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Coalbed Methane faces setback in Hat Creek

02.23.04 | In Depth | 

After being pressured by the Ministry of Energy and Mines to sign a protocol by the end of March, the Bonaparte Indian Band has advised the government it will not accept an inadequate, rushed, and one-sided consultation process about coalbed methane in its territory. This is significant for those opposed to coalbed methane exploration and […]

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Building Bridges in the Okanagan

02.23.04 | In Depth | 

The future of British Columbia depends on strong communities. Historically, environmentalists, labour, community and First Nations activists have often worked towards similar objectives, but on parallel tracks. That is beginning to change. A big step forward will occur on April 28th, 2004 in Vernon, BC, when the Okanagan Band holds their Public Information Forum at […]

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The Never ending Softwood Story

02.19.04 | In Depth | 

Dialogue about softwood in Canada needs an overhaul. It’s uninformed, simplistic and jingoistic. Even progressive politicians like Jack Layton have been captured by the rhetoric. Just last week he was in the media, representing the dispute in purely nationalistic terms. Wake up Canadians -we subsidize our logging industry. Did you know that Canada’s argument that […]

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Campbell’s secret meeting: Intimidation of CBM activists?

02.17.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

Last week I got a frantic phone call from a friend currently working in northeastern BC. He quietly whispered, “Did you know Premier Campbell is secretly visiting the northeast?” I hadn’t known of Campbell’s trip, but then I don’t follow his travel schedule that closely. As I was on my way to an important meeting […]

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A new era begins-First Nations' days of action

02.16.04 | In Depth | 

Mark February 16, 2004 in your calendars. It will be remembered as an important day in British Columbia history. Today, First Nations from across BC have begun taking local action as part of a variety of local actions as a part of a Title & Rights Alliance sponsored Action Plan. In Enderby, near Vernon, the […]

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More First Nation Actions

02.16.04 | In Depth | 

Beginning February 16, First Nations from around BC began taking action to indicate their growing frustration with the Liberal government’s land and forestry agenda. These actions are part of a coordinated Action Plan developed by the newly-created Title and Rights Alliance. Over 40 people representing a number of First Nations from the Shuswap Nation Tribal […]

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Canfor's takeover of Slocan-the impacts (Part 1)

02.13.04 | In Depth | 

Lost in the waves of publicity surrounding the ribbon-cutting on Canfor’s “super sawmill” in Houston was any real discussion of the social and environmental impacts of this mill or the proposed merger with Slocan. Are these events good for British Columbia? for affected communities? for workers? for First Nations? or for the environment? All of […]

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Skeena Cellulose reduxxx

02.11.04 | In Depth | 

From Doman to Skeena Cellulose (bankruptcies), and Canfor-Slocan to Lignum-Riverside (mergers), it’s hard to keep up with the real news in the forest industry these days. The mainstream media don’t help matters much, by providing sporadic and disappointingly blinkered coverage–rated G, for Good for business (as usual). The Dogwood Bulletin will have more on the […]

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