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Reading on Change

11.13.09 | General |  Charles Campbell

It’s November and the word most on my mind is ‘change’. The news is full of stories about change. A week ago was the first anniversary of the election of a black community organizer to the White House. A couple of days ago we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall […]

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You: Species at Risk

10.20.09 | General |  Celine Trojand

Every Monday and Thursday my Political Ecology class gets together to talk about the world and what we are doing with it.  The reality of climate change really bums me out. It’s an enormous, abstract problem that integrates every level of our society. In our bi-weekly class we often come to the conclusion that humans, in […]

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Women and Children First

10.15.09 | General |  Will Horter

When I was a kid I was taught that when in danger, women andchildren were saved first. I don’t know where I heard first the expression, perhaps itwas in one of the disaster movies I adored, or the books about the Titanic Iread under the covers after I was supposed to be asleep. Regardless of […]

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Dogwood Cute? Never

10.06.09 | General |  Charles Campbell

Dogwood Cute? Never We have been getting some interesting feedback to our recent appeal to protect our BC’s endangered Orca’s. If you haven’t seen it yet the campaign focuses on the newest member of the southern resident orca population. We (Dogwood Initiative and our partner organizations that, represented by Ecojustice, are suing the federal government) […]

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Race to the Bottom

09.15.09 | General |  Charles Campbell

The false economy of BC’s natural gas royalty reductions The BC budget may try to hide the figures, but there is no getting around the facts, the BC Government is getting less and less for our Natural Gas. The royalty rates for this year are expected to hover around 13% down from 23% just three […]

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In Whose Interest?

09.06.09 | General |  Gordon O'Connor

Across North America popular interest and progressive land use planning is being side stepped by developers who’s systematized power to manipulate political and legal procedures buys them the freedom to promote reckless urban sprawl. When I talk about development on Vancouver Island in terms of urban sprawl, big box stores and luxury condos up and […]

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Teddy's courage and me

08.28.09 | General |  Will Horter

Teddy Kennedy died this week. I never met the man personally, but he had a profound impact on my life. It was not just his work on health care, education, civil rights and against apartheid that affected generations of immigrant and American born, including me and my family. It was his courage to stand up […]

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Open Season for Developers

08.21.09 | General |  Gordon O'Connor

Executives at Western Forest Products (WFP) must have been dancing on their board room tables last Thursday.  That was when the BC court of appeal released its decision to quash the CRD’s progressive zoning by-laws on a legal technicality presented by WFP’s lawyers.  Outraged community members from across Vancouver Island are now appealing to the […]

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