Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Claire Rattée, the Conservative candidate for Skeena–Bulkley Valley said she will not be signing an online pledge put forth by a Wet’suwet’en Gidimt’en clan asking candidates to commit to not provide federal funding for LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink projects in Northern B.C.
Continue reading Election 2021: Conservative candidate refuses to sign Wet’suwet’en group’s pledge as it may contravene Elections Act
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Vancouver Island is a long way from the seat of power in Ottawa, but it’s a vital battleground this election for the survival of the federal Green Party.
The party’s only two incumbent candidates, former leader Elizabeth May and Paul Manly, are hoping to retain their toehold on the southeast tip of the island, despite bitter infighting between the party’s leader, Annamie Paul, and some of the party’s brass that dragged on until the eve of the election.
Continue reading Election 2021: Federal Green Party’s battle for survival unfolds on Vancouver Island
By Daniel Mesec, CICK 93.9 Smithers Community Radio, Local Journalism Initiative
Last month, the Nisga’a Lisims government in the Nass Valley announced an ambitious new resource project, Ksi Lisims LNG, a 12-million-tonne-per-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at Wil Milit, north of Prince Rupert, BC near the Nisga’a village of Gingolx.
Continue reading Ksi Lisims LNG project faces potential setback over pipeline jurisdiction
By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
After a groundswell of opposition to GNL Québec’s multibillion-dollar natural gas project, the provincial government has rejected the plan. Now advocates say it’s time for other governments to follow suit.
The $14-billion proposal would have moved fracked natural gas from northern British Columbia and Alberta to a liquefaction plant and export terminal at the Port of Saguenay. The company was aiming to export 11 million tonnes per year. GNL Québec said it would be a carbon-neutral facility by offsetting its “direct” greenhouse gas emissions, and that it would help offset dirtier pollutants, like oil or coal, around the world.
Continue reading Quebec rejects $14 Billion LNG project
Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
British Columbia’s two dominant political parties are backing liquefied natural gas development as part of their re-election campaign platforms.
Continue reading Election 2020: BC Liberals would expedite LNG export projects