This pipeline shall not pass

Our federal and provincial governments have failed to stand up for the people of BC. We may have seen it coming, but that doesn’t change how it makes us feel. Betrayed. Heartbroken. Angry. Yes, all those things. But most of all, resolute. The people of BC will never let this pipeline be built. We will not … Continue reading

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Kinder Morgan hearings: showdown in Burnaby

After two years and thousands of pages of evidence, the final stage of the National Energy Board review of the Kinder Morgan pipeline has arrived, with oral hearings taking place in Burnaby and Calgary this month. It’s a chance for intervenors like GSA to make our case directly to the panel as to why this project should … Continue reading

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Ladysmith rallies on derelict vessels

When you visit Ladysmith Harbour, you’ll see a place of great beauty and activity – but you will also find a number of problem boats in various stages of decline. In one short stretch of beach there are four derelict vessels grounded and decaying, plus several more floating and at risk of becoming derelict. The … Continue reading

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Join our Waterfront Citizens’ Forum on January 28 and have your say

In the last few years, we have seen a trend that is encouraging for those who are interested in how we live in cities around the world: residents are increasingly claiming an active role in shaping the future of their communities. After all, they are the people who make up the community, they are the … Continue reading

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Local election results: a win for the coast, climate and communities

Election night 2014 was a great moment for all those in BC who want to stop pipeline and tanker projects that threaten our coast and our climate.   From big city mayors to small town councillors, communities up and down the coast elected local leaders who promised to work in office to stop the Enbridge … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge Day draws Vancouverites to the shore

For Vancouverites, their city’s Waterfront is many things: it’s a place where they live, where they work, where they move around, where they access and protect beautiful nature – and not least, it’s a place where they come together to connect with other members of the community. On October 5th, we celebrated everything that makes … Continue reading

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Mixing concrete and asparagus on Granville Island

Why a polarized and non-transparent debate will hurt the future of Vancouver’s treasured waterfront hub Years ago, someone came up with the idea of putting vegetables on concrete mixers to drive them around Vancouver, and guess what, it is working. Granted, the trucks aren’t used to bring veggies to market—quite the opposite: the larger-than-life ads … Continue reading

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Summer Outreach Begins!

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Taking a break from field work with the Larabanga Girls Dance Group in Larabanga, Ghana My name is Natalie and I am one of the lucky students who was hired to work with the Georgia Strait Alliance throughout the summer. I’m a life-time resident of Nanaimo, and I just finished the third year of my … Continue reading

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Cross border conference sees hope & the challenges ahead

When I think about the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, which took place last week in Seattle, I find it ironic that a cross-border conference could make me feel so many opposing feelings. I left feeling hopeful and deeply concerned, energized and exhausted, frustrated and thrilled, ready to act and wondering how. We live in a … Continue reading

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North Vancouver is about to transform its waterfront—and itself

Exciting things are happening on the northern shore of Burrard Inlet. In late February, the City of North Vancouver unveiled plans for the re-development of 12 acres of land sitting largely underutilized or vacant just a few steps west of Lonsdale Quay, one the city’s main hubs and connections to other parts of the region. … Continue reading

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