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Same old sweetheart royalty schemes

12.07.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

The last few months saw another Canadian province facing scrutiny for its failure to collect a “fair share” of the monetary value of public assets granted to resource companies. The recent controversy over low oil and gas royalties in Alberta garnered sustained headlines across the country. Much of the coverage framed the issue as if […]

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Hope vs. Fear

12.03.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

A little over two weeks ago my wife gave birth to our first baby. Asha Hope was born after being in her mothers womb only 25 weeks and weighed under two pounds. Having thought that I had another three months to prepare for fatherhood our little girls unexpected arrival was a shock. We’ve lived through […]

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Lessons from the Queen

11.29.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

As oil continues to seep from the sunken Queen of the North, the community of Hartley Bay is preparing to defend itself against larger threats; oil tankers. Caitlyn Vernon The Gitga’at people of Hartley Bay know what an oil spill looks like, and how it smells. The sinking of the BC ferry, Queen of the […]

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East/West Divide

11.13.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

The Harper government is aggressively defending the East Coast against several LNG proposals. Why isn’t British Columbia getting the same treatment? “…let me be absolutely clear. We oppose the passage of LNG tanker traffic through Head Harbour, and we will continue to do so.” – Stephen Harper While rattling sabres to protect east coast waters […]

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Spills will happen

11.12.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

  The habitat and species that would be impacted by an oil spill along the coast of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest.

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The Trick or Treat of Climate Change

11.06.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

Taking a young child trick or treating is always an interesting exercise for a parent. I seem to spend a lot of time teaching my kids about the dangers of the world and what they should be afraid of. In the case of Halloween however the rewards come to those who face their fears. That […]

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Fabric of a Community

11.02.07 | In Depth |  Arthur Caldicott

Community is in some respects like a fabric, with all its individual strands woven together into something functional, robust, and often beautiful. The strength of both, fabric and community, is magical–they are held together without visible glue or bolts or welds. In this sense, community is a function of the invisible bonds and relationships between […]

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The stillborn history of LNG in BC

11.02.07 | In Depth |  Arthur Caldicott

From financial woes to community opposition, LNG proposals have never taken route in BC. 1982  The province approved a $1.7 billion pipeline and liquefaction terminal project called Western LNG, to be built near Prince Rupert. It was a partnership of Dome Petroleum and other Canadian and Japanese businesses. 20-year agreements with Japanese customers were secured, […]

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