Bill Longstaff: Common sense in Kitimat

Good news over the weekend. The citizens of Kitimat B.C. had their say on the Northern Gateway pipeline, and they said NO. In a referendum on Saturday, they voted 1,793 to 1,278 to oppose running the pipeline to their town, the proposed terminus. Mayor Joanne Monaghan promised to discuss the result at tonight’s Council meeting ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Great Kitimat Rebellion

When historians assess the legacy of Stephen Harper fifty years from now, the many scandals of his corrupt regime will probably merit only a few paragraphs.But what they will say of him without a doubt, is that at a critical point in human history he failed his country and his planet.For at a time when ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kitimat Says No To Northern Gateway

Polls are for dogs, but an honest to gawd plebiscite, where Big Oil outspent the local opposition a gazillion to one and still lost badly…now that’s scientific.  I suspect support levels are the same province-wide (60/40 against).  And I suspect somewhere in Ottawa, Harper and Co. are wondering whether they want Northern Gateway to be ...

Cowichan Conversations: The Threat We Face From Coastal Tar Sands (Videos)

These videos, and Richard Boyce’s commentary are exceptional  capturing the rugged beauty of the British Columbia Central Coast and the route chosen by Enbridge to ship bitumen from Kitimat through some of the most dangerous water channels in the world. The risks are undeniable, the breathtaking beauty under threat incomprehensible. Layla Zoe singing ‘Our Native ...

Left Over: Here, KIti, Kiti, Kiti……..

China’s largest bank in deal to finance Kitimat refinery ICBC will also provide engineering and construction help to build refinery CBC News Posted: Apr 18, 2013 6:08 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 18, 2013 9:38 PM PT Fascinating, isn’t it, how the BC Liberals keep on sneaking around the public all the while acting as ...

The Disaffected Lib: Two Near Misses in Two Days

Two shipping near misses off Kitimat in two days.   Thursday the deep sea freighter, Tern Arrow, lost engine power and wound up drifting for three hours in Laredo Sound south of Kitimat.   You won’t see this in any Enbridge ads but the ship was adrift in 40 knot winds and heavy seas, very far from ...

Canadian Progressive: Radicals for our coast: New Democrat MPs and community reps (VIDEO)

A must-watch video on the ongoing fight against Enbridge’s cursed pipeline. The following New Democrat MPs visit Terrace, Kitimat and Kitamaat, British Columbia, and discuss the energy giant’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline: Deputy Leader and Environment critic, Megan Leslie (Halifax); House Leader, Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley); Public Safety & LGBTT critic, Randall Garrison (Esquimalt–Juan de ...

Cowichan Conversations: Bitumen, Bitumen Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off!

Richard Hughes Political Blogger With a headline like that I decided to steal it along with the rest of Ian Reid’s latest post on his excellent and revealing blog, ‘The Real Story.” Ian tells of yet another bitumen proposal, that of an amazing new air borne pipeline project, valued at $100 billion that will flow bitumen ...

Cowichan Conversations: David Black Wants To Build A Refinery In Kitimat-Uh huh!

Richard Hughes Political Blogger Controversy surrounding the proposed Enbridge Northern Pipeline just got a goosing from Victoria based media tycoon David Black. The history of transporting bitumen has a very poor track record. The numerous Native Bands along the route are not going to buy into this pipedream for a minute. The Alberta’s Tar Sands ...

Cowichan Conversations: Enbridge Sure Can Fabricate the BS!

Many of you have seen the Enbridge video revealing their deceptive handiwork falsifying the reality of the tanker route out of Kitimat. Some of those You Tube videos have been yanked. I guess the backlash was just too much for the spinners to manage down the fallout. So let us recount. 1. They are liars ...

Cowichan Conversations: Enbridge is a Loser No Matter how the Bitumen Travels!

Richard Hughes Political Blogger Are the winds of change blowing? PM Harper says science will determine the outcome not politics. Uh huh, sure Steve. This after gutting the funding for research BC Point man James Moore PC MP is uttering sentiments of concern, the Conservatives are losing this on the ground and our Premier Christy ...

Cowichan Conversations: Premier Christy Clark & BC NDP Leader Dix Differ Significantly on Enbridge!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Premier Christy Clark is preparing or at least attempting  trying to sell out our provinces environment on land and sea. In contrast BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix  along with MLA’s Robin Austin, and Gary Coons actually duplicated the route where the tankers would be traveling if the unthinkable happened and we actually ...

Cowichan Conversations: More Lies From the Enbridge Pipeline People

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger   The Enbridge pipelines leaks like a sieve and their economy with accuracy is becoming legendary. In part of their sleazy PR campaign designed to confuse and bewilder you they have doctored the island laiden route from Kitimat making it look like a easy cruise on millpond. Here is a report from ...

DeSmogBlog: EOG Resources: The Gas Corporation That Does It All From Cradle to Grave

EOG Resources.jpg DeSmogBlog, on multiple occasions, has reported that the damage caused by hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" in the unconventional oil and gas industry goes far beyond water contamination, put in the spotlight by the documentary film "Gasland." The multi-pronged harms were tackled in a comprehensive manner in our report, "Fracking the Future." One corporation in particular, ...

DeSmogBlog: BC Premier Clark Redefines Natural Gas as "Clean Energy" to Serve Political Interests

christy-clark-natural-gas-strategy.jpg Christy Clark, the premier of British Columbia, has joined the ranks of public officials the world over, which have clouded the definition of "clean energy" by using the term to seve their own interests. In an effort to make good on her promise that the three new liquified natural gas plants under development along BC's ...

DeSmogBlog: TransCanada’s Latest Extreme Energy Export Pipelines in the U.S. and Canada

shutterstock_48011347.jpg TransCanada was once in the limelight and targeted for its Keystone XL pipeline project. Now, with few eyes watching, it is pushing along two key pipeline projects that would bring two respective forms of what energy geopolitics scholar Michael Klare calls "extreme energy" to lucrative export markets. Pipeline one: the southern segment of the originally proposed ...

somecanuckchick dot com: On Kitimat…

The proposed oil pipeline from Bruderheim, AB to Kitimat, BC will spill. It is not a question of if, but when — and by how much. FYI, oil and gas pipeline incidents and accidents are a regular occurrence in Canada. The majority are classified as minor, discharging less than 10 litres and are generally contained without ...