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1917: a must-see, Just Mercy, a should-see, and Underwater, a don’t-bother
But do check out three others making a welcome return from last fall’s film festival
Jan 9th, 2020
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
Opinion: Now is the time for a Canada-British Columbia Coastal Maritime Board
British Columbia coastal residents have a pressing need for greater control as to how the federal government decides on approvals for natural resource export. We have seen in recent years, the loss...
Dec 27th, 2015
Federal "polluter pays" announcement for tanker spills on BC coast doesn't hold water
The release of a new federal report recommends improvements to Canada's tanker spill regime on the BC coast. Yet onlookers worry the recommendations aren't enough to hold industry accountable.
Dec 4th, 2013
BC Election: BC's most valuable resources on the line
This BC election will you vote to protect the environment?
May 13th, 2013
If at first you don’t succeed, buy the opposition
Gina Rinehart is an Australian mining magnate and the richest woman in the world. She doesn't think the mining industry is treated well enough in the media, so she's buying them.
May 9th, 2013
British Columbia set to export mega amounts of carbon dioxide. Is that a plan?
On BC's current trajectory, its climate legacy to the world will not be as a leader in a new, low-carbon society, but as one of the most entrenched exporters of globally destructive fossil-fuels.
Mar 20th, 2013
Oil spill experts tell review panel Enbridge proposal is too risky
Oil spill experts tell National Energy Board panel that Enbridge's oil tanker and pipeline proposal is too risky.
Jan 13th, 2013
Enbridge oil pipeline and tanker proposal would threaten 'Super, Natural' BC tourism industry, panel told
Enbridge review panel told a single oil spill could devastate B.C.'s $14 billion a year tourism industry.
Jan 6th, 2013
Highlights from the Joint Review Panel Technical Hearings on Economics
Important moments for those following the proposed Enbridge pipeline debate closely.
Oct 5th, 2012