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Podcast for February 2017: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, British Columbians make the call

02.24.17 | Ban Big Money, Let BC Vote, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Preparations are underway for the Citizens’ Initiative. Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson, Dogwood’s Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison, Fight HST campaigner Cheryl Baron and North Island organizer Dave Mills join Kai Nagata to chat about their parts in the plan to stop Kinder Morgan. Also, Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino breaks down the new political donation […]

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That ship has sailed: federal review of Massey Bridge denied

02.21.17 | Commentary, Defend Our Farmland, Election - BC 2017 |  Arie Ross

Federal intervention on Massey Bridge replacement called for by local electeds denied once again, disappoints locals Maybe this is blatantly obvious given the federal approval of Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, but so much for “only communities grant permission”, Prime Minister Trudeau. Regional governments asked the federal government to conduct an Environmental Assessment […]

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Dogwood now accepts bitcoin donations

02.17.17 | Commentary, General |  Aiden Abram

We’ve caught up with 2014 (ha, ha) and Dogwood now accepts Bitcoin donations through BitPay! What IS Bitcoin? Basically, it’s an online currency not attached to a government or a bank, using cryptography to secure communications instead. To prevent cheating, all transactions are recorded on a public ledger verified by many computers around the world so […]

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Christy Clark’s secret plan?

02.14.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

Rumours are swirling about the BC Liberals’ strategy to kneecap their opposition This week Victoria welcomes a group of people it hasn’t seen in some time: our MLAs. Yes, 85 elected representatives are coming together from all corners of the province, just as the political game is getting interesting — BC Liberal cash-for-access fundraising dinners […]

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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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Texas’ big bad wolf sizes up B.C.

02.08.17 | Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Christina Smethurst

Polite Canadians are easy prey for U.S. oil barons I’ve learned a lot about compromise over the last few decades. Living in the United States for most of grade school and university, I would often feel uncomfortable in combative situations, wanting disagreements to end with a reasonable outcome where both sides came to an understanding. I […]

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Standing Rock veterans set sights on Kinder Morgan

02.06.17 | News, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Kamloops meetings open a new chapter in B.C. pipeline and oil tanker resistance Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan’s push to expand crude oil exports through B.C. could spark “a fight the magnitude of Standing Rock,” according to veterans of the Sioux-led blockades in North Dakota. “It has the potential to be another battleground, just like […]

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The first ever Dogwood podcast!

02.06.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, 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 pipeline. 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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