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Tip of the iceberg
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by Gordon O'Connor

Tip of the iceberg

Ender Ilkay’s proposal to build nearly 300 vacation homes next to the Juan de Fuca trail (and the controversy surrounding it) is a blessing in disguise because it shines a spotlight on our land use decision making system.

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Conspiracy theories are thrilling, but fall apart under scrutiny
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by Will Horter

Conspiracy theories are thrilling, but fall apart under scrutiny

Most of us love a good conspiracy theory. So we took a close look at conspiracy theories being spun about American foundations’ malevolent motives in funding the campaign against the oilsands. Surprisingly, both right-wing and left-wing pundits point to the same facts, but draw diametrically opposite conclusions.

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Enbridge didn't do it right
Monday, August 15, 2011 by Eric Swanson

Enbridge didn't do it right

Despite spending more than $70 million on its application, which took years to produce, the work Enbridge has presented to the public more or less leaves out the consequences of potential oil spills from the pipelines, terminal and tankers.

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Quilting for the coast
Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Karl Hardin

Quilting for the coast

Meet Kristin Miller, the founder of the Positive Energy Quilters. This group makes quilts that are not only beautiful, but pack a doozy of a political punch as well.

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Why Joe Oliver is rocking the boat
Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Eric Swanson

Why Joe Oliver is rocking the boat

Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, is unambiguously supportive of Northern Gateway, even if this damages Harper's overall agenda. A few ideas about why he's rocking the boat.

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Alberta politicians pipe up the volume
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by Emma Gilchrist

Alberta politicians pipe up the volume

B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have both been deferring to the National Energy Board review process when the reality is that it is not equipped to make this kind of decision. The question of whether or not Canada plows a pipeline to the West Coast to increase oil exports to China is entirely a political one.

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The ideal way to spend a summer
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by Anna Gerrard

The ideal way to spend a summer

Canvasser Anna Gerrard shares her experience doing community outreach with Dogwood.

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Stopping oil spills at recess
Thursday, July 14, 2011 by Emma Gilchrist

Stopping oil spills at recess

A group of Grade 5 students takes action after learning about the threat of oil spills on B.C.'s coast

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Pushing Death
Monday, July 11, 2011 by Will Horter

Pushing Death

Canada: International pariah on climate change and asbestos.

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No Tankers: Recharged and reloaded
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 by Eric Swanson

No Tankers: Recharged and reloaded

The outcome of the May 2nd federal election forced us to think about new directions for the No Tankers campaign. Our team has recharged and reloaded. We’re powering up other components of the No Tankers campaign and making it bigger.

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Rethink's oily posters
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by Karl Hardin

Rethink's oily posters

Rethink Communications, an ideas company based in Vancouver, B.C., developed these incredibly innovative posters for Dogwood's No Tankers campaign. Get the low down from the idea guys behind this awesome concept.

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A page out of the civil disobedience book
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by Will Horter

A page out of the civil disobedience book

Compared to the graphic images from the "Arab Spring," Senate page Brigette DePape's silent display of a "Stop Harper!" sign during the throne speech was fairly tame. Who would have guessed that a stop sign could cause so much controversy?

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Guest blog: Why biosolids are a bad idea for farmland in the CRD
Thursday, June 09, 2011 by Stefan Morales

Guest blog: Why biosolids are a bad idea for farmland in the CRD

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is stuck between a rock and a hard place. By seeking alternatives to disposing sewage sludge into the Juan de Fuca strait, the question arises: what else do we do with it?

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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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