April 21, 2015

“Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with.” This is how author and environmental activist Bill McKibben describes Caleb Behn, a young Indigenous lawyer from northern British Columbia and subject of the upcoming fracking documentary, Fractured Land.

Fractured Land tells the story of Caleb Behn, who is Eh Cho Dene and Dunne-Za from Treaty 8 Territory, and his struggle in defending his territory from fracking operations.

April 21, 2015
Colony Farm
Kinder Morgan wants to do a 'site inspection' of Colony Farm regional park for the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline.

A second round of protests against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline may be coming soon.

April 20, 2015
Maude and Merkel, World Future Council
Photo: World Future Council image.

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow debated German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today.

April 20, 2015

Today, people gathered outside of the Federal Court of Appeals in Toronto in support of the hamlet of Clyde River, Nunavut who are asking the court to prevent seismic testing from happening in their traditional hunting areas off the coast of Baffin Island.  The 900-person hamlet is up against the National Energy Board and several multinational corporations who are looking for oil and gas deposits under the seabed. Communities in the area are concerned about how testing would affect the seals, narwhal, and fish that are staples of their traditional diet.

Seismic testing uses air guns to blast the water every 15 seconds 24 hours a day and can severely impact the hearing and migration patterns of marine mammals and even cause death.