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A Bridge over Trouble

04.19.17 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Guest Writer

A cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River and a big earthquake could make for massive problems Daniel Wood is an investigative journalist uncovering the truth behind the Massey tunnel replacement For those hoping to halt the export of thermal coal from the lower Fraser River, it’s useful to consider a century-old American spiritual song that […]

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Public opposes Clark’s $3.5 Billion bridge

04.24.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Guest Writer

Susan Jones is a researcher uncovering the truth about the Massey tunnel replacement project While the public has shown support for a new crossing over the south arm of the Fraser River, there is no “overwhelming support” for the planned $3.5 billion planned bridge as claimed by B.C.’s Minister of Transportation, Todd Stone. Rather, the […]

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Death by Dredging: Thermal coal and the Fraser River

04.19.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Guest Writer

Jim Wright is past president of the Garden City Conservation Society, Richmond Fraser Voices, a society that advocates for the Fraser River Estuary, has released a slideshow exposé, “Let the Fraser Live!” It shows that the industrialization of the Fraser threatens “the world’s greatest salmon river” and “the endangered Southern Resident Orcas,” along with the […]

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Are illegal donations from Woodfibre LNG linked to political favours?

04.19.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Tracey Saxby is the Co-Founder of My Sea to Sky The BC Liberals are under investigation by Elections BC and the RCMP after The Globe and Mail revealed the party is accepting illegal donations from lobbyists, specifically highlighting donations by Byng Giraud and Marian Ngo from Woodfibre LNG, which proposes to construct and operate […]

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Kinder Morgan – A Pipeline in Search of a Route

04.12.17 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Guest Writer

Chilliwack resident Ian Stephen says: “Not over our source of drinking water.”  Two things are certain about Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project — confusion reigns, and along much of the pipeline it falls to ordinary people to protect what is important to the places they care about. Some confusion might seem deliberate. Just […]

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BC taxpayers to pay billions for Christy Clark’s bridge

03.24.17 | Beyond Coal, Defend Our Farmland, Democracy, Election - BC 2017, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

The Massey Bridge Replacement means increased costs for taxpayers and commuters. It would also open up the Fraser River to Panamax tankers, enabling a massive expansion of fossil fuel exports Excerpts published with permission from Daniel Wood. See the full article in The Tyee. If today’s B.C. government has its way, work will start late this year on […]

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Something fishy about B.C. political contributions?

03.09.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Stan Proboszcz is the Science and Campaign Advisor for Watershed Watch Although some salmon farming companies may try to portray themselves as a marine version of American Gothic, let’s get real. B.C. salmon farming is a huge, mechanized and mostly foreign-owned industry. On the surface, a fish farm may look rustic and innocuous, […]

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Broken Trust, Renewed Resolve

02.10.17 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Guest Writer

North Vancouver volunteer team leader responds to provincial Kinder Morgan approval By Nadine Sheppard As a longtime Deep Cove local I have been actively watching the Kinder Morgan expansion proposal unfold, and am deeply dismayed to observe the authorities consistently and systematically “get to yes” on this unwanted project — in the face of enormous […]

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