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KINDER MORGAN HEARING: 35 drop out from speaking up at 'rigged' pipeline review
Dozens of participants have dropped out of the controversial National Energy Board review of Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, saying they can no longer support a "biased"...
The Canadian Press
Aug 12th, 2015
Game on! Harper calls election amid crumbling economy
Harper calls historic election as Canadian economy sinks.
Aug 2nd, 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
Art and environmental activism come together at beach fest
A giant salmon lantern made of found and waste materials is the lead-off to an evening of art, live music and information at Come Toast the Coast.
Jun 9th, 2015
OPINION: Conservative cabinet ministers shove Timmys around
Sitting cabinet ministers' tweets an attempt to force a coffee-and-doughnut emporium to host in-house advertising for oil pipelines.
Jun 6th, 2015
Come Toast the Coast to send message to Harper: 'Beaches are for people, not oil'
Giraffe Aftermath is part of the live-band lineup at Come Toast the Coast, a family-friendly festival at Jericho beach Sunday, June 13.
Jun 5th, 2015
Challenges persist in attracting non-oil funds, says Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal
"The challenge that we face ... is recognizing that Saudi Arabia is fertile ground to attract investment in all sectors," says Prince Saud.
The Canadian Press
Mar 30th, 2015
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
Harper featured in anti-Keystone XL ad to air during Obama State of the Union speech (UPDATED)
A slick anti-tar-sands-oil TV ad will pump Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a dirty dealer with China for pushing a pipeline that’s bad for American interests. “It’s a sucker punch to America’s...
Jan 27th, 2014
Oil field fumes so painful, Alberta families forced to move
Severe headaches, dizziness, rashes and loss of memory: all symptoms reported to a new hearing examining health effects of Alberta's rapidly expanding heavy oil industry.
Jan 26th, 2014