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Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, Politics

Controversial pipeline project temporarily closed down over safety issues

Canada’s Trans Mountain Expansion project has been controversial since it was first proposed in 2013 by U.S,-based Kinder Morgan. The project known as TMX seeks to build a second approximately 1,100 kilometre pipeline along the route of an existing one. »

Economy, Highlights, Politics

Government-owned pipeline versus its climate plans could turn profit to loss

In 2018, faced with large-scale protests and legal delays, U.S,-based KinderMorgan said it had had enough and would halt its ‘Trans-Mountain’ pipeline project from Alberta to the British Columbia Pacific coast. The massive project was to twin a decades old »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Huge Trans-mountain pipeline: Study now questions its need

The trans mountain pipeline (TMX) project involves the twinning of a decades old pipeline from the oil centre of Edmonton Alberta, over the Rocky mountains to a Pacific Ocean port terminal near Vancouver. The new pipeline would triple existing pipeline »

Economy, International, Politics

A major setback for the Trans Mountain pipeline

The long battle to build the Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX) in Canada got another severe jolt this week. One of the major insurers for the project, Zurich, has said it will not renew coverage for the pipeline. Coverage will expire »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Construction of contentious pipeline begins in British Columbia

Work crews in the rugged interior of British Columbia have begun the construction of a contentious oil pipeline that will carry oil from northern Alberta to port terminals near Vancouver, the federal crown corporation in charge of the project announced »

Economy, Highlights, Politics, Society

Alberta minister finds silver lining in a crisis: no pipeline protests

Sonya Savage says the time is absolutely right to build a pipeline. Not especially surprising, given that she is Alberta’s energy minister and was speaking on a podcast hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. “Now is a »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

The Liberal Wet’suwet’en deal creates more dissent in the community

Earlier this year a dispute over indigenous land rights and a gas pipeline caused dozens of road and rail blockades that caused substantial economic loss in Canada and made international headlines. Although the gas pipeline company has signed agreements with »

Economy

TC Energy to start work on Keystone XL pipeline

TC Energy Corp. said on Tuesday it would proceed with the construction of the long-delayed $8 billion US Keystone XL pipeline project after getting a $1.1 billion US equity investment from the Alberta government. Once completed, the 1,947-kilometres-long pipeline will »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Disagreement continues over who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en

The rail blockades may be down and the transportation network working to get back on schedule, but the dispute over the natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia that started the crisis seems to continue. The pipeline is to cross »

Indigenous

Rail blockades in Quebec remain despite Wet’suwet’en agreement

Despite the “proposed arrangement” between the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and the Canadian and British Columbia governments, two rail blockades remain in Quebec. However protesters from Kahnawake and Listuguj remain are now undecided on whether or not the blockades will come »