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The Green Party urban strategy

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Green Party is developing an election strategy built around Canada’s urban centres, hoping to capitalize on promising internal polling results that have them in second or third place with double-digit support in some key ridings.

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half a billion tax-payer dollars to clean-up BC’s contaminated sites

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia recorded a liability of over half a billion dollars for the estimated cost of cleaning up contaminated sites in the province, including orphan oil and gas wells.

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Challenging trans Mountain’s 2018 Injunction

Editor’s note: Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are challenging a 2018 injunction to prevent protesters from “physically obstructing, impeding or otherwise preventing access” to work sites in Burnaby. Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Tim Takaro says there are two environmentally sensitive streams along the route and inadequate consideration of the pipeline’s climate impact.

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Trans Mountain says it was trying to ensure “safe construction” when it removed a peaceful protest site in December along its pipeline route in the Vancouver area.

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New Canadian building codes: not as energy-efficient as they could be

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

New Canadian building codes under review by a National Research Council committee would allow for designs that are not as energy-efficient as they could be, according to one university study.

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Election 2020: BC Liberals would expedite LNG export projects

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.

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