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How a faltering U.S. coal industry is sneaking their climate-wrecking product through B.C.

10.21.16 | General, news | 

Their latest efforts to export through our province and our latest efforts to fight back Like any kid who grew up in Vancouver, I have the aspirational mantra “Greenest City” imprinted in my brain. This illusion was shattered when I learned Metro Vancouver was also home to North America’s biggest coal port. Westshore Terminal in […]

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Spill response boat sinks as Prime Minister appears to backtrack on tanker ban promise

10.19.16 | Media | 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2016 SPILL RESPONSE BOAT SINKS AS PRIME MINISTER APPEARS TO BACKTRACK ON TANKER BAN PROMISE With ongoing response to a diesel spill near Bella Bella in disarray, Prime Minister Trudeau’s comments prompt deep concern VICTORIA, B.C. – Coastal residents are gobsmacked to learn that a boat working to retrieve diesel […]

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British Columbians Knock the Block this October

10.07.16 | Media | 

With a federal decision expected on Kinder Morgan in December, British Columbians petition in support of a citizens’ initiative. BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood Initiative, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker […]

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Never underestimate British Columbians

10.06.16 | General | 

The federal government is using political calculus that doesn’t add up The last time a Prime Minister named Trudeau forced an unpopular energy policy on a western province, the backlash eviscerated the Liberals’ foothold in the West and created fault lines that ultimately transformed Canada for a generation. Trudeau, the father, miscalculated the impact of overriding […]

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Liberals ready to sacrifice three MPs for Kinder Morgan

10.05.16 | General | 

Gains in Alberta will offset B.C. blowback, sources say Trudeau government officials believe approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline and oil tanker project will jeopardize three Liberal seats in B.C. in the next election, according to a source who requested anonymity. However, the Liberals believe the move could also make them competitive in four new Calgary-area […]

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Piecing together the Kinder Morgan puzzle

10.03.16 | General | 

Is Big Oil trying to game Alberta’s royalty structure with their risky pipeline proposal? Growing up, I spent a fair amount of time doing puzzles. I liked the simplicity and comfort of knowing each piece had its place and, given time and concentration, I could assemble the image of a unicorn or kittens in a […]

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Meet Francois Brassard

10.03.16 | General | 

“It was like a happening.” Esquimalt Team Leader, Francois Brassard tells us how organizing with Dogwood has made a difference in his life and in his community. You can make a difference too! Sign up now to join Dogwood’s month-long campaign to Knock the Block.

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Flexing grassroots muscle

09.29.16 | General | 

Over the summer, our movement grew bigger, got stronger and flexed its grassroots muscle. Thanks to volunteer teams and Dogwood’s three summer students, more than 7,000 people signed petitions in their communities. Whether signing on to Let BC Vote on pipeline and tanker projects, Ban Big Money in politics or Defend our Farmland from fossil […]

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