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Wet'suwet'en and Unist'ot'en divided on pipelines

Four Wet'suwet'en chiefs favour pipelines to lift their people out of poverty.
Camp 'checkpoint' in the Bulkley Valley; Freda Huson

Unist'ot'en pipeline opponents rally in Vancouver

Downtown rally planned for Interior pipeline blockade.
Shell CEO Ben van Beurden - Shell photo

Shell CEO: Big Oil should pump ‘realism’ into climate debate

A leaked copy of a speech by the head of Royal Dutch Shell, to be given to an oil industry dinner Thursday night in London U.K., shows the CEO urging his petroleum colleagues to introduce “realism...
Recent Federal Court Decision on Jackpine Mine fires up First Nation

Recent Federal Court Decision on Jackpine Mine fires up First Nation

“Canada essentially did nothing to accommodate or mitigate our Treaty 8 rights,” stated Chief Allan Adam of the ACFN.

LNG coming to BC, big and fast. Are you ready?

The LNG industry is bearing down on the province like high speed train and, according to Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver, this is what the citizens of B.C. want, except for those few...

Keystone XL pipeline video: "It's not us, it's you"

Keystone XL, Enbridge, Shell and Kinder Morgan: like ex-boyfriends who won't take the hint.

Shell "Artic Ready" spoof's Vancouver connection Sean Devlin shares views on activism

Local activist Sean Devlin, one of the brains behind Greenpeace's controversial Climate Ready campaign, explains the spoof, the notion of a win-win protest, and

Oil sands development casualties in Fort McMurray, Alberta

What is happening in the oil fields of Alberta? Vancouver photographer Kris Krug shares his photos and thoughts about the unthinkable environmental destruction taking place.

Cashing in on Canada’s tar sands: refineries and other industries

Who profits from refining and working with tar sands products? Part three in our series exploring who has high stakes in the oil sands.