The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a federal appellate court’s decision that says the duty to consult does not play a role in the law-making process. The Mikisew Cree Nation challenged of two omnibus bills brought in by the Harper government.
A natural gas explosion north of Prince George, BC, shut down two pipelines and forced evacuations. The RCMP has determined the explosion was not criminal. Residents of BC are being asked to limit their use of non-essential natural gas.
A pipeline ruptured and caused a massive fire north of Prince George, BC. The incident involved 900 PSI gas line operated by Enbridge, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause. Homes in the immediate area were evacuated.
The Heiltsuk First Nation in BC is suing the operator of a sunken tugboat that spilled thousands of litres of diesel into waters near Bella Bella in 2016.
The names of more than 100 women and girls have been added to the list of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls since Prime Minister Trudeau took office three years ago. The list was compiled by Families of Sisters in Spirit (FSIS), a grassroots group founded in January 2011.
Teachers in the Burnaby school district believe climate change is not addressed adequately in BC's new school curriculum. The new curriculum is designed so that students can work on areas they are interested in and for teachers to focus on their areas of specialization.
The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation once harvested shellfish and salmon at Maplewoods Flats, but years of industrial use took a heavy toll on the area. The area is being restored by a joint partnership between the Port of Vancouver and the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation.
The shíshálh Nation and British Columbia have come to an agreement that recognizes Indigenous title and rights. The two parties have agreed to work together on environmental concerns and promote economic opportunity and growth for the shíshálh Nation and the Sechelt region.
The annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil took place in Edmonton on October 4. The vigil, now in its 13th year, honoured missing and murdered girls, women, boys, and men. At least 200 family members and supporters attended the event.
An Indigenous language renaissance is happening in Canada, but advocates say more must be done to save the 34 endangered Indigenous languages in BC. The First Peoples' Cultural Council would like for all of them to be recognized as official languages.
The Squamish Nation will invest $1 million to upgrade the Training and Trades Centre, an Indigenous-run trade school. The school opened in 2004 and has trained more than 500 apprentices and over 400 skilled construction trades workers.
The federal government has set a 22-week timeline to consult with First Nations about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The BC government has filed to register as an intervenor in the National Energy Board's reconsideration of the project. As an intervener, the BC gov
A new study from Harvard University and the University of British Columbia has found that childhood abuse can cause changes to the molecular structure of DNA.
The First Nations LNG Alliance of BC announced the $40-billion LNG Canada project at Kitimat, and the associated pipeline that will feed it natural gas, has been given the green light.
Members of the Tahltan First Nation territory in Telegraph Creek, B.C., remain in hotels and relatives' homes after four wildfires merged into one devastating one in August.
Health Minister Adrian Dix spoke in Victoria to people involved with Community Health Centres in Canada and the United States about the degree of inequality found in BC.
Betty Baxter, a trustee for School District No. 46, has brought solar energy to her home and school district. While other school districts have implemented the use of solar energy, the size of SD46’s solar systems surpass all other districts.
Advocates for tenants in BC are pleased to see that the British Columbian government has acted on a task force recommendation to slash the allowable rent increase for 2019. Since 2004 rent has risen at the rate of inflation plus an extra two per cent each year.