B.C. government loses Trans Mountain appeal in federal court | CTV News

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against the B.C. government’s bid to appeal a National Energy Board ruling allowing Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction. The NEB had ruled in December that the energy giant does not have to abide by the City of Burnaby’s zoning and tree-cutting guidelines because the federal scope and jurisdiction of the project supersede local bylaws.

Huge 403,000-panel solar farm planned for Quilchena reserve near Merritt, B.C. – British Columbia – CBC News

The Upper Nicola Band is hoping to build the largest solar farm in the province on its land in the southern Interior.
The community has partnered with Fortis BC 403,000-panel solar farm on the Quilchena reserve, near Merritt, B.C. According to Fortis BC, the project will cost an estimated $30 million.

British Columbians ‘personally conflicted’ over Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Poll | Globalnews.ca

As the heat continues between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a new poll by Abacus Data shows that some British Columbians agree with both sides of the argument.
The poll presented eight arguments, four pro-pipeline and four anti-pipeline, to 900 B.C. respondents and asked them whether the arguments were persuasive.

Mayors’ Council announces historic $7 billion transportation deal – British Columbia – CBC News

Transit users will pay more in taxes and fees under a $7 billion transit and transportation infrastructure deal between the Mayors’ Council and the province of B.C.

Leaked HIVE document shows how far Trans Mountain opponents will go to orchestrate outrage | Financial Post

There’s been lots of talk about mass action to disrupt the construction of Kinder Morgan Canada Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. But a leaked document outlining a strategy by a coalition of environmental groups to fight the project shows how far they are prepared to go to orchestrate outrage.

B.C. environment minister unveils oil spill response paper | Calgary Herald

Pipeline operators and railways would be required to start assessing and cleaning up an oil spill within two hours if it is near a populated area or four hours anywhere else, under regulations proposed by the B.C. government Wednesday.