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Victory on Tanker Ban Motion a Victory for the Coast

12.07.10 | Media |  Dogwood

Environmental groups are praising the vote today in the House of Commons in support of a legislated tanker ban for Canada’s Pacific North Coast. The motion was put forward by Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen whose riding includes the Great Bear Rainforest and thousands of coastal jobs that depend on a healthy marine environment. “After […]

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Street Performance Highlights Need to ‘Vote No Tankers’ in BC

10.21.10 | Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER – A lively street performance involving 30 people took place this morning to draw attention to the federal solution to proposed projects such as Enbridge Inc’s Northern Gateway pipelines to Kitimat that would bring oil tankers, and inevitable spills, to BC’s north coast. The performance began with the “Lunn Legacy” – a mock oil […]

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Young Parents Reclaim Public Land for Garden

09.30.10 | Media, Retired Campaigns |  Dogwood

Media Release For immediate release 30/09/2010 Contact: Gordon O’Connor 250 858 9990 Young Parents Reclaim Public Land for Garden Reclaim the Commons Gardening Initiative Promotes Local Food Sovereignty (Victoria/Coast Salish Territories)  At 2:00 pm the Dogwood Initiative and a group of community volunteers reclaimed a boulevard on Spring St. and planted garden of perennial […]

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Controversial Application for Urban Sprawl in Jordan River

08.20.10 | Media |  Dogwood

Contact: Gordon O’Connor – 250 370 9930 ext. 26 Controversyover urban sprawl in the spectacular coastal forests West of Victoria has beenre-ignited by a proposal to rezone 7 parcels of land near Jordan River to builda 279 cabin resort and tourism facility.  Developer Ender Ilkay hasapplied for an exemption to the Official Community Plan and […]

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Federal opposition parties are committed to protecting BC from Enbridge oil spills

07.30.10 | Media |  Dogwood

Contact: Eric Swanson 250-858-9990 As Enbridge faces criticism in the United States for their 4 million litre spill into the Kalamazoo River, which is inflicting harm on people, communities, and the environment, Canadians can take comfort in a commitment by federal opposition parties to protect BC’s coast from a similar incident. On June 21st Michael […]

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Enbridge oil spill into Michigan river debunks claims of safety in British Columbia

07.27.10 | Media |  Dogwood

Media ReleaseFor immediate release 27/07/2010Contact: Eric Swanson 250-418-1672 VICTORIA – Over 3 million liters of crude oil have spewed into a river after a breach on an Enbridge-operated pipeline west of Grand Rapids near Lake Michigan. Enbridge is the company proposing to build the ‘Northern Gateway’ project, which would include twin 1,170km tar sands pipelines […]

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Community Demands Protection For Local Farms

07.15.10 | Media |  Dogwood

Over 500 people packed into a public hearing last night on the Vantreight development proposal and spoke almost unanimously in favour of protecting the region’s farms from urban sprawl.  Community members stayed until 1:00 AM presenting an exhaustive list of concerns and demanding that local food production should become a major priority for the Central […]

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Federal Liberals Commit to Tanker Ban

06.21.10 | Media |  Dogwood

June 21, Victoria – Dogwood Initiative is applauding a statement from Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff this morning declaring his party’s support for strong legislation banning oil tankers on BC’s north coast; as well as a commitment to work with other parties if there are opportunities to move legislation while still in Opposition. “We are closer […]

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