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    Rafe Mair to Justin Trudeau: BC is not yours to give away

    On the approval of Kinder Morgan, Rafe Mair goes inside the mind of a British Columbian, explaining to Justin Trudeau what he clearly doesn't get: Just how pissed off we really are.


    Fate of BC’s ancient forests is a question of “values”

    On the launch of his new documentary, "Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux", filmmaker Damien Gillis reflects on the experience, noting that facts, figures, stumpage fees and jobs only tell part of the story of BC's increasingly r...



    Rafe: Trudeau will have hell to pay in BC if he approves Kinder Morgan

    "British Columbians say, 'enough is enough!' From here on, our values speak as loudly as those from the businessmen's clubs of Bay Street and the nests of political party strategists," says Rafe Mair. "If you approve Kinder Mor...


    Heiltsuk call on Trudeau: Come to Bella Bella, announce Tanker Ban

    In the wake of a damaging diesel fuel spill in Heiltsuk waters, Chief Marilyn Slett is calling on Justin Trudeau to come to Bella Bella and follow through on his promise to institute a north coast tanker ban.



    So much for “World Class” spill response, as Bella Bella, Saskatchewan incidents show

    So much for the "world class" spill response we keep hearing about, says David Suzuki, as the recent Husky Oil and Bella Bella fuel spills remind us.


    Central Coast diesel spill response slow, ineffective, serious damage done: Heiltsuk

    Contrary to PR spin, the response to a recent diesel spill on the central coast was slow and ineffective, say Heiltsuk officials, leading to serious contamination of important shellfish sites.



    Heiltsuk call for tanker ban to include fuel barges amid ongoing leak in Great Bear Sea

    As fuel leaks into the Great Bear Sea from a sunken tug towing 10,000 tonne fuel barge the Nathan E. Stewart, local Heiltsuk leaders are calling for a proposed North Coast tanker ban to be implemented quickly - and to include f...


    Pipelines being driven by private equity firms through ratings agency they now own

    Award-winning author Joyce Nelson explains how big private equity firms are using Canada's ratings agency, which they recently bought, to scare us into building pipelines which will directly benefit them - while ex-Alberta Prem...



    Rafe: With LNG approval, Trudeau govt shows true colours…but we shouldn’t be suprised

    British Columbians have every reason to be mad at the Trudeau government's approval of PNWLNG - but no reason to be surprised, says Rafe Mair. It's been all downhill since those bold promises on the campaign trail and in Paris.


    Opinion: Environment & Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna gets failing report card

    Minister Catherine McKenna and the Trudeau govt made big promises to tackle climate change but their real record gets a failing grade from Dr. Eoin Finn - especially if they OK PNWLNG and Kinder Morgan.