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Dogwood’s newest board members

03.29.18 | General, Staff profiles, Strategy | 

Please join us in welcoming Shiraz Dindar, Jess Housty and Kimberly Shearon! Spring has arrived at Dogwood, along with some very special volunteers. Please extend a warm welcome to Dogwood’s newest board members: Shiraz, Jess and Kim. We’re excited and grateful for the unique skills and experience each brings to the organization. Shiraz Dindar – […]

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One small problem with Jason Kenney’s “Russian bots” theory

03.22.18 | No Tankers | 

Guess who’s lining the pockets of Russian oligarchs? Kinder Morgan Jason Kenney has no evidence, he’s just asking questions: Is the Kremlin pulling the strings of Canadian opponents to Kinder Morgan’s new pipeline? Could these so-called environmentalists, in fact, be fictitious St. Petersburg bots? Nyet. But British Columbians did have some wholesome social media fun […]

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The Facebook scandal comes home to B.C.

03.21.18 | Commentary, Democracy | 

Victoria-born whistleblower worked for Trump – and Trudeau. Did a firm linked to Wylie help the BC Liberals too? Facebook is under fire this week for a major data breach orchestrated by a shadowy firm called Cambridge Analytica. The American-British company used people’s personal information to influence more than 200 elections around the world. And […]

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The Dogwood Podcast

03.13.18 | Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Democracy, No Tankers, Podcast | 

Made with love in beautiful B.C., the Dogwood Podcast brings you to the front lines of the biggest political battles around our province’s land, air and water. Through stories and strategy, our guests will give you the tools to make a difference in your community.   November 2018: Talk to your friends about Pro Rep […]

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Guess who’s back?

03.13.18 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Corruption Inquiry, 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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