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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, 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 »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Reaction to blockades: Alberta proposes tougher anti-protest law

In the face of rail and road blockades across Canada, the western province of Alberta is proposing tougher legislation against protesters engaged in blocking infrastructure.. The many blockades across the country are in support of a small group of Indigenous »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Natural gas pipeline and blockades divide Canadians

The construction of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia has  divided Canadian opinion. A small group of hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs and supporters has opposed the project, while the elected chiefs, and apparently most of the Wet’suwet’en, have approved »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Economic consequences of rail blockade worsen; RCMP make gesture

The already intense criticism and pressure on the federal government is growing as rail blockades continue across the country over the issue of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia.. While Prime Minister Trudeau continues to say the problem »