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Meet Alan Churchill
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Christina Smethurst

Meet Alan Churchill

In a huge team of dedicated Dogwood organizers, Alan Churchill stands out. Here's why...

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You can't make this stuff up
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Laura Benson

You can't make this stuff up

Dogwood spoofs Energy and Mines release "Stuff your stockings with B.C. coal" with an industry letter to Minister Bennett.

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Not the kind of port reform we were hoping for
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Laura Benson

Not the kind of port reform we were hoping for

Just when you thought public input into major resource export proposals couldn’t be undermined any more than it already has, you get something like Bill C-43.

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Does the MLA for Burnaby North know something we don't about Kinder Morgan?
Friday, December 05, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Does the MLA for Burnaby North know something we don't about Kinder Morgan?

BC Liberal's email to constituent suggests pipeline has already passed review

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I'll never forget where I was when the coal decision came down
Monday, December 01, 2014 by Ariel Ross, Beyond Coal organizer

I'll never forget where I was when the coal decision came down

I felt isolated. I was slowly travelling through the desert more than 35 hours away from home, forced to sit and hope my text messages went through. A stream of questions ran through my mind: What can I do as a community organizer when I’m 2,000 kilometres away? Who can I call to face this head-on while I’m in California? Do I need to book a flight back to Canada as soon as I get off the train?

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We won big on election day
Monday, December 01, 2014 by Karl Hardin

We won big on election day

Dogwood organizers put the rubber to the road and make a huge impact on municipal elections in B.C.

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Many hands make for an award win
Monday, December 01, 2014 by Christina Smethurst

Many hands make for an award win

Dogwood Initiative executive director Will Horter wins a Clean50 Advocacy award - and he couldn't have done it without you.

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Where was Premier Clark while Della was being arrested?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Where was Premier Clark while Della was being arrested?

Standoff on Burnaby Mountain reveals a loss of confidence in Ottawa’s pipeline approval process. Time for the province to step in.

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Sorry if that e-mail I sent was creepy
Friday, November 14, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Sorry if that e-mail I sent was creepy

Some supporters wrote to say they felt their privacy invaded by a pre-election e-mail. An apology from the campaign director.

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Energy executive blasts Kinder Morgan review as “fraudulent,” quits
Sunday, November 02, 2014 by Marc Eliesen

Energy executive blasts Kinder Morgan review as “fraudulent,” quits

Marc Eliesen, former Hydro CEO and 40-year veteran of Canada’s energy sector, has withdrawn as an intervenor in the Kinder Morgan review. Read his scathing letter to the NEB here.

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Democracy in action - Esquimalt
Friday, October 31, 2014 by Terry Dance-Bennink

Democracy in action - Esquimalt

Candidates engage with voters in Esquimalt to talk about the real issues at hand in this coming election.

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It’s time we got the meaningful, democratic process we deserve
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Lyndsey Easton

It’s time we got the meaningful, democratic process we deserve

Our provincial leaders have made a habit of throwing their hands up in the air and falsely proclaiming coal exports are entirely out of their jurisdiction. It’s pretty sad that we have to push for leadership from our premier and ministers – but if we must, then we will.

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Tough questions for Kinder Morgan at their Twitter town hall
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Karl Hardin

Tough questions for Kinder Morgan at their Twitter town hall

We put out a call asking Dogwood supporters to help flood the Q&A with the kinds of questions the Texas-based oil company would have a hard time answering. 350 users submitted a whopping 431 Tweets. Can you guess which topic had the most impact?

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Why Dogwood doesn’t endorse
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Why Dogwood doesn’t endorse

But why our teams are active in key municipal elections.

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British Columbia mayors filling leadership vacuum in pipeline review process
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Kai Nagata

British Columbia mayors filling leadership vacuum in pipeline review process

Pipelines are federal business, goes the argument – especially if they go through your backyard. Try explaining that at a town hall meeting.

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Big waves made in a small community
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Christina Smethurst

Big waves made in a small community

In a time when jurisdiction is a contentiously debated topic in B.C., the community of Sooke is taking a stand on their right to choose what happens to the land and water in their own backyard (literally).

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Testing the Waters in Fort St. John
Monday, September 15, 2014 by Regional Organizer Cheryl Cameron

Testing the Waters in Fort St. John

Earlier this month regional organizer Cheryl Cameron joined organizing director Celine Trojand for the Dawson Creek-Fort St. John leg of her organizer training tour. So what are the chances of success for the Let BC Vote campaign in Northern B.C.? Cheryl's blog offers some insight.

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Forty thousand strong and we're just getting started
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Laura Benson

Forty thousand strong and we're just getting started

Port Metro Vancouver may have approved the new coal export terminal, but they've yet to face the final showdown: obtaining an air emissions permit from the Metro Vancouver regional government. This is our golden opportunity.

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"What took you so long?"
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Celine Trojand

"What took you so long?"

Celine Trojand's never seen anything like this before. Entire neighbourhoods and communities are just waiting to have a conversation. The truth is that British Columbians care deeply about the outcome of the Northern Gateway project and their democracy. They’ve just never been asked to join in before.

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The west wants out
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Will Horter

The west wants out

The central question for British Columbians, as it was for Albertans in the 1980s and ’90s, is this: who gets to decide what’s in our best interest — Ottawa or the people who live here?

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