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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you put a lot of work and energy into something, and it pans out, afterwards you can feel a weird combination of total exhaustion but also lots of energy to take things even further. That’s what I felt as a climactic December wrapped up an incredible year in the movement to stop oil pipelines and tankers
If we stand any chance of resolving the ecological problems I have been describing in this blog for the past seven months, we must pay attention to what we are doing NOW – as individuals, as communities, as nations, and as a species.
This past December hundreds of Dogwood supporters took a stance and made a donation. Thanks to your generosity we surpassed our goal of raising $100,000.
In my last posts of the year, I concluded with presenting the four major kinds of harmful human impact on the environment. I have already examined habitat loss and pollution, and now discuss biotic changes and exploitation of wild living resources.
The proposal to build nearly 300 cabins, a lodge, and considerable infrastructure along the Juan de Fuca trail is ridiculous.
On Tuesday afternoon in the House of Commons, MP's voted in favour of a motion to ban oil tankers on BC's north coast.
What separates Clicktivism from effective digital organizing? To start: Integration with face to face strategies.
The No Tankers Action Team is a chance for supporters to take the campaign into their own hands.
It is no longer credible to deny global warming, or that global warming is causing and will increasingly cause extreme weather events that result in such suffering. In my earlier essay I made the link between jet flying, carbon emissions and individual moral responsibility for the consequences of global warming, which includes, already, the death and devastation of millions of lives.
During the past two hundred years, we humans have brought about four major kinds of harmful impact on our natural environment...