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Dogwood now accepts bitcoin donations

02.17.17 | Commentary, Fundraising | 

We’ve caught up with 2014 (ha, ha) and Dogwood now accepts Bitcoin donations through BitPay! What IS Bitcoin? Basically, it’s an online currency not attached to a government or a bank, using cryptography to secure communications instead. To prevent cheating, all transactions are recorded on a public ledger verified by many computers around the world so […]

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One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics

02.16.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, Media | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2017 One last chance before election to Get Big Money Out Of Politics Dogwood encourages constituents to contact MLAs in support of reform VICTORIA — B.C.’s largest citizen engagement group today applauded the introduction of election reform bills from MLAs John Horgan and Vicki Huntington. “86 per cent of British […]

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Christy Clark’s secret plan?

02.14.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017 | 

Rumours are swirling about the BC Liberals’ strategy to kneecap their opposition This week Victoria welcomes a group of people it hasn’t seen in some time: our MLAs. Yes, 85 elected representatives are coming together from all corners of the province, just as the political game is getting interesting — BC Liberal cash-for-access fundraising dinners […]

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Marc Eliesen: “Fixing the NEB after approving Trans Mountain’s expansion is disingenuous.”

02.14.17 | Commentary, No Tankers | 

Former BC Hydro CEO and Suncor Director lays it out at NEB modernization hearings The Ministry of Natural Resources’ “NEB Modernization Panel” met a very skeptical audience at the Vancouver stop of their cross-country tour last week. Retired energy executive Marc Eliesen, who was so fed up with the industry-captured NEB that he withdrew from the […]

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Broken Trust, Renewed Resolve

02.10.17 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers | 

North Vancouver volunteer team leader responds to provincial Kinder Morgan approval By Nadine Sheppard As a longtime Deep Cove local I have been actively watching the Kinder Morgan expansion proposal unfold, and am deeply dismayed to observe the authorities consistently and systematically “get to yes” on this unwanted project — in the face of enormous […]

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Texas’ big bad wolf sizes up B.C.

02.08.17 | Commentary, Let BC Vote | 

Polite Canadians are easy prey for U.S. oil barons I’ve learned a lot about compromise over the last few decades. Living in the United States for most of grade school and university, I would often feel uncomfortable in combative situations, wanting disagreements to end with a reasonable outcome where both sides came to an understanding. I […]

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Standing Rock veterans set sights on Kinder Morgan

02.06.17 | News, No Tankers | 

Kamloops meetings open a new chapter in B.C. pipeline and oil tanker resistance Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan’s push to expand crude oil exports through B.C. could spark “a fight the magnitude of Standing Rock,” according to veterans of the Sioux-led blockades in North Dakota. “It has the potential to be another battleground, just like […]

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Strength Together – Will Cole-Hamilton

02.06.17 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing | 

“The people of the BC coast, we’re all we’ve got. If governments aren’t going to speak up for us the only way to make sure that our voices are heard is to gather together and speak loudly.” Video: Ryan Weaver Editing: Rayne Benu

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