Town With Most To Gain Leads On Northern Gateway Rejection

Adam Olsen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

With a federal decision on Northern Gateway imminent, this vote in Kitimat sets the tone. If the Canadian government supports the project, Premier Christy Clark will be facing a challenge to similar to the one Kitimat's leadership stared down on Monday night.

Let B.C. Vote On Northern Gateway: Group

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

On the heels of a "no" vote by the citizens of Kitimat, B.C. against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, a campaign has begun for a possible provi...

RESULTS Of Northern Gateway Vote

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KITIMAT, B.C. - The residents of Kitimat, B.C. have voted against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project in a non-binding plebiscite.The ballo...


CP | Robin Rowland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KITIMAT, B.C. - It was unclear if frantic campaigning had any effect on voters in this northwest BC community who cast ballots Saturday in a plebiscit...

WATCH: 'No Enbridge' Protesters Surprise Kitimat Mayor

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A group of anti-Northern Gateway pipeline protesters surprised Kitimat's mayor at a basketball championship — just days before the city is set to vo...

Why a City's Symbolic Vote on Northern Gateway Matters

David R. Miller | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David R. Miller

Kitimat, situated at the heart of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project, is holding a municipal vote this week on the recommendation to green-light the project. Why it is happening and why Enbridge is so involved are two good questions. Why this matters to you, is a third.

Kitimat Hunters Fear Pipeline Would 'Wipe Out' Wild Game

Vancouver Observer | Mychaylo Prystupa | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Mike Langegger recalls the autumn moment two years ago when he, his son Adam, and daughter Hannah spotted a moose a stone’s throw away in a vall...

Enbridge Covers Northern B.C. With Ads Before Kitimat Northern Gateway Vote

DeSmog Canada | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Enbridge's ad spend on the Kitimat vote so far is more than three times what the company would be allowed to spend in an electoral district during a provincial election. During a provincial election or initiative vote, Elections BC restricts how much companies and other third-party advertisers can spend -- but no such rules apply to the April 12 plebiscite.

Kitmat 'Flotel' Nearly Ready To Leave Vancouver

CBC | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A $4-million retrofit at a Vancouver shipyard has turned a Baltic cruise ship, the Silja Festival, into a floating hotel for about 600 construction wo...

'Flotel' To House Construction Workers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A cruise ship from the Baltic Sea has sailed into B.C., on its way to being turned into a floating hotel for construction workers in Kitimat. The S...

B.C. LNG Tax Too High: Companies

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - One of the first questions British Columbia's Finance Minister Mike de Jong was asked when he introduced the Liberal government's proposed ...

The Proposed Kitimat Oil Refinery Is Just Another Barrier to Oil Sands Development

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

Both the people lauding the refinery proposal and those condemning it miss the point. In tying pipeline development to the building of a heavy-oil refinery in B.C., MLA Andrew Mr. Weaver is not so much accepting a reasonable compromise as he is floating still another costly, lengthy, prerequisite to new pipelines.

Cruise Ship To House Construction Workers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Construction workers in northern B.C. will make themselves at home on a cruise ship as they complete $3.3 billion in upgrades to an aluminum smelter. ...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KITIMAT, B.C. - The District of Kitimat will hold a plebiscite on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline in April to gauge support for the controversi...

Western Promises

CP | James Keller and Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - A pair of climate-change protesters wearing cheap, thrift-store dress clothing evaded RCMP officers tasked with protecting Stephen Harper ...

Kitimat Chief Organizing Employment Summit

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A decade ago, Kitamaat Village in northwest British Columbia was broke as residents of the First Nations community faced non-existent job a...

That's A Lot Of LNG Pollution

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says her government is paying close attention to the potential air and water pollution impacts of proposed liquefied ...

LNG Impact Investigation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KITIMAT, B.C. - The B.C. government says it will fund a $650,000-study to look at the environmental and health impacts of liquefied natural gas emissi...

Can This River Be Brought Back To Life?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - An aboriginal band in north-central B.C. has moved towards harnessing the power of a hydro-electric dam that flooded their territory and im...

Clark: North To Reap Benefits Of LNG

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Municipal politicians in British Columbia's North are facing the exact opposite problem that beset them only a few years ago as the forest...

China's Largest Bank To Fund Kitimat Refinery

CBC | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

China's largest bank will be helping to finance the proposed Kitimat refinery, which would process oil from the Alberta oilsands in B.C., instead of t...

Keystone XL Pipeline Report Studied B.C. Scenarios

Robin Rowland | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

The U.S. State Department released its long-awaited report on the Keystone XL project last week. Most media focused on the executive summary, but several scenarios in British Columbia are outlined in the full report, even though the province is thousands of kilometres removed from the proposed pipeline.

Is This Community Ready for the Enbridge Pipeline?

Brian Lee Crowley | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada
Brian Lee Crowley

The Haisla First Nation live in one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, on the west coast near the aluminum town of Kitimat. The town's massive smelter has long been a sore spot among the Haisla, dropped into their traditional territory in the pro-development 1950 without consultation or substantial compensation. Now, the Haisla find themselves on the front lines of one of the most important Canadian environmental and development debates of the 21st century, but they are no longer the powerless victims of a half century ago. If Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline proceeds, it will terminate on Haisla territory.

Why B.C. Needs Skilled Foreign Workers

Keith Sashaw | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Keith Sashaw

There has been a lot of media attention lately surrounding the use of foreign trade workers in our province. What we need to keep in mind is that our province needs skilled foreign workers to mitigate a labour shortage that is putting our economic growth at risk, and we must not allow gut reactions to specific cases dictate public opinion or guide public policy decisions with far-reaching, future implications.

No Pipelines, Tankers On Native Land: Petition

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. - There have been times over the past few days at the review hearings into the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline when the testy e...