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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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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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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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