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Community Outraged Over Vantreight Development Project

06.18.10 | Media |  Dogwood

Last night over 125 people packed into a standing room only town hall meeting to raise concerns about Ian Vantreight’s proposal to build a luxury subdivision on rural land in Central Saanich.  The audience heard explanations of how the Vantreight proposal violates the Regional Sustainability Strategy and the Official Community Plan, jeopardizes the region’s food […]

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Defending Our Rural Land – Town Hall Meeting About Vantreight Proposal

06.17.10 | Media |  Dogwood

  On Thursday Jun 17 people from across the region will gather in Central Saanich to discuss how Ian Vantreight’s application to build 57 houses and 57 suites in a rural area will effect the region’s environment, its capacity for food sovereignty and its rural identity. Thursday June 17, 2010 7:30 to 9:30 pm 1209 […]

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Dogwood Initiative Responds to Enbridge Regulatory Application

05.27.10 | No Tankers |  Dogwood

Contact: Eric Swanson – 250-381-3226 VICTORIA – Responding to Enbridge’s filing of an application late today for their Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project to BC’s coast, Dogwood Initiative’s Eric Swanson says: “Unless Enbridge changes its mind like it did in 2006, we will now begin years of wasted time, energy, and money […]

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Rogue Council Approves of Urban Sprawl in Central Saanich

05.11.10 | Media |  Dogwood

(May 11) Yesterday the Central Saanich Planning Committee voted against staff and Advisory Planning Commission recommendations and give preliminary approval for Vantreight Farms to build another commuter subdivision.  The proposal requires the re-zoning of a rural and agricultural area to allow development.   Critics worry that this could set a precedent for the entire Saanich Peninsula. […]

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A Way Of Life That Can Not Be Lost

05.01.10 | No Tankers |  Dogwood

Norm Hann – Guest Blogger My first trip to the Gitgaat community of Hartley Bay on the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest was for Aboriginal Day after the opening of a Raven Longhouse with Chief Johnny Clifton, David Suzuki and Robert Kennedy JR in 2000.  Ten years later the place and its people have […]

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Executive Director of Dogwood Initiative’s response to the controversy around releasing chickens in Ida Chong’s Office

03.25.10 | Media |  Dogwood

Dogwood Initiative apologizes for the release chickens in Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong’s office on Tuesday, March 23 during a rally to protect forest lands and stop reckless development on Southern Vancouver Island. Dogwood initiative prides itself on its ability to catalyze individuals to take action on issues that concern them and when required […]

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Activists Release Chickens in MLA’s Office

03.23.10 | Media |  Dogwood

  (Victoria) Three years after the provincial governmenteffectively privatized 28,000 of forest lands west of Victoria the problem camehome to roost for MLA Ida Chong. Student activists released half a dozenchickens into Chong’s constituency office as part of a community rallyprotesting the minister’s failure to address the problem her governmentcreated. “Ida Chong helped create a […]

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Keystone Approved, Opposition to Enbridge Grows

03.11.10 | Media |  Dogwood

Earlier today Canada’s National Energy Board approved TransCanada’s ‘Keystone XL’ pipeline linking Alberta’s tar sands to Texas. Meanwhile, hundreds of Canadians pledged personal actions to stop a competing pipeline by Enbridge Inc. that would link the tar sands to Asia via British Columbia’s coast.  From 10:45 am to 3:45 pm Pacific Time, 240 Canadians sent […]

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