When Susan Lambert was sentenced to seven days in jail for breaching the Kinder Morgan pipeline injunction, she was immediately taken into custody.
Lambert, 68, the former head of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, was taken out of the courtroom, shackled and handcuffed and locked up in a barred cell in the basement of Vancouver’s Robson Street courthouse. Read more about Lambert's arrest and how she would do it all again here.
In response to Ontario Premier Doug Ford's "buck-a-beer" challenge, Ottawa's Dominion City Brewing Co. started canning and packaging its "Buck-a-Beer Blonde Ale" Wednesday, with a promise not to lower its prices and instead to donate a dollar from every can sold to refugee support services. Get the whole story here.
Chris Anderson stands on a K'ómoks First Nation beach looking into Bukwas, the western First Nations character he has embraced to inspire his mixed martial arts work, a few days before the World Welterweight Championship fight. Photo by Jennifer Osborne
Chris “Bukwas” Anderson is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Follow his journey here.
Young fancy dancer shows off her colours during an Intertribal dance at the 39th annual Kamloopa Powwow. Photo by Wendy Elliott
On Aug. 3, 2018, reporter Emilee Gilpin and photographer Wendy Elliott attended the Kamloopa PowWow, one of the biggest powwows in North America. Read the full story here.
After he was sworn in, Ontario Premier Doug Ford made a series of announcements about green energy. All of them were negative. One of the few projects he called out by name was the White Pines Wind Project in Milford, Ont. – a project that was cancelled by legislation adopted on July 25.
The plan had been mired in controversy since its inception in 2007. National Observer spoke with more than 30 residents, activists, and workers, chronicling their stake in what is arguably Ontario’s most divisive wind farm debate.
Read the full report from Fatima Syed and Steph Wechsler.
Get the highlights from Budget 2018 here.
Meet Garihanna Jean-Louis, the first black woman to graduate from Quebec's school for comedians.
"I know three black women doing humour in Quebec: Dorothy Rhau, me and my sister," Jean-Louis said during an interview with National Observer. "Working hard is ok, but me, I have to work twice as hard to get half as much because not only am I a woman but I am a black woman."
Check out more of Alex Tétreault's photos from the NDP's policy convention in Ottawa here and here. And find out what NDP leader Jagmeet Singh had to say about tensions between Alberta and British Columbia regarding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion here.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to National Observer's Sandy Garossino in his office on Parliament Hill on Feb. 13, 2018. Read the exclusive first story here, in which Trudeau tells National Observer how approval for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Alberta's climate leadership plan were linked. Find a transcript of the interview here. Read Sandy's column and watch the interview here.