Critics of a proposal to increase thermal coal exports through Port Metro Vancouver by 7.5% — or between four and eight million tons annually – are questioning a recent report that ruled the project would have no significant environmental or health impact.
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.
A controversial proposal to boost coal exports to Asia through the Lower Mainland has moved a step forward with a positive environmental review released Monday.
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.
Now in its second year, Living the New Economy is designed to “energize, accelerate and celebrate the people, institutions and collaborations that are bringing a new economic movement to life.”
On the heels of retailer Pirate Joe’s U.S. court victory against health food giant Trader Joe’s, owner Michael Hallatt has set course for another bounty — a healthier riff on a popular fast food chain.
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.
Idle No More blockader Ron Plain, 51, has been ordered by a judge to pay CN railway $16,000 in fines for the 13-day protest that captured the country’s attention.