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Don’t tell us how you’re different – show us

08.16.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dave Mills

Botched oil tanker consultations have British Columbians worried. Less than a month after the last election, Natural Resources minister Jim Carr was given fresh marching orders. Carr’s mandate letter from Prime Minister Trudeau begins like this: “We have promised Canadians a government that will bring real change – in both what we do and how […]

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Our weapon to stop oil tankers: the fax machine

06.10.16 | Actions, News, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

Should the NEB let Enbridge’s permits expire? It’s your call…I mean…fax Have you sent anyone a fax lately? Me neither, but we’re all going to learn how. That’s because Enbridge’s permits for the Northern Gateway oil tanker project are due to expire at the end of the month and the company has been forced to […]

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You can’t out-message the organized

05.06.16 | Commentary, Organizing |  Mary Leighton

Here comes the air war Investors who stand to profit from projects like Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker project or Woodfibre LNG are not going to give up on those projects without a fight. Their enormous financial advantage is now spilling over into newspaper editorials, television ads and Facebook videos that pop up […]

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Woodfibre LNG: Whose side will Trudeau take?

03.16.16 | Commentary, Organizing |  Cheryl Cameron

For most of my neighbours, it’s a no-brainer. The idea of jamming an LNG liquefaction plant – replete with noise and water pollution, a flaring methane tower, and gargantuan super tankers into the postcard splendour of Howe Sound – is so obscure that if you stopped someone on the seawall in West Vancouver and told […]

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When will the Province step in to protect local drinking water?

03.10.16 | Commentary, Organizing |  Dave Mills

*This was originally published on March 10, 2016. Since then, 4 more advisories have left the Comox Valley boiling their water for 40 days. The total filtration system project cost is now estimated at  $105 million. Don’t mention this to the retirees fleeing Vancouver or Alberta, but along with our beaches, ski hill and fishing […]

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Minimum Effective Dose

02.19.16 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Will Horter

I’ve spent too much time in doctor’s waiting rooms lately. Luckily it wasn’t all wasted time. Some of the medical concepts I observed there provided insights that could make Dogwood Initiative, and other groups, strategies and tactics more effective. You’ve all experienced this, you’re sick with a persistent sore throat, cough, upset stomach or perhaps […]

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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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