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Defend Our Climate rallies underway across Canada

Communities across Canada are organizing rallies today to send a message to Ottawa about climate change.
Fighting Kinder Morgan in court

Slew of lawsuits against Kinder Morgan could begin, say lawyers

Kinder Morgan up against "the strength of the Coast Salish First Nations."

Kinder Morgan sued by Coldwater Indian Band for "illegally operating pipeline"

Chief Harold Aljam of the Coldwater Indian Band takes Kinder Morgan to court for operating the Trans Mountain pipeline with an allegedly defunct permit.

Makeshift bomb explodes on Aboriginal blockade, Hereditary Likhts’amisyu chief Toghestiy says

A makeshift bomb exploded last night in the central interior of B.C. where a group of Indigenous people who have set up a blockade against the proposed Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, and Pembina pipelines.

New Study: Kochs Could Make $100 Billion on Keystone XL Pipeline Deal

A new study released today concludes that Koch Industries and its subsidiaries stand to make as much as $100 billion in profits if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is given the go-ahead by U.S...

Greenpeace activists blockade Kinder Morgan Burnaby facility

Sixteen Greenpeace activists at are the Kinder Morgan Burnaby docking facility  trying to disrupt the loading facility.  They gained access from the water. Also, there are two activists...

Too little regulation, too much risk: An argument against the oil sands

In August 2013, the author paddled down the Athabasca River from Fort McMurray to Fort Chipewyan with 9 other paddlers and saw the downstream impacts of the oil sands.

There is a way out: Preventing oilsands health tragedy from becoming Canada's permanent legacy

A physician describes the impacts of the oil sands and provides solutions for averting a health crisis from growing.

Société Internationale d'Urologie hosts 33rd conference in Vancouver

Vancouver recently hosted the 33rd SIU Conference, designed to enable urologists in all nations an opportunity to collaborate in education and research.
Bird from recycled plastic at Vancouver Maritime Museum

This bird wants to tell you what it thinks about your use of plastic

Birds made from recycled plastic highlight the problem of plastics pollution in our oceans. A team is creating a 6-foot bird from recycled bottles to float in Heritage Harbour. Photo: Cenk Guven