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'We'll do what we have to do': Trans Mountain pipeline opponents to ramp up protests

Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say they will do whatever it takes to stop the project after suffering a devastating legal blow at the Federal Court of Appeal.

Indigenous protesters file complaints after Victoria police arrests

British Columbia's police complaints commissioner says it has received several complaints about use of force by Victoria police during the arrests of young Indigenous protesters inside a cabinet minister's office.

Disrespectful that Horgan won't meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

It's disrespectful that Premier John Horgan won't meet with five hereditary chiefs who oppose a natural gas pipeline while he is touring northern British Columbia, says the highest-ranking chief.

Projects like Coastal GasLink offer 'life-changing' opportunities for First Nations: Haisla councillor

A pipeline at the centre of a conflict between hereditary chiefs and a natural gas company in northern British Columbia is creating jobs for Indigenous people and lifting communities from poverty, says an elected chief of a band that supports the project.

Work must stop on Trans Mountain, Site C, LNG pipeline until First Nations approval, UN committee says

A United Nations committee working to end racism is urging Canada to immediately stop the construction of three major resource projects until it obtains approval from affected First Nations.

Report shows significant opposition to local Surrey police force, councillor says

A report that had previously been kept secret shows significant opposition to a plan in Surrey, B.C., to transition from the RCMP to a local police force, says a city councillor.

More rowers come forward with complaints about University of Victoria coach, criticism of school

An adjudicator hired by the University of Victoria finished an appeal process last month after three rowers and an assistant coach accused Barney Williams of verbal abuse and harassment. Now, three more rowers have come forward with complaints about the coach and criticism of the university's handling of the case.

Hockey reckoning amid renewed call for independent body to probe abuse

Amid a reckoning in the NHL and mounting allegations of abuse and harassment in university sports, athletes are renewing a call for an independent body to probe complaints and oversee a universal code of conduct.

B.C.'s $830M in fossil fuel subsidies undermines efforts to fight climate crisis, report says

A report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development says B.C. gave an estimated $830 million in fossil fuel subsidies in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies in 2019, report finds

A new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has found that the Trans Mountain pipeline received $320 million in subsidies from the Canadian and Alberta governments in the first half of 2019.

Rowing Canada, UVic investigate coach Barney Williams for harassment, abuse

Former University of Victoria rower Lily Copeland is one of three athletes and an assistant coach who have filed complaints against Barney Williams with the university and Rowing Canada Aviron, the governing body that certifies coaches in the country.

Adoption centre closes despite fight to save it, leaving B.C. with just 2 private agencies

An adoption agency in Victoria has become the latest to shut its doors due to a decline in international adoptions, as more countries try to keep children within their borders. There are now only two private adoption agencies left in British Columbia.

Drug resistance likely to kill 400,000 Canadians by 2050, report predicts

Superbugs are likely to kill nearly 400,000 Canadians and cost the economy about $400 billion in gross domestic product over the next 30 years, warns a landmark report.

Jody Wilson-Raybould's reputation could give her rare influence for an Independent MP, experts say

Experts say the most successful Independent politicians have been those capable of capturing public attention, since actually establishing policy is near impossible.

33% of landowners on Trans Mountain route are yet to grant access to expansion project

Thousands of landowners along the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion route have not yet granted the Crown corporation access. One homeowner in Abbotsford, B.C., says her dealings with the project's owners over the years have shattered her mental health.