The multibillion-dollar project would nearly triple the capacity of the existing pipeline that runs from a community near Edmonton to the Vancouver area.
It's that time of year when many of us consider making a few resolutions for self-improvement. In the spirit of the season, it only seems fitting to suggest five resolutions for the British Columbia's MLAs.
"Christy Clark, rather than going triumphant to Paris as a climate leader, will be going as a climate failure."
"It's not just what the breach did environmentally to us; it's what has happened with the bad publicity we got when this went around the world. That also hurt everybody here."
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Can the water be bought and sold? Does the licensee have an ongoing right to receive the water?
"What we have heard is people say they don`t think it is appropriate," said Christy Clark.
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Jumbo Glacier Resort's environmental certificate has lapsed because it did not meet provincial requirements on starting construction.
The goal is to fill any gaps in co-ordinating responses to spills.
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For years British Columbians and Canadians have demanded that our governments do something about marine waste. The fish cannery in Namu, B.C. is the latest of many slow-moving environmental disasters.
In the spirit of giving, here are five ideas for B.C.'s politicians to consider as they set their resolutions for 2015.
INVERMERE, B.C. - The B.C. New Democrats and governing Liberals can't agree on whether the day lodge for the New Jumbo Glacier Resort is being built in the path of a dangerous avalanche zone.Oppositio...
"Where are they going to park the cars? You're not going to park them in the middle of an avalanche zone."
VICTORIA - New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied natural gas plants to meet emission standards or face penalties and makes the industry the cleanest in the world, says Envi...
It is time for Premier Clark to stop the Jumbo Glacier Resort gravy train and bring accountability and sanity to the situation once and for all.
VICTORIA - The proposed $7.9-billion Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River cleared major environmental hurdles Tuesday as the federal and British Columbia governments granted environmental certi...
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After 24 years of controversy, a vital deadline is looming for Glacier Resorts Ltd., which by next month has to prove to B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office that significant progress has been made on the billion-dollar plan to build a 6,300-bed resort on Crown land in the glacial wilderness, 55 kilometres west of Invermere.
"One of the mysteries is why he has got his nose in it at all," said B.C. MLA Norm Macdonald, adding that people worry about publicly criticizing powerful minister Bill Bennett. "This is complete insider stuff. It's a remote corner of the province and they're getting away with stuff no one would get away with anywhere else... Everything about it feels like cronyism at its worst."
The next election is in 2017. You suspect that voters might want to see a little something for all the hype before then, so what to do? Well, take one of the proposed projects and slam the pedal to the metal. And by all accounts, that project is the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish.
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's environment minister disputes environmentalists' claims that a new law threatens the future of provincial parks by allowing oil and gas and logging companies to conduct...
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VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has questions for Kinder Morgan about the proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline through the province.After reviewing the company's application t...
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VANCOUVER - British Columbia Environment Ministry staff have warned their minister that the province's dreamed-of liquefied natural gas industry poses some big challenges with greenhouse gas emissions...
FORT NELSON, B.C. - British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak has done a complete turn around on a decision that would have exempted most of the natural gas produced in the province from mandat...
VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is exempting about 99 per cent of the natural gas produced in the province from automatic environmental assessment reviews.Under orders in council passed without public...
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Before Bill 4, any research done in a park had to be "necessary for the preservation or maintenance of the recreational values of the park involved." But as we've recently learned, pipeline giant Kinder Morgan has, with a permit from the B.C. government, been conducting research in B.C. parks for their pipeline expansion project since November 2013, four months before Bill 4 was introduced.
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An online petition asking the British Columbia government to repeal a law that critics say will open protected park areas to pipelines and drilling has attracted hundreds of thousands of supporters in...
Small businesses that are already getting greener and cleaner could be responsible for thousands of dollars of fees that they must pass on to their customers. If you like to shop or eat in B.C., get ready to be walloped by new hidden taxes on everything from clothing to groceries.
VICTORIA - British Columbia's carbon tax will soon have two new American cousins, prompting Environment Minister Mary Polak to suggest B.C.'s groundbreaking tax is helping fuel an expanding green-powe...
VANCOUVER - A tanker truck driver took a wrong turn and drove past two "road closed" signs before the vehicle tumbled off the road, spilling 35,000 litres of jet fuel into creek in a remote area of Br...
B.C. Minister of Environment Mary Polak says her government will stick to its promise to freeze the carbon tax for the next five years, despite a new study which finds it is reducing emissions. The s...
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's premier, who won a stunning election victory on bold promises of transforming the province's economy, announced her new cabinet Friday that will be tasked with making th...
B.C.'s election has featured a string of high-profile firings and disqualifications, and they've all left the attackers looking like irrelevant old-timers, relics of an era when it might have been possible to complain about forum posts and retain some shred of dignity. The Internet has given us the mudslinging equivalent of a nuclear standoff and mutually assured destruction has brought a continued ceasefire, perhaps then we can dispense with the winging and get on with the business of government.
B.C. Liberal staffer Todd Hauptman has quit the party over gay rights issues, leaving Langley incumbent Mary Polak without a campaign manager one week before the province's election. "I simply cannot...