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The case for lowering the voting age in B.C.

05.20.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Commentary, General |  Guest Writer

It’s no wonder the campaign is picking up momentum in B.C. and around the world. Guest blog by Katia Bannister, Vote16BC organizer. Originally published on the blog Sowing Seeds of Change.   My name is Katia Bannister. I am an organizer with Dogwood’s #Vote16BC campaign. The goal of the campaign is to lower the voting […]

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Film review – Planet of the Humans

04.27.20 | Climate, Commentary, General, Local Power |  Dogwood

The future of renewable energy is in projects built with quality materials and controlled by communities, not big energy corporations — just one of the ways ‘Planet of the Humans’ misses the mark A new Jeff Gibbs film presented by legendary filmmaker Michael Moore is making waves on the internet. It’s called Planet of the […]

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Dogwood staff vote to unionize

03.31.20 | General, News |  Dogwood

Dogwood’s employees have recently voted to certify the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union as their bargaining representative. Dogwood looks forward to collective agreement negotiations with the BCGEU. Questions can be forwarded to Laura Benson, laura@dogwoodbc.ca

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COVID-19 feels like a test. Are Canadians ready?

03.29.20 | Climate, General, Op-Ed |  Christina Smethurst

A virus has brought our economy to its knees. What happens when droughts, floods or wildfires add to the chaos? In the face of a pandemic, it’s not surprising people hoard food and supplies. Combine lizard brain with Maslow’s basic need for security and you’ve got yourself a three hour line into Costco. When I […]

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16 billion ways to kill Trans Mountain

02.21.20 | Climate, General, News, No Tankers |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Dogwood heads to Ottawa with new poll results showing public support dropping as costs skyrocket. Could this kill Trans Mountain? Last week, Kai and I went to Ottawa armed with powerful polling results, a crack team of allies and thousands of you standing with us. We had meetings lined up with MPs and a press […]

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Why is BC Hydro blocking a renewable revolution?

01.30.20 | Climate, General, In Depth, Op-Ed |  Dave Mills

Local communities could generate affordable, clean power – and free themselves from fossil fuels. To an energy monopoly, that’s a threat. In the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, groundbreaking research by one of the best scientific teams ever assembled concluded that if we act right now, we have both the time and technology to stabilize […]

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When will climate change have its Nuremberg moment?

01.06.20 | General |  Dave Mills

At the core of our democracy is a simple idea: nobody is above the law. Whether it’s murderous generals facing judges in the Hague’s austere courtrooms or corrupt executives on trial for bribery and fraud, the world’s worst criminals are supposed to face justice. So what about the people knowingly unleashing a global catastrophe? Over […]

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Op-Ed: Declaration Act a long overdue reset

11.26.19 | Climate, General, News, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

Originally published in the Times Colonist on November 22, 2019 Re: “Indigenous Peoples bill has good goals but overpromises,” editorial, Nov. 3. I confess I was gobsmacked — and not in a good way — to read the unsigned editorial in the Times Colonist claiming that “the unifying authority of government has been fragmented by […]

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