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Sustainable reform

07.05.10 | Retired Campaigns |  Alan Hedley

As mentioned in my first blog, before I lay out some of the serious problems we are facing and discuss how we might resolve them, I want to justify that equity and sustainability are worthwhile values, and that what I’m proposing fits with Dogwood Initiative’s goals. The most convincing argument for equity and sustainability I […]

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Central Saanich’s Rogue Council

05.11.10 | Retired Campaigns |  Gordon O'Connor

In our continent of big box stores and commuter suburbs Central Saanich is anomalous as a rural community that protects its farms by funneling development into existing urban areas.  In doing so it has become a model for sustainable planning and has managed to avoid water scarcity, high taxes and many of the social problems […]

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Pledger Makes Posters

04.21.10 | Retired Campaigns |  Eric Swanson

In Mid-March we put out the call for people to make pledges of personal action to stop oil tankers and pipelines from fouling BC’s rivers and coast. The results have been amazing! Hundreds of people, from all across Canada made pledges, which clearly demonstrates the strength our grassroots No Tankers movement. The idea behind the […]

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Take Action – Capital Regional District Land Purchase

03.08.10 | Retired Campaigns |  Gordon O'Connor

Right now our coastlines and forest lands from Sooke to Port Renfrew are still at risk from sprawling development. Tell the province to protect Vancouver Island’s forests Click here to send a letter

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British Columbia: an Energy Super Chump?

03.01.10 | Retired Campaigns |  Eric Swanson

A South Korean firm has recently announced over $1 billion of drilling and development money to help Encana pull natural gas from British Columbia’s northeast. This area of the province, east of the Rocky Mountains in BC’s portion of the Western Canadian sedimentary basin, has been subject to record lease sales in the past 2 […]

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4th of 10 Key Questions for 2010

02.18.10 | Commentary, Retired Campaigns |  Will Horter

Question 4. Will leaders in Capital Region be able to stop reckless development on the Wild Coast and the Saanich Peninsula? Vancouver Island is a special place because it has the potential to preserve large tracts of green space in close proximity to its urban centers. But if leadership doesn’t step forward soon, this unique […]

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Access Denied: Abuses and Failures Under BC’s FOI Act

02.03.10 | Retired Campaigns |  Kelsey Singbeil

An excerpt from the submission made to the Third Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in Victoria, BC on February 3, 2010. Access Denied: Abuses and Failures Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act By Morgan Blakley Student – Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria […]

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The real problem with BC logging industry

01.29.10 | Retired Campaigns |  Will Horter

Letter to the Times Colonist in response to the Executive Director of the Truck Loggers Association’s January 28, 2101  Op-Ed called “Educating urbanites on the forest industry” Mr. Lewis’ argument in favour of raw log exports is another sad example of forest industry thinking that is unwilling to learn from the mistakes of the past. […]

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