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  • Sask Dispatch Briefs

    How do we close the renewable energy gap for low-income people?

    Low-income people spend more money on energy costs. Regina’s Wascana Solar Co-op is thinking about how to make renewable energy accessible for low-income people.

  • Sask Dispatch Briefs

    Student strike!

    On March 15, Regina students gathered in front of the Saskatchewan legislature building as part of a global youth action to push for concrete measures to be taken to address climate change.

  • Magazine

    Just transition: a vision and a plan

    Around us, we see fear and uncertainty about the world that is coming into being. This issue of Briarpatch came from a desire to articulate a hopeful vision of the future, and a plan for how to get there by addressing interwoven social and environmental crises.

  • Magazine

    How will we pay for a just transition?

    Should we rely on governments to provide money for the just transition, or can we build our own non-extractive economies?

  • Sask Dispatch Briefs

    University of Regina refuses to name funders of fossil fuel research

    Professor Emily Eaton is taking the University of Regina to court to force the University to release details of funding for research related to oil, gas, coal, petroleum, carbon capture, climate change, and alternative energy.

  • Sask Dispatch Briefs

    Geothermal power plant to be built with $25.6 million from feds

    A major geothermal power generation facility is set to be built in Estevan, SK, Treaty 4 territory.

  • Sask Dispatch

    4,000 households cut off of housing supplement before application process closed

    The Ministry of Social Services says that “approximately 4,000 cases were closed between December 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.” Unless those 4,000 people who had been cut off appealed the decision before July 1, they would never be eligible to receive the supplement again.

  • Sask Dispatch

    Saskatoon Co-op strike continues

    Workers on strike at Co-op locations in and around Saskatoon have been braving sub-zero temperatures and snow on the picket lines.

  • Sask Dispatch

    The Fight for $15 in Saskatchewan

    Saskatchewan has the second-lowest minimum wage in the country – but there’s hope in a fledgling fight for a living wage.

  • Magazine

    The Oil Industry’s PR Offensive

    A climate justice journalist heads to the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary to see how the industry is pushing its messages, and who is doing doing the heavy lifting.

  • Magazine

    Be careful with each other

    Why are activists burning out, and what can be done to stop it?

  • Magazine

    Checking in with the oil crowd

    The conference guidebook for the 50th annual Global Petroleum Show tells me we’re here “CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY.” Excuse my skepticism.

  • Blog

    Dear Erin Weir, what are you doing?

    Doubling down in the face of harassment allegations isn’t helping anyone.

  • Magazine

    Socializing and decolonizing Saskatchewan’s oil

    Could a new crown corporation – SaskOil – allow us to wind down the industry, get off oil, keep people employed, and repatriate land, resources, and decision-making to Indigenous peoples?

  • Blog

    Canada’s right-wing rage machine vs. Nora Loreto

    Tracking the work of a loosely coordinated right-wing network that spurred on an enormous public reaction

  • Blog

    Camped out for Justice

    Colten Boushie. Tina Fontaine. Countless others. “Something’s gotta change. Something more than fake promises and words.”

  • Magazine

    Troubling portrait of an oil province

    Review of new film Crude Power: Oil, Money & Influence in Saskatchewan

  • Magazine

    Who Controls the Climate Discourse?

    Do we have a problem imagining carbon neutrality?

  • Blog

    Chasing the National Energy Board out of Montreal

    An interview with activist Alyssa Symons-Belanger after her release from arrest.

  • Magazine

    Against the Pipeline Prerogative

    The National Energy Board is the regulatory body that determines whether (and which) pipelines will pump bitumen across Canada. As an extension of a colonial project that violates Indigenous land and consent, the NEB is up against Indigenous women and their allies leading the fight against pipelines.