$320M in government subsidies given to Trans Mountain in first half of 2019: report

The Trans Mountain pipeline received $320 million in subsidies from the Canadian and Alberta governments in the first half of 2019, says a new report by an economic institute that analyzes environmental issues. The money included $135.8 million in direct subsidies and…

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…

First Nation and environmental groups seek leave to appeal Trans Mountain pipeline ruling

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 5, 2019 6:19 pm Updated November 5, 2019 6:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A British Columbia First Nation and three environmental groups…

Former Saskatchewan premier sees 4 ways to reduce increasing western separation sentiment

Former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall has a few ideas for things the federal government can do right away to cool the increasing separatist sentiment coming from the west. On Tuesday, results of an Ipsos poll were released, suggesting more and…

Saskatchewan government intervening in Trans Mountain pipeline court hearing

The Saskatchewan government says it will be intervening to support the federal government’s argument that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was properly approved. The province announced Monday afternoon it has been granted leave to intervene in the hearing before the…

Trans Mountain adds thousands of new positions for pipeline expansion project

By David Boles Global News Posted October 28, 2019 8:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Trans Mountain is beefing up their workforce. In a news release, the company says 2,200…

Trans Mountain pipeline could lead to $500M a year for clean energy projects, Liberals say

The Liberal government expects to get $500 million a year out of the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline and is promising to spend it all on cleaner sources of energy and projects that pull carbon out of the atmosphere. The Liberals’…

Trudeau addresses Western alienation: ‘It’s extremely important government works for all Canadians’

In his first speech as prime minister of the Liberal minority government, Justin Trudeau addressed major concerns in Alberta and Saskatchewan and the sense of alienation and anger in Western Canada. READ MORE: With the Liberals’ new minority, Trudeau’s greatest…