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Farms, fresh water, fish or fracking? We can’t have it all

February 22, 2024 | 

What’s B.C.’s most precious natural resource? It’s not oil or gas, timber or gold, farmland or hydroelectricity. It’s water, which everything else relies on. The province’s Peace region is ...

136 former B.C. government officials now work as lobbyists

January 24, 2024 | 

It’s called the “revolving door” and it’s been a problem in B.C. for years, with corporations hiring former cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats as lobbyists. These government insiders go ...

Caught on tape: RCMP officers laugh about brutal arrests

January 18, 2024 | 

At least four different members of a controversial RCMP unit laughed about police brutality, people with disabilities and the campaign for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in ...

2024 could be the year we end oil and gas expansion in B.C.

January 4, 2024 | 

Just three days before Christmas, British Columbians received a surprise gift: a pipeline rejection. The BC Utilities Commission denied the application by FortisBC to build a $327 million gas ...

What I wanted to say at the B.C. NDP Convention

December 7, 2023 | 

In my last blog post, I introduced myself to readers and I spoke about who I am, where I come from, and why I’m excited to lead Dogwood’s fossil ...

Meet Dogwood’s Newest Goliath Slayer

November 2, 2023 | 

Hi! My name is Ashley Zarbatany and I’m excited to announce that I’m Dogwood’s new fossil gas campaigner! You might know fossil gas as “natural gas” or LNG. But ...

Oil and gas lobbyists target B.C. government 1,032 times in nine months

September 28, 2023 | 

In less than a year since energy minister Josie Osborne was sworn in, she, her staff and related crown corporations have had 600 meetings and other interactions with oil ...

Wet’suwet’en chiefs visit New York City

September 28, 2023 | 

The chiefs travelled thousands of kilometres to confront KKR, the Wall Street private equity fund that owns 65 per cent of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Billionaire founder Henry Kravis ...

Teachings of the Peace & Unity Summit

The Wedzin Kwa (which roughly translates to “blue and green pure river”) is sacred to the Wet’suwet’en. It is one of the last potable rivers in British Columbia and ...