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Cashing in on Canada's tar sands: oil extraction
Which oil extraction companies are cleaning up in Fort McMurray? First in a series exploring who has the highest stakes in the tar sands.
Dec 2nd, 2011
Big oil's aggressive plan to run more pipelines through Super Natural B.C.
The tar sands industry wants lots more pipelines and BC is targeted for at least the next three.
Nov 29th, 2011
Why does Canada remain "so silent?": video
Linda Solomon Wood
Nov 30th, 2011
Vancouver Sun's ethical oil orgy
A recent Vancouver Sun business article by Barbara Yaffe was such a one-sided “oil orgy” that it not only demands a balanced response, it deserves an award.
Nov 10th, 2011
U.S. groups file suit to halt illegal preliminary work on proposed Keystone XL pipeline
Three U.S. conservation parties will file a lawsuit today in efforts to halt illegal preliminary work on TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline has also garnered attention...
Oct 5th, 2011
Films to see at VIFF on Days 6 & 7: Wednesday and Thursday
A shocking miscarriage of justice is exposed in Give Up Tomorrow, possibly the strongest film this year at VIFF.
Oct 4th, 2011
Keystone XL protest against oil sands pipeline: Audio slideshow
Over hundred protesters were arrested Monday afternoon as they scaled makeshift security fences on Parliament Hill in protest against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The demonstration, which...
Sep 26th, 2011
Keystone XL protesters at Parliament Hill: photos
Protesters of the Keystone XL pipeline carrying oil from Alberta to Texas held signs and rallied in front of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa.
Sep 26th, 2011
China wants more Canadian assets
Chinese companies have been accelerating their efforts to acquire Canadian energy resources. The fourth-largest Chinese state-owned oil company, Sinochem, is looking to buy oil and gas assets,...
Sep 9th, 2011
Naomi Klein after Keystone XL pipeline protest arrest
Harper government "global advertising agency" for oil industry, author Naomi Klein says after Keystone XL pipeline protest arrest.
Sep 7th, 2011