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Controversial Burns Lake billboard will stay up

08.21.13 | No Tankers |  Emma Gilchrist

The anti-Enbridge billboard in Burns Lake that spawned a bylaw infraction notice after complaints of it being “offensive” will stay put after the Village Council voted Tuesday night (Aug. 20) to permit the sign to remain on Gwyn’s Greengrocer. On July 18, a Dogwood Facebook post about the billboard was shared nearly 3,000 times and […]

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Your coal export questions answered

07.25.13 | Beyond Coal |  Emma Gilchrist

1) B.C. doesn’t currently have any coal-burning power plants. Why should I be worried about coal? Many parts of the world, including B.C., have stopped burning coal to create electricity because it’s widely recognized as the dirtiest form of energy on the planet – plus there are readily available alternatives to create electricity, such as […]

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The woman behind the Burns Lake billboard

07.22.13 | No Tankers |  Emma Gilchrist

When Gwyndolyn Nicholas replaced a billboard on the side of her Burns Lake health foods store with a new one earlier this month, she never imagined the fuss it would cause. While the old billboard advertised biscotti and sandwiches, the new one showed an idyllic mountain landscape with the words: “Pure water. Wild salmon. No […]

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Community hearings are a wrap! Now what?

02.04.13 | Election - BC 2013, No Tankers |  Emma Gilchrist

They held community hearings in 16 different towns and cities across British Columbia. They listened to presentations from everyday British Columbians for hour after hour, day after day. And when they wrapped up the community hearings in Vancouver on Friday, the three-person National Energy Board panel had heard from 1,159 speakers opposed to Enbridge’s proposal […]

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Presenters in Victoria tell review panel to say no to Enbridge — 253 times

01.15.13 | Actions, No Tankers |  Emma Gilchrist

“This didn’t occur to me – I mean that I would react this way. I’m an ex-Marine. I don’t do this,” Bill Gaylord said, choking back tears, as he addressed the panel reviewing Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline proposal last week in Victoria. It was a particularly poignant moment amongst seven days worth of poignant […]

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Top 10 blogs of 2012

12.12.12 | No Tankers |  Emma Gilchrist

Phew! The past 12 months have been intense for Dogwood and the No Tankers campaign – from Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver’s attempts to silence oil pipeline and tanker opponents in January to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s dismantling of environmental legislation across the country. But there were happy moments too, like when the Union of […]

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What you did this year

12.12.12 | Fundraising, No Tankers, Organizing |  Emma Gilchrist

When I sat down to write this blog, I began describing the tremendous success we’ve had in 2012 – but the truth is it’s your success. Every bit of progress we’ve made in protecting B.C.’s coast this year is because of your petition signatures, your donations, your stories, your volunteer hours, your Facebook posts, your […]

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Defend Our Coast actions to roll out across province

10.15.12 | No Tankers |  Emma Gilchrist

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Defend Our Coast rally happening in Victoria on Oct. 22nd – but what if you don’t live in Victoria? Or what if you’d prefer to target your MLA instead of the provincial government at large? Well, Dogwood Initiative is helping organize an unprecedented day of […]

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