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NDP bill raises tough question for Harper
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 by Eric Swanson

NDP bill raises tough question for Harper

Is pipeline worth toxic relations with First Nations in BC and Alberta?

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First Nations re-ignite Enbridge campaign
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by Emma Gilchrist

First Nations re-ignite Enbridge campaign

The only majority that really matters is the majority of British Columbians and First Nations opposed to the Northern Gateway project.

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Will the CRD step up and enforce its own plan?
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by Karl Hardin

Will the CRD step up and enforce its own plan?

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Juan de Fuca trail. A recent CRD decision has implications for the sustainability of the entire capital region.

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May 2nd was an important day in Canadian history
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by Will Horter

May 2nd was an important day in Canadian history

Despite the national outcome, a West Coast tanker ban was the dominant environmental issue during the election, and will be provincially as well.

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This is what we did
Friday, May 06, 2011 by Eric Swanson

This is what we did

These videos paint a picture of the ups-and-downs of our efforts during the federal election.

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Why the political pundits are wrong about B.C.
Friday, April 29, 2011 by Will Horter

Why the political pundits are wrong about B.C.

Will the NDP hurt Ignatieff and the Liberals in BC? Probably not, here's why.

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Why the CRD is broken (and how to fix it)
Monday, April 18, 2011 by Will Horter

Why the CRD is broken (and how to fix it)

The Capital Regional District on Vancouver Island has a solid regional growth strategy but lacks the ability to enforce its own plan to preserve farmland and forests.

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Canada has more to offer the world than oil
Friday, April 15, 2011 by Eric Swanson

Canada has more to offer the world than oil

Enbridge's CEO Patrick Daniel has been saying that the Northern Gateway proposal is a clear and profound choice. We couldn't agree more. British Columbians have clear options heading into the election on May 2.

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NDP leadership candidates support tanker ban
Friday, April 15, 2011 by Will Horter

NDP leadership candidates support tanker ban

If Christy Clark continues to ignore the overwhelming majority of British Columbians calling for a ban, when election time comes she will see just how formidable opposition to oil tankers is throughout the province.

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Chocolate with a message
Friday, April 15, 2011 by Emma Gilchrist

Chocolate with a message

Meet Daniel Terry, the man behind Canada's first organic chocolate producer, Denman Island Chocolate.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011 by Eric Swanson

Liberals, NDP and Greens committed to banning oil tankers on B.C.’s north coast

There was a flurry of speculation last week after Pat Daniel was quoted in the Globe and Mail questioning the Liberal’s commitment to banning oil tankers on B.C.’s north coast.

Within a day, the NDP had jumped into the fray on their website, asking whether Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff had cut a secret deal on oil tankers.

Rest assured, in their platform released Sunday, the Liberals state clearly that they will ban oil tankers from B.C.’s north coast.

That leaves only one major Canadian political party that will not ban tankers: the Conservatives.

We’re working hard to make sure voters know there are only two types of politicians in B.C.:  those who are willing to risk a catastrophic oil spill and those who aren’t.

The New Battle for Vancouver Island
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Gordon O'Connor

The New Battle for Vancouver Island

Vancouver Islanders have a long and proud history of standing up for our home: in boardrooms, court rooms, classrooms and in the forests to preserve some of the most incredible natural areas anywhere in the world. The new battle to save Vancouver Island is a battle against reckless development.

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One Conversation at a Time
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Karl Hardin

One Conversation at a Time

On a sunny Sunday afternoon this March, Stafford Richter knocked on doors in the federal swing riding of Esquimalt/Juan de Fuca along with a handful of other volunteers. He's volunteering his time to talk to people about oil tankers in the lead-up to a possible spring election.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Celine Trojand

New Faces at Dogwood

Dogwood has two new communications staff. Karl Hardin started in January as Dogwood's new communications coordinator. Emma Gilchrist came on board this March as communications director. Read their answers to the new staff questionnaire.

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When Oil and Gas Come to Town
Thursday, February 17, 2011 by Karl Hardin

When Oil and Gas Come to Town

Mike Roberts is a Louisiana fisherman who has experienced the worst of the BP Oil Spill disaster. Karl Hardin, Dogwood's new communications coordinator, had a chance to hear him speak in Vancouver.

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Taking the Wilderness Out of the Trail
Thursday, February 17, 2011 by Bobby Arbess

Taking the Wilderness Out of the Trail

On the evening of February 15th, the Juan de Fuca Land Use Committee gave preliminary approval for Ender Ilkay’s plan to build 300 vacation houses on the Juan de Fuca trail. This guest blog by Bobby Arbess is about the proposed development and what it means for the wilderness trail.

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The Politics of Choosing
Thursday, February 17, 2011 by Will Horter

The Politics of Choosing

Given the leadership vacuums in both leading political parties in BC, there is a unique opportunity to change the game. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the course of our province for the better because both parties are at historic lows in membership.

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What Does Dogwood Do?
Thursday, February 03, 2011 by Alan Hedley

What Does Dogwood Do?

In this post I would like to focus on addressing multiple levels of our existence (individual, community, nation, and species) to help us work toward building and promoting more equitable and more sustainable human communities. In particular, I'd like to focus on how Dogwood Initiative is working on these levels.

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Grassroots Action on Climate Change
Friday, January 14, 2011 by Kevin Washbrook

Grassroots Action on Climate Change

Did you know BC is a major producer of coal? Here's a note from a member of a grassroots group that’s stepping up to take on the coal industry.

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A Dangerous Precedent
Friday, January 14, 2011 by Gordon O'Connor

A Dangerous Precedent

In land use planning there is no such thing as a one time exception: every rezoning amendment and every extension of municipal services to a rural area sets a precedent.

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