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What do you do to prevent more oil spills?

04.17.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Christina Smethurst

One week ago Vancouver residents woke up to the news that a grain freighter at anchor had leaked bunker fuel into English Bay. No reason to panic, right? Conditions were sunny and calm, there was hardly a breeze: a golden opportunity for the federal government to demonstrate its “world-leading” spill response. It’s pretty clear now […]

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Grumpy cat says ‘Keep that crap outta my sewer’

04.13.15 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Dogwood

Well folks, this has truly never happened before… Concerned citizens were invited to provide input on a wastewater permit application for the proposed coal port at Fraser Surrey Docks. As you know, there has been overwhelming public concern about the project: from health officials to First Nations to municipal governments – not to mention 49,639 […]

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Sooke goes face to face with Kinder Morgan

04.12.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote |  Dogwood

Kinder Morgan has been on the road lately ┬ádoling out money to communities that would be affected by their pipeline project . They found no buyers in Sooke. “Go home, you’re not welcome in our town,” was the unequivocal message┬ádelivered by a polite but passionate crowd during the April 7 open house put on by […]

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Stop Bill C-51 Day of Action

03.16.15 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Karl Hardin

What a great response last weekend across the country to demonstrate concern about Bill C-51! Thank you to everyone who tweeted at Liberal MPs Joyce Murray and Hedy Fry (more than 50 tweets) and posted to Murray’s Facebook page (more than 50 comments)! I don’t know about you, but I was incredibly inspired to see […]

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Jumping into action

02.12.15 | Actions, Commentary, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Christina Smethurst

Born and raised on the west coast of B.C., Jordan Soet has spent his whole life exploring his home province. At an early age, his parents instilled in him an appreciation for the limitless opportunities the British Columbia wild has to offer – something that has stayed with him ever since. From outings at sea […]

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Esquimalt says yes to a B.C. review of Kinder Morgan

02.06.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Terry Dance-Bennink has been volunteering in various capacities and organizing with Dogwood since 2013. She’s also a regular editorial contributor. You can read her profound story about visiting the Alberta oil sands and about uniting various faith traditions for a successful healing walk on our blog page. What do newly retired Jane Devonshire […]

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I’ll never forget where I was when the coal decision came down

12.01.14 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

I don’t think I’ll ever forget where I was when I found out Port Metro Vancouver approved the Fraser Surrey Docks coal export expansion facility this past August. I was sitting on the Amtrak Coastal Starlight, staring out the window at the San Francisco Bay Area, contemplating what I’d occupy myself with in Los Angeles […]

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Many hands make for an award win

12.01.14 | Actions, Commentary, Strategy |  Christina Smethurst

Being recognized for an achievement with an award is a rare opportunity – one to be celebrated. It can be encouraging, humbling and flattering all wrapped into one tidy little metal statue. It’s also the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on the many people who contributed to your success, because no one […]

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