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Pipeline eco assessment roundly criticized in new study
The author of a new report on a proposed pipeline and expansion has released a scathing critique of the proponent’s ecological risk assessment (ERA) of its own project. Dr. Jeffery Short, an...
May 18th, 2015
Salmon, economy and oil: Smithers mayor explains opposition to Enbridge pipeline
Smithers mayor explains why, despite job promises, the community remains opposed to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline.
Jan 17th, 2012
“What have they done to the earth? What have they done to our fair sister?”
“From the air I could see 3000-5000 feet of black smoke… and what seemed like one fire was actually dozens of fires," Kris Krug writes from the Gulf, where he traveled to document the BP Deepwater Hor
Jul 1st, 2010
An urgent film about the cost of Canada's oil production to the environment and human health plays at The DOXA Festival. Sold out at the DOXA presentation, Crude Sacrifice will be showing again Sunday
May 12th, 2010
Up In the Air, Invictus and The Princess and the Frog Are This Week's Big New Movies
Star power is big this week. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Zac Efron and even a fictional Orson Welles are on the big screen. (Read more)
Dec 11th, 2009