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Shhhh, don't wake the public

06.12.07 | In Depth |  Charles Campbell

The big hush around oil tankers Recent breaches to the 1972 moratorium that bans oil tanker traffic in the inside coastal waters of BC’s north coast are finally getting some attention. Papers from the Province to the Globe and Mail have reported the story as have numerous radio stations. While there is now a buzz […]

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Shell’s takeover raises concerns in BC

06.08.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Environmental and Human rights concerns raised in Royal Dutch Shell’stakeover of Shell Canada  The wave offoreign takeovers of Canadian corporations is setting off alarm bells in Ottawa and in corporate boardrooms across Canada. Thefeeding frenzy has already consumed Canadian mining giants such as INCO andFalconbridge, steelmaker Dofasco and even iconic brewer Labatt. Alcan and BCEare […]

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Believe! – Earth Day 2007

05.07.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

It’samazing to be here today in Victoria.It’s marvelous to celebrate with so many like minded people who care about theplanet. I’m sure will hear some great speeches, some fabulousmusic here today. It will exciting, uplifting. But in a few hours after thecelebration we’ll all have to go home When we wake up on Monday morning […]

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Abolition

05.05.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Some time ago western civilization faced acrisis of unprecedented proportions. A crisis that had profound impacts on thefuture of the world. A crisis driven by Western Europe and North America, butthat impacted the fate of millions in Asia and Africa and the Caribbean. The politics were bare knuckled. Opponentsasserted change would have devastating economic consequences. […]

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Corporate benefit, public loss

05.01.07 | In Depth |  Will Horter

Big returns for BC Liberal donors “The bounty to the white-herring fishery is a tonnage bounty [subsidy]; and is proportioned to the burden of the ship, not to her diligence or success in the fishery; and it has, I am afraid, been too common for vessels to fit out for the sole purpose of catching, […]

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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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