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Taxpayer-funded climate change

10.02.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, Elections | 

Why the next B.C. government needs to stop giving public money to oil and gas companies We live in Super, Natural British Columbia. At one point, our government was famous around the world for its ambitious climate policy. We may no longer be able to claim the climate leader title, but we expect our government […]

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Rich corporations are hoarding money, and taking ours too

09.02.20 | Climate, No Tankers, Op-Ed | 

How many mega yachts will it take to completely topple society? I was at a small gathering recently and overheard someone talking about Jim Pattison — aka “Canada’s Warren Buffet” (apparently). The conversation was about his mega yacht, the Nova Spirit, and how rumour was Pattison has never himself spent a single night on the […]

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Climate activism in the COVID-19 pandemic

09.01.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Organizing | 

Youth took to the streets in March 2019 to demand climate action. One year later, their activism looks very different. My name is Katia Bannister. I am a seventeen year-old youth climate activist, Vote16BC campaigner and community organizer in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. After months of reading about it online and hearing about […]

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If I could vote

08.14.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary | 

How giving youth a ballot will turn the tide on climate Global warming. The rapid decline of our environment. Air pollution. Water pollution. Mass extinction of species. This all feels as though it should only ever be a horrific scene unfolding in a nightmare. We wake up and hope it’s not really happening. Unfortunately, this […]

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Keeping Trans Mountain’s chainsaws at bay

08.10.20 | Actions, Campaigns, No Tankers, Organizing | 

Hundreds of citizens support Dr. Tim Takaro’s treetop protest to protect the Brunette River forest On Day 6 of public health doctor Tim Takaro’s treetop protest, 200 citizens joined him in the forest near the Brunette River in Burnaby to learn more about this special place Trans Mountain wants to destroy, and support Dr. Takaro’s […]

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Indigenous leaders, environmental groups and local citizens vow to protect Lower Mainland forest from Trans Mountain pipeline construction

08.08.20 | General, Indigenous rights | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crucial window for Trans Mountain tree cutting at risk of delay due to protests August 8, 2020, Burnaby, British Columbia — Today, hundreds of people are touring a conservation area where Trans Mountain is planning to clear trees near the Brunette River in Burnaby. The tours include a visit to public health […]

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An update on our mining work

08.04.20 | Mining, Strategy | 

Yesterday marked six years since the Mount Polley mine collapse dumped 25 billion litres of toxic waste into the Fraser watershed. The company responsible, Imperial Metals, still hasn’t faced charges. There have been some important victories since that tailings dam failed. But even these point to deeper problems with B.C.’s colonial mining laws – problems […]

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Pipeline supporters plan rally to “reclaim” Indigenous land

07.21.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News | 

Business owners, local politicians want Secwépemc houses removed Angry residents of Blue River, B.C. are calling for a “rally to reclaim the North Thompson Valley” on Saturday, as Secwépemc land defenders refuse to leave a piece of land where Trans Mountain plans to build a 500-worker camp. Rally organizers sent a release to media saying […]

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