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The real story behind Gwaii Haanas

09.04.13 | Commentary, Retired Campaigns |  Will Horter

A few weeks ago, television news and newspaper columns headd stories about a new totem pole being erected on southern Haida Gwaii. While the coverage was widespread and pictures of the 13-metre totem pole were magnificent, most of the coverage was superficial and missed the real significance of the 20th anniversary of the agreement establishing […]

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Reflections on victory in the Sacred Headwaters

12.21.12 | Retired Campaigns |  Will Horter

When I heard the government of British Columbia’s announcement that no oil or gas drilling would be allowed in the Sacred Headwaters, my eyes welled up with tears. I’m a sucker for situations where strong, committed people overcome the combined forces of huge corporations and their allies in government. The Tahltan’s fight to protect the […]

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The legacy of two legendary activists

03.12.12 | Retired Campaigns |  Will Horter

British Columbia became poorer when legendary activists Art Loring and Jim Green died within weeks of one another in February. These two courageous men dramatically changed the course of British Columbia history and both British Columbia and Dogwood Initiative mourn their loss. Both Art and Jim were directors of Forest Futures – Dogwood Initiative’s original […]

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In your words: Say thank you to Joe Oliver

02.16.12 | Retired Campaigns |  Emma Gilchrist

January is normally the slowest month of the year for donations, but this year was a different story. We saw such a surge in gifts that the national media to notice. Indeed, a sassy “Say thank you to Joe Oliver” note in the memo section of a cheque we received made the news across the […]

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What’s crazier?

09.29.11 | Retired Campaigns |  Karl Hardin

Dancing to work or … sitting alone in a car stuck in rush-hour traffic?   I we up, tried to channel a little Christopher Walken and danced to work because… a) it was lot’s of fun; b) we need to get serious about investing in alternative forms of transportation; c) the message is simple and […]

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We won! Lessons learned from the campaign trail

09.19.11 | Retired Campaigns |  Gordon O'Connor

Last week, after two years of controversy, an application to build nearly 300 houses along the Juan de Fuca trail was denied by the Capital Regional District (CRD) board. This historic decision came on the back of an unprecedented campaign involving thousands of people that culminated with three days of public hearings. The people spe, […]

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We did it!

09.15.11 | Retired Campaigns |  Gordon O'Connor

It’s been two years. Thousands of people have joined the campaign to stop urban sprawl in the Capital Regional District (CRD). Now it’s time for all of us to celebrate our recent success! Here’s a video of last week’s historic victory: People from all walks of life and all ages to the CRD to task […]

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Tip of the iceberg

08.16.11 | Retired Campaigns |  Gordon O'Connor

Ender Ilkay’s application to build nearly 300 vacation homes next to the Juan de Fuca trail is a blessing in disguise.  It’s not a blessing because it’s a good idea or a well-drafted proposal that will benefit our community.  It won’t protect the environment, promote sustainability, create affordable housing or accomplish any of our regional […]

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