2 B.C. First Nations drop out of Trans Mountain court challenge, sign deals with corporation

Two B.C. First Nations that had been part of a court challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have now left the group and sided with the Crown corporation. The Upper Nicola Band, based in Merritt, and the Stk’emlupsemc te…

Oilpatch market reaction muted after election of minority Liberal government

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2019 2:17 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Investors in the oil and gas sector were shrugging off the federal election results despite…

‘This is just the beginning’: Anti-pipeline protesters return to Burnaby Mountain

Dozens of protesters returned to Burnaby Mountain Monday to renew the fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, vowing to not leave until the project is cancelled for good. Construction was approved to resume at the two B.C. terminals Thursday,…

Trans Mountain pipeline construction to resume in Burnaby after NEB approval

The National Energy Board (NEB) has given the green light for construction to resume this year at two Burnaby, B.C., terminals linked to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a letter sent Thursday to Trans Mountain Canada, the NEB approved…

Most previously-issued permits for Trans Mountain pipeline still valid: NEB

The National Energy Board says its decisions and orders regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion issued prior to last summer when a court overturned its approval will remain valid except where circumstances have changed. The decision is in line with…

Several B.C. First Nations launch legal challenge of re-approved Trans Mountain pipeline

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is once being challenged in court. A joint legal challenge has been filled by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Squamish Nation, Ts’elxweyeqw tribes, Shxw’owhamel Nation, Coldwater Indian Band and Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation. The case argues “multiple…

‘We’re going to move forward with the price on pollution’ : Morneau

Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that the country could continue to be an environmental leader regardless of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion approval by moving forward with the price on pollution. He made the remark during a press conference…

With Trans Mountain expansion greenlit again, Indigenous leaders vow to fight on

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion “will not be built.” So said Will George, a Tsleil-Waututh member and leader of Protect the Inlet, an organization that describes itself as the “spiritual home of the resistance against the Trans Mountain pipeline and…

Canada set to approve Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit

Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of an…

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

A former Liberal environment minister is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet to reject the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, arguing there is no economic basis for the project. David Anderson, who served 10 years in the cabinets of prime ministers…