When it comes to stopping Kinder Morgan, Tofino means business

When it comes to stopping Kinder Morgan, Tofino means business

This article originally appeared in Ricochet. https://ricochet.media/en/1778/when-it-comes-to-stopping-kinder-morgan-tofino-means-business Coastal communities are on the front lines of climate change. For those who live on the narrow peninsula that leads to Tofino on...

Site-C Caravan

With Helen Knott. On September 12, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal in Montreal heard Treaty 8’s legal challenge to the massive Site C hydroelectric dam already under construction on Treaty 8 territory in northeast British Columbia. First Nations community members...

Fish Lake returns

It’s the mine that won’t die. For twenty years Taseko Mines Limited has tried to get approval for a low-grade, open-pit copper and gold mine at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake.) The federal government rejected the project twice after independent expert panels delivered two of...

Pull Together Towards Reconciliation

This spring, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a searing report, Honoring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, calling on each and every one of us to take action to heal relationships between settlers and First Nations. As the report acknowledges, the...

Awakening the power of yoga to stop a pipeline

(Published in Aqua Magazine, November 2014) Moksha Yoga founder Ted Grand  is not the kind of guy who does things by halves. With 70 studios from Sydney, Australia to Paris, France, one of Salt Spring’s great ‘activist entrepreneurs’ believes that yoga is for...

Let the ancestors rest in peace

(Published in Ricochet, January 2015) Grace Islet is a victory for protecting Indigenous gravesites, but work remains Grace Islet rests just a few meters off the shore of Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. Formerly part of an ancient village known in...