Editorial–So… Jane Fonda. So What?

Jane Fonda came to Alberta the other day to tell the world that the tar sands harvest causes environmental destruction…which is not news. Whether or not you care about the deaths of thousands of migrating birds, for example, you have … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, August 23, 2014–When our politicians lie to us, it isn’t just annoying. It’s deadly.

Our ex-premier’s plane madness has consumed a lot of ink. That she’s been a bad girl seems unquestionable; that the opposition, given their antecedents, will be any different seems unlikely; that they all advance the interests of themselves and their … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, August 9, 2014: Harper-Brand Environmental Policy: Better Sorry Than Safe

Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine just spilled 15 million cubic meters of tailings pond goodies all over a chunk of the B.C. Wilderness. The salmon run up the Fraser is in danger, and local drinking water is off the menu. … Continue reading

The Sniff Test for Monday, April 22, 2013–Beware Harper Conservatives’ “Information” and “Anti-Terrorism”–it’s unlikely to be informative and it won’t stop terror

The Harper Conservatives, along with the Alberta Conservatives, have noticed that the rest of the world isn’t buying their sales job on the green-ness of the tar sands–which term you’re NOT supposed to use; instead, you’re supposed to call them … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, April 2, 2013: The Pipelines Stink So Build a Refinery in Alberta!!!

TransCanada Pipelines and Enbridge are both getting all wiggly about the idea to retool existing pipelines (originally built to carry natural gas, for example) to carry diluted bitumen from the tar sands. They think it would be a great idea, … Continue reading