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Families, politicians and protectors join #StopTMX day of action

02.16.21 | Actions, Climate, General, No Tankers | 

Communities take a stand along the Trans Mountain pipeline route and online on Family Day Trans Mountain recently announced that it was re-starting construction after an extended shut-down. Alongside this project’s devastating climate impacts and Indigenous rights violations, pipeline construction threatens land, water and neighbourhoods across B.C. — including 1308 trees slated to be chopped […]

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Old growth trees cleared for Site C dam reservoir

02.16.21 | Climate, General, Local Power, Op-Ed | 

While the controversial project sits in limbo, BC Hydro inflicts irreversible damage Guest post by Ken Boon Premier Horgan is spending $3 million a day of our money on Site C dam construction while we all wait for the latest report on whether the sinking foundation problem can even be fixed. In fact, with more […]

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If I can’t be a child, I want the rights of an adult

01.20.21 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, General | 

Society considers me a woman at the age of seventeen, I want my voting rights to reflect that Working with the Vote 16 BC campaign to lower the voting age in B.C., I hear from a lot of people with a diversity of opinions – on both sides of the debate. And debaters from both […]

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Our family’s resolution? Lose the carbon.

01.08.21 | Local Power, Organizing | 

Working with neighbours made it easier to start decarbonizing our household. We’re planning to be fossil free by 2025. Join us! Guest blog by Kyla Gowenlock My name is Kyla. I live in suburban Kelowna. I’m a working mom in a middle class family with a mortgage, a car and all the bills that come […]

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Why teachers support lowering the voting age

12.17.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary | 

BCTF officially endorses the Vote 16 BC campaign By: Daya Charchun, Vote 16 BC campaigner Arguably teachers know firsthand what youth are capable of. They see us at our best and worst and still believe we deserve the right to vote. Why? Because as some of the closest adults in our lives, besides our parents, […]

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Civil Liberties Advocates Condemn RCMP Spying

12.15.20 | Media, News, No Tankers | 

For immediate release – statement from Dogwood below December 15, 2020 – Ottawa, ON (Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory) – The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) condemns the actions of the RCMP spying on Indigenous and climate advocates, as confirmed by the final report of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) released today into a complaint […]

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The upsides of shutting down Site C

11.27.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power | 

Renewables could deliver twice the power at half the price, evening out our losses on the troubled dam Never put all your eggs in one basket. It’s a saying for a reason. Yet over and over again, governments gamble on megaprojects. Even when they know that nine out of ten giant dams and pipelines come […]

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Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age 

11.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Media | 

November 26, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age VANCOUVER – Democratic reform advocates are celebrating a vote by BC Federation of Labour delegates to support lowering the voting age in British Columbia. The resolution passed by a wide margin Thursday morning, making the BCFED the latest labour organization […]

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