Posts by Kai Nagata

Trans Mountain starts operations after 12-year battle

It was springtime and the blossoms were out in North Burnaby. I remember knocking on doors and gathering with neighbours to push our MLA to take a stand against ...

Crown wants max jail time for hereditary chief

B.C. crown prosecutors say they will seek up to 90 days in prison for a Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief. Dtsa’hyl was arrested and convicted of criminal contempt after impounding Coastal ...

Farms, fresh water, fish or fracking? We can’t have it all

February 22, 2024 | 

What’s B.C.’s most precious natural resource? It’s not oil or gas, timber or gold, farmland or hydroelectricity. It’s water, which everything else relies on. The province’s Peace region is ...

Caught on tape: RCMP officers laugh about brutal arrests

January 18, 2024 | 

At least four different members of a controversial RCMP unit laughed about police brutality, people with disabilities and the campaign for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in ...

2024 could be the year we end oil and gas expansion in B.C.

January 4, 2024 | 

Just three days before Christmas, British Columbians received a surprise gift: a pipeline rejection. The BC Utilities Commission denied the application by FortisBC to build a $327 million gas ...

Wet’suwet’en chiefs visit New York City

September 28, 2023 | 

The chiefs travelled thousands of kilometres to confront KKR, the Wall Street private equity fund that owns 65 per cent of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Billionaire founder Henry Kravis ...

Time to turn up the heat on B.C. politicians

Environment minister George Heyman now has a sidewalk mural the size of a bus to remind him of his core mission. It says “END FRACKING” and “protect our communities ...

End Fracking movement reaches 40 B.C. communities

March 27, 2023 | 

People all over the province woke up Monday morning to thousands of colourful “End Fracking” posters. They appeared on utility poles, bulletin boards and politicians’ offices. Volunteers unfurled dozens ...

Enbridge demands emergency extension for Westcoast pipeline

January 26, 2023 | 

Enbridge is asking environment minister George Heyman to issue an emergency order exempting the company from a key deadline. Under B.C. law, permits for the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission ...