Saving The Salmon

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal. -

Canada - B.C.’s free-entry mining system allows any individual or company to stake a claim — and subsequently explore for minerals on that claim — anywhere in the province that is not already set [...]

Does Canada’s Unilateral Sanctions Regime Violate International Law?

By Yves Engler, Canadian Dimension. -

Is Canada breaking international law when it applies to unilateral coercive economic measures, commonly referred to as sanctions? Most countries and international law experts believe sanctions [...]

Echoes Of B.C.’s War In The Woods As Fairy Creek Blockade Builds

By Jesse Winter, The Narwhal. -

British Columbia - Hundreds of activists are digging in at logging road blockades across a swath of southern Vancouver Island, vowing to stay as long as it takes to pressure the provincial [...]

‘This Is A War In The Woods 2.0’

By Brendan Strain, Vancouver Island CTV News. -

Port Renfrew - “Activist headquarters” is an encampment just outside of Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island. That is where the fight to prevent 200 hectares of ancient old-growth forest from being cut [...]

Fairy Creek Blockade Demonstrators Call In More Protesters

By Julian Kolsut, Chek News. -

The blockade has been in place since August 2020, organized in part by members of the Rainforest Flying Squad, to stop the logging company Teal-Jones from building a road into the Fairy Creek [...]

Haitians March On Canadian Embassy

By Yves Engler. -

People everywhere around the world love and respect Canadians, or so we’re told. So how do you explain what’s going on in Haiti? On Sunday protesters in Port-au-Prince marched on the Canadian [...]

Government Offices Occupied Across Nova Scotia

By Robert Devet, Nova Scotia Advocate. -

Kjipuktuk (Halifax) – After 23 days Jacob Fillmore is ending his hunger strike in support of a temporary clearcutting moratorium on Nova Scotia Crown lands. He made the announcement during a [...]

Victoria’s ‘Big Idea’ Pays Off In Housing For People In Need

By Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist. -

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and councillors Ben Isitt and Jeremy Loveday were met with a heavy dose of skepticism back in 2015 when they proposed that the Capital Regional District borrow $50 [...]

The Fairy Creek Blockaders

By Serena Renner and  Zoë Yunker, The Tyee. -

Simon Frankson emerged from his sleeping bag at 4 a.m., just in time to join the fray. The day before, a balmy afternoon in early August, he and about a dozen campers had studied a satellite [...]

Activists Block Rail Line Near General Dynamics Over Arms Sales

By Bryan Bicknell, London CTV News. -

London, Ontario - A small group of activists blocked a rail line in east London Friday, demanding the federal government cancel a contract to provide military vehicles to Saudi Arabia. About [...]

British Columbia Urged To Protect At-Risk Old Growth Forest

By Canadian Press, Vancouver Island News. -

The most at-risk ecosystems should be set aside from logging while British Columbia shifts its forestry policies toward a more sustainable system, says a forester who helped write a provincial [...]

Canadian Protestors Call For An End To Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

By Staff, Straight.com. -

Rachel Small, Canada organizer for World BEYOND War, says the use by Saudi troops of Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems in London, Ontario has been [...]

Protesters Block Intersection In Support Of Jailed Indigenous Elder

By Lindsay William-Ross and Thor Diakow, Vancouver is Awesome. -

A group of protesters has blocked the port access at Clark and Hastings in Vancouver since Tuesday night. The action was organized by Braided Warriors, a newly formed group, made up of [...]

Protecting The Peatlands

By Saba Dar, Briarpatch Magazine. -

In September, Kona Barreda, a teacher in the northern community of Air Ronge, was working on a lesson about “finding the courage” for her Grade 7 class when she came across a proposal from [...]

Magpie River Becomes First In Canada To Be Granted Legal Personhood

By Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin, National Observer. -

In a first for Canadians, a river in Côte-Nord, Que., has been granted legal personhood by the local municipality of Minganie and the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit. The Magpie River, [...]