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Leonardo DiCaprio and Darren Aronofsky receive gift of moccasins in remote Fort Chip
Leonardo Di Caprio's car drove into town and the megastar jumped out and walked straight to the banks of the Athabasca Lake. He took in the beauty. A small group consisting of chiefs and...
Linda Solomon Wood
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Aug 22nd, 2014
Jack Ryan, Charles Dickens, plus singing oil sands workers and Canada’s “best” films
A mobile spy, a revered writer and a cross-dressing entrepreneur are featured in the new movies this week.
Jan 17th, 2014
Grief on the edge of the tar sands
One person's emotion speaks for millions.
Linda Solomon Wood
Jul 7th, 2013
In Canada, insurance companies becoming climate stability allies
The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, established by Canadian Insurance companies, assessed climate risks for the Insurance Bureau of Canada in a report titled Telling the Weather Story.
Jun 14th, 2013
350.org's anonymous oil sands photo highlights worker struggles
An anonymous oil sands employee shares a vision for a clean energy future, suggesting workers in the industry do their jobs because don't have a choice. Not everyone agrees.
May 18th, 2012
Oil executive son's testimony at Prince Rupert Northern Gateway pipeline joint review panel
At the Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearings, the son of an oil executive delivered a riveting speech about the power and destruction of oil.
Feb 19th, 2012
Cashing in on Canada’s tar sands: refineries and other industries
Who profits from refining and working with tar sands products? Part three in our series exploring who has high stakes in the oil sands.
Dec 8th, 2011
Cashing in on Canada's tar sands: oil extraction
Which oil extraction companies are cleaning up in Fort McMurray? First in a series exploring who has the highest stakes in the tar sands.
Dec 2nd, 2011