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Directly Affected: a new film with everything you need to know about B.C.’s pipeline battle
Justin Trudeau faced hecklers in Nanaimo. Rachel Notley and John Horgan are flinging indignant words, threats even, back and forth between Edmonton and Victoria. A national columnist demands...
Feb 8th, 2018
Looking back at 2015 through Vancouver Observer's top stories
Dec 18th, 2015
Keystone XL cancellation means more oil-by-rail terminals for the Pacific Northwest
In the wake of the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil industry will look toward opening new rail terminals in the Pacific Northwest, contends a new report. Tracking Emissions: The...
Nov 12th, 2015
New in Vancouver: Reese Witherspoon in Wild, Exodus, The Overnighters, a good Samaritan’s ordeal
Reese Witherspoon hikes the Pacific Crest Trail in her new film, Wild
Dec 12th, 2014
Drillers illegally using diesel fuel to frack: report
A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydraulic fracturing operations, and then doctoring records to hide violations of the...
Aug 14th, 2014
Landowners on Enbridge pipeline route say risks "imposed" upon them
What rights do landowners have when pipeline companies want access to their property? Not very many, it seems.
May 16th, 2012
Enviro Minister coy about Conservatives' use of American strategists to snag majority, criticizes green charities
Tory environment minister Peter Kent was quick to criticize green foundations, but was coy about Conservative's use of American firms to get elected last May.
Mar 15th, 2012
A call to transition to a post-oil world
In order to tackle climate change, a transition to the post-oil world is crucial, says Lee Brain, an oil executive's son who opposes the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
Mar 8th, 2012
Merran Smith: promoting Canada’s clean energy future
Vancouver’s clean energy advocate says Canada needs to “get in the game”, put a price on pollution and invest in green alternatives.
Nov 22nd, 2011
Koch industries web of influence
Koch spends tens of millions trying to shape federal policies that affect their global business empire. Koch's influence extends beyond the U.S. to Canada and Europe.
John Aloysius Farrell
Apr 6th, 2011