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Film review – Planet of the Humans

04.27.20 | Climate, Commentary, General, Local Power | 

The future of renewable energy is in projects built with quality materials and controlled by communities, not big energy corporations — just one of the ways ‘Planet of the Humans’ misses the mark A new Jeff Gibbs film presented by legendary filmmaker Michael Moore is making waves on the internet. It’s called Planet of the […]

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Why B.C. should reopen clean energy opportunities for Indigenous communities

04.23.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, Local Power, Op-Ed | 

Guest blog by Andy Hira, Professor of Political Science, Simon Fraser University. A little more than a year ago, the British Columbia government launched an inquiry into the regulation of Indigenous energy utilities and ordered the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to provide recommendations on how Indigenous utilities should be regulated. The BCUC is set […]

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Horgan sticking to climate plan despite pandemic

04.21.20 | Climate, News | 

B.C. Premier says he wants to hear from British Columbians where COVID-19 recovery spending should go The B.C. government is pressing ahead with its Clean BC climate plan – and implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act – despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, ministers told climate and conservation leaders […]

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Bending the curve

04.14.20 | Local Power, Op-Ed | 

Virus biology forces us to think local, not global. Let’s not go back. Unless you have been declared an essential service, you’re at home like me, perhaps feeling guilty about having a little more time than usual to think. Most of us like staying busy and feeling useful. When a crisis hits the first instinct […]

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MPs join online rally against pandemic bailout for oil companies

04.03.20 | Campaigns, Climate, News | 

Student climate strikers hold online rally, deliver more than 56,000 signatures to parliament In what may be the first event of its kind, MPs from three political parties logged on to speak with constituents at a digital rally Friday. Laurel Collins (NDP), Elizabeth May (Green), and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Liberal) accepted a spreadsheet containing thousands of […]

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Dogwood staff vote to unionize

03.31.20 | General, News | 

Dogwood’s employees have recently voted to certify the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union as their bargaining representative. Dogwood looks forward to collective agreement negotiations with the BCGEU. Questions can be forwarded to Laura Benson, laura@dogwoodbc.ca

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COVID-19 feels like a test. Are Canadians ready?

03.29.20 | Climate, General, Op-Ed | 

A virus has brought our economy to its knees. What happens when droughts, floods or wildfires add to the chaos? In the face of a pandemic, it’s not surprising people hoard food and supplies. Combine lizard brain with Maslow’s basic need for security and you’ve got yourself a three hour line into Costco. When I […]

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The battle plan: make bread, phone grandma, fight Big Oil

03.27.20 | Commentary, Local Power, News | 

While Canadians stay home, corporate lobbyists are working overtime to siphon off federal cash This morning my son and I tied twine to the four corners of a plastic bag. We taped the string to a dead battery and threw it off the porch. A parachute! That bought my partner and me an hour to […]

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