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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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125+ federal candidates pledge to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline

09.07.21 | Climate, Election - Canada 2021, Media, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Dogwood

Candidates step up as climate champions as momentum builds ahead of Canadian election Unceded Coast Salish Territories (VANCOUVER, BC) — 125+ federal candidates from coast to coast have pledged to fight to cancel the Trans Mountain pipeline in the next Parliament, as citizens demand more from their leaders during the climate emergency. Thousands of voters […]

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Liberals move to outflank the NDP on green issues

08.31.21 | Climate, Commentary, Democracy, Election - Canada 2021 |  Kai Nagata

John Horgan, Rachel Notley make things awkward for federal New Democrats When Justin Trudeau was asked by a reporter why he dodged Indigenous youth who traveled from Fairy Creek to one of his photo ops, the Liberal leader didn’t answer the question. “We recognize there’s a real issue here locally around old growth forests, and […]

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What if B.C. had its own Climate Defence Force?

07.29.21 | Climate, Commentary |  Dave Mills

July 2021 is a good month for international cooperation in the face of the climate crisis  Last weekend a battalion of Mexican firefighters touched down into the inferno that has become the interior of B.C. They’re already on the frontlines in Osoyoos battling one of 250 fires across a province which has called fire-related states-of-emergency […]

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No Idling

06.25.21 | Climate, Commentary, News |  Dave Mills

On the road, record temperatures remind British Columbians how far we’ll have to travel to get past denial. Most every year, in the last few weeks of spring, I head into one of my favourite places in B.C. – the high country above the Thompson River we call the Bonaparte Plateau. Tucked away among hundreds […]

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At this late hour in the climate crisis, every vote matters

06.11.21 | Climate, Commentary, Democracy |  Dave Mills

A razor thin victory at City Hall reminds us how we could lose the climate fight. Late last week, Dogwood caught wind that a seemingly-routine series of staff recommendations to Vancouver City Council contained a poison pill designed to strike at the heart of the city’s Climate Emergency Plan (CEP). In short, the new city […]

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Plan B: Decarbonize

04.16.21 | Climate, Local Power, Op-Ed |  Dave Mills

We can’t wait for our leaders to save us. We have to get off fossil fuels. The year was 1994. I was finishing a Bachelor’s of Science degree and chose climate change for my final paper in fourth-year physical geography. I don’t recall the grade I got, but what I learned solidified my determination to […]

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The urgent battle to decarbonize B.C.

03.16.21 | Climate, Organizing, Strategy, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Kai Nagata

Time for emergency measures, at every level of society, to burn less oil and gas “Our government is working hard every day to build real climate action into everything we do,” Premier John Horgan wrote in fall 2019. That was after more than 100,000 youth climate strikers brought downtown Vancouver to a standstill. “I feel […]

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