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Guess who’s back?

03.13.18 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Democracy | 

No joke — Christy Clark is giving advice on feminism, Kinder Morgan and real estate. “If Kinder Morgan happens, if LNG happens, Canada – not just British Columbia and Alberta, not just Indigenous communities — every single Canadian is going to be a whole lot richer.” – Christy Clark, February 10, 2018 Look again at […]

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Anti-water protesters rally by the dozens

03.12.18 | No Tankers | 

VANCOUVER – Despite having bodies made up mostly of water, dozens of angry middle-aged men gathered over the weekend to protest regulations designed to protect B.C. rivers, aquifers and beaches. The crowd chanted pro-pollution slogans, pausing only to slake their thirst with pure, refreshing water and water-based beverages. Funded by a thinly-veiled oil industry front, […]

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Crude language

03.07.18 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

There’s only one way to deal with intimidation and violent rhetoric “We don’t threaten, Premier Notley’s government doesn’t. We just do.”- Shannon Phillips, Alberta Environment Minister “Canada can and will do what it takes to exert its authority to have the pipeline built.” – Jim Carr, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Bastards. Slimy bastards. Hang […]

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FBI investigates Vancouver Trump Tower money flow

03.06.18 | Commentary, Democracy | 

Developers also major B.C. political donors Vancouver’s Trump Tower opened in February 2017, just weeks after the new President was sworn in. The 63-storey building, bearing the name “TRUMP” in gold embossed letters, soon became a beacon for protestors. But like most Trump-branded buildings, Trump and his family do not actually own the tower. They […]

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“Kinder Morgan puts my job at risk”

03.01.18 | No Tankers | 

British Columbians speak out to defend their jobs against Big Oil’s tanker expansion Up and down the West Coast, people make a living and feed their families in sustainable fisheries and tourism industries. These jobs could be wiped out in the event of a single oil tanker accident in the Salish Sea. That’s what Premier […]

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Podcast for February 2018: Pipelines and B.C. wines

02.28.18 | No Tankers, Podcast | 

A lot happened in B.C. this past month! Between B.C.’s announcement of their new regulations and restrictions on the transport of bitumen to the wine war between Alberta and B.C., British Columbians have a lot to sort out. With the help of some expert guests, we are here to help weed through the poli-speak and […]

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A wall of opposition rises

02.21.18 | General | 

Photo credit: Dan Pauls   Welcome to the battle for B.C. There’s an old saying about the relationship between B.C. and Canada that goes like this: Victoria is 3,500 kilometres from Ottawa, but Ottawa is 5,000 miles from B.C. It’s a truism with a habit of proving itself with each generation’s passing. Today, as events […]

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Supporter survey – the results are in!

02.14.18 | General | 

Here’s what thousands of British Columbians had to say. In January 2018, Dogwood sent an e-mail to our folks asking for thoughts, concerns and insights around the future of B.C. and Canada when it comes to our environment and democracy. 3,608 people responded. Here’s what they told us…   1. Climate change should be THE […]

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