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Closing Ranks
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by Eric Swanson

Closing Ranks

First Nations unite in opposition against Enbridge's Northern Gateway project

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Enbridge Boss Mixes Up Interests
Friday, December 18, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Enbridge Boss Mixes Up Interests

Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel was quoted in a recent Globe and Mail article claiming confidence in the world's need for the energy, and in the strategic importance of Northern Gateway as an outlet for Canadians; and that ultimately those issues will be the deciding factor... some Canadians disagree

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Giving a Darn, Dogwood Style
Thursday, December 10, 2009 by Celine Trojand

Giving a Darn, Dogwood Style

Celine will wrap and package the best holiday gift, talking loonies. Order quick, for delivery before Christmas!

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Enbridge Review Misses the Point
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Enbridge Review Misses the Point

Last week the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and National Energy Board released the final terms of reference for the review of Enbridge's proposed tar sands pipeline and tanker project to BC's coast. Dogwood's Corporate Campaigner Eric Swanson comments on CFAX Radio

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Oil Interests vs. Our Interests Part II
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Oil Interests vs. Our Interests Part II

Last Friday Enbridge announced they were expecting firm commitments from Chinese, Korean, or other oil companies for their Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project; and soon. So NoTankers supporters sent over 12,000 individual letters to Alberta's oil patch to introduce them to the sentiment here in BC. NEXT STEP: Send letters directly to China's Ambassador to Canada

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Women and Children First
Thursday, October 15, 2009 by Will Horter

Women and Children First

I have been thinking about how we choose to respond to life-or-death crises. Initially, when I became the father of four month premature daughter who faced long odds. Recently, because of the alarming scientific predictions about the climate crisis. When confronted by life-or- death situations how do we respond? Do we climb over those weaker than us to benefit ourselves or do we first do what we can for those most vulnerable?

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China Remains Gateway Wildcard
Wednesday, October 07, 2009 by Eric Swanson

China Remains Gateway Wildcard

Is China in or is China out? That has long been a hot question for those watching the progress, or lack thereof, on Enbridge's 'Northern Gateway' pipeline and tanker project to BC's coast. The answer is that their foot is still in the door, if not necessarily kicking it open

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Enbridge's Bad Week
Friday, September 04, 2009 by Will Horter

Enbridge's Bad Week

A $100 million slush fund can buy you a lot of things, but it doesn’t look like it can buy Enbridge support for its Northern Gateway pipeline. A recent poll shows the outreach efforts Enbridge is using to entice northern BC residents, municipalities and First Nations to support their pipeline-tanker project isn't working. And this week municipal and first Nation voices joined the growing choir of opposition.

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Whose Coast is it Anyway?
Monday, August 24, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Whose Coast is it Anyway?

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach and the rest of Canada's oil lobby have been engaged in an effort to protect Alberta's tar sands companies from proposed US climate policy. In doing so, they have an implied an authority over British Columbia's lands and waters that they don't have

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Photos from the Douglas Channel
Monday, August 17, 2009 by Kelsey Singbeil

Photos from the Douglas Channel

Eric, Celine and Kelsey just returned from a boat trip through the Douglas Channel, August 1 - 5. After two twenty hour drives and five days out on the boat, we’ve finally seen Enbridge’s proposed oil tanker route into Kitimat.

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Swimming together
Thursday, August 13, 2009 by Kelsey Singbeil

Swimming together

Ali Howard is swimming the Skeena River. She’s experiencing the river up close and personal. But, more importantly, Ali’s bringing the river into people’s lives, telling its story and hers, and highlighting our communal dependence on our natural resources.

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Douglas Channel Excursion
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 by Celine Trojand

Douglas Channel Excursion

Write in to tell Celine what YOU want to see on their photo diary and interview series of the Douglas Channel 2009

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Enbridge spending $100 million of Albertan, Asian money
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Enbridge spending $100 million of Albertan, Asian money

Enbridge Inc. is spending $100 million of other people's money in their quest to sell British Columbians on the Northern Gateway project. The name tags, the logos, the websites and brochures say 'Enbridge'. But they are 100% paid for by multinational oil interests, who are the real beating heart, the driving force, and the soul of Gateway

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Whale deaths a harbinger?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by Will Horter

Whale deaths a harbinger?

The recent deaths of whales at opposite ends of the world shook me up, bringing to the surface emotional moments from my childhood, my professional life and my new role as a father. Are humans following the suicidal path of whaeles in our failure to address global warming?

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Enbridge blowing smoke on Gateway timeline
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Enbridge blowing smoke on Gateway timeline

Enbridge is lying to someone. The oil and gas giant is telling British Columbians one thing, and investors another about the completion date for their Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project

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Enbridge shareholders push for change
Monday, June 01, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Enbridge shareholders push for change

Enbridge is in trouble. At its recent AGM large numbers of Enbridge's shareholders threw their weight behind two shareholder resolutions. One led by Dogwood, the other by Ethical Funds, they both targeted the company's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project, which would export Alberta tar sands to Asia. Almost $4 billion in shareholder value voted for the resolutions

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Outlaws as Sheriffs
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Charles Campbell

Outlaws as Sheriffs

It's the wild west and your town is being terrorized by a group of outlaws that act with seeming impunity. They steal your cattle, rape your women and are dangling the riches from their ill gotten gains in front of your youngest son in an attempt to get him to join their posse. They have bigger guns, faster horses and fewer scruples than you.

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Mixed waters signal rough road for Enbridge in BC
Monday, May 25, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Mixed waters signal rough road for Enbridge in BC

A First Nations delegation - assisted by Dogwood Initiative and Forest Ethics - journeyed from British Columbia to Toronto this May to make it known to Enbridge Inc at their annual meeting that the company's proposed Gateway tar sands pipeline and tanker project is unacceptable

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Lisa Raitt target of demonstration
Friday, May 22, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Lisa Raitt target of demonstration

The environmental risk is too high to allow Enbridge's proposed tar sands pipeline and tanker project to BC's north coast to go ahead. That’s the message Dogwood initiative and First Nations' took to federal Minister of Natural Resources Lisa Raitt this May

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Pipeline Companies Pony Up for Liberals
Thursday, April 23, 2009 by Eric Swanson

Pipeline Companies Pony Up for Liberals

Pipeline companies with projects that would ship oil and gas through northern BC's lands and coastal waters have donated over $60,000 to the BC Liberals since 2005. This raises the question of whether Gordon Campbell's enthusiasm for a northern 'Energy Corridor' is connected with undue corporate influence. I'd prefer to not have to guess. It's time for limits on political donations, which would complement 3rd party spending limits

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