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Oil again flowing through Trans Mountain pipeline following B.C. oil spill

Crude oil is flowing again through the pipeline that carries about 300,000 barrels a day from Alberta to Canada’s West Coast, following an oil spill near the city of Abbotsford in eastern British Columbia late Friday night. The crown-owned Trans »

Politics, Society

Federal Court dismisses Indigenous appeal of Trans Mountain project approval

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Indigenous groups challenging the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project to pump about 890,000 barrels of crude per day from northern Alberta oil sands to an oil »

Economy, Politics

Trudeau vows to complete controversial oil pipeline

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says completing the expansion of the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline project “as soon as possible” remains one of the top priorities of his minority government as he seeks to reassure voters in Alberta and Saskatchewan that »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics, Society

Twitter dispute between activists and Environment Canada lands gently

Timing, (many say about many things) is everything. So you know things aren’t going all that well for Catherine McKenna, Canada’s minister of environment and climate change, when her official Twitter feed blocks a young climate action group at the start »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Federal Court grants B.C. injunction against Alberta’s turn-off-the-taps law

The Federal Court has granted the British Columbia government a temporary injunction against Alberta’s turn-off-the-taps legislation, which would allow the landlocked energy-rich province to cut shipments of oil and gas to jurisdictions that oppose pipeline projects. The Alberta bill was »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Court deals setback to Trans Mountain pipeline schedule

Two weeks ago, all systems appeared to be on go for the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline, a project that is slated to carry tens of thousands of barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean on the shores »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

“Notice to proceed” is given on Trans Mountain pipeline

All systems appear to be on go for a long-controversial oil pipeline project that will tens of thousands of barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Pacific shores of British Columbia. The federally-owned Trans Mountain Corp. said Wednesday »


Alberta to repeal carbon tax and press on pipelines, says incoming premier

Alberta premier-designate Jason Kenney says he’ll move fast to repeal the carbon tax legislation adopted by the previous centre-left New Democratic Party government and jump-start stalled pipeline projects, setting the stage for a confrontation with the federal government, neighbouring British »

Economy, Politics

Ottawa delays Trans Mountain pipeline decision until June 18

The federal government says it’s delaying until June 18 its decision on a pipeline to pump crude from northern Alberta oil sands to an oil terminal on British Columbia’s Pacific Coast to allow for more time for consultations with Indigenous »

Economy, Indigenous

First Nation groups vie for control of controversial pipeline

A number of Indigenous groups have expressed strong interest in acquiring a controlling stake in a controversial oil pipeline expansion project in western Canada that has faced strong criticism from environmental activists and some Indigenous communities along its path. An »