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Time to turn up the heat on B.C. politicians

Environment minister George Heyman now has a sidewalk mural the size of a bus to remind him of his core mission. It says “END FRACKING” and “protect our communities ...

End Fracking movement reaches 40 B.C. communities

March 27, 2023 | 

People all over the province woke up Monday morning to thousands of colourful “End Fracking” posters. They appeared on utility poles, bulletin boards and politicians’ offices. Volunteers unfurled dozens ...

Why did dancing zombies visit B.C.’s climate minister?

March 15, 2023 | 

A pack of groaning zombies staggered down busy streets to climate minister George Heyman’s office this week. Their message? Don’t revive Enbridge’s monstrous Westcoast Connector pipeline. Onlookers took selfies ...

Enbridge demands emergency extension for Westcoast pipeline

January 26, 2023 | 

Enbridge is asking environment minister George Heyman to issue an emergency order exempting the company from a key deadline. Under B.C. law, permits for the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission ...

2023: a pivotal year in B.C.’s climate fight

December 21, 2022 | 

The relentless power of the oil and gas industry could be seen in one word spoken last week by B.C. Premier David Eby: “endless”. Two months ago Eby said ...

Climate advocates greet new BC Cabinet with anti-fracking protest

December 7, 2022 | 

Unceded Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations — A new alliance of environmental groups called Frack Free BC erected fracking rigs on the front lawn of Government ...

Guess who’s back in Northern B.C.? Enbridge

November 18, 2022 | 

Remember Enbridge, the arrogant Calgary pipeline company that tried to ram its Northern Gateway crude oil supertanker project through B.C. a decade ago? They’re back with an even bigger ...

BC NDP ‘fixer’ quietly changed leadership rules mid-race

Elections BC has now confirmed it will not investigate Dogwood’s signup drive in the BC NDP leadership race. In our democracy, third-party organizations like unions, churches and NGOs are ...

Fight for your right, to party

Last fall, I did something totally unremarkable. I joined the BC NDP. Five years before that, I signed up to be a member of the BC Liberals. I’ve added ...