After three days of hearings and 200 presentations a precedent-setting proposal for urban sprawl on southern Vancouver Island has been defeated.
Emma recently sailed Douglas Channel and got a first-hand refresher of what's at stake in the Great Bear Rainforest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canvasser Anna Gerrard shares her experience doing community outreach with Dogwood.
A group of Grade 5 students takes action after learning about the threat of oil spills on B.C.'s coast
Canada: International pariah on climate change and asbestos.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Is pipeline worth toxic relations with First Nations in BC and Alberta?
The only majority that really matters is the majority of British Columbians and First Nations opposed to the Northern Gateway project.
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.
Despite the national outcome, a West Coast tanker ban was the dominant environmental issue during the election, and will be provincially as well.