Posts from ‘In Depth’ - Page 5

Crashing Shell's Party

06.09.08 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

A giant wind turbine rotated slowly within view of the entrance to the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto, providing a fitting backdrop for the Gala of the 2008 Canadian Environment Awards, hosted by Canadian Geographic magazine in honor of those dedicating their energy, creativity, and passion to making this country and its environment healthier. […]

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Western Forest Products threatens to build acreages if Ida Chong approves new rules

04.11.08 | In Depth |  Eric Swanson

Before I, and the rest of us at Dogwood, head off to enjoy a weekend in the sun, I thought I would take a minute to comment on a recent development (i.e. reported on in today’s Times Colonist) in the whole Jordan River / Western Forest Products / Tree Farm Deletion issue. Rundown on the […]

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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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