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Fernie takes a stand

03.21.04 | In Depth | 

On Tuesday, March 16, the City Council in Fernie sponsored a “Town Hall” Meeting to discuss coalbed methane. This was in response to a large area of rights that the province had posted for auction. The city invited a panel: Karen Campbell (West Coast Environmental Law), Gwen Lachelt (Colorado’s Oil and Gas Accountability Project), Derek […]

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Growing First Nation unrest in BC

03.17.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

First Nations from across BC are increasingly frustrated by the BC government’s approach to their issues. The frustration was evident at the First Nations Summit meeting last week as leader after leader complained about the treaty process and the government’s lack of consultation on virtually all resource issues. The overall tone of the meeting was […]

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Canada's upcoming energy problems

03.16.04 | In Depth | 

Canada’s plans to expand energy exports are on a collision course with domestic demands. Two recent articles illustrate the schizophrenic nature of Canada’s energy plans. Unfortunately, the growing gap between rhetoric and reality will ultimately bite us in the behind. The first was a column by Deborah Yedlin in the Globe & Mail which indicates […]

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Is productivity killing us? – Death by a thousand Tax cuts

03.14.04 | In Depth | 

Paul Martin continues to build his legacy as Corporate Canada’s best friend. After years of cutting corporate taxes as Finance Minister, Martin’s government is poised to once again favour corporations over workers and the environment. New revisions to the Tax Act proposed for the upcoming budget will allow corporations to write off computers, heavy machinery […]

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Lillooet takes a stand

03.11.04 | In Depth | 

Lillooet is another BC community hit hard by government cutbacks and policies that remove money and jobs from rural BC. And they are responding with a novel idea – a regional trust, funded by the province, in recognition of the economic value of the area to the province. It’s an observation we’ve made many times […]

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Fernie confronts giant government coalbed methane scheme

03.09.04 | In Depth | 

Media Advisory from East Kootenay Environmental Society Recreation Town Confronts Impact of Coal Bed Gas Extraction on Rocky Mountain Lands Covered by Nature Conservancy Moratorium Fernie Town Hall Meeting March 16 Will Debate BC Government Auction of Coal Bed Gas Rights for Grizzly Bear and Lynx Habitat Under Conservation Moratorium The City of Fernie is […]

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First Nations fight back against energy projects

03.08.04 | In Depth | 

First Nations from across BC are taking action to defend their territories from energy exploration and drilling. It’s no surprise that BC government and oil and gas officials are upset. Increasing energy revenues is essential to this government’s economic and political future. Indigenous resistance to oil and gas exploration is the BC government’s worst nightmare. […]

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Softwood sophistry

03.05.04 | In Depth | 

The Canadian government’s softwood strategy is simple: (1) reiterate platitudes about a Canadian unity (among forest companies and provinces) that doesn’t exist; (2) rely on a complaisant media that doesn’t investigate or ask tough questions; and (3) hope that repetition of the standard line will make it come true. The Globe & Mail reports once […]

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