Provincial

Wet’suwet’en Matriarchal Coalition funded by B.C., Coastal GasLink to “divide and conquer”

The Wet’suwet’en Matriarchal Coalition (WMC) was funded by B.C. and Coastal GasLink to carry out workshops promoting the economic benefits of LNG. They hoped to create a new governing structure…

UVic NDP students divided over Wet’suwet’en crisis

While students on the UVic NDP club’s executive committee remain confident in Horgan’s government, others have their doubts. NDP students are divided over which side to support, and some are…

Five Indigenous youth arrested for mischief following meeting with Minister Scott Fraser

On Wednesday night, the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation agreed to meet with seven Indigenous youth inside the Legislature. After being unsatisfied with the meeting, five Indigenous youth refused…

National Student Walk Out sees over 100 UVic students join Indigenous youth at the B.C. Legislature

Youth hold ceremony with pyre, meet with Minister Scott Fraser On Wednesday morning, a crowd of students gathered in front of the Students Union Building, instead of going to class.…

Benefits agreements and “divide and rule” tactics: Following the money behind the Coastal GasLink pipeline

As rail blockades stall Canada’s economy as a result of opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline, it’s important to look at how we got here and how different economic actors…

Indigenous youth and allies re-occupy B.C. Legislature steps overnight in spite of injunction

The B.C. Legislative building was awash with red on the evening of Feb. 24 as about 400 Indigenous youth and allies returned to the steps of the B.C. Legislature, in…

New B.C. Access Grant could see UVic students get $1 000 each year

UVic students could receive up to $1 000 more in grants per year with the newly-announced B.C. Access Grant. The needs-based grant will be assessed alongside StudentAid BC, and accompany…

Indigenous land defenders and allies set up soft blockades at all B.C. Legislature entrances ahead of Speech from the Throne

For the first time in B.C.'s history, the B.C. Legislature’s throne speech ceremony was cancelled, due to an occupation in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people on the front steps that…

Indigenous youth and allies stay overnight on B.C. Legislature steps, block intersections in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

After spending the night at the B.C. Legislature in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en after RCMP raids and arrests, more people showed their support by joining in a march at 8…