The saga surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion project (TMX) saw two major developments this month.
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In the Supreme Court of Canada’s 1996 decision in R v Van Der Peet, Justice Beverley McLachlin famously made reference to a “golden
My name is Shelby Lindley and I am a member of the Upper Nicola Band in the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation. I started my position with West Coast Environmental Law in November of 2018 as a staff lawyer with the RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) Project.
The excitement and anticipation from the public viewing gallery at BC’s legislature was palpable.
H̓aíkḷa: To make things right – An opportunity for change
The federal cabinet’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Expansion Project (“TMX” or “the Project”) on June 18, 2019 was hardly shocking news.
As summer draws to a close, West Coast is saying goodbye to another cohort of dedicated summer law students who have contributed to our legal programs over the past few months. Each year we host a new group of lawyers-to-be, who assist greatly with legal research, developing educational resources, legal aid support and more.
The latest cabinet approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline came less than a day after the federal government declared a climate emergency.
Help is on the way for some endangered southern mountain caribou. There are two plans under development to save this threatened species, and the BC government is consulting with the public about these plans.
For over 14,000 years, the Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) Nation has thrived on the abundance of the lands and waters in what is now known as the central coast of British Columbia.