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Canadians across the country say ‘No Tankers’ on 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill

03.24.09 | Media |  Dogwood

 (Victoria) Hundreds of Canadians held protests, outreach events and parties across the country to mark No Tankers Day yesterday, a national day of action to keep BC’s coast safe from oil spills. March 24 was the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and environmental groups used the day to remember the tragedy and […]

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Fight to protect endangered killer whales far from over

03.20.09 | Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER, BC – A lawsuit to protect Canada’s two populations of resident fish eating killer whales is back in court today as environmental groups fight for legal protection of their critical habitat. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is seeking to have the case thrown out of court claiming that the Order filed in […]

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Mint Backs Down

03.18.09 | Media |  Dogwood

(Victoria) After initial threats of fines and imprisonment, the Royal Canadian Mint is now allowing BC based citizens watchdog group Dogwood Initiative to continue its current campaign against tar sands related tankers on BC’s coast. “We’re taking the Mint’s silence as consent” stated Charles Campbell, Dogwood Initiative’s Communications Director. “We just got our second batch […]

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20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Declared No Tankers Day in Canada

03.05.09 | Media |  Dogwood

(Victoria) Leading environmental groups from BC and Canada have declared March 24th No Tankers Day, a national day of action to keep BC’s coast safe from oil spills. The 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill will be used to highlight the importance of keeping BC’s coast safe from oil spills and the threat […]

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Lawsuit forces Canada to protect endangered killer whales

02.24.09 | Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER, BC – After British Columbians celebrated the unexpected arrival of two newborn killer whales last week, there is another new cause for hope for BC’s imperilled killer whale populations.  This week, the federal government issued an Order that will provide legal protection for the endangered species’ habitat – a stunning policy reversal after a […]

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Tanker Protest Stands Firm In Face of Threats from the Mint

02.10.09 | Media |  Dogwood

(Victoria)Dogwood Initiative is standing firm in the face of a cease and desist order from the Royal Canadian Mint. In a letter sent to the Mint on Friday the Victoria based democracy watchdog expressed surprise at the Mint’s heavy handed attempt to stop it’s “NoTanker Loonie” project and insisted that it has done no wrong. […]

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Mint Demands Tanker Protest ‘Cease and Desist’

02.03.09 | Media |  Dogwood

(Victoria) The Royal Canadian Mint has issued Dogwood Initiative with a cease and desist order regarding their current campaign to protect the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest from tar sands tankers and oil spills. In letters sent to Dogwood Initiative and businesses involved in the campaign the Mint accuses the BC based non-profit of […]

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Activists blacken thousands of loonies to protest against oil tankers

02.02.09 | Media |  Dogwood

VANCOUVER (February 2, 2009) BC’s Dogwood Initiative has found an inventive way to circulate their message – by using $1 “Loonie” coins. The Victoria-based environmental organization is distributing 200,000 cling decals that simulate an oil spill when applied to the iconic loon. The campaign is designed to alert Canadians of their government’s support of oil […]

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