RCMP launches criminal investigation after ‘traps’ and ‘fuel-soaked rags’ found on road leading to Coastal GasLink project

CALGARY — Tensions are rising further in northern British Columbia after the RCMP opened a criminal investigation after discovering “traps” and gasoline-soaked rags in the blockade by a breakaway First Nations group against the $6.6-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline. RCMP officers on patrol this week along the pipeline blockade found three stacks of tires covered by […]

J’accuse! The Case for Pre-modernism, or, the Rural-urban Divide

Emile Zola’s now world-famous letter to the President of the French Republic, dated 13 January 1898, “J’Accuse!” (complete text of the letter in English translation here), set the stage for correcting a grave miscarriage of justice carried out by the French military and the secular French state against an innocent Jewish military officer, Alfred Dreyfus.  […]

Retailers suffer worst year on record as overall sales fall for first time

The latest headlines in your inbox Retailers have suffered their worst year on record as overall sales fell for the first time, figures have revealed. Total retail sales over last year fell by 0.1 per cent compared with 1.2 per cent growth in 2018 – the first ever recorded decrease, the latest data shows. This reflects the […]