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A “full frontal” assault on Kinder Morgan

03.17.17 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

The Raging Grannies take on the #KMchallenge with their signature flair “Wearing outlandish hats & warbling witty lyrics the Raging Grannies want to have fun while addressing important issues.” This is how the Victoria chapter describes themselves on their page. Nowhere does it say “Diving into frigid water in the buff to protest reckless pipe […]

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The first ever Dogwood podcast!

02.06.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, News, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Our first podcast! Join Dogwood’s Kai Nagata as he checks in with Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison and director of organizing Laura Benson about Dogwood’s plan to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipe. Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino discusses Christy Clark’s 2016 donations, and Beyond Coal campaigner Arie Ross tells us what impact President Trump will have on U.S. […]

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We need courageous leaders, not empty promises and lies

12.13.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Will Horter

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but a great deal to stand up to your friends.” -Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Occasionally, a leader has the courage to take controversial action even though there may be enormous political consequences. Unfortunately, most of the time […]

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Tanker decision too important to leave to politicians

05.19.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER – Teams of Dogwood canvassers will hit the streets Saturday morning, gathering signatures in support of an eventual province-wide vote on oil tanker projects. The renewed organizing effort by the B.C. citizen group comes after today’s conditional approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipe expansion by the National Energy Board. “This issue is too […]

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Preparations for oil tanker referendum continue

05.17.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, Media |  Dogwood

BURNABY – Organizers with B.C. citizen group Dogwood Initiative are continuing with preparations for an eventual referendum on oil tankers despite the appointment of a new advisory panel to study Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion proposal. “We welcome the government’s decision to hear from residents along the pipe and oil tanker route, and we encourage […]

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A Game of Votes

05.10.16 | Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Strategy |  Will Horter

As the undead march on Fortress B.C., Dogwood prepares the defences How do you kill something that just won’t die? That’s the question preoccupying Game of Thrones fans, and the millions of British Columbians who oppose bitumen-laden oil tankers on our home shores. Whether you’re watching the looming siege of Westeros by an icy undead […]

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Frequently asked questions about Dogwood’s new strategy

12.19.13 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, Organizing |  Karl Hardin

What exactly is the plan I’m being asked to support? Dogwood is planning a two-step process to prepare for a potential citizen’s initiative to give British Columbians decision-making power over crude oil tanker and pipe projects in our province. If 8,481 British Columbians organize their friends, family and neighbours to stop an increase in crude […]

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