RCMP checkpoint the latest flashpoint in northern B.C. gas pipeline dispute

Amid temperatures closing in on -40 C, both sides of a dispute over a proposed natural gas pipeline through northern B.C. are digging in. The RCMP moved in Monday to set up an “access control checkpoint” over a key service…

Alberta energy minister fires back at ‘unelected, unaccountable’ UN for criticism of energy projects

Alberta’s energy minister says the United Nations is an unelected, unaccountable body that has no business criticizing Canada’s energy megaprojects. Sonya Savage, in a statement, says that it’s the job of elected leaders, not the UN, to make decisions on…

Trans Mountain, LNG pipeline among projects UN racism committee urges to be stopped

A United Nations committee working to end racism is urging Canada to immediately stop the construction of three major resource projects until it obtains approval from affected First Nations. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which monitors a…

Pipeline construction began without archaeological assessments: Coastal GasLink

The company behind a controversial natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia says construction began in a number of places before archaeological assessments were complete. Coastal GasLink says an internal audit found there were two areas along the right of…

Injunction protecting work on northern B.C. gas pipeline heads back to court

Coastal GasLink and opponents of the company’s natural gas pipeline are set to make arguments in British Columbia’s Supreme Court over whether an interim injunction should continue. The natural gas company is building a pipeline from northeastern B.C. to LNG…

New First Nations camp planned to block natural gas pipeline in northern B.C.

Members of a B.C. First Nation opposed to a natural gas pipeline planned in their traditional territory are planning a new camp to block construction. In a message posted to Facebook on Monday, members of the Likhts’amisyu Clan of the…

Indigenous artifacts found at B.C. pipeline work site ‘not [in] their original location’: Regulator

British Columbia’s energy regulator says Indigenous artifacts found at the construction site of a contentious pipeline project were likely not in their original location. A hereditary house group of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation complained last month that supporters recovered two…

Work stopped at B.C. gas pipeline site after claims ancient Indigenous artifacts discovered

Work has been temporarily suspended at the site of a controversial natural gas pipeline in northern B.C., following the reported discovery of Indigenous artifacts. Earlier this week, members of the Unist’ot’en Camp said they had discovered two stone tools on…

Coastal GasLink receives warning from B.C. Oil and Gas Commission over pipeline construction

Coastal GasLink must submit a notice of construction at least 48 hours before it starts work under its permit to build a pipeline that is opposed by some members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission…

TransCanada hires RBC to help sell up to 75% stake in Coastal GasLink pipeline

TransCanada Corp. says it has hired RBC to help it sell as much as a 75 per cent stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline project designed to supply natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada facility on the…