"... "Certainly the Northwest Territories is in a good location when it comes to the possible routing of the pipeline north," David Ramsay, the territory's industry minister, said in a recent interview.
Ramsay envisions a pipeline that would transport Alberta crude through the Northwest Territories and the Yukon to Alaska, where it could be shipped to Asia on tankers.
The line could also transport crude out of the Canol shale oil deposit, a potentially huge, but early stage, resource in the Northwest Territories' Central Mackenzie Valley.
Having spent the better part of this year covering a wildly succesful, and eventually victorious, social movement in Quebec, I have something of an idea what apprehended victory feels like. Spending the last several weeks in B.C. in the lead up to Defend Our Coast, I have to say, it's starting to feel a lot like Quebec.
Tonight (Sept. 21), Indigenous women directly affected by Canada's oil sands and their associated pipelines are sharing their stories in Vancouver.
The event -- She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against the Tar Sands -- is part of a series of first-hand accounts across the country bringing women's voices to bear on the environmental and social impacts of the world's largest industrial project – and the single greatest human greenhouse gas emitter.
The free event will offer a meal and story-telling at the Aboriginal Friendship Center (1607 East Hastings St) from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. tonight.