinker: Timeless Ideas, Inspiration, and Hope for the 21 st Century

Premier Clark says B.C.'s coast belongs to Alberta (and all of Canada), not just B.C.

BC Premier Christy Clark said the west coast "doesn't just belong to British Columbia", but some British Columbians disagree.

Canada's Kyoto withdrawal lampooned in Taiwanese animation

Stephen Harper says "F*&% the UN" in this animated video from Taiwan's Next Media Animation.

Canada 'fiddles while planet burns', says Councillor David Cadman at Durban climate talks

Where in the world is Councillor David Cadman? Fighting climate change in Durban.

Vancouver experts lament Canada’s "climate anarchy"

Ottawa's position on climate change "deeply embarrassing", say local activists.

Vision Vancouver election explainer

A backgrounder on Vision Vancouver - the party, their goals and a few events to look out for.

After Palestine's U.N. statehood bid, a garden of peace struggles to bloom in Jericho

As Mahmoud Abbas returns to a hero’s welcome in Ramallah, after his impassioned speech at the UN calling for its recognition of the Palestinian state, hopes are high for a “Palestinian spring.”...