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Binny Mary Paul is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter for Black Press Media’s Campbell River Mirror. As part of the LJI program, funded by the government of Canada, she reports on civic issues in underserved and remote communities on Vancouver Island.

All arrested CGL pipeline opponents in northwest B.C. released with conditions

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After two days of court hearings, all those arrested from the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline construction site in northwest B.C. have been released with conditions.

Last week the RCMP arrested 29 people from the construction site near Houston, while enforcing an injunction order for CGL and clearing up blockades set up by a Wet’suwet’en group and their supporters.

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Arrested journalists released with conditions as northwest B.C. pipeline dispute plays out in court

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Protesters arrested onsite from Coastal GasLink’s (CGL) pipeline construction area in northwestern B.C., are now before B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George.  CGL is seeking to get those arrested to agree not to return to the site of construction activities.

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A First Nation’s 20-year fight to get an RCMP detachment

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The remote northwest B.C. First Nation community of Iskut has been lobbying the RCMP and the provincial government for more than 20 years now for its own police detachment but with no luck. 

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Haida Gwaii: Former federal Green Party candidate at risk of homelessness

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Last week the BC Green Party asked British Columbians to share their housing stories to learn how the province’s housing crisis is affecting them.

One of the earliest to respond to this call was Adeana Young, the Green Party’s 2021 federal candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in northwest B.C.

Young shared her story in three sentences on the BC Green Party’s platform: “I’ve been a renter all my life. It doesn’t count for anything. I’m going to be homeless on Nov. 1.”

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B.C. MLA calls for protection of CGL pipeline workers, slams ‘arrogant’ NDP government

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Following two new arrests at the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline site near Houston this week, Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross came forward in support of pipeline workers and spoke about protecting them.

“The workers are not at fault here. They are just doing the job they were supposed to do under a contract with the company. They should not be exposed to anything, other than just doing a job that was lawful.”

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