Aboriginal leaders are applauding a report by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s special West Coast energy envoy that recommends meaningful consultation with First Nations is essential if development is to proceed.
B.C. Ferries will eliminate 6,895 coastal sailings and slash seniors discounts to cut costs, the province revealed Monday.
It’s a bittersweet victory for the Musqueam, who won their battle to stop development atop an ancient village but could only do so by buying it back.
A North Vancouver vote urging politicians to abstain from taking money from developers or labour unions is drawing mixed reviews from other Metro Vancouver civic leaders.
The BC Liberal government’s heavy push for liquified natural gas (LNG) development in the province may have successfully placated some opponents, such as big labour unions, with promises of more than 100,000 jobs and massive revenues for the province.
Despite failing two environmental assessments in a row over its controversial Prosperity mine near Williams Lake, B.C., Taseko Mines Ltd. raised eyebrows when it fired a rare shot at the federal regulator, claiming its decision was flawed.
Newly released documents suggest Port Metro Vancouver, the federal regulator reviewing a plan to expand the region’s coal exports, donated to a coal industry lobby conference in September but attempted to hide its sponsorship.
At an anti-coal port protest Sunday, New Westminster city councillor Jaimie McEvoy, chair of the city’s environmental advisory committee, told the crowd that exporting coal would harm local health and “export health problems” overseas as well, and would continue facing municipal opposition.
First Nations fighting the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline are “hopeful” their voice was heard after a meeting with a high-level United Nations official Thursday.
The Crown is appealing the acquittal of a RCMP officer charged with lying before the inquiry into the Vancouver airport Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski.