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…

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…

B.C. gas pipeline work delayed after animal traps allegedly found on construction site

Work on a controversial gas pipeline in northern B.C. was delayed on Thursday after crews allegedly found animal traps set on their construction site. The work is being conducted near Houston B.C., as a part of the Coastal GasLink pipeline…

Protesters block downtown Edmonton intersection to support B.C. First Nation’s land rights

Drummers and dancers shut down traffic at Jasper Avenue and 104 Street in Edmonton on Tuesday evening as they performed a round dance meant to show support for the We’suwet’en First Nation in northern B.C., members of which were involved…

RCMP lift northern B.C. pipeline blockade, allowing construction to begin again

The RCMP lifted an exclusion zone Friday that cut off public access to a forest service road in northern British Columbia at the site of a confrontation this week between Mounties and opponents of a natural gas pipeline. READ MORE:…