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Podcast for November 2017: Illegal construction, grassroots resistance

11.19.17 | Campaigns, No Tankers, Podcast | 

A jam-packed month in the Kinder Morgan fight. Back in the host chair, Kai Nagata talks with Sophie Harrison about illegal construction, the Squamish Nation’s Supreme Court case, massive stockpiles of pipe coming to a town near you, and what the heck our governments are doing about it all. Emily Glass brings an update on […]

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Video: Kinder Morgan’s razor wired fortress

11.17.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers | 

Image source: Twitter, @BCSeaWolves No Tankers campaigner, Sophie Harrison, with an update on Kinder Morgan’s plans to move forward with their oil tanker expansion.  Take action to protect B.C. from Kinder Morgan now by sending a letter to Premier John Horgan demanding he hold the company accountable for their illegal salmon spawning mats.

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She’s not your ‘Climate Barbie’

11.15.17 | Commentary, General, No Tankers, Organizing | 

Do not let sexism weaken us. If we want to beat Big Oil, we need to come together. Here is a reply to one of Dogwood’s tweets from yesterday: At Dogwood we try to focus on the issues. And while we differ with some female politicians on their policies, that’s where it ends. At policies. […]

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After the smoke clears

11.14.17 | Ban Big Money, Commentary | 

As climate crises threaten our home more and more frequently, British Columbians need to know — does the government have our back? As a teenager, I used to jog every day. Then, during one run, I got so sick, I stopped running altogether. The smoke was so thick that summer, I became physically ill from […]

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Meet Babin

11.06.17 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing | 

Dogwood’s Cheryl Cameron chats with one our newest volunteers in North Vancouver-Lonsdale   You’ve mentioned you did some advocacy work in Nepal. Can you tell me about that? I went to a boarding school in Kathmandu. My grandfather was one of the founding members of the Nepalese Congress party, it was a democratic front. They […]

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Kinder Morgan still blocking spawning beds after warning from NEB

10.30.17 | General, Media, No Tankers | 

For immediate release Groups call on B.C. Conservation Officers to remove plastic fencing VALEMOUNT — Large mats made of orange plastic snow fencing are still blocking key salmon spawning streams along the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline route, more than a month after the National Energy Board warned the company it was breaking the law. Kinder […]

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Mining for support in Kamloops

10.26.17 | Ban Big Money | 

Are donations to politicians — and the community — going to buy Ajax Mine’s way into Kamloops? Guest writer Gina Morris is from Kamloops Moms for Clean Air   KGHM Ajax could be described as the proverbial “house guest” in Kamloops — with a “thanks for having us” gift in the form of donations, rather […]

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British Columbians demand urgent action to clean up local politics

10.26.17 | Ban Big Money, Media | 

For Immediate Release October 26, 2017 BRITISH COLUMBIANS DEMAND URGENT ACTION TO CLEAN UP LOCAL POLITICS Legislature has until November 30 to bring in much-needed reforms VANCOUVER — Voters across British Columbia want to see corporate, union and out-of-province donations banned in municipal campaigns before next year’s election, a new survey by Insights West has […]

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