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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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If Oregon can do it, why can’t B.C.?
Monday, August 18, 2014 by Laura Benson

If Oregon can do it, why can’t B.C.?

Oregonians are celebrating a huge victory today. Coal company Ambre Energy, not so much.

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Coal companies get to decide how many trains should go through your neighbourhood
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Laura Benson

Coal companies get to decide how many trains should go through your neighbourhood

A big U.S coal company just decided it’s going to ship several million more tonnes of thermal coal from Wyoming through B.C. starting next year. It’s not a proposal, they’re just going to do it.

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"Not our jurisdiction"
Friday, July 25, 2014 by Dave Mills, Provincial Organizer - Vancouver Island North

"Not our jurisdiction"

We've heard political operatives have a sneaky plan to undo all of the hard work by local governments when it comes to fighting oil tanker expansion. Is that what's happening in the Comox Valley?

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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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