Day: April 7, 2022

Royal Bank defends funding B.C.’s Coastal GasLink pipeline despite environmental concerns

Royal Bank of Canada’s chief executive defended the bank’s funding of the Coastal GasLink pipeline Thursday and called for incentives to help the shift to a net-zero economy, as investors and Indigenous groups denounced its support of fossil fuels. Chief executive Dave McKay was speaking at the bank’s annual shareholder meeting, which had been changed to […]

Supreme Court dismisses bid for injunction on Alberta supervised consumption site policy

An Edmonton lawyer has failed in his bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada weigh in on pausing a policy to ask clients of supervised consumption site to provide personal health-care numbers.  Avnish Nanda said he was disappointed the country’s highest court dismissed the case.  “It’s unfortunate on many levels,” Nanda told CBC News […]

Haunting image of Kamloops residential school memorial named World Press Photo of the Year

A haunting image of red dresses hung on crosses along a roadside with a rainbow in the background, commemorating children who died at a residential school in British Columbia, won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award Thursday. The image was one of a series on the former Kamloops Indian Residential School shot by Edmonton photographer Amber […]

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