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March 8, 2006 Letters

Great Bear Deal is Defeat for Environmentalism

I am very disappointed to read Yuill Herbert's "Bear of a Deal" in the Dominion. The Dominion purports to be a 'grassroots' newsletter, but Mr. Herberts article panders blatantly to all the big professional enviro-corp hype about what is basically...

February 27, 2006 Arts

Hot Politics

burlesque_fp.jpgAt Vancouver's International Burlesque Festival Jane Henderson and Edie Jackson find both progressive politics and old-fashioned desire.

Women are leading Burlesque's international revivial

November 14, 2005 Labour

Beautiful -- Privatized -- British Columbia?

storming_the_castle_fp.jpg Why does BC's Liberal government keep picking major fights with trade unions? Dru Oja Jay asks around.

Health care workers, teachers, fight government over policy

August 16, 2005 Original Peoples

Insurgency In Occupied Alberta

bigbear_fp.jpg In the first installment of his "a voice from the coffin" series, Stewart Steinhauer looks at Canada's "little matter of genocide".

A Voice From The Coffin

December 19, 2004 Arts

Captivating Theatre Closes

Canada has just lost its only behind-bars theatre company that performs for the public. Jane Henderson discusses its life and death.

November 6, 2004 Original Peoples

The Struggle for Haida Gwaii

The Haida people claim to have inhabited Haida Gwaii for 10,000 years, but official recognition of their sovereignty is still in question. Kim Petersen looks at what are sometimes called the Queen Charlotte Islands.

Sovereignty, resources and culture at stake, say Haida

September 30, 2004 Arts

A Pleasing Demeanor

Chris Cwynar listens to Chris Demeanor's irreverent pop artistry.

This spirited Calgary native has finally found his zone.

September 30, 2004 Original Peoples

"I take this as genocide"

Development, genocide, or both? Kim Petersen looks into the conflict at Sun Peaks

Secwepemc battle BC government over land, Aboriginal Title

February 3, 2004 Environment

More Than a Memo?

Legislating the integrity of British Columbia's parks
bcpark_fp.jpgAfter spending decades establishing its world class park system, British Columbia may be leaving its wilderness up to expressions of good will in lieu of legislation. On Thursday, January 22, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines, the Mining Association of British Columbia, and the Council of Tourism Associations of British Columbia. The memorandum is not binding, though.
- by Kate Kennedy -

Legislating the integrity of British Columbia's parks

October 20, 2003 Environment

Cheam People Shut Down Railway and Halt Logging

cheam_fp.jpgAt about 4 pm on October 2nd two trucks pulled to a halt while straddling the railway tracks that bisect the Cheam Reserve. A small crowd, including members of the Cheam Nation and supporters from local communities, gathered around the trucks forming a human blockade against the trains. Earlier that day, elder and former Chief June Quipp had warned Canadian National Railways that trans-Canadian train travel would be halted, and that she was good on her word.
- by Yuill Herbert -

A saga of resistance

August 23, 2003 Environment

Is Climate Change Burning up British Columbia?

fire_fp.jpgAre the forest fires in Western Canada part of climate change? Scientists say that it is likely, and environmental groups are urging Canadians to begin making the connection between the burning forests and the country's rising greenhouse gas emissions. - by Yuill Herbert -

May 17, 2003 Environment

Whose Forests?

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The transformation of public forests into clear-cuts and tree farms is nothing new in Canada. A government guarantee to corporations that this will continue to be the case is new. Provincial governments in both New Brunswick and British Columbia are considering policies that would effectively eliminate the public's control of public lands and place it in the hands of the forest industry. The stage is set for corporations to make a grab for control of Crown forests. According to the Supreme Court of Canada, Crown lands are held in trust by the federal and provincial governments for the benefit of all people, including those not yet born. - by Hillary Lindsay -

Maintaining habitats, establishing protected areas or community forests and protecting watersheds could require that government compensate corporations, if new agreements are signed.

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The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

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