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Urban Sprawl and Poverty

11.23.09 | General |  Gordon O'Connor

The CRD has a nationally renowned problem with homelessness. There are 1500 people living here with inadequate housing and withoutimmediate action that number will quadruple in size within fiveyears.   Currently there are also 1 385 under housed peopleon the affordable housing waiting list including 631 families withsmall children.   The CRD has made remarkable efforts to address […]

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Oil Interests vs. Our Interests

11.20.09 | General |  Eric Swanson

A Globe and Mail story this morning announced that Chinese, Korean, and other oil companies are close to signing commitments to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project. Said Bank of Montreal Chief Economist Sherry Cooper yesterday: “We must export oil to China…the sooner the better…For sure, the U.S. isn’t going to like it…Butthat’s good, because it gives […]

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Climate Action in Prince George

11.13.09 | General |  Eric Swanson

A growing, dedicated, and super creative bunch of folk up in middle B.C. are doing their best to make a difference on climate policy in this country. If you live in Prince George and are looking to meet up with people committed to fighting climate change, check out this amazing newsletter that pictorially summarizes some […]

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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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