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Beauty, Liberal style

04.26.04 | In Depth | 

Bill Bennet, MLA for East Kootenay, in Hansard, April 26, 2004: “Some people hate the look of a clearcut, for example, and they don’t want clearcuts along highways and roads. I personally like the look of a clearcut.” Imagine that, based on your tastes, your government were planning to clearcut all the forests from Squamish […]

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Interfor VP Ric Slaco insults German school teacher

04.22.04 | In Depth | 

Ric Slaco is Chief Forester and a Vice-President at Interfor. In the letter below, he is replying to Angelika Hanko and some of her students, who wrote to Interfor from their school in Germany. Hanko’s letter was critical of Interfor’s practices, strong in tone, and in some instances factually incorrect. Slaco’s letter in reponse moves […]

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Cache Creek chicken blockade

04.16.04 | In Depth | 

Click here for the Cache Creek Landfill Song, a backgrounder on avian flu, and more materials Dateline: 6:00 PM, Friday, April 16, 2004 Meeting with Minister van Dongen in Abbotsford went reasonably well. Minister states that disposing of birds in landfill is the last option that will be resorted to under the Provincial Emergency Program […]

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Trash is our goldmine: The Cache Creek Landfill Song

04.15.04 | In Depth | 

The Cache Creek Landfill Song We got a brand new industry That’s catered to finer taste Cause we love Lower Mainland’s money And we learned to love its waste Now I’m fat and wealthy With money in the till From selling picture postcards Of an ever growing hill The Lower Mainland loves us Cause we […]

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Site C power: we buy, we sell

04.14.04 | In Depth | 

On March 31, 2004, BC Hydro published their 2004 Integrated Electricity Plan. In it, is discussion of Site C, a third dam proposal for the Peace River. It has provoked a lot of discussion on a number of email list serves, especially gsxlist and landwatch. One comment, “use of power all night long does not […]

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Where won't the chickens cross the road? Cache Creek

04.13.04 | In Depth | 

“There will be no chickens crossing the road in Cache Creek today,” says Mike Retasket, Chief of the Bonaparte Indian Band. Chief Retasket, who is also the Vice-President of Dogwood Initiative, has organized a growing demonstration near the new Ashcroft dump in the vicinity of Cache Creek. At noon today, the protest had swelled to […]

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Corporations to decide town’s future

04.09.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

The residents of Port Alice must be wondering what has happened to democracy. The future of their town will not be determined in a municipal election, but by corporate lawyers fighting over the remnants of Doman, the town’s main employer. Doman’s unsecured bondholders, led by Brascan a large realtor and a power company, are seeking […]

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Softwood: the more things change, the more they stay the same

04.05.04 | In Depth | 

Markets without competition: BC companies control log prices Recent headlines have shouted about British Columbia’s attempts to go it alone and cut its own softwood lumber deal with the United States, abandoning the much touted Canadian unity. While these headlines may have been breaking news to some folks, they’ll be an old story to anyone […]

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