Douglas Channel

Super Tankers Through Douglas Channel Bad Idea: Mulcair

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Touring the Douglas Channel on British Columbia's North Coast has convinced federal Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair it would be "pure mad...

Crochet Pipeline Protest Stretches Across B.C. Waterway

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

HARTLEY BAY, B.C. - The women of the Gitga'at Nation of British Columbia say they stretched wool yarn across the Douglas Channel on Friday in a symbol...

How Would An Oil Spill Be Cleaned Up Here?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Despite years of planning for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and myriad legislative changes that will affect the project, the regu...

Tsunami Hazard, Possible Fault Line Discovered Near Kitimat

Robin Rowland | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

The Geological Survey of Canada has identified a tsunami hazard and a possible seismic fault in Douglas Channel near Kitimat. That's the proposed site of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project and at least three liquified natural gas projects. If the projects go ahead, hundreds of supertankers with either bitumen or LNG will be sailing in the channel for years to come.

Water, Not Oil, Is Hot Summer Issue In Kitimat

Robin Rowland | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Even with David Black's proposal for an oil refinery on a hill 25 kilometres north of Kitimat, residents here know that the Enbridge Northern Gateway debate has gone on for years and will go on for many years to come. The hottest issue in Kitimat this summer is water, not oil. For us, this summer can be summed up by saying: "Water, water everywhere, but you can't get there from here." As environmentalists worldwide celebrate the beauty of Douglas Channel, and decry the dangers that tanker traffic could pose to the channel, many people in Kitimat are cut off from the waterfront.