Check out this new cartoon from Gerry Hummel. Province cartoonist Dan Murphy set off a firestorm recently with his video spoof on Enbridge’s slick, new ad – designed to allay British Columbians’ concerns over the company’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline – when the piece was pulled hours after first being posted online. Murphy explained to the media that he was told by the paper’s Editor-in-Chief Wayne Moriarty that Enbridge had complained about the cartoon and threatned to pull a million dollars worth of advertising from the paper’s parent company, Postmedia, if it wasn’t pulled from The Province’s website. The story was picked up by international media, including The New York Times and The Guardian.
Brash Brit billionaire Sir Richard Branson made some suggestive remarks last week following a photo-op with BC Premier Christy Clark. We’ll never know whether the pair really did connect over a little windsurfing – but here are some coastal sights they may have run into along the way.
Last week, BC Premier Christy Clark attacked Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair for raising the economic downside of becoming a petro-state – namely, the phenomenon known as “Dutch Disease”. Speaking to CBC’s Evan Solomon, Clark referred to Mulcair as “goofy” for questioning the unrestrained expansion of the Alberta Tar Sands to new markets in Asia.
Check out this new cartoon from Gerry Hummel. Christy Clark says she isn’t taking a position on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines – but as we revealed this week, this BC Liberal “neutrality” is a myth. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is quite conspicuously throwing everything but the kitchen sink at opponents of the pipeline, causing the mainstream media to begin questioning his tactics.
The latest from our cartoonist Gerry Hummel. With the BC Liberals’ popularity in free-fall, according to recent polls, the party’s chances of holding onto power in May 2013 are looking grimmer by the day. Premier Clark for the first time now trails Opposition leader Adrian Dix in job approval numbers as well.
Check out this new cartoon from Gerry Hummel. In recent weeks British Columbians and concerned media and citizens around the world have been rocked by the revelation that multiple species of wild Pacific salmon are showing signs of being infected by a European stain of the deadly Infectious Salmon Anemia virus. While Canadian regulators and politicians stall, their American counterparts are calling for emergency testing and swift action to address the potential disaster for wild salmon up and down the West coast.
Check out the latest from our cartoonist and Kitimat resident, Gerry Hummel. The town’s council recently hosted a public forum on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, which would end its 1,100 km journey from the Alberta Tar Sands at the Port of Kitimat – where supertankers would be loaded with bitumen, en route to Asia and the United States. The elusive Enbridge VP for the project, John Carruthers, was there representing the company – which heard not one iota of positive feedback from the community all evening.
In the wake of the panel report on BC Hydro and the media firestorm over costly private power projects we plainly don’t need, our cartoonist Gerry Hummel gives us his take on the robbery of taxpayers and ratepayers this program represents.
The latest cartoon from Gerry Hummel – referencing the Joint Panel Review for the hugely controversial proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. Rules defining public participation were recently announced by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and National Energy Board. Despite assurances of multiple avenues for public comment, many First Nations, citizens and conservation groups from the region are expressing their doubts – remaining in steadfast opposition to the project.
Check out the latest from our cartoonist Gerry Hummel. Hydraulic Fracturing, or “fracking” – a relatively new method for extracting natural gas – involves shooting a mixture of highly pressurized water, sand, and unknown chemicals deep underground in order to crack open shale formations to release gas. The value of the resource in BC has been pegged at $750 Billion – and while we’re going gangbusters to develop our local industry, concentrated in northeast BC, other jurisdictions throughout the US and Canada are putting the brakes on fracking until we have a better grasp of its ecological and geological consequences, and how to better manage the enormous volumes of water currently being used in the process.