Posts by Alexandra Woodsworth

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Protecting the Fraser with song, ceremony and resistance

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

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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We are the official opposition

10.23.20 | Climate, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Under a powerful majority government, it’s up to the people to defend Indigenous rights and the climate The fiery attacks on Mi’kmaq people by commercial fishers in Nova Scotia – and another police raid on Haudenosaunee land defenders in Ontario – could trigger a political crisis for B.C.’s new government on the scale of the […]

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Taxpayer-funded climate change

10.02.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, Elections |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Why the next B.C. government needs to stop giving public money to oil and gas companies We live in Super, Natural British Columbia. At one point, our government was famous around the world for its ambitious climate policy. We may no longer be able to claim the climate leader title, but we expect our government […]

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Keeping Trans Mountain’s chainsaws at bay

08.10.20 | Campaigns, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Hundreds of citizens support Dr. Tim Takaro’s treetop protest to protect the Brunette River forest On Day 6 of public health doctor Tim Takaro’s treetop protest, 200 citizens joined him in the forest near the Brunette River in Burnaby to learn more about this special place Trans Mountain wants to destroy, and support Dr. Takaro’s […]

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Indigenous leaders, environmental groups and local citizens vow to protect Lower Mainland forest from Trans Mountain pipeline construction

08.08.20 | General, Indigenous rights |  Alexandra Woodsworth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crucial window for Trans Mountain tree cutting at risk of delay due to protests August 8, 2020, Burnaby, British Columbia — Today, hundreds of people are touring a conservation area where Trans Mountain is planning to clear trees near the Brunette River in Burnaby. The tours include a visit to public health […]

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The world has changed. Why is Canada still in the pipeline business?

07.15.20 | Climate, News, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Trans Mountain is the wrong line in the sand Last week, three separate oil and gas pipelines were killed in the U.S., starting with the Supreme Court putting the brakes on Keystone XL to protect waterways. Investors saw the writing on the wall and pulled out of the Atlantic Coast gas pipeline. And in a […]

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British Columbians call on Premier Horgan to “Build Back Better” as Legislature reconvenes

06.22.20 | Actions, Climate, General, Local Power, Media |  Alexandra Woodsworth

June 22, 2020 For Immediate Release British Columbians call on Premier Horgan to “Build Back Better” as Legislature reconvenes Victoria, B.C. — Today, B.C. MLAs gathering for the first day of the summer legislative session were met by volunteers from the citizen action group Dogwood, who held a physically distant demonstration on the lawn of […]

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16 billion ways to kill Trans Mountain

02.21.20 | Climate, General, News, No Tankers |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Dogwood heads to Ottawa with new poll results showing public support dropping as costs skyrocket. Could this kill Trans Mountain? Last week, Kai and I went to Ottawa armed with powerful polling results, a crack team of allies and thousands of you standing with us. We had meetings lined up with MPs and a press […]

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