Author Archives: Zig Zag

$40B LNG project in northern B.C. gets go-ahead

Lelu Island colour.jpgLNG Canada chief executive says it will move ‘immediately’ into construction

Construction is going ahead on a massive, $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C., hours after five primary investors from five different countries granted their approval for the joint venture.

The LNG Canada project will see a pipeline carrying natural gas from Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. to a new processing plant on the coast in Kitimat. There, the gas would be liquefied for overseas export. Read the rest of this entry

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6 protesters arrested after anti-fish farm demonstration in Victoria

fish farm banner protest 1Protesters boarded the Orca Chief vessel at Point Hope on Wednesday

Unmarked graves of children from residential school found beneath Manitoba RV park

Residential SchoolCTV News, August 31, 2018

Campers have for years parked their RVs at the Turtle Crossing campground along the Assiniboine River in Manitoba, without knowing that it’s situated on the site of unmarked graves of more than 50 Indigenous children who died at the Brandon Residential School. Read the rest of this entry

Federal Court of Appeal quashes TransMountain pipeline construction approvals

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Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project sit on rail cars at a stockpile site in Kamloops, B.C. On Thursday, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed Ottawa’s approvals to build the expansion project. (Dennis Owen/Reuters)

Some Indigenous groups and environmentalists oppose $7.4B project

In a stunning blow, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project, but the federal government is determined to proceed with the pipeline.

Today’s ruling is a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project. Read the rest of this entry

5 arrested as Burnaby pipeline protest camp dismantled

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An excavator on site dismantles a structure at Camp Cloud in Burnaby, B.C. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

Deadline for camp structures and shelters to be removed was Sunday

Soaring Eagles: Indigenous teens introduced to policing careers

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Participants in the Soaring Eagle after their graduation ceremony on Aug. 10, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. Photo: David Bloom / Postmedia

Brock Univesity to strip ex-prof of title after racist tweets

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On a lonely train to nowhere: retired Brock University professor Garth Stevenson.

Tweets on account of retired professor Garth Stevenson attacked Indigenous people

by Grant LaFleche, Aug 8, 2018, The St. Catharines Standard

Brock University is distancing itself from a retired political science professor whose social media accounts shared racist and derogatory messages aimed at Indigenous people this week. Read the rest of this entry

Cost to twin Trans Mountain pipeline now $1.9B higher, Kinder Morgan says

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Steel pipe to be used in the pipeline construction of the Trans Mountain expansion project at a stockpile site in Kamloops, B.C. (Dennis Owen/Reuters)

Pipeline to West Coast now projected to be done by December 2021

Judge bans salmon farm opponents — except independent biologist — from getting too close

Blockade halts work at iron ore mine on Labrador-Quebec border

tata-steel-blockadeInnu community block access road to highlight environmental, employment concerns