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What’s A Public Hearing Without The Public?

01.25.16 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Guest Writer

Editor’s Note: Dogwood Initiative’s Kai Nagata applied as an intervenor in the Kinder Morgan pipeline review but was among the hundreds rejected. For this view inside the hearing room we rely on North Shore NOPE, one of the successful intervenors. Janice Edmonds and I attended the first day of the hearings on Tuesday. We are […]

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The Puck Drops In Burnaby. Which Team Are You Cheering For?

01.19.16 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizing |  Dave Mills

For the next ten days, a dwindling body of intervenors will deliver their arguments for and against Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project in a hearing room at the Delta Hotel in Burnaby. Despite the change in government last fall, the Kinder Morgan review is proceeding under Stephen Harper’s rules, with a decision expected […]

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They heard from us anyway – thousands of us

08.31.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Laura Benson

On a late summer Friday in Ladner, even the local fishmonger was clamouring to give the port authority a piece of his mind. Seven Dogwood Initiative organizers had gathered at the shopping centre where Port Metro Vancouver has its only “community office” to round up last-minute comments from local residents on Fraser Surrey Docks’ proposal […]

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The fox guarding the henhouse

08.13.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Laura Benson

Even recent history has a tendency to repeat itself. One year ago, in the depths of August, top bureaucrats at Port Metro Vancouver approved a permit for a new export terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks to ship thermal coal from the U.S. But Fraser Surrey Docks has gone back to the port authority for a […]

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North Shore teams talk strategy, gear up for election

08.05.15 | Actions, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By guest writer Sandy Rubin I have been volunteering with Dogwood for close to 2 years. I love the outdoors – hiking, kayaking, biking and camping – and want to make sure our beautiful environment is protected and preserved. I am very concerned about climate change and decided that rather than complain about it I […]

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Why do Conservatives fear Dogwood?

07.20.15 | Actions, Commentary, Election - Canada 2015, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Want to make a difference in the federal election? Come work with Dogwood Initiative. At least, that’s what Conservative Party veterans like Stockwell Day and John Duncan seem to be saying. If you needed evidence that our community organizers have pro-tanker incumbents worried, you only had to pick up the local paper in Parksville a […]

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The Week to End Enbridge

07.02.15 | Actions, Commentary, News, No Tankers |  Sophie Harrison

50+ community events with Pull Together in support of First Nations legal challenges to the Northern Gateway pipeline. Our Dogwood community had a jam packed week in support of this amazing effort from Sierra Club BC and RAVEN. [<a href=”//storify.com/sophiehharrison/pulltogetherbc-the-week-to-end-enbridge” target=”_blank”>View the story “The Week to End Enbridge” on Storify</a>]

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Standing strong in solidarity across the border: celebrating the Salish Sea with the Lummi nation

06.09.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

The Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, the Longview coal terminal, and the Fraser Surrey Docks have steep opposition across the border from First Nations and concerned citizens who are united in saying no to increased coal exports through coastal ports – we’re not going away and we stand together to oppose these projects. On […]

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