stream of consciousness logo stream of consciousness logo


A Stream of Consciousness Livestream Event:

Nights with The Narwhal

Pulling back the curtain on how Canada makes decisions on major resource projects Watch the Replay!
Wednesday, October 24, 7-8 pm PT
2 Hours
Sunset Labs | Victoria, Canada
Nights with The Narwhal

We are The Narwhal

Our team of investigative journalists dives deep to tell stories about Canada’s natural environment you can’t find anywhere else.

We have just two rules:
1) Follow the facts.
2) Tell it like it is.

We’re tired of false dichotomies and business-as-usual perspectives. We’re not shy about the fact we think Canada’s greatest assets are our people, our lakes, our rivers, our forests. We tell stories Canada’s big news outlets miss and hustle to help our readers make sense of complex (sometimes downright messy) issues.

As a non-profit organization, our goal isn’t to sell advertising or to please corporate bigwigs — it’s to bring evidence-based news and analysis to the surface for all Canadians.

Hope you enjoyed the stream, take a look at what we have from the event!

Watch the Replay!

Event Summary

Oil pipelines and other natural resource projects have been at the centre of some of Canada’s most heated public debates in the past decade. But beyond the headlines are the less visible systems that are meant to determine what’s in the public interest.

How should Canada go about reviewing major resource projects? What information should be considered? How do we ensure Indigenous rights are respected in the process? And who should make the final decisions?

Join Emma Gilchrist of The Narwhal for an evening of engaging conversation with some of the country’s brightest minds on environmental decision-making and hear from experts with insider knowledge on how to improve Canada’s environmental assessment processes.

The Narwhal will be joined by:

Lana Lowe, director of land and resources for the Fort Nelson First Nation

Harry Swain, chair of the review panel for the Site C dam

Merle Alexander, hereditary chief of Kitasoo Xai x’ais First Nation on the mid-coast of British Columbia and expert in Indigenous resource law

The Digital Ticket

We’re very excited to share that this event is being made available LIVE online so that you can join us from wherever you may be! These days most of us have big full lives, and are dealing with various commitments around family, time, money and work. Digitally, you’ll have the speakers, conversation & community – all from the comfort of your own home.

You’re not watching – you’re PARTICIPATING! Through our easy online webinar system, you can engage with other viewers, participate in polls & discussions, and even ask questions during question periods. You certainly CAN choose to just sit back and watch & listen, if you like – your active participation isn’t an expectation, but it IS an opportunity.

No need to stress – you’ll have 30 days after the event to review the whole broadcast – go over parts you missed, look closer at slides or materials, hear that big mind-bomb again and again… and have every opportunity to deepen the integration of this offering.

There’s nothing to install, nothing to download, nothing to figure out. Here’s what you need to participate and have a great viewing experience!

> a modern & up-to-date browser (we recommend Chrome or Firefox)
> a reliable internet connection (hardwired is better than wifi)
> earbuds, headphones or good computer speakers

Our Venue

Sunset Labs is an intimate waterfront multi-purpose venue located downtown Victoria, Canada. This beautiful, high-tech venue hosts live broadcasts, meetings & workshops, dance nights, film screenings, live rock shows, fashion events, book fairs and everything else the community comes up with. For more information, please visit our website.




The 2020 Vision Program

20 local non-profits. 20 broadcasts. 20 months. 1 gift.

2020 Vision is a project designed to amplify & forward the deep work being done by the non-profit & charities right here in our hometown of Victoria.

We’re gifting 20 live broadcast events, over 20 months, to 20 local community-based organizations in order to help them reach more people, scale their message, capture some beautiful video, host an event, and build an expanded awareness of the cause they champion! 2020 Vision is our way of saying THANK YOU for all that you’re doing to make the world a more beautiful, just, compassionate, balanced and sustainable world.

To learn more about the 2020 Vision project and see the other events that our local grant recipients have and are producing, click here!