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Why I signed the Let BC Vote pledge
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Jess Housty

Why I signed the Let BC Vote pledge

For me, the core of this issue is simple: leaders must be accountable to their people, regardless of the scale of leadership. If leaders forget who they represent, then the people need to organize.

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Is there more to the story that we don't know?
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Laura Benson

Is there more to the story that we don't know?

If everyone including port leaders agree the market for thermal coal exports to Asia is dying, if coal transshipment is at best a questionable short-term business opportunity, and if our waterfront could end up stuck with useless coal infrastructure – why on earth would we consider this project?

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Summer in BC: rockstars, roughnecks, rights and title
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 by Kai Nagata, Celine Trojand, Will Horter

Summer in BC: rockstars, roughnecks, rights and title

Dogwood staffers Kai Nagata, Celine Trojand and Will Horter explain where the Let BC Vote campaign is headed next.

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Multi-faith Partners Unite for Tar Sands Healing Walk
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Terry Dance-Bennink

Multi-faith Partners Unite for Tar Sands Healing Walk

More than 15 representatives from various faith traditions have come together in grassroots fashion to organize this Saturday's Tar Sands Healing Walk, an exercise in ritual, prayer and reflection.

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Harper and Enbridge’s massive angry inch problem
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Will Horter

Harper and Enbridge’s massive angry inch problem

Despite dueling opinions of various experts, the practical reality is that Harper and Enbridge’s angry inch problem will persist even if a few First Nations sign tentative agreements: a pipeline with even one inch of land it cannot pass is a pipeline that will never be built.

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After the speech he gave yesterday, approving Northern Gateway would be an act of utter betrayal
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Kai Nagata

After the speech he gave yesterday, approving Northern Gateway would be an act of utter betrayal

Federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford was once a nurse for the Kitasoo-Xai’xais community in Klemtu. He cared for the same people now telling him they will stop those oil tankers by any means necessary. They were his patients. If Rickford is about to call in the bulldozers, he’s truly turned his back on B.C.

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Farce Unfolds at Port Metro Vancouver AGM
Friday, June 06, 2014 by Daryl Wakeham

Farce Unfolds at Port Metro Vancouver AGM

Retired English teacher Daryl Wakeham attended Port Metro Vancouver’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 3. There to discuss the impacts of coal exports on agricultural lands in the Fraser Valley, his experience quickly took a sour turn. He shares with us his story.

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'We are so lucky to be able to do this in Canada!'
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Lyndsey Easton

'We are so lucky to be able to do this in Canada!'

Studied law with Barack Obama. Worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. federal court of appeals. Organizes on the ground to Let BC Vote in West Kelowna. Discover the unlikely story of Dogwood organizer Tiffany Walsh.

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Is Clark trying to get to “yes”?
Monday, May 12, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Is Clark trying to get to “yes”?

With a federal decision on Northern Gateway only weeks away, Christy Clark is ready to check off her first three conditions. It’s time to make the final two impossible.

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Six Dogwood teams hit their targets
Friday, April 25, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Six Dogwood teams hit their targets

With a federal decision looming on Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline proposal, teams are racing to identify thousands of voters who could be decisive in the next election – or sooner.

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B.C. government secretly approves coal permitting amendment
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Dogwood Initiative

B.C. government secretly approves coal permitting amendment

Meanwhile, a flurry of arsenic-laden coal washed ashore on a Texada Island beach near Lafarge Canada Inc.’s Texada Quarry coal storage facility.

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Let BC Vote!
Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Let BC Vote!

Voters in Kitimat handed Enbridge a stunning defeat. What would happen if British Columbia voted on Northern Gateway as a province?

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The Best of #AdsForKitimat
Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Edie Irons

The Best of #AdsForKitimat

We asked you to get creative in urging the people of Kitimat to vote "NO" in the Northern Gateway plebiscite. Today is the last day to vote, so we've compiled some highlights from this crowd-sourced ad campaign.

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Kitimat Cough
Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Roger Shores (a pseudonym to protect the identity of the author)

Kitimat Cough

A guest blog post from inside a Kitimat work camp that exposes the health and environmental effects already hurting the community. As the Enbridge plebiscite deadline approaches, he urges fellow residents to vote NO.

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Too young to vote? Maybe not.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Too young to vote? Maybe not.

The NDP leadership race is open to party members as young as 12 years old. Too bad nobody has joined the race yet who might inspire young people to vote.

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Time for Clark to prove she calls the shots, not Enbridge
Thursday, April 03, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Time for Clark to prove she calls the shots, not Enbridge

Premier Clark is just the latest politician to be tied to Northern Gateway lobbyists. Now that she’s premier, the onus is on Clark to prove she serves the public, not the pipeline company.

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Let’s give Enbridge a judo lesson
Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Let’s give Enbridge a judo lesson

With a plebiscite vote on the Northern Gateway project only days away, Enbridge has the B.C. town of Kitimat under siege. Time to get creative and use their huge budget against them.

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Enbridge loses two key allies in two days
Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Kai Nagata

Enbridge loses two key allies in two days

With Alison Redford gone and Joe Oliver shuffled off the pipeline file, the case is weakening for Northern Gateway.

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On the road again
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Celine Trojand

On the road again

Having just returned from her last organizing tour, Director of Organizing Celine Trojand gets ready to hit the road again, this time training organizers with Dogwood's Digital Strategist, Karl Hardin.

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Organizing beyond the classroom
Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Arie Ross, Dogwood's Beyond Coal organizer

Organizing beyond the classroom

When Fiana looks out the window of her home in New Westminster, her eyes fall upon Fraser Surrey Docks. Her friend Grace's neighbourhood could also suffer from increased coal exports. Both students have seen the realities of air pollution in China, and teamed up to fight coal export expansion here in B.C.

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