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No business case for TMX, says former Liberal environment minister

David Anderson, who served 10 years in the cabinets of prime ministers Jean Chretien and Paul Martin, sent letters to members of the Trudeau cabinet asking them to dismiss the TMX expansion proposal.

Ottawa announces $10M in RCMP funding to investigate money laundering

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced another $10 million in funding for the RCMP so it could further investigate money laundering across Canada after a special meeting of federal cabinet ministers and their provincial counterparts Thursday.

First Nations push for conservation plan to protect 40,000 sq. km of northern B.C.

The new area covers a vast, roadless area stretching to the Yukon border in the north, the slopes of the Rockies in the east, the Cassiar Mountains on the west, and to the Rocky Mountain Trench — between the Rockies and the Cassiar — in the south.

Some provinces skeptical after money laundering wake-up call

The authors of a report that found $47 billion was laundered across Canada last year debated whether to include a graph that indicated Alberta, Ontario and the Prairies were hotspots for dirty money, says the lead writer.

Ships must keep 400 metres away as part of new rules to protect killer whales

Canada has announced sweeping new rules to protect southern resident killer whales off British Columbia's coast, including requiring ships to stay 400 metres away from the whales and closing some salmon fisheries.

In Seattle, a pot protest not unlike Vancouver's enjoys tolerance — and some support

As Vancouver's 420 and Seattle's Hempfest grew into large-scale occasions, the Canadian event has drawn scorn and opposition from elected officials while American politicians have tolerated and even supported the gathering.

Defence questions officer's 'mistake' at trial of B.C. dad accused of killing girls

A defence lawyer has questioned a police officer's "mistake" of leaving an apartment after he saw blood-smeared walls and discovered a badly injured young girl lying on a bed.

Crown says B.C. father killed his children on Christmas Day, attempted to take own life

A Crown lawyer says a Vancouver Island father stabbed his young daughters dozens of times before attempting to kill himself on Christmas Day in 2017.

Films about climate change encourage action rather than preach to the converted

Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges wanted to avoid making a climate change documentary that only preached to the converted — he wanted to reach and speak to people who didn't already care about the issue.

B.C. legislation unfairly targets Trans Mountain, project proponent argues

The proponent of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion says legislation proposed by British Columbia is targeting the project and would significantly impact it.

Canada says B.C. trying to impede Trans Mountain with pipeline legislation

A lawyer for the federal government says British Columbia is overreaching with an unconstitutional effort to regulate oil and gas shipments through its lands and waters.

First Nations, cities support B.C.'s plan to require permits for pipelines

First Nations and cities that have seen costly and damaging oil spills are supporting British Columbia's efforts to require permits for companies transporting hazardous substances through the province.

B.C. argues it cannot stop Trans Mountain but it can protect environment

A lawyer for the British Columbia government says the province knows it cannot stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but it can enact environmental laws to mitigate the harm it may cause.

B.C.'s plans to expand civil forfeiture program called unconstitutional

Under the changes, the onus would be shifted to a defendant to prove that an asset is not an instrument or proceed of unlawful activity, in cases where the Civil Forfeiture Office provides the court with "sufficient evidence" clearly linking the asset to crime.

Proposed edible pot rules are wasteful, would leave products tasteless, critics say

Canada's proposed edible pot regulations would result in tasteless products wrapped in wasteful packaging, shutting out medical patients and fuelling a continued black market, critics say.