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What Harm Will Site C Do?

VANCOUVER - BC Hydro has submitted a long list of species at risk that will be affected by its proposed Site C hydroelectric dam, after a joint federal-provincial environmental review panel found Hydr...
AP

That's A Lot Of LNG Pollution

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says her government is paying close attention to the potential air and water pollution impacts of proposed liquefied natural gas projects in northwest British Columbia...
CP

B.C. NDP To Lick Its Wounds

VICTORIA - One of the events during this weekend's British Columbia NDP convention is billed as the party to end all parties, but insiders and observers say this event should really be about resuscita...
CP

LNG Plants Will Do World A Favour: Clark

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark is calling British Columbia's proposed liquefied natural-gas plants worldwide pollution-fighting machines despite concerns by climate scientists and environmental grou...
The Canadian Press

Pimm Seeks Guidance

VICTORIA - British Columbia's agriculture minister is seeking guidance from the province's conflict of interest commissioner on the thorny issue of his lobbying of the Agricultural Land Commission, sa...
Getty

LNG VS. Greenhouse Gas Reduction

VICTORIA - Like the underground shale gas that Premier Christy Clark says will pave the way to a debt-free future, British Columbia appears caught between a rock and a hard place in balancing its hung...
CP

Minister Admonished For Land Application

VANCOUVER - Before presenting his cabinet colleagues with a proposal to overhaul British Columbia's agricultural land reserve, Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm was admonished by the arm's length commissi...
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Land Reserve Independence In Jeopardy?

VANCOUVER - A leaked cabinet document that proposes significant changes to British Columbia's Agricultural Land Reserve — millions of hectares of cherished farmland that have been largely protected fr...
CP

Clark's Asia Appointment

VANCOUVER - The man who resigned his legislative seat so B.C. Premier Christy Clark could run in a byelection to enter the house is now the province's investment and trade commissioner in Asia.But Cla...
Alamy

West Coast Communities Unite To Stop Tar Sands Tankers

Cross border organizing is becoming a bigger part of tar sands campaigns for native and non-native people alike. Mariner culture dictates that if there's is a distress call anyone in the vicinity has a responsibility to act. That is the spirit of shared responsibility and stewardship that is behind our TarSandsSOS.org site. ForestEthics, with offices in Bellingham and San Francisco, partnered with Vancouver-based ForestEthics Advocacy to create it. The site is home to a unique tar sands oil tanker tracking system, which displays those tanker's locations in real time. The site also generates real time tweets when tankers carrying tar sands enter sensitive habitats on the West Coast, like whale habitat in Washington State's San Juan Islands.
CP

Vote To Replace Dix On The Horizon

VICTORIA - British Columbia's New Democratic Party executive is recommending May 25 next year as the date for a leadership vote to replace current party leader Adrian Dix.In a statement released today...
AP

Will The UN Rule On Northern Gateway?

VANCOUVER - A group of British Columbia first nations is asking the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to investigate the actions of the provincial government on the...
AP

Climate Bombshell: B.C.'s Pollution Numbers Blow Up

The B.C. provincial government has been throwing around some big numbers and promises with the planned expansion of natural gas operations, but one large number missing in the discussion is the millions of tonnes of heat-trapping methane gas they are not reporting in official government documents. And, with the planned expansion of natural gas extraction and exports, B.C.'s climate targets are set to rise by as much as 25 per cent, or the equivalent of adding three million cars to our province's roads.
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Lessons Learned From the BC Election

I think both the NDP and the Greens owe it to the public to make a peace treaty and find a way to show everyone that we can work together for solutions that are good for people and the planet. This is an important lesson for us to learn before the upcoming federal election, while we still have time to find ways to work together. Big Oil won a battle this week but they haven't won the war.
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B.C. Politics in a Word: Fallacious

I love the word fallacious. I love how it sounds, (slightly naughty, as it rolls off my tongue ) but more so, I love that I've finally found one word that so accurately sums of the state of politics in B.C. They are completely fallacious and voters in B.C. are left hanging in the middle of war words and media strategies where the goal is power -- rather than good government.
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RCMP 'Keeps On Failing'

A Mountie in North Vancouver has come out swinging against RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, criticizing his recent email response to concerns raised by another B.C. Mountie. In a scathing letter, 32-ye...