Posts from ‘In Depth’ - Page 35

Trash is our goldmine: The Cache Creek Landfill Song

04.15.04 | In Depth |  admin

The Cache Creek Landfill Song We got a brand new industry That’s catered to finer taste Cause we love Lower Mainland’s money And we learned to love its waste Now I’m fat and wealthy With money in the till From selling picture postcards Of an ever growing hill The Lower Mainland loves us Cause we […]

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Site C power: we buy, we sell

04.14.04 | In Depth |  admin

On March 31, 2004, BC Hydro published their 2004 Integrated Electricity Plan. In it, is discussion of Site C, a third dam proposal for the Peace River. It has provoked a lot of discussion on a number of email list serves, especially gsxlist and landwatch. One comment, “use of power all night long does not […]

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Where won't the chickens cross the road? Cache Creek

04.13.04 | In Depth |  admin

“There will be no chickens crossing the road in Cache Creek today,” says Mike Retasket, Chief of the Bonaparte Indian Band. Chief Retasket, who is also the Vice-President of Dogwood Initiative, has organized a growing demonstration near the new Ashcroft dump in the vicinity of Cache Creek. At noon today, the protest had swelled to […]

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Softwood: the more things change, the more they stay the same

04.05.04 | In Depth |  admin

Markets without competition: BC companies control log prices Recent headlines have shouted about British Columbia’s attempts to go it alone and cut its own softwood lumber deal with the United States, abandoning the much touted Canadian unity. While these headlines may have been breaking news to some folks, they’ll be an old story to anyone […]

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Public process in Fernie a sham?

03.30.04 | In Depth |  admin

Fernie doesn’t want coal bed methane development (CBM). The municipal council passed a resolution opposing CBM after a broad cross section of citizens spoke out a turnout at a recent town hall meeting against drilling. Unfortunately, despite this overwhelming public opposition to coalbed methane expansion, the MLA for the area, Bill Bennett, appeared on the […]

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Another one bites the dust

03.30.04 | In Depth |  admin

With little fanfare, generations of workers and communities are being discarded in the fallout from the BC government’s pro-corporate forest policies. The latest casualties, the communities near Canfor’s Taylor and Upper Fraser mills. Canfor will have shut down the Taylor planer mill (the sawmill was already mothballed) in March as part of its move to […]

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Plan to privatize public lands draws demonstrators

03.28.04 | In Depth |  admin

Hundreds of wood workers, students, environmentalists, First Nations and activists demonstrated on the steps of the Legislature on Saturday, March 27. To illustrate the direction BC forest policy is taking under the Liberal government, the demonstrators marched backward from Centennial Square to the legislative lawn. Nine speakers, including Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of […]

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Flathead Coalition applauds no mines, coalbed methane still a concern

03.28.04 | In Depth |  admin

Flathead Coalition press release Dear Friends of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Great news today from British Columbia: The government has killed the proposed open-pit coal mines. But it is pushing forward with coalbed methane development in the Flathead headwaters of Glacier National Park. See press release below. A separate press release by our friends in […]

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