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Jagmeet Singh needs youth. We need a climate emergency leader.

09.15.21 | Climate, Election - Canada 2021, Op-Ed, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Guest blog by Vijay Tupper I’m a sixteen-year-old high school student in Burnaby, B.C. In 2019, I joined the youth climate strikes that brought a million Canadians out into the streets shortly before the last federal election. Now, voters are headed to the polls again as many parts of the country are still reeling from […]

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125+ federal candidates pledge to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline

09.07.21 | Climate, Election - Canada 2021, Media, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Candidates step up as climate champions as momentum builds ahead of Canadian election Unceded Coast Salish Territories (VANCOUVER, BC) — 125+ federal candidates from coast to coast have pledged to fight to cancel the Trans Mountain pipeline in the next Parliament, as citizens demand more from their leaders during the climate emergency. Thousands of voters […]

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Liberals move to outflank the NDP on green issues

08.31.21 | Climate, Commentary, Democracy, Election - Canada 2021 | 

John Horgan, Rachel Notley make things awkward for federal New Democrats When Justin Trudeau was asked by a reporter why he dodged Indigenous youth who traveled from Fairy Creek to one of his photo ops, the Liberal leader didn’t answer the question. “We recognize there’s a real issue here locally around old growth forests, and […]

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What if B.C. had its own Climate Defence Force?

07.29.21 | Climate, Commentary | 

July 2021 is a good month for international cooperation in the face of the climate crisis  Last weekend a battalion of Mexican firefighters touched down into the inferno that has become the interior of B.C. They’re already on the frontlines in Osoyoos battling one of 250 fires across a province which has called fire-related states-of-emergency […]

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Dogwood’s response to the Alberta Inquiry

07.16.21 | In Depth, News, No Tankers | 

We’re more determined than ever to stop fossil fuel expansion in B.C. Note: the rules of the Province of Alberta’s “Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns” prevent us from sharing Commissioner Steve Allan’s draft report or the “evidence” he gathered against our organization. However, there is no rule against us posting our response. In the […]

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No Idling

06.25.21 | Climate, Commentary, News | 

On the road, record temperatures remind British Columbians how far we’ll have to travel to get past denial. Most every year, in the last few weeks of spring, I head into one of my favourite places in B.C. – the high country above the Thompson River we call the Bonaparte Plateau. Tucked away among hundreds […]

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At this late hour in the climate crisis, every vote matters

06.11.21 | Climate, Commentary, Democracy | 

A razor thin victory at City Hall reminds us how we could lose the climate fight. Late last week, Dogwood caught wind that a seemingly-routine series of staff recommendations to Vancouver City Council contained a poison pill designed to strike at the heart of the city’s Climate Emergency Plan (CEP). In short, the new city […]

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Protecting the Fraser with song, ceremony and resistance

06.02.21 | Actions, Indigenous rights, No Tankers, Trans Mountain Pipeline | 

Indigenous leaders and supporters gather in response to Trans Mountain’s plans to begin drilling under the Fraser river Cottonwood seed blew through the sky like snow and the river ran swiftly behind us as Secwépemc elder Minnie Kenoras offered sage smudging to people arriving at the banks of the Fraser. On May 29, we gathered […]

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