tar sands

CIA secretly kept eye on Canadian economy, tar sands, mining during Cold War

Declassified reports say Trudeau was torn between urge to play leader of Third World and desire to hold his own with industrial giants.

Oil lobbyist in Harper government like "fox in charge of henhouse," environmentalist says

"It's like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse," said Dogwood Initiative director Will Horter about Harper's former senior policy advisor Bruce Carson, who is currently under an RCMP...

Are the tar sands "too big to fail"?

Are Canada's tar sands, like America's Wall Street banks, so essential to the nation that we just have to put up with whatever damages they inflict on us?

Young leaders grapple with energy, tar sands, and the future

At the Climate Change Conference earlier this month, youth leaders learned about the oil industry’s disinformation campaign, the Athabasca Tar Sands and other matters crucial to their future.

Moving oil across B.C. to thirsty foreign markets

Last week, the House of Commons passed a non-binding motion that calls for a legislative ban on all tanker traffic off British Columbia’s ecologically sensitive north coast. All Conservatives MP’s...

The Social Network, Fubar II, Let Me In, StreetDance 3D and Woody Allen’s latest

Jesse Eisenberg may just have the movie of the year. It shows the rocky beginnings of Facebook. (read more)

BC sucks: welcome to Oil 2.0

The cheap and easy stuff is gone. Welcome to Oil 2.0   The days of drilling shallow wells on nice flat land and extracting oil for a few dollars a barrel have come and gone. What is...

Michael Ignatieff at UBC Speaks About Canada's Future

Michael Ignatieff visited UBC last Friday and said he hoped to give insight to young Canadians about Canada today, and what kind of Canada can be achieved in 2017 -- Canada's 150th birthday....