George Heyman

Site C Dam Permits Were Quietly Issued During The Federal Election

DeSmog Canada | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Former prime minister Stephen Harper's government issued 14 permits for work on the $9-billion Site C dam during the writ period of the last election -- a move that was offside according to people familiar with the project and the workings of the federal government.

Meet Sierra Club BC's New Executive Director

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The environmental group Sierra Club BC has a new executive director.Long-time activist Bob Peart takes over leadership of the group on Octo...

B.C. NDP, Liberal Nominations Reveal Tale Of Two Parties

Mike Klassen | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

If the B.C. NDP have sprung to life, they have a strange way of showing it off, by failing to sign up members and sending experienced candidates packing. In contrast, supporters of the B.C. Liberal Party are showing up in strong numbers and backing A-listers.

Who Else Is 'Secretly Glad' Geoff Meggs Lost B.C. NDP Nomination?

Mike Klassen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

Vancouver City Coun. Geoff Meggs, considered to be a slam dunk to win the Vancouver-Fairview nomination lost badly to former union boss and Sierra Club executive director George Heyman, creating online buzz thanks to its unexpected outcome. What is perhaps most interesting about Sunday's vote, however, is the way it illustrated both the close ties and competing agendas of Vision Vancouver and the B.C. NDP.

Dismal B.C. Voter Turnout In Various Races

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C. Liberal party director Mike McDonald made an interesting point on Sunday. Not one to miss an opportunity for a partisan shot given the nature of his political post, McDonald tweeted: "Shocked at low NDP turnout in Fairview. Huge media, high profile candidates, less than 400 voted. NDP support not deep." Despite the dig, McDonald is on to something. But what he's on to isn't pretty and regrettably it ails all political parties in B.C.

Heavyweight NDP Nomination Decided

CBC | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia

George Heyman has been nominated the NDP candidate in Vancouver–Fairview for the upcoming provincial election. The Sierra Club B.C. exe...

Clash Over B.C. Greenhouse Gas Reports

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Sierra Club says B.C. is vastly under reporting is greenhouse gas emissions by not counting pollution from forest and fossil fuel expor...

B.C.'s Push For New Mines May Mean Environmental Battle

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Business

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark is about to find out her plans to chip away at the mountain of bureaucracy facing mining developments in British Colu...