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Your Fortis gas bill could double – here’s what to do about it

05.05.22 | Climate, Commentary, In Depth |  Kai Nagata

The price of fossil fuels is going up. How to save money, your health and the climate. Like gasoline, natural gas is a fossil fuel that’s getting more expensive. Russia’s war in Ukraine has been a great excuse for oil and gas companies to jack up prices. That means you pay more at the pump […]

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Oil and gas oligarchs eager to profit from war

03.16.22 | Climate, Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

Death and destruction in Ukraine is their latest excuse to bleed us dry Oil companies love war. Not just because their products propel tanks and fighter jets. Missiles flying and people dying also means volatility in global oil markets, which is always a good excuse to jack up prices at the pump – and push […]

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Emergencies Act gives more power to unaccountable Canadian police

02.16.22 | Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

MPs must push for transparency around ‘national emergency,’ swift expiry Eighty years ago my dad’s parents were accused of being enemies of Canada, because their parents were born in Japan. Under the War Measures Act, 22,000 Nikkei settlers were forced from their homes, stripped of their assets and property, and interned under RCMP guard. The […]

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Salmon and Steel

01.21.22 | Climate, Commentary |  Dave Mills

B.C. salmon are at a breaking point. Will we allow two new pipelines to push them over the edge? Imagine the straw that broke the camel’s back was made of steel, filled with toxic liquid and plunged like a dirty needle into British Columbia’s heartland. That’s how the near-simultaneous attempts by Coastal GasLink to cross […]

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Liberals move to outflank the NDP on green issues

08.31.21 | Climate, Commentary, Democracy, Election - Canada 2021 |  Kai Nagata

John Horgan, Rachel Notley make things awkward for federal New Democrats When Justin Trudeau was asked by a reporter why he dodged Indigenous youth who traveled from Fairy Creek to one of his photo ops, the Liberal leader didn’t answer the question. “We recognize there’s a real issue here locally around old growth forests, and […]

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What if B.C. had its own Climate Defence Force?

07.29.21 | Climate, Commentary |  Dave Mills

July 2021 is a good month for international cooperation in the face of the climate crisis  Last weekend a battalion of Mexican firefighters touched down into the inferno that has become the interior of B.C. They’re already on the frontlines in Osoyoos battling one of 250 fires across a province which has called fire-related states-of-emergency […]

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No Idling

06.25.21 | Climate, Commentary, News |  Dave Mills

On the road, record temperatures remind British Columbians how far we’ll have to travel to get past denial. Most every year, in the last few weeks of spring, I head into one of my favourite places in B.C. – the high country above the Thompson River we call the Bonaparte Plateau. Tucked away among hundreds […]

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At this late hour in the climate crisis, every vote matters

06.11.21 | Climate, Commentary, Democracy |  Dave Mills

A razor thin victory at City Hall reminds us how we could lose the climate fight. Late last week, Dogwood caught wind that a seemingly-routine series of staff recommendations to Vancouver City Council contained a poison pill designed to strike at the heart of the city’s Climate Emergency Plan (CEP). In short, the new city […]

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