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BC Securities Commission investigating strange Western Forest Products trades

04.03.08 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

UPDATE (April 14th 2008): Due to the possible financial consequences associated with revealing who or who isn’t being investigated, the BC Securities Commission does not confirm or deny who they are investigating at any given time. The article below was written following a conversation with two BCSC staff – a subsequent conversation clarified that, for […]

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Energy Corridor proposed in Throne Speech sends shivers down the coast

02.14.08 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

The new Throne speech energy corridor proposal turns rumblings from a pipeline giant into a real threat of oil spills. Announcements by energy giant Enbridge and the BC government look to clear First Nation and environmental obstacles to tanker traffic along BC’s coast. But public opinion remains firmly against tankers on our coast. Two events […]

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Interview with a Granny

02.06.08 | In Depth |  Maurita Prato

Interview with a Granny Last week I was lucky to take time out of my busy schedule and gain some perspective from raging granny Gillian Sanderson. She was eager to share her perspective on our Forest Minister, Rich Coleman, and his decisions affecting our beloved coast.     When asked upfront about Coleman she quickly replied […]

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Addicted to Revenue

01.16.08 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

<P>When commentators refer to a global ‘addiction’ to fossil fuels, the addiction is typically meant to refer to the actual use of oil, gas, coal, etc. to power the mechanics of our modern, everyday lives -&nbsp;in&nbsp;essence&nbsp;the royal ‘we’ are&nbsp;addicted to the conveniences and status that cheap energy continues to provide. </P><P>The price of this addiction […]

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New Year Reflections

01.09.08 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

The New Year brings with it the opportunity to take stock of our accomplishments and look to the future. 2007 was a momentous year for Dogwood Initiative. Not only has the organization grown, but, more importantly, the idea of creating a sustainable BC based on community engagement and local control took root in communities around […]

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Shell's Dirty Hands

12.21.07 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

In the latest chapter of a story that has seen the third largest corporation in the world arrest grandmothers, and sue elders for lost revenue, Royal Dutch Shell appears to be withholding information from the provincial government in the hopes of avoiding further delays to their coalbed methane ambitions for the Sacred Headwaters of northwest […]

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Coastal Vigilance

12.20.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

Since the late sixties David Anderson has kept a lookout for oil and gas projects on BC’s coast. Now it’s time for the next generation to take the watch. Charles Campbell: When were you first alerted to the issues of oil tankers on our north coast? David Anderson:  When the Prudhoe Bay Field was discovered […]

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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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