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Squamish Nation’s yes to Woodfibre LNG deal was not a simple decision

Vancouver Sun, November, 2018

Photo: Francis Georgian / PNG


BC Taxpayers Digging Deep for LNG Subsidies, Tax Breaks

“The incentives offered to LNG Canada by the B.C. government include eliminating the LNG income tax, a lower price for BC Hydro electricity, exemption of the provincial sales tax on construction materials and a rebate on new carbon taxes. “
The Tyee, July 16, 2018

It’s back! Massive subsidies are quietly reviving LNG

“Shell does not need handouts from the government,” Horgan [BC NDP opposition] said back in 2013.”
Georgia Straight, July 16, 2018

Photoshop: CCBowen


To help Howe Sound: be curious, and appreciate its gifts

Bob Turner: ‘Collectively, we have damaged Howe Sound/Atl’kitsem through thousands of actions, some small, some large, some careless, some accidental. These go on today. But Nature is resilient. Recovery is underway. The way forward will require that we pay attention to what damages, and offset those with thousands of acts of repair, restoration and reconciliation, through creativity, collaboration and hard work, and also celebration and enjoyment.’
Bowen Island Undercurrent, February, 2018

Photo: Bob Turner

Pauline Le Bel’s new book focuses on the fragile recovery of Howe Sound

“The waters of Howe Sound — a magnificent backdrop to southern B.C.’s Sea-to-Sky Highway — have gone from pristine to toxic to promising over the last century and a half. And its nascent recovery could help heal this country’s wounds, says the author of a new book.
National Observer, October 2017

Photo by Virginia Penny / PGN

Vancouver Sun: Q&A: Whale in the Door: Protecting Howe Sound author Pauline Le Bel, September 2017

“In Whale in the Door: Protecting Howe Sound, Pauline Le Bel describes the “patchwork of municipalities and communities tied together by a unique geography” as home to vulnerable species and ecosystems. Still recovering from past industrial misuse and a site of current redevelopment, this patchwork’s future is ours to determine.”

Vancouver Sun, September 2017


Who is watching the watchdogs?

BC Business Magazine, July 2015

Illustration: Tonia Cowan

The problem with self regulated environmental assessments:
“My first feature in which the majority of my sources are anonymous — so grimy is the dirt they dish.” Journalist Anne Casselman
Anne Casselman – July 14 2015







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