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Kitimat: a community fights back

02.24.04 | In Depth | 

Kitimat is taking Alcan to court. It’s asking the BC Supreme Court to review all the agreements with Alcan, and rule on whether the company is breaking them by selling power. The town’s mayor, Richard Wozney, says it’s a matter of life and death for Kitimat. But it’s a daunting prospect – a small town […]

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Sustainability in Twenty Years?

02.23.04 | In Depth | 

Those who listened to Cross-Country Check-up on CBC a week ago may have heard Prime Minister Paul Martin refer to a new report by Dogwood Initiative founder, and current advisor, David R. Boyd, Sustainability Within A Generation. David wrote the report for the David Suzuki Foundation, and David Suzuki had passed it on to the […]

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Good idea, bad delivery: re-allocating the Cut

02.23.04 | In Depth | 

Everyone knows that the virtual monopoly big corporate tenure holders hold over BC’s timber must be broken. It’s not even that controversial a subject, having been endorsed by every major government forestry panel and commission in recent memory, including the 50% reallocation suggested by the Forest Resource Commission in the 1990s. That’s why the 20% […]

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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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