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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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A Different Kind of Environmentalism

08.19.09 | General |  Gordon O'Connor

I was introduced to environmentalism by my teacher in grade eight.  I learned about the destruction of the rainforest in Brazil, decaying refrigerators in China, parched rivers in the Grand Canyon and oil spills in magnificent far away places.  I remember glitzy Earth Day TV specials, where the eco-celebs of the day told me to […]

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Photos from the Douglas Channel

08.17.09 | General |  Kelsey Singbeil

  For photo captions, enter full screen mode (bottom left arrows) and click on the ‘Show info’ tab at the top right.

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Swimming together

08.13.09 | General |  Kelsey Singbeil

Every once in a while you get the chance to visit a place that moves you and changes you for the rest of your life; the Douglas Channel, Sacred Headwaters, Sombrio Beach. But part of this experience is sharing your thoughts and emotions with someone else, and quite often sharing the place with them. Ali […]

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