Heads up! Zoning Bylaw update in Squamish

Two examples of several properties that are being rezoned in Squamish. The District of Squamish is currently working on Phase 1 of the 2020 Zoning Bylaw Update, with a public hearing scheduled for this Tuesday, 28th July 2020. Continue reading

We did it! Thank you West Vancouver + Gibsons!

With unanimous votes, both West Vancouver and Gibsons councils have supported motions stating Continue reading

Celebrating small successes

District of Squamish council votes to ratify the motion not to support a five-year extension of the Environmental Assessment Certificate for Woodfibre LNG unless they can meet IPCC climate targets. Councillors Eric Andersen, John French, and Doug Race voted in opposition. Continue reading

Good news! Squamish does not support an extension for Woodfibre LNG

Comparing greenhouse gas emissions for the entire community of Squamish in 2017, with the projected local greenhouse gas emissions that Woodfibre LNG and the FortisBC compressor station will emit every year. Note that this doesn't include upstream emissions from fracking, emissions from shipping, or the emissions when the LNG is burned at the final point of combustion. These are local emissions only. References below. Continue reading

Woodfibre LNG has delayed construction... again!

Woodfibre LNG has delayed construction till summer 2021. But here's the kicker... they're using COVID-19 as an excuse to get a five-year extension on their Environmental Assessment (EA) Certificate. Continue reading

This Friday join youth worldwide for a #ClimateStrikeOnline

Our world has changed. As we're all adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to quickly adapt months of planning for the next global climate strike. We cannot take it to the streets, so will you join us on Friday, April 3rd 2020 for a #ClimateStrikeOnline? Continue reading

Winter update on Woodfibre LNG + FortisBC

A lot of the work for our #StopWoodfibreLNG campaign happens behind the scenes, writing letters to key decision makers and attending meetings. Here's the latest: Continue reading

How crashing LNG prices will affect Woodfibre LNG

Eoin and I have been scratching our heads. LNG prices have plummeted to the lowest they've been in a decade, yet Woodfibre LNG still seems to be moving ahead... sort of. Here are the latest updates: Continue reading

TAKE ACTION! Five days left to comment on Woodfibre LNG's floatel

Mock-up of the "floatel" at Woodfibre LNG. Only it won't look like this idyllic picture; it's a flatbed barge with ATCO trailers on top. Imagine what Squamish will be like if 600 cashed-up, mostly male workers that don't have a connection to our community come into town? Continue reading

Have you ever heard a whale breathe?

Earlier this summer, my partner and I decided to explore a few of the campsites on the Howe Sound Marine Trail. Leaving our house late one evening, we paddled across the Squamish River heading towards Tantalus Landing Sxwan’shnm. It was that still twilight where everything is calm, and the ocean was reflecting the sky in shades of pink and purple and indigo. That’s when we heard it. Continue reading