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RYAN ERWIN - Global News - Historic peace treaty signed in Bella Bella
MYCHAYLO PRYSTUPA - Vancouver Observer - Two guide outfitting bear-hunt territories appear to have sellers.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - One ill-timed spill could push southern resident killer whales ‘over the brink’
LARRY PYNN-The Vancouver Sun -A Ministry of Environment document released through freedom-of-information legislation blames human actions, not wolves, for the decline of BC’s threatened caribou herds.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - Woodland caribou in northeast B.C. are headed for extinction while under government protection.
BRENT JANG - The Globe and Mail - First Nation votes no to a 1 billion dollar LNG offer in the Great Bear Rainforest.
DAVID R. MILLER - Huffpost British Columbia - Marine conservation on B.C. coast takes a step forward as First Nations and province complete marine plans.
VANCOUVER SUN - Tiffany Crawford, Kelly Sinoski and Brian Morton - Officials concerned about 12-hour delay between first report to coast guard and contact with the City of Vancouver WITH VIDEO
CANADIAN PRESS with video from Global News - First Nations are vowing to fight a commercial herring roe fishery on the Central Coast, claiming stocks are on the verge of collapse. Elaine Yong reports
BY JOHN AND MARY THEBERGE, Special to the Vancouver Sun - Canadian wolf scientists condemn B.C. Government for wolf kill.
MARK HUME and JUSTINE HUNTER - The Globe and Mail - Bill Bennett in conflict with resident hunters and guide outfitters in B.C. - potentially raising the market value of outfitting operations.
CHRIS BROWN - CBC News - Critics say culls are ineffective and cruel
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - The 19th legal challenge has been filed against the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project by Coastal First Nations.
CHRISTOPHER POLLON - The Tyee - Stunning video bolsters emergency appeals from First Nations that province, feds, owner finally clean up pollution threat.
LARRY PYNN- The Vancouver Sun - They donned scuba gear to follow the salmon, which seemingly swim through mountains near Bella Bella.
BRENT JANG - The Globe and Mail
CBC News - Canadian Coast Guard vessel tried 3 times to attach lines to the incapacitated ship.
Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative - Press Release
Katherine Palmer Gordon - July/August - Focus Online Magazine - The reality of an oil spill on the B.C. coast if supertankers carrying diluted bitumen traverse these waters.
COLETTE DERWORIZ - Calgary Herald - A male grizzly traversing between Alberta and B.C. has been shot in British Columbia during this years spring harvest. Hunting was suspended in Alberta in 2006.
MARK HUME-The Globe and Mail- Namu, B.C. once a coastal village that hosted a thriving cannery, but today it has no value to its owner and governments deny its decay is about to harm the environment
JASON FEKETE - The Vancouver Sun - Federal government states impact of the Northern Gateway pipeline is "justified in the circumstances".
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - ‘The campaign is not over until there are tankers filling up at the end of an Enbridge pipeline’
CBC News - Hundreds of scientist from Canada and around the world have written and signed a letter to Stephen Harper stating that the JRP report is is flawed and useless.
GLORIA GALLOWAY -The Globe and Mail- In terms of the percentage of its oceans that have been protected, Canada lags behind China, Indonesia and Russia and six other countries with large ocean regions.
Canadian Press - CBC News - Released Wolf Management Plan puts B.C. wolves at risk.
PETER O'NEIL - The Vancouver Sun - More than half vote against project, yet backers vow to push ahead
DAVID R. MILLER - The Huffington Post - This week the community of Kitimat is set to participate in a non-binding 'vote' on Northern Gateway pipeline
DENE MOROE - Canadian Press - An estimated 1,800 authorizations will be issued in this years spring/fall trophy hunt.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - Tensions are rising on the B.C. coast where a commercial herring fleet is gathering to fish in an area long closed because of conservation concerns.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - Join B.C. tug boat crew as they describe each treacherous day they work, calculating the waters of the B.C. coast with the tankers and barges they help navigate.
SHAWN MCCARTHY - The Globe and Mail - Coastal First Nations have a stark message for Ottawa’s new Natural Resources Minister, Greg Rickford; The Northern Gateway Pipeline project must be put to bed.
STEPHEN HUME - The Vancouver Sun - Almost one third of 3,500 grizzlies killed in past decade were females, according to recent study.
FAISAL MOOLA - Chilling report released today by the DSF called Planning a Future for BC’s Grizzly Bears. DSF reveals that nine grizzly bear subpopulations are on brink of extinction in B.C.
CBC NEWS = Federal study shows water from tailings ponds leaching into Athabasca River
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY - Archaeological data indicate modern herring management needs to take a longer look into the past to manage fisheries for the future
BRUCE CHEADLE - The Huffington Post - A Federal Court judge has ruled that the environment minister and the fisheries minister both broke the law by failing to enforce the Species at Risk Act.
BRUCE CHEADLE - The Canadian Press - A government-commissioned risk analysis report finds the coast of southern B.C. are Canadian areas most likely for a major oil spill.
SUNNY DHILLON - The Globe and Mail - Good news that BC government is attempting to seize notorious guide outfitter after decades of illegal trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest.
MYCHAYLO PRYSTUPA - Vancouver Observer - Severe headaches, dizziness, rashes and loss of memory: all symptoms reported to a new hearing examining health effects of Alberta's expanding oil industry.
CANADIAN PRESS - The small community in Hartley Bay on B.C.'s north coast states oil supertankers laden with bitumen would put their way of life under severe threat.
LARRY PYNN - Vancouver Sun - Province says ‘natural event’ started 400 metres above logging operation.
THE CANADIAN PRESS - Leader-Post - Tar Sands Oil Will Sink if Spilled in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Alison Bailie - The Tyee - That is, if the province's natural gas riches are developed as planned. But there's another way.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - A major new project, the World Class Initiative, has been launched by the federal government with an aim to make Canada's waters 'safer from shipping accidents.'
New study by CREST, the Centre for Responsivle Travel, finds that bear viewing ecotourism "generates far more value to the economy".
STEVEN CHUA - The Canadian Press - A task force report examines the 'underhanded idea' to transport oilsands' crude via rail if Northern Gateway does not go ahead.
THE GUARDIAN - Disputes between Alberta aboriginals and the provincial and federal governments over the oilsands will open in 2014.
STEPHEN HUME -The Vancouver Sun-Opposition in B.C. to the NG pipeline project is not limited to fringe radicals, but instead is a ‘broad cross-section of serious citizens with concerns to express,’
LARRY PYNN -The Vancouver Sun- Oil tankers associated with Enbridge Northern Gateway are on a collision course with threatened humpback whales on B.C.'s north coast.
STEPHEN HUME - The Vancouver Sun - "Enbridge: There were few surprises in Thursday’s comedy, apart from some technical glitches, and this play’s far from over."
Global News B.C - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says shipment of oil on supertankers into the Douglas Channel in B.C. would be 'madness and should not take place."
JENNY UECHI - Vancouver Observer - Economist Robyn Allen explains oil policies, companies and the real meaning behind big oil.
WENDY STUECK - The Globe and Mail - Despite a recent study in underestimating the number of bears killed each year, proposals are set to open hunting in two banned areas in B.C.
YINKA DENE ALLIANCE - Solidarity Accord aligns First Nations with supporters from across Canadian society ahead of a Joint Review Panel decision on the proposed Northern Gateway project.
JUSTINE HUNTER - The Globe and Mail - “We have not arrived at a place yet where we can say, ‘Here are the elements of a world-class response,’” B.C. Environment Minister, Mary Polak
CBC NEWS - An overwhelming 90% of British Columbians oppose trophy hunting in this province.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - New research: A population of North Vancouver Island humpback whales seen eating herring balls made by diving birds.
PETER O'NEIL -Vancouver Sun- A federal panel has reported to refuse to reopen hearings on the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal in order to consider a new report on the protection of humpback whales.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - Similar project was cancelled in 2009 because of presence of fish; Chinook salmon, rainbow trout and mountain whitefish.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - A $50-million CCG clean-up operation is underway to extract hundreds of tonnes of fuel from a bomb-laden U.S. Army transport ship that sank in 1946 on the B.C. coast
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - Government document sets out how to gain approval for boundary adjustments.
SIERRA CLUB PRESS RELEASE - Lawsuit alleges Oil and Gas Commission’s practices violate B.C. Water Act
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - New study released today shows number of grizzly bears killed in half the provincially permitted areas, exceeds targets.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - Using a remote camera set up on a river in the Great Bear Rainforest, rare video footage of wolves fishing for salmon is being captured live.
CBC News - The two premiers announce surprise agreement on pipelines and energy exports.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - Increased tanker traffic puts endangered and threatened whales at risk, international study finds.
CBC- US army transport ship the Brig.-Gen. M.G. Zalinshy sank in the Grenville Channel in 1946. Canadian Coast Guard launches $50 million clean-up at a controversial pipeline decision time.
GLOBAL NEWS CANADA (TV) - Thirteen cars on a CN freight train carrying oil and LNG went off the rails near Gainford, Alta. This is the 3rd derailment in one month of cars carrying petroleum products.
JEMIMA KELLY - The Globe and Mail - Even three years after the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, oil still surges on the Louisiana coast
GABRIEL GERMAIX - The Ubyssey - Mike Jensen and Igor Puzanov of the Vancouver based band, Greet the Mind, call there music "forest-inspired trip-hop".
JUSTINE HUNTER - The Globe and Mail - PM's envoy states 'much time has already been lost setting the stage for confrontation and resistance rather than agreement'.
ROBIN ROWLAND - Northwest Coast Energy News - Whales are coming back to the Douglas Channel.
GORDON HOEKSTRA and MATTHEW FISHER - The Vancouver Sun - Gas giant’s LNG plant and pipeline project decision to come at end of 2014.
DENE MOORE - The Vancouver Sun - Oil sands opponents turn attention from Keystone XL to B.C. proposals
GARY MASON - The Globe and Mail - The five conditions B.C. put forward to Alberta government for proposed pipeline to go through B.C. are "so far from being achieved it's almost laughable".
CANADIAN PRESS - UN envoy visiting Canada next week has been asked to investigate actions of the provincial government on proposed Northern Gateway pipeline
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver worried that "billions of dollars" will be lost if agreements can not be made with aboriginal leaders along pipeline/tanker route
BRUCE CHEADLE - The Globe and Mail - Documents obtained by Greenpeace show CN to be considering transporting crude oil from Alberta in quantities matching the Northern Gateway pipeline.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - "British Columbians have spoken. Will Stephen Harper listen?" - Coastal First Nations
SUSANA MAS - CBC News - Prime Minister Harper's push for the building of oil pipelines to the west coast is not having the desired effect with First Nations leaders.
CHRIS WOOD - The Tyee - Enbridge already knows where, and how much, the proposed pipeline could leak
LARRY PYNN-The Vancouver Sun-Coastal First Nations are upset with the killing a large male grizzly in the Kwatna estuary on the central coast, an area declared off-limits to trophy hunting.
STANLEY TROMP - The Globe and Mail -B.C. Ministry of Environment bureaucrats raised concerns and misgivings over preparedness, prevention, response and recovery for spills on coastal waters.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation are outraged that the B.C. government has issued a mineral-exploration permit for an area of Clayoquot Sound declared a tribal park.
MARTIN LUKACS - The Guardian UK - 'The only nation-building that is occurring appears to be a coast-to-coast movement of opposition against planned pipelines'.
KIM NURSALL - The Vancouver Sun - Hundreds gather on Thursday in B.C.'s Gwaii Haanas National Park to raise a totem pole, the first to go up in over 100 years.
ROBYN ALLAN _ the Vancouver Sun - Critical analysis of the economic benefits of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline on local communities, jobs, and welfare.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - Alexandra Morton reports a disease is spreading through Pacific herring causing the fish to hemorrhage. This could potentially affect wild salmon.
LARRY PYNN - Vancouver Sun - Research and analysis into whale bones at Echachist, a former aboriginal whaling site, yields some tantalizing discoveries.
CANADIAN PRESS - Financial Post - Pipeline expansion in northeaster B.C. to deliver natural gas to an export terminal in Prince Rupert and on to Asian markets.
BETTINA BOXALL - Los Angeles Times - The latest development in a decade-long battle to protect three pods pf orca whales off the NW Pacific coast.
WENDY STUECK - The Globe and Mail - Coastal First Nations alliance will implement and enforce a ban on hunting in these territories along B.C.'s north and central coast.
BARBARA YAFFE - The Vancouver Sun - After the JRP hearings wrapped up in June, Enbridge is 'beaver-busy' is meetings with people and communities along the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route.
The Guardian UK - A series of oil spills in recent months in Alberta draws international attention to concerns over oil sand extraction and pipeline transportation.
MIKE DE SOUZA - Canada.com - B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford are launching plans to expand resources through the west coast.
CARLITO PABLO - The Georgia Straight - Coastal First Nations approach news of the new national Environment Minister, from Nanavut, with 'cautious optimism'.
BOB WEBER - The Canadian Press - A survey of thousands of environmental problems in Alberta's oilsands has drawn fewer than one percent of drawn any enforcement.
DAMIEN GILLIS - The Common Sense Canadian - With accompanying film 'Asking Norway about the Piscine Reovirus' by Twyla Roscovich
PAULA BAKER - Global News - Last night, the Waglisla Band store, post office, liquor store and Koeye cafe were the victims of a devastating fire. No one was hurt but the damage is severe.
JESSICA BARRETT - The Vancouver Sun - Communities in B.C. could be vulnerable to the kind of train wreck that left Lac-Megantic, Que. in ruins Saturday
JESSICA BARRETT - The Vancouver Sun
MAX PARIS - CBC News - Enbridge's plan to bring 117 of its Canadian pump stations into compliance with NEB regulations will take 3 years.
VANCOUVER SUN - Yinka Dene Alliance, representing six First Nations, sends a 'cease and desist' letter warning Enbridge against trespassing on traditional territories.
CAITLYN VERNON - Huffington Post - Reflections from the wrap up of the Joint Review Panel hearings in Terrace B.C. The answer is still 'NO' from concerned citizens.
ROBIN ROWLAND - The Canadian Press - Strong arguments in opposition to the proposed Gateway pipeline project heard on final days of JRP hearings in Terrace, B.C.
SHAWN MCCARTHY - The Globe and Mail - Enbridge Inc. turns the flow back on for two of its' pipelines after the company struggled to contain a 750 barrel oil spill in Alberta last weekend.
SUSAN LAZARUK - The Province - Researches from the DFO confirmed sighting of a North Pacific right whale in the Great Bear Rainforest waters off the B.C. coast.
VANCOUVER SUN - At the final hearings in Terrace, B.C., submissions show why the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline has not gained the confidence of British Columbians.
ANDREW NIKIFORUK - The Tyee - Plains Midstream has a questionable safety record in both the US and Canada for spills
KELLY CRYDERMAN - The Globe and Mail - The begining of two weeks of final arguments towards the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline begins today in Terrace, B.C.
ALLISON BENCH - CFTK News - Hundreds peacefully gather in Terrace to protest the Northern Gateway pipeline project
THE CANADIAN PRESS - Pipeline spill near Merritt B.C. forced the shutdown of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
REUTERS - National Post - Clark states: 'there may still be time for project to meet British Columbia's demands' amidst much opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline
JUSTINE HUNTER - The Globe and Mail - Interview with Doug Eyford, PM Stephen Harper's envoy for First Nations and energy issues in western Canada
CBC News - Salmon from fish farm on Newfoundland's south coast test positive for ISA
ADRIAN MACK - The Georgia Straight - Award winning film takes a crucial look at critical dangers posed by the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
DENE MOORE - The Globe and Mail - Canadian Coast Guard's system to monitor and respond to an oil spill found to be 'outdated, disorganized and in need of an overhaul.
GERALD AMOS - Press Release
CBC NEWS - Major decision today from the B.C. government: Northern Gateway pipeline project 'fails to address environmental concerns'.
RICHARD GREY - The Telegraph, UK - Scientists at McGill University fear that plans to farm new GM salmon may result in some escaping into streams and rivers creating major risks.
DAVID SUZUKI - The Common Sense Canadian - LNG terminals will produce millions of tonnes of carbon a year into the atmosphere
MIKE De SOUZA - Canada.com - Changes eliminated about 3,000 federal environmental assessments of fossil fuel and pipeline developments.
The Canadian Unitarian church unanimously signs resolution in 50 member congregations.
JUSTINE HUNTER - The Globe and Mail - Post election victory has B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark pivoting in a new direction on future of oil pipeline construction.
ANDREW NIKIFORUK - The Tyee - Study debunks Enbridge claims that oil sands crude spill is standard clean-up.
REBECCA PENTY - Bloomberg - Enbridge officials and B.C. premier Christy Clark to discuss way to meet the five conditions for the province to support plans for the Northern Gateway pipeline.
THOMAS GUNTON and SEAN BROADBENT - The Vancouver Sun - Scientist defend major report into Enbridge's risk assessment
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - Action filed by Ecojustice on behalf of Alexandra Morton, alleges DFO acted "unlawfully" in transfering fish with piscine reovirus.
MAX PARIS - CBC News - Enbridge's defence is that National Energy Board is 'interpreting rules differently.'
CANADIAN PRESS - The Vancouver Sun
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - Terminal spills are predicted to occur within 15 to 41 years, not 62 years as Enbridge projects. There would be multiple pipeline spills – up to 15 per year.
CBC News - 'Crying wolf' does not advamce debate, federal natural resources minister says.
BRENT JANG - The Globe and Mail - Political opposition to Keystone obtaining provincial permits to expand its Trans Mountain route in Vancouver.
JUSTINE HUNTER - The Globe and Mail
PETER O'NEIL - Calgary Herald - Economist Robyn Allan speaks out against the construction on the Northern Gateway pipeline.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail
NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE - The Globe and Mail
GEORGE WUERTHNER - Killing adult wolves creates chaos within the packs
PETER O'NEIL - The Vancouver Sun
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail
JENNY UECHI - The Vancouver Observer
The Canadian Press - Globe and Mail
SCIENCE DAILY - Impact of ships on whale populations assessed in California in the hopes of altering commercial routes to minimize their risk.
ALEXANDRA MORTON presents what the three leading political parties in British Columbia are saying about salmon feedlots.
DENE MOORE - The Globe and Mail
CBC News -
THE CANADIAN PRESS - The Province
WILLIAM MARSDEN - Postmedia News
WILLIAM MARSDEN - National Post
ALEX KIRBY - The First Perspective - Canada's First Nations anxious to stop oil being exported to Europe in light of European Council vote being held later this year.
TZEPORAH BERMAN - The Globe and Mail - Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, calls Alberta oil sands 'green' in a pitch to U.S. officials.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - Underwater footage of Steller sea lions in Whale Channel, B.C. (WITH VIDEO)
SHAWN MCCARTHY and NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE - The Globe and Mail - An analytical insight into the 6 major pipeline and pipeline proposals in Canada today.
JESS HOUSTY - The Tyee - It's about common goals, not colonial guilt, says one young Heiltsuk woman.
JONATHAN FOWLIE - The Vancouver Sun - Environmentalists push protection of the Great Bear Rainforest onto B.C. election agenda.
“Here is what I’ve learned: A spill will hurt your business base. Companies will relocate or close. Your tax base will disappear. Your communities will lose tourism and future businesses"
By Arno Kopecky - The Reader's Digest- A Beautifully written piece on the Enbridge controversy and the Great Bear Rainforest.
NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE - The Globe and Mail - Reasearch into alternative transportation to oil pipelines
LARRY PYNN-The Vancouver Sun-B.C.’s public-sector pensions are investing billions in Enbridge Inc. and other oil giants while public opinion in the province is strongly against such projects.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - US Coast Guard and Shell are helpless to stop drill rig from running aground in Alaska.
LARRY PYNN - Vancouver Sun - The legal issues that WCEL lawyers put forward in their legal opinion still have not been addressed by the B.C. government.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun -In an opinion for Pacific Wild, West Coast Environmental Law says it believes the contest is “in violation of the gaming provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada”.
The Canadian Press - CBC News - Pacific Wild claims the provincial government is breaking the law by allowing a wolf kill contest in B.C. in which various prizes are offered.
NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE - The Globe and Mail - Enbridge representatives are grilled on economic and marine impacts at the Joint Review Pane hearings in Prince Rupert.
LARRY PYNN - The Calgary Herald - Tanker traffic poses “significant, cumulative, adverse, and immitigable impacts” to the greatest coastal habitat for B.C.’s iconic white spirit bear.
CLAUDIA CATTANEO - Financial Post - Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, said Ottawa is still keen to develop new markets for Canada’s oil, but is also keeping an eye on public opinion.
LARRY PYNN-The Vancouver Sun-Ian McAllister, who lives on Denny Island on the central coast, said the two events bring a strong dose of reality to an Enbridge advertising campaign currently underway.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - “This could have been one of the worst spills … this could have been an historic catastrophe in the shipping industry in B.C.,” said Ian McAllister of Pacific Wild.
A brief analysis of the Draft Wolf Management Plan released on Nov. 14, 2012. Public input deadline is Dec. 5th. Here are some recommendations to include in your letter.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - Conservation scientists condemn cash reward for hunter who can kill biggest animal.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - The environmental group, Pacific Wild, has condemned the report, saying it projects "a barbaric and grim future for B.C. wolves".
DENE MOORE - The Vancouver Sun - The vast world that exists beneath the surface of the ocean remains largely unknown to humankind, say experts.
LARRY PYNN - The Vancouver Sun - A provincial draft wolf-management plan is little more than a veiled attack on the species.
Ian McAllister - The plan is full of discussion on the “harvesting” of wolves, as if they are some kind of crop like wheat or barley.
MARK HUME and JUSTINE HUNTER -The Globe and Mail - Ian McAllister said his environmental organization is getting a “steady stream” of correspondence from people outside Canada who want the bear freed.
A recent series of earthquakes off the North coast of B.C. reinforces concerns over environmental safety of Northern Gateway pipeline and oil supertanker traffic through the same area.
ANDREW MacLEOD - The Tyee - NDP MLA Fleming's message to Premier Clark joins chorus of protest against Northern Gateway at BC legislature.
ADAM S. SEALEY - The Common Ground - First Nations historic declaration to ban the bear trophy hunt in the Great Bear Rainforest honours the spirit of late Nuxalk Chief Qwatsinas
NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE - The Globe and Mail - Murray Minchin overcomes a speech impediment to make his voice heard at the Joint Review Panel hearings in Prince George, B.C.
JEFFREY SIMPSON - The Globe and Mail - Too many obstacles, now and in the future, put Northern Gateway pipeline project in the 'dead zone'.
ANDREW NIKIFORUK - The Tyee - Insider ties poor weld inspections to rising rate of ruptures.
The CBC News - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is willing to talk to B.C. Premier Christy Clark about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, however "nothing has changed when it comes to royalties."
Jeff Nagel - B.C. Local News - At the Union of B.C. Municipalities in Victoria, B.C., civic leaders vote to oppose oil pipeline projects that would expand tanker traffic in coastal waters.
CBC News - EcoJustice, on behalf of several environmental groups, take legal action to use the 'Species at Risk Act' to block the construction of the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
MARK HUME - The Globe and Mail - B.C. coastal First Nations released a declaration to ban trophy bear hunting in their traditional territories, causing controversy with provincial officials.
LARRY PYNN -Vancouver Sun- An independent analysis by three professional engineers find "a probability of 22 per cent that there will be an oil spill on the B.C. coast
MAX PARIS - CBC News Canada - NDP's House Leader, Nathan Cullen wants answers from federal officials at Northern Gateway hearings.
WILL CAMPBELL and VIVIAN LUK - The Globe and Mail - Enbridge spill response plan deals with conventional crude, not the diluted bitumen the pipeline will carry.
JUDITH LAVOIE - Times Colonist - With chinook salmon in short supply, hunting is prime activity
Colin Horgan - The Guardian U.K.- The issue of what to do about Alberta's oil reserves gets international attention.
JUDITH LAVOIE - The Times Colonist - Critics say video an attempt to mislead public.
DAMIEN GILLIS - The Common Sense Canadian - Read Damien's first hand account of the July 27 make-up for the lost day of JRP hearings in nearby Bella Bella this past April. With Audio.
ROD MICKLEBURGH - The Globe and Mail - Speaking at a gathering of high-profile opponents, Grand Chief Phillip, “Our people are prepared to go to the wall against this. There is no doubt about that.”
JONATHAN LEFF - The Globe and Mail - A 318,00 barrel per day leg of a major Enbridge pipleine spilled 1,299 barrels of oil in Wisconsin
JASON FEKETE - The Financial Post -Inter provincial royalty shares of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline wold "effectively rewrite the rules of Confederation".
TAMSYN BURGMANN - The National Post - Rhetoric on both sides of the issue increases before provincial and territorial leaders gather in Halifax for the Council of Federation meeting.
JASON FEKETE - The Vancouver Sun - B.C. Premier Christy Clark, "Based on what we know now, I don't think British Columbians think the balance of risks and benefits is an acceptable one."
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board report on a 2012 pipeline leak into the Kalamazoo River also hails a damaging blow to Northern Gateway plans as public opinion steadily decreases.
STEPHEN HUME - Vancouver Sun - "Democracy works when citizens take action". Kelly Marsh of Kitimat, B.C. demonstrated this with his mathematical statistics at 47.8 per cent chance of an oil spill.