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Jagmeet Singh needs youth. We need a climate emergency leader.

09.15.21 | Climate, Election - Canada 2021, Op-Ed, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Guest Writer

Guest blog by Vijay Tupper I’m a sixteen-year-old high school student in Burnaby, B.C. In 2019, I joined the youth climate strikes that brought a million Canadians out into the streets shortly before the last federal election. Now, voters are headed to the polls again as many parts of the country are still reeling from […]

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Victoria draws the line against Trans Mountain

03.30.21 | Actions, No Tankers |  Guest Writer

South Islanders draw a symbolic red line to say NO to the Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker project Guest post by Dogwood volunteer Lynn Taylor While the rest of us have had our hands tied by the COVID-19 pandemic, Trans Mountain has been pressing ahead with construction. Though only a fraction of pipe has […]

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Old growth trees cleared for Site C dam reservoir

02.16.21 | Climate, General, Local Power, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

While the controversial project sits in limbo, BC Hydro inflicts irreversible damage Guest post by Ken Boon Premier Horgan is spending $3 million a day of our money on Site C dam construction while we all wait for the latest report on whether the sinking foundation problem can even be fixed. In fact, with more […]

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Our family’s resolution? Lose the carbon.

01.08.21 | Local Power, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Working with neighbours made it easier to start decarbonizing our household. We’re planning to be fossil free by 2025. Join us! Guest blog by Kyla Gowenlock My name is Kyla. I live in suburban Kelowna. I’m a working mom in a middle class family with a mortgage, a car and all the bills that come […]

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Why teachers support lowering the voting age

12.17.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary |  Guest Writer

BCTF officially endorses the Vote 16 BC campaign By: Daya Charchun, Vote 16 BC campaigner Arguably teachers know firsthand what youth are capable of. They see us at our best and worst and still believe we deserve the right to vote. Why? Because as some of the closest adults in our lives, besides our parents, […]

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Why labour groups support lowering the voting age

10.16.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Guest Writer

By Theresa Mah, Vote 16 BC campaigner Already vulnerable workers deserve a voice, and a vote Workers under the age of 18 balance a lot — family time and responsibilities, academics, extracurriculars — on top of one or more jobs that may or may not cover their expenses. One in five British Columbians under 17 […]

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Where is the NDP?

10.13.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Guest Writer

By Vote 16 BC campaigner Megan Lawson Less than a year after voting in support of lowering the voting age, the party is M.I.A. In November 2019, I was at the British Columbia New Democratic Party convention. That week, an overwhelming majority of delegates, including then-MLAs and now-candidates, voted to support lowering the voting age […]

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Opinion: More IPPs are not the energy solution B.C. needs

07.17.20 | Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

Yes to Indigenous and community-owned power projects, but ending windfall profits by Independent Power Producers is legit   Guest post by John Calvert and Seth Klein. Bill 17 has sparked a debate about who should control and benefit from electricity production in B.C. Here at Dogwood we’re fans of vigorous debate, so today’s guest blog […]

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