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Landmark legal victory could end clearcut logging in Grassy Narrows Territory

08.17.11 | Media |  Dogwood

(Toronto) – Yesterday the Grassy Narrows First Nation (Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek) won a major victory in their more than decade long battle to stop clearcut logging in their traditional territory.  Grassy Narrows Chief and Council welcome the decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to protect the rights promised to the Anishinaabe from interference […]

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Keeping our oceans oil-spill free

06.08.11 | No Tankers |  Dogwood

(Vancouver, BC) – On World Oceans Day, groups working to protect B.C.’s coast from oil spills are congratulating the federal NDP for choosing to make their first substantive policy proposal as Canada’s Official Opposition a private member’s bill to ban oil supertankers from Canada’s Pacific North Coast. “This is a compelling demonstration of the NDP’s […]

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Dogwood Initiative Applauds CRD Decision

05.12.11 | Media |  Dogwood

Media ReleaseFor immediate release 12/05/2011 Dogwood Initiative Applauds CRD decision(Victoria, BC) – Yesterday, at the end of a 1 hour closed-door meeting with their lawyers, the CRD board took major steps toward protecting the region from urban sprawl. Having been overwhelmed with letters, phone calls and protests from people concerned about reckless development on the […]

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Ida Chong Vetoes CRD

04.28.11 | Media |  Dogwood

Victoria, B.C. – Minister of Community, Sports and Cultural Development Ida Chong announced today that she is refusing the Capital Regional District (CRD) board’s request to make improvements to their land-use decision-making system. On April 13, the CRD board voted strongly in favour of a resolution to give the entire board authority over the resource […]

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New poll: Oil tanker issue will influence how four in 10 British Columbians vote in federal election

04.28.11 | Media |  Dogwood

Victoria, B.C. – Just days before the federal election, new polling results indicate 78.9 per cent of British Columbians support a ban on oil tanker traffic in B.C.’s inside coastal waters. Furthermore, 38 per cent of those surveyed indicated that the oil tanker issue will influence how they vote in the current federal election. “This […]

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No Tankers volunteers broaden dialogue at Troy DeSouza overpass event

04.07.11 | Media |  Dogwood

 (VICTORIA) –  Dogwood Initiative volunteers got up early this morning and headed to the site of the proposed Mackenzie overpass to provide commuters with a different side of federal Conservative candidate Troy DeSouza. While DeSouza’s team waved and displayed pro-overpass signs, No Tankers volunteers smiled and held signs pointing out that DeSouza does not support […]

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New survey indicates 75% of British Columbians want to ban oil tankers on north coast

04.01.11 | Media |  Dogwood

VICTORIA, B.C. – A recent phone survey indicates support for an oil tanker ban on B.C.’s north coast is higher than 75 per cent in five key federal ridings. The survey was conducted in the ridings of Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, Vancouver South, North Vancouver, Vancouver Quadra and Vancouver Island North on March 24 by the […]

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Thousands of messages about stopping urban sprawl jam CRD e-mail accounts

03.31.11 | Media |  Dogwood

Media ReleaseFor immediate release VICTORIA, B.C. – Capital Regional District (CRD) directors have been inundated with letters from outraged community members this week as the campaign for a moratorium on urban sprawl hits a critical stage. The flood of hundreds of letters to the board’s directors in less than 48 hours overwhelmed servers and temporarily […]

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