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Rockin’ Meryl Streep, creepy 'Gift', the Vancouver birth of Greenpeace and brilliant 'Shaun the Sheep'
There’s also deadpan humour from Norway in "1001 Grams" and a mystery dud, "Dark Places", undone by too much plot.
Aug 7th, 2015
Activists hang off Portland bridge to protest Arctic drilling [Update]
"The inspiring action underway to block Shell from drilling in the Arctic gives me hope and strength as an activist and Indigenous person,” said Vancouver's Audrey Siegl.
Jul 29th, 2015
Local artist-activist confronts Shell Arctic drill rig off Vancouver Island
Swimmers also occupy the waters and Greenpeace vessel attempts to intercepts the Shell oil rig off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Jun 17th, 2015
Oil companies are the real radicals, says Jane Fonda
Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda tells Vancouver Observer what she thinks about the tar sands.
Jun 12th, 2015
Reviews: Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, Blake Lively in The Age of Adeline and robots in Ex-Machina
Also notes on new documentaries, including DOXA
Apr 24th, 2015
Best Buy commits to using "sustainable" paper, saying they wish to protect Canadian forests
For its paper purchases from Canada, Best Buy will shift business away from Resolute Forest Products and now require Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper from this supplier.
Dec 9th, 2014
Greenpeace calls for renewable future
Ministers urged to show stronger climate action.
Dec 8th, 2014
Fake grassroots advocacy part of TransCanada's plan to silence Energy East critics
Documents leaked to Greenpeace show TransCanada’s plans to create industry-funded grassroots campaigns, conducting “detailed background research on key opposition groups,” and enlisting “...
Nov 18th, 2014
Oil and gas industry resists new oil sands emissions standards, claims opposition is "ideological"
New documents released through Access to Information legislation show the oil and gas industry resisting strengthened emissions standards in Alberta.
Nov 12th, 2013
Greenpeace Comes "Home" to Protest a Short-Sighted Pipeline Project
Members of Greenpeace were back in Vancouver today where the famed (infamous?) organization started more than 40 years ago as a small ragtag group of people trying to stop nuclear testing in the...
Oct 16th, 2013