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Families, politicians and protectors join #StopTMX day of action

02.16.21 | Actions, Climate, General, No Tankers, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Dogwood

Communities take a stand along the Trans Mountain pipeline route and online on Family Day Trans Mountain recently announced that it was re-starting construction after an extended shut-down. Alongside this project’s devastating climate impacts and Indigenous rights violations, pipeline construction threatens land, water and neighbourhoods across B.C. — including 1308 trees slated to be chopped […]

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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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If I can’t be a child, I want the rights of an adult

01.20.21 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, General |  Katia Bannister

Society considers me a woman at the age of seventeen, I want my voting rights to reflect that Working with the Vote 16 BC campaign to lower the voting age in B.C., I hear from a lot of people with a diversity of opinions – on both sides of the debate. And debaters from both […]

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John Horgan stole my right to vote

11.20.20 | #Vote16BC, General |  Katia Bannister

Amid intersecting crises, Premier Horgan made a decision to call a snap election – kneecapping young voters. By October 21, 2021 — what was meant to be the next provincial election date — I would’ve been eighteen. Instead, this past September Premier John Horgan called a snap election – the first in 34 years. My […]

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Changing the way people approach decision-making

11.10.20 | Commentary, General, Organizing, Strategy |  Laura Benson

Outgoing Dogwood Board Chair Jennie Milligan reflects on where we have come from and where we are headed next In 2006, recent law school graduate Jennie Milligan was working for the Attorney General’s office, sorting documents in a basement room in downtown Victoria. On her lunch break one day, she went to the Victoria Public […]

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RCMP Commissioner Sued by Civil Liberties Group for Preventing Release of Watchdog Report into Police Spying

11.10.20 | General, Media |  Dogwood

Ottawa, ON (Unceded Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory) – Today, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) announces it is launching a lawsuit against RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki. The BCCLA is suing the RCMP Commissioner for inexcusable delays preventing the release of a civilian watchdog report into RCMP spying on Indigenous and climate advocates. In February 2014, the […]

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Indigenous leaders, environmental groups and local citizens vow to protect Lower Mainland forest from Trans Mountain pipeline construction

08.08.20 | General, Indigenous rights |  Alexandra Woodsworth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crucial window for Trans Mountain tree cutting at risk of delay due to protests August 8, 2020, Burnaby, British Columbia — Today, hundreds of people are touring a conservation area where Trans Mountain is planning to clear trees near the Brunette River in Burnaby. The tours include a visit to public health […]

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We Face So Many Crises. Let Youth Lead, Serve and Vote

06.24.20 | #Vote16BC, Climate, General, Op-Ed |  Seth Klein

They’ve proven their power, determination and ability to mobilize. Hand over the reins. Originally printed in The Tyee. As the world confronts the global pandemic crisis, many have been making comparisons to the Second World War. And rightly so. We are seeing a level of societal mobilization, alongside a pivoting of government priorities and economic […]

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