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Closing Ranks – Full Version

02.13.10 | General |  Eric Swanson

  Community opposition to Enbridge Inc’s proposed ‘Northern Gateway’ tar sands pipeline and tanker project through British Columbia is growing. In the summer of 2009, over 200 people from communities along the pipeline and tanker route gathered in Kyah Wiget (Moricetown), BC to discuss the impacts of the proposed mega-project. The gathering concluded with a […]

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Log and Flog

02.04.10 | General |  Gordon O'Connor

Printed in Focus Magazine, February 2010by Leslie Campbell Steve Sewall, VP, Community Planning with Couverdon, also spoke at the luncheon. Sewall has only been on the job about five months and said he’s still trying to wrap his mind around how much land TimberWest owns. On a helicopter ride, he was told, “everything you can […]

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Conflict of Interest

01.29.10 | General |  Gordon O'Connor

Politics is a dirty business.  It’s no secret to any of us that the agreements and plans which shape our community’s future are often hatched behind closed doors far away from the eyes and influence of the public.  Insider influence and political favours are commonplace in any representational system that removes the influence of a […]

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Grassy Narrows

01.12.10 | General |  Gordon O'Connor

 by: Chris Kornacki – Wawatay News After almost a decade of blockades and protests from Grassy Narrows First Nation, the Ontario Superior Court has begun hearing evidence in the First Nation’s case against logging on its traditional lands. “We have never given our consent to clear-cut logging, and we have nevergiven up our right to […]

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Closing Ranks

01.12.10 | General |  Eric Swanson

  On a blissfully sunny day in BC’s northwest this past summer, the Office of the Wet’suwet’en hosted several First Nations, non-governmental organizations, and community members in a discussion about Enbridge Inc’s proposed tar sands pipeline and tanker project to BC’s coast. The gathering concluded with a Mixing of the Waters ceremony, in which water […]

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$2 Million? Thanks For Nothing

01.01.10 | General |  Gordon O'Connor

In 2007 the Province privatized 28 000 ha of land with an estimated commercial value of 130 million dollars.  This created the windfall of controversy and after three years of protests, critical media coverage and a scathing report from the Auditor General’s office the Liberals have limped in with a laughably small two million dollar […]

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What Are Your Thoughts?

01.01.10 | General |  Eric Swanson

After viewing the short version of  ‘Closing Ranks’, also viewable here, or the extended version, viewable here, what are your thoughts? Two issues I’m particularly interested in are: (1) The role that Enbridge Inc has played, and will likely continue to play in supporting a review process for its Northern Gateway project that the Wet’suwet’en […]

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Enbridge Boss Mixes Up Interests

12.18.09 | General |  Eric Swanson

Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel was quoted today in a Globe and Mail Investor story: “We’re anticipating about a two-year regulatory process,” Daniel said, referring to the company’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project to BC’s coast. “It’s going to be very thorough and it probably will be noisy andcontentious. But we’re confident of […]

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