Posts from ‘In Depth’ - Page 8

How many light bulbs…

04.10.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

It’s a heady time for environmentalists. If we look back to the last federal election campaign, nary a word was mentioned about the environment. A year later, politicians are falling over themselves to present themselves as green. Previous climate change deniers and skeptics are now anxious to jump on board the new hybrid/bio-diesel bandwagon and […]

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Passing the torch

04.04.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Briony Penn has emerged as the BC coast’s new environmental champion. The newly nominated Liberal candidate for Saanich-Gulf Islands has been passed the torch by David Anderson who led the campaign to keep oil tankers out of BC’s coastal waters for a generation.In her nomination speech Ms. Penn promised to “fight hard .. and win” […]

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Bulkley residents march against CBM

04.04.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Last week 600 residents of the Bulkley Valley marched in their on-going struggle to prevent drilling for coalbed methane intheir bucolic valley near the town of Telkwa. Those marching were a cross section of the community including Wet’suwet’en chiefs in regalia, fishermen, farmers, ranchers, business people, activists and generally concerned citizens. The Bulkley residents are not […]

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The Tar Sands come to Kitimat

03.22.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

If you travel up the Douglas Channel, the 140-kilometre fjord that joins Kitimat to the Pacific Ocean, your mind is unlikely to be on Alberta’s tar sands. Maybe you are there to see some of its pristine wilderness or even catch a glimpse of the rare white Kermode (spirit) bear. Or you might be there […]

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A look back at our look forward – Community

03.07.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Each year at Dogwood Initiative we undergo a rigorous andesoteric ritual of predicting the future. Last year we made ourpredictions public for the first time, forecasting upcoming trends fordemocracy, energy, First Nations, forests and communities. Thisis the fifth bulletin in a five part series looking at our predictionsconcerning the challenges and opportunities we expected to […]

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Oil addiction, Subsidies and BC's 2007 Budget

02.21.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

“Every form ofaddiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine oridealism..”   – CarlJung (1875 – 1961) Everyone knows you can’t trustan addict. Over the last few weeks British Columbians learned that addicts willpromise anything, but seldom deliver. The Gordon Campbell governmentis addicted to oil and gas revenue. The $2.5 billion they […]

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A look back at our look forward – Democracy

02.20.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Each year at Dogwood Initiative we undergo a rigorous and esoteric ritual of predicting the future. Last year we made our predictions public for the first time, forecasting upcoming trends for democracy, energy, First Nations, forests and communities. This is the forth bulletin in a five part series looking at our predictions concerning the challenges […]

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Earthquake rocks BC Legislature

02.14.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Throne speech marks a tectonic shift in BC politics Scientists were premature in retracting their prediction that an earthquake would occur in BC. On February 13th, , 2007 at approximately 2 PM in the afternoon the earth shook in Victoria. With the throne speech, the BC government finally acknowledged that global warming is real and […]

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