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My sister and I walked from Victoria to Burnaby

06.05.17 | No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Guest blog by Kathryn Cass Why would two Dogwood organizers in their 60’s decide to walk 80 kilometres? Last month, my sister and I embarked on four days of walking from Mile 0 in Victoria to the Kinder Morgan Terminal in Burnaby, and three nights of sleeping in a tent or on a church floor. […]

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Victory in Courtenay-Comox

05.24.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Will Cole-Hamilton is Dogwood’s volunteer team leader in Courtenay. Today the BC NDP’s Ronna-Rae Leonard was officially declared the winner here by 189 votes. Like the 43 other Green and NDP MLAs who now hold a majority in the B.C. legislature, Leonard won on a clear promise to stop Kinder Morgan and get Big […]

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Thermal coal exports in federal court next week!

05.11.17 | Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Guest Writer

Kevin Washbrook is director of the citizens’ group Voters Taking Action on Climate Change On May 17, along with our partners Communities and Coal, VTACC is taking the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (aka the Port of Vancouver) to Federal Court for judicial review of its approval of a new coal export facility at Fraser Surrey […]

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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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