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Geoff Dembicki

Geoff Dembicki is an Alberta-born journalist who reports on energy and climate change. His reporting has taken him to an exclusive Republican social club in Washington, DC; a tribal casino on South Dakota's Great Plains; the vast bitumen mines of northern Alberta; and a clean energy lab in Beijing.

Dembicki's work has appeared in The Tyee, Toronto Star, Salon.com and Walrus Magazine. Send any thoughts, feedback or story tips here

Twitter: @geoffdembicki

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Stories by Geoff Dembicki

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A Tyee Series

What the 1970s Can Teach Us about Inventing a New Economy

A Hawaiian futurist recalls the two years he spent trying to end consumerism in Canada.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Oct 2014


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Creative but Poor? Yep, the 'Creative Class' Has Its Class Divide

'Creatives' are thriving, Richard Florida tells Tyee, but it depends on how you define creative.

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Oct 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Five Lessons for Canada from Germany's Clean Energy Revolution

The biggest? That renewables make the economy stronger, says German energy expert David Jacobs.

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Oct 2014


news

A Tyee Series

How This Teen's Quest to Define 'Sustainability' Changed State Law

And why it could point towards a new model of 21st century public school education.

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Oct 2014


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Why France's Former Enviro Minister Said 'No' To Canada’s Oil Lobby

That, and other insights on Harper's climate agenda from a Q&A with Corinne Lepage.

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Oct 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Can We Fix the Climate by Being More Like Hawaii?

Its 2050 Plan is a blueprint for survival. Can Hawaiians, and island Earth, get there?

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Sep 2014


mediacheck

'Innovation' Is Everywhere, But What Does It Mean?

Two of its leading prophets, Richard Florida and Ray Kurzweil, to give their definition at Oct. 22 event.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Sep 2014


blogs

Canada's booming cleantech sector is changing capitalism, analyst argues

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Sep 2014


news

A Tyee Series

'Canada Should Not Be Hostage' to Alberta: Jeremy Rifkin

Oilsands take us backward as rest of world moves forward, says famed futurist and EU advisor.

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Sep 2014


news

A Tyee Series

What If Canada Exported Clean Energy Instead of Oil?

In Africa, where solar is cheaper than diesel, Quebec's Windiga is doing just that.

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jul 2014


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Premier's LNG Dreams Given Reality Check By Japanese Expert

Visiting from Tokyo, Dr. Ken Koyama says BC faces 'severe' competition in selling gas to Asia.

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Jun 2014


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Will Harper's 'Yes' On Gateway Cost Him A Majority In 2015?

It could, says UBC professor, if opposition forces don't work at 'cross-purposes.'

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Jun 2014


opinion

A Tyee Series

Why I Couldn't Live in Mr. Eco-Footprint's Future

Bill Rees' latest vision for human society is cynical, authoritarian and disempowering.

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Jun 2014


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If Oilsands Crude Can't Get to China, then Europe Instead?

Rumoured Enbridge oil shipment to Spain 'tip of the iceberg,' says Calgary analyst.

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Jun 2014


culture

A Tyee Series

Fake Your Own Personal Brand: A Vocabulary Guide

Fifteen words and phrases for hacking it in our union-less, entrepreneurial era.

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Jun 2014


opinion

A Tyee Series

I Asked You, Tyee Reader, Is My Generation Screwed?

Here's what millennials, boomers and one 'old fart' had to say.

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 May 2014


opinion

A Tyee Series

So What Do You Think, Is My Generation Screwed?

Three reasons why we millennials may not be. What's your view?

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 May 2014


news

A Tyee Series

A Future Green Utopia? Forget About It

Flawed, messy and human is how two influential NYC designers see our shift to sustainability.

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 May 2014


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A Tyee Series

How Millennials Are Changing Wall Street

Morgan Stanley puzzles over a generation that wants investing to make our planet less screwed.

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 May 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Will Alberta's Oilsands Become 'Stranded Assets'?

In Boston, top sustainable investors describe the industry's final days. Next in the 'Are We Screwed?' series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Apr 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Civilization in 2025: Cleaner, Richer, Decentralized?

So predict CEOs and world leaders at Bloomberg New Energy Finance's invite-only summit.

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Apr 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Embedded with the Planet Savers

Are we screwed? At Globe 2014, I survey the rapidly evolving world of 'clean capitalism' for answers.

By Geoff Dembicki, 31 Mar 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Are We Screwed? 'No,' Says Clean Energy Icon

Society will become 'fairer and smarter' as renewables trounce fossil fuels, Amory Lovins explains.

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Mar 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Can Big Data 'Solve' Climate Change?

And if so, are the trade-offs worth it? A renowned futurist weighs in. Next in the 'Are We Screwed?' series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Mar 2014


news

A Tyee Series

A Millennial Asks: Are We Screwed?

Recession, climate change... imminent collapse? New Tyee series probes the big question of my generation.

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Mar 2014


blogs

Nearly half of Canadians taking part in 'collaborative economy': report

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Mar 2014


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Worried About Earth? Hit the High Seas

What Seasteaders reveal about our desire to be saved by technology.

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Mar 2014


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Global Shift to Clean Energy No Longer 'Theoretical'

That, and other surprising insights from a Q&A with Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Ethan Zindler.

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Feb 2014


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Weaver's refinery support a ploy to delay pipelines: Fraser Institute

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Feb 2014


opinion

Finding Hope in the 'Sharing Economy'

Millennials are changing how we understand planetary crises and each other.

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Feb 2014


news

What Will Save Humankind: Tech or Nature?

Study traces origins of today's cultural divide to medieval Christianity.

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Feb 2014


blogs

Cleantech doesn't get the 'respect that it deserves': Mayor Robertson

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Jan 2014


opinion

Vancouver's Green Identity Crisis Is the World's

Can Thursday's 'world-class' clean economy forum help address it?

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Jan 2014


mediacheck

How Is Climate Change Reshaping Our Culture?

Tell us what you think. Then hear leading thinkers on shifts in tech, business, politics and nature at free Jan. 22 event.

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Jan 2014


news

A Homesteader's Philosophical Dilemma

Ten years after fleeing the industrial system, what has Peter Janes achieved?

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Jan 2014


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What Does the Northern Gateway Approval Really Mean?

Financial analysts warn investors not to get too excited about Joint Review Panel decision.

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Dec 2013


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Four Remarkable Revelations About Big Oil in 2013

Recent disclosures show powerful industry adjusting to uncertain future.

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Dec 2013


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What Climate Change Does to Our Minds

Surprising insights from studies on the experience of Canada's Inuit.

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Dec 2013


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Big emissions don't make big wealth: former Harper gov't official

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Dec 2013


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Pacific man denied climate refugee status; Canada still bracing for influx

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Nov 2013


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Why Climate Pariahs Like Australia and Canada Matter

Their alliance emerging from Warsaw is eroding global action, insider argues.

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Nov 2013


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Should We Scrap the 'Green Economy'?

Saving the planet means first changing the language of solutions, say cleantech leaders.

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Nov 2013


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The Four Tribes of Climate Change

More than ever, influential subcultures shape our response to global warming. Which do you belong to?

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Nov 2013


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BC's new climate pact with US states: PR stunt or 'big deal'?

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Oct 2013


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Kinder Morgan 'not a huge supporter' of Ottawa's attacks on pipeline foes

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Oct 2013


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Canada among Global Conflict Broker's Toughest Gigs

Adam Kahane helped bring peace to Colombia, but says ending our climate stalemate may be harder.

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Oct 2013


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Self-driving car granted licence in Japan; is Canada next?

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Oct 2013


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Will Canada Become a 'Graphene Superpower'?

Mining and tech firms race to produce material that might fix climate change, cure cancer.

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Oct 2013


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Climate impacts on BC to be 'substantial' by 2100: IPCC scientist

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Sep 2013


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Feds spending $120M to 'win approval' for Gateway pipeline: Greens

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Sep 2013


news

Why Climate Change Is Splitting Republicans

Emerging faction thinks party should adopt BC-style tax on carbon.

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Sep 2013


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How Anti-Keystone Activists Plan to Solve Climate Change

Build a massive movement, ignore deniers and topple industry says lead strategist.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Aug 2013


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Is Bill McKibben Making the Climate Change Fight Harder?

Observers worry about missed opportunities in his anti-Keystone XL campaign.

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Aug 2013


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Oil sands firms 'clear winners' from Energy East pipeline: Rubin

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Aug 2013


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US watchdog investigating potential bias in Keystone XL review

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Aug 2013


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How to Talk to a Conservative about Climate Change

A growing body of social science offers ways to dig the debate out of the 'left-wing ghetto.'

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Jul 2013


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While feds attack carbon taxes, BC shows policy works: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Jul 2013


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Tax carbon to pay for flood disasters, says former Calgary councillor

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Jul 2013


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Canada's US lobbying on Keystone XL 'unusual': National Journal

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Jul 2013


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BC's Role in the Next Huge Phase of the Internet

A Richmond company's technology could remake our world and oh, maybe save the planet.

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Jul 2013


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Fraser Institute fellow explains why Black's refinery plan not appealing to oil sands

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Jun 2013


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Tory minister rehashes 'ethical oil' during Washington visit

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Jun 2013


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Keystone XL's climate impact 'absolutely critical' to approval: Obama

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Jun 2013


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Has the term 'cleantech' fallen out of vogue, asks Vancouver insider

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Jun 2013


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'What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?': Exxon CEO

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 May 2013


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'We didn’t split the vote, we are the vote': Weaver

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 May 2013


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Weaver wins first ever Green seat in BC: Globe

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 May 2013


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Greens will form opposition or government in 2017: Sterk

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 May 2013


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UPDATED: Libs won't comment on whether new ad trying to split enviro vote

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 May 2013


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Estimates of oil sands-size emissions from LNG 'a wake-up call': Sterk

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 May 2013


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LNG proposals could release more emissions than Alberta's oil sands: Pembina

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 May 2013


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Dogwood's tanker campaign 'looking forward' to 2015 election

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 May 2013


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Greens' Weaver Hoping for an NDP Victory Tuesday

New Dems' environmental platform preferable to Liberals' 'nobody believes' says Oak Bay-Gordon Head candidate.

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 May 2013


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David Black's Refinery Wild Card Gets Wilder

Toss in BC ghost town owner Krishnan Suthanthiran and his newly hired promoter, Terrace's mayor.

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 May 2013


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Premier's advisor must apologize for using false identity: NDP's Kwan

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 May 2013


news

A Tyee Series

The Pipeline Plan that Rattled BC, Explained

Enbridge's Northern Gateway proposal struck a deep nerve, and its story continues this election.

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 May 2013


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US think tank sees 'inconsistency' between BC's carbon tax, fossil fuel exports

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 May 2013


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Probability of Enbridge oil tanker spill as high as '99.9%': SFU study

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 May 2013


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NDP's Simpson 'not 100 per cent sure' party could meet BC climate target

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 May 2013


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Canadian oil 'not a must to have' for Asian markets: AB gov't advisor

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Apr 2013


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'Uncertainty' about NDP support for clean energy: KPMG report

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Apr 2013


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BC can 'politically refuse' Enbridge, Kinder Morgan projects: enviros

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Apr 2013


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NDP will 'fully realize' economic potential of liquefied gas: platform

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Apr 2013


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Petro firms with $2 trillion in revenues lured by Libs' LNG plans

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Apr 2013


news

Foreign Giants Line up to Develop Chunks of BC's Coast

Libs' LNG plans invite installations by petro firms with combined $2 trillion in revenues.

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Apr 2013


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VIDEO: Green groups applaud NDP for Kinder Morgan comments

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Apr 2013


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NDP policy on liquefied gas unclear to expert panel

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Apr 2013


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Reports, industry sources put Clark's promise of LNG riches into question

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Apr 2013


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Clark's Gas Export Optimism Floats on Cloudy Numbers

Reports, high-level industry sources suggest BC Liberal estimates are unrealistic.

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Apr 2013


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Clark's LNG strategy will hurt First Nations jobs: critics

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Apr 2013


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Changes to LNG Plan Pull Plug on Jobs Say First Nations

BC Libs' decision to power project with fossil fuels undercuts FN green energy providers say critics.

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Apr 2013


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Green group attacks Premier Clark's vow to freeze carbon tax

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Apr 2013


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Harper Gov't Changes to NEB Make First Nations' Concerns 'Irrelevant': Lawyer

Energy board overhaul speeds up oil and gas projects.

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Mar 2013


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Libs and NDP spar over CKNW interview

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Mar 2013


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BC-funded study says Kitimat refinery 'has economic merit'

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Mar 2013


news

A Tyee Series

What's Holding Back High-Tech Oil Sands Cleanups?

We found five opportunities. Here's the last, capping Geoff Dembicki's surprising series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Mar 2013


news

A Tyee Series

Oil Sands Cleanup Opportunity #4: Restore Subsidies for Innovation

Scaled back federal support for new tech frustrates top oil patch execs.

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Mar 2013


news

A Tyee Series

Oil Sands Cleanup Opportunity #3: Harvest Heavy Minerals

Process cleans tailing ponds, pays for itself. Why does industry balk? Third in series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Mar 2013


blogs

'Single issue can't define us': Researcher responds to ethnic vote scandal

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Mar 2013


news

A Tyee Series

Oil Sands Cleanup Opportunity #2: Pay As You Go

A 'play now, pay later' policy discourages clean investment, say experts. Second in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Mar 2013


blogs

BC's clean technology is world-leading: Indian finance CEO

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Mar 2013


news

A Tyee Series

Cleantech Firms Want a Shot at Fixing Oil Sands

Opportunities for breakthroughs? We found five. Today's story is about the first: thirsty beads.

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Mar 2013


blogs

Neither NDP nor Libs have green vision for BC: Cleantech CEO

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Mar 2013


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Oil sands firms think carbon price will become 'widespread': report

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Mar 2013


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Oilsands 5th on Greenpeace list of global climate battlegrounds

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Jan 2013


blogs

Will fracking industry be powered by same gas it extracts?

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jan 2013


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Calgary fundraiser for BC Liberals to support oil sands agenda

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Jan 2013


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Waldorf sold to same condo firm developing Chinatown

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Jan 2013


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New research questions climate benefits of natural gas

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Jan 2013


blogs

Days after Nexen approval, PetroChina invests big in AB natural gas

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Dec 2012


blogs

Harper OKs Nexen deal; says takeover marks 'end of a trend'

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Dec 2012


blogs

2013 could be rough year for cleantech, insider predicts

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Dec 2012


blogs

Report ranks Canada 3rd on planet for 'sustainable energy'

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Dec 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Planet Saving Brain Power: The Beijing-BC Connection

Can Canadian and Chinese cleantech researchers unite to stave off global warming? At UVic the experiment is underway. Last in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Nov 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Tale of Two Eco-Conflicted Nations: China, Canada

Both countries are booed at climate summits, but guess which rates far higher on 'energy efficiency'? Fourth in a week-long series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Nov 2012


news

A Tyee Series

How to Rev up Canada's Cleantech Industry

Innovators here rank well against global competitors, but growth is stunted by Ottawa's priorities, say analysts. Third in a week-long series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Nov 2012


news

A Tyee Series

China's Fast Path to Green Tech

The giant's goals for renewable energy are so huge they are changing the global economic map. Second in a week-long series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Nov 2012


blogs

TransCanada to ambassador Doer: 'Thank you'

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Nov 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Behind China's Green Wall: Special Report

Canada's cleantech innovators must navigate a business culture where potential profits are huge, but so are risks. First in a week-long series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Nov 2012


blogs

New York Times reporters handcuffed, detained at Keystone protest

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Oct 2012


blogs

New data confirms 2012 will be 'warmest' in US history

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Oct 2012


blogs

Shell oil sands project violates treaty rights, First Nation argues

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Oct 2012


opinion

Three Qualifiers to Bill McKibben's Climate Battle Cry

Viral Rolling Stone essay slamming fossil fuels is a must read, but here are three important annotations.

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Aug 2012


blogs

Is Enbridge's fate tied to Gateway? New analysis suggests otherwise

By Geoff Dembicki, 31 Jul 2012


blogs

Chinese bid for Nexen 'politically unthinkable' five years ago: Rubin

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Jul 2012


blogs

Feds met privately with oil execs to discuss 'communications effort'

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Jul 2012


blogs

Alternatives to Gateway pipeline 'might make more sense': Danielle Smith

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Jul 2012


blogs

Koch Industries-linked group hosts pro-carbon tax meeting

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Jul 2012


blogs

Canada's 'brand' threatened by oil sands: 'secret' briefing notes

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Jul 2012


blogs

Oil sands debate not 'either-or': Liberal leader Rae

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Jul 2012


news

A Tyee Series

On Oil Sands, Ottawa's Not Hearing What Alberta's Saying

If you thought the oil patch firmly favours Canada's federal stance on carbon emissions, think again. Last in a series on greening the oil sands.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Jun 2012


blogs

Tory ad calls carbon tax 'dangerous'; oil sands firms disagree

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Jun 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Alberta's Gamble on Sticking CO2 Back in the Earth

The high price and distant hope for carbon sequestration. Part seven of a Tyee Solutions Society series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Jun 2012


blogs

Broad support across BC for carbon tax: Pembina report

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Jun 2012


news

A Tyee Series

A Greener Way to Get Bitumen?

Extracting oil sands crude is energy intensive, making it one of the 'dirtiest' fuels. Fixable? Sixth in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Jun 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Using Bitumen to Fuel Green Energy

Alberta already invests some carbon taxes in low emissions tech. But sky's the limit say industry insiders. Fifth in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Jun 2012


news

A Tyee Series

To Spur Innovation, What Price to Put on Oil Sands Carbon?

BC and Alberta each have pioneered policies that help to answer that question.

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jun 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Canada's Oil Insiders Want a Carbon Tax

Surprising as that sounds, interviews reveal a business community consensus based on economics. Third in a Tyee Solutions Society series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Jun 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Oil Sands Carbon: When Money and Morals Align

Why the oilpatch is already preparing to surf the green wave it sees coming. Second in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Jun 2012


blogs

Canada 5th in G20 for green performance: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Jun 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Could Alberta's 'Tar' Pave the Road to a Green Canada?

Steps to an oil sands we can live with. First in a Tyee Solutions Society series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Jun 2012


blogs

Koch Industries-supported think tank praises Harper budget

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 May 2012


blogs

Climate skeptics often highly rational, survey finds

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 May 2012


blogs

Could Fort Mac become an eco-tourist hotspot?

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 May 2012


blogs

Globe to Harper govt: Stop 'smearing' green critics

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 May 2012


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Enbridge risks squandering reputation on Gateway: mutual fund company

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 May 2012


blogs

Wildrose may revisit climate policy after stunning election defeat

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Apr 2012


blogs

Oil industry workers oppose drilling near their Calgary suburb

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Apr 2012


news

Eco-Policies of Alberta's Next Government?

Speed up oil sands, give $300 in petro proceeds to each citizen, says surging Wildrose party.

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Apr 2012


blogs

Harper budget has $8M to restrict 'political activities' of charities

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Mar 2012


blogs

Speculation about PetroChina 'premature in the extreme': Enbridge

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Mar 2012


blogs

PetroChina to build Northern Gateway pipeline?

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Mar 2012


opinion

A Tyee Series

Five Survival Tips for Making a Record in Ladysmith

TYEE LIST #6: Punk rock lives at a small town BC studio. But musicians, be prepared.

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Mar 2012


blogs

'Pipeline spills are not just an environmental concern': study

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Mar 2012


blogs

Former top AB oil sands salesman subject of ethics probe

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Mar 2012


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Five arrested at Lakota oil sands blockade

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Mar 2012


blogs

Could political change in Venezuela hurt Alberta's oil sands?

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Feb 2012


blogs

Scientist apologizes for using fake name to obtain Heartland docs

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Feb 2012


blogs

'We are going to need two or three Enbridge-Keystones': Liepert

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Feb 2012


blogs

Greens exaggerating fracking fears 'to control you': Santorum

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Feb 2012


news

Too Much Energy Used to Mine, Move Bitumen Says BC Firm

'Energy Return on Investment' hard to justify says P.G.-based engineering analyst.

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Feb 2012


blogs

Former AB premier Stelmach advises Ukraine on shale gas: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Jan 2012


news

How First Nations Are Gearing Up for Legal Battle Against Gateway

Native groups likely to cite evidence they weren't consulted as required by Supreme Court decisions.

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Jan 2012


blogs

Keystone XL fight not over yet: Nebraska State Sen.

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Jan 2012


blogs

Chief to Harper: Address native concerns or face 'aboriginal uprising'

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Jan 2012


blogs

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Jan 2012


news

How Enbridge Sawed Off Good Relations with BC First Nations

Killing Haisla's sacred trees just one way firm has undercut dealings with aboriginals on Pacific Gateway route.

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Jan 2012


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #5: Sincerity Is the New Irony

Your time is up, Old Spice Guy. As the hipster kingdom crumbles, youth culture takes a new bent.

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Dec 2011


blogs

Oil industry fighting for 'weak' BC-style clean fuel law in California

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Dec 2011


news

How Big Oil and Canada Thwarted US Carbon Standards

Emails show how a Washington lobbyist enlisted Canadian officials to beat back climate regulation.

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Dec 2011


blogs

Canada becoming global laughing stock: Guardian

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Dec 2011


blogs

Poor monitoring of pipelines could harm Canadians: watchdog

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Dec 2011


news

A Tyee Series

BC's 'Cleaner' Fuel Standard: Reality Check

How a law supposed to require low carbon gasoline and diesel spares the oil sands at the atmosphere's expense.

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Dec 2011


blogs

Indigenous leaders to pressure Obama on Keystone XL

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Dec 2011


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Native leader to Harper: 'We will be the wall that Enbridge cannot break through'

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Dec 2011


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Canadian enviros shift strategy in fight against Enbridge

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Nov 2011


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Harper govt meeting in secret with UK to sell oil sands: docs

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Nov 2011


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McKibben takes on Harper at Occupy Vancouver

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Nov 2011


blogs

'Ethical Oil' campaigner joins Stephen Harper's office

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Nov 2011


news

Obama Delay May Kill Keystone, Won't Slow Oil Sands

As enviro activists rejoice, industry pins more hopes on pipeline crossing BC.

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Nov 2011


blogs

Unions use Occupy movement rallying cry to sell Keystone XL

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Nov 2011


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Canada's EU lobbying offensive gains Norwegian ally

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Nov 2011


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Keystone XL will help support terrorism: former Iraq War planner

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Oct 2011


blogs

'Wind power revolution' hits Europe as US mulls Keystone XL

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Oct 2011


blogs

Sun News reports on the 'silly little Occupy movement'

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Oct 2011


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Canada says EU clean fuel battle 'far from over'

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Oct 2011


blogs

Slow down oil sands development: industry mag column

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Oct 2011


news

Gordon Campbell Slammed by Former Backer, Eco-Activist Tzeporah Berman

Former BC premier's lobbying against clean fuel laws 'shocks' enviro who gave him award.

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Oct 2011


news

Are Vancouver Politics Getting Ford-ified?

Team that got Rob Ford elected mayor of Toronto has new target: the 'greenest city' party running Vancouver.

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Oct 2011


blogs

Oil sands firm says it can meet tough US carbon rules

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Oct 2011


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Congo to get first oil sands project by 2012

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Oct 2011


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Europe finalizes oil sands ban; Gordon Campbell lobbies against it

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Oct 2011


news

On Both Sides of Border, Indigenous Groups Oppose Keystone

On the scene of a South Dakota 'emergency meeting' of Native leaders taking a stand against the bitumen pipeline.

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Oct 2011


blogs

Activists promise mass DC oil sands protest in November

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Sep 2011


blogs

New strategy for US climate news website: publish less, investigate more

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Sep 2011


mediacheck

Who's Behind New Pro-Oil Sands Ad Blitz?

Billing itself as 'grassroots', EthicalOil has close ties to a top oil sands law firm.

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Sep 2011


blogs

'Phase two' of Keystone XL protests to be announced soon

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Sep 2011


blogs

Green salvation for AB oil sands to come from electricity?

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Sep 2011


blogs

Insurance industry woefully unprepared for climate change: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Sep 2011


news

Climate Justice Movement Keys off Civil Rights Crusade

Strategy: take more risks, create new heroes, defy the law. And, tomorrow, converge on Washington, DC.

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Aug 2011


blogs

Former Tory staffer now promoting 'ethical oil'

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Jul 2011


news

Feds Tried to Sabotage Climate Change Art Show: Artist

Funding and embassy support dry up for Canadian's European exhibition, but DFAIT denies responsibility.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Jul 2011


blogs

California and BC feeling carbon offsets headache

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Jul 2011


blogs

Christian, Jewish, Muslim leaders launch global climate campaign

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Jul 2011


blogs

Powerful oil sands group to lobby US; uses same firm as AB Govt

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jul 2011


news

Bruce Carson's Fingerprints on 'National Energy Strategy'

Kanananskis agreement was framed by former Harper top aide before scandals, investigation.

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jul 2011


news

Turning Oil Sands into Pop Cans

How Alberta bitumen fuels the global thirst for billions of beverage containers.

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Jul 2011


blogs

BC First Nations aren’t dupes of US green movement: Chiefs

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Jun 2011


blogs

Only 47% of Americans believe humans causing climate change: poll

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Jun 2011


blogs

New analyses challenge conventional thinking on Keystone XL

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Jun 2011


blogs

Top UN climate scientist calls oil sands a ‘fundamental mistake’

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Jun 2011


blogs

Dozens of religious groups condemn Alberta's oil sands

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Jun 2011


blogs

Anti-oil sands laws in US and EU face new attacks

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Jun 2011


blogs

China wants Gateway pipeline built ‘ASAP’: AB minister

By Geoff Dembicki, 31 May 2011


blogs

New documents reveal Canada's secret ‘Oil Sands Team’ in Europe

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 May 2011


blogs

Canada still far from meeting climate targets: Govt report

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 May 2011


blogs

‘Native land claims scare the hell out of investors’: energy expert

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 May 2011


blogs

Green groups sue Hillary Clinton over oil sands pipeline

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 May 2011


blogs

Republicans should learn from Harper's victory: US editorial

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 May 2011


blogs

Iraq war had ‘broad support’ from AB oil patch: Wikileaks

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 May 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Climate Change, Ghost Issue of 2011 Election

First of three stories on matters of huge significance weirdly drawing scant attention.

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Apr 2011


news

'Tar Sands' vs. 'Oil Sands' Political Flap Misguided?

What to call Alberta's reserves is raising a fuss, but for wrong reason, research indicates.

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Apr 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Could Financial Might Backing Oil Sands Shift to Renewables?

That's the question Steve Kretzmann of Oil Change International is trying to answer. Last in our series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Apr 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Oil Sands Lobbying Without End, Vows American Petroleum Institute

With millions to spend opposing climate change laws, and 'allies' in Canada's government, API reps 460 oil and gas corporations.

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Apr 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Killer of US Clean Energy Laws Now Running for Alberta Premier

Gary Mar brags of defeating emissions reductions as province's man in Washington. Latest in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Apr 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Gary Doer's Startling Embrace of the Oil Sands

As Manitoba's NDP premier, he was a top fighter against climate change. Now as Canada's US ambassador, he's done an about face, say chagrined former allies.

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Apr 2011


news

A Tyee Series

War Cry of Oil Sands Lobby: 'Us against the World'

That's how Jane Moffat of the Canadian-American Business Council frames the two nations' stake in Alberta crude. Hillary Clinton could be listening.

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Alberta's Hired Gun in Washington

Meet Paul Frazer, the high-powered lobbyist paid by the province to portray an oil sands industry striving to be green. Latest in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Mar 2011


blogs

Europe moves closer to oil sands ban

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Climate Group Says Washington's Oil Sands War Is 'David vs. Goliath'

Calgary's Pembina Institute established an outpost in the US capital to counter industry lobbyists. And learned secrecy is a weapon.

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Scandal Rocks Key Player in Canada's Oil Sands PR Push

Bruce Carson was the 'grey-haired sage' linking PM Harper to oil lobby. Now he's accused of influence peddling for a young former prostitute. Latest in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Mar 2011


blogs

Koch Industries registers to lobby AB govt

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Canadian Officials 'Aggressive' in Selling Congress on Oil Sands

Albertan and Canadian government reps spin hard to US lawmakers say Capitol Hill insiders. Latest in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

The Kochs: Oil Sands Billionaires Bankrolling US Right

They process about one in four barrels of US-bound Alberta bitumen, and pump millions of dollars into highly conservative, anti-green causes. Latest in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

How Enviros Helped Block a Pipeline Worth Billions

Battlers against the Keystone XL say they're safeguarding a massive aquifer, the climate, and Canada's reputation. Latest in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

The Battle to Block Low Carbon Fuel Standards

How the oil sands lobby and a 'supportive' Canadian government defeated US lawmakers trying to make fuels greener.

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Mar 2011


blogs

Top oil sands salesman now running for AB premier

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Canada Teams with Oil Lobby to Fight US Clean Energy Clause

In tandem with Ottawa and Alberta, top oil sands lobbyist Tom Corcoran keeps chipping away at Section 526. Third in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Breakfast With the Oil Sands' Top Salesman

Meet Tom Corcoran, the ultra-Republican hired to stop clean energy bills that threaten the flow of Alberta crude.

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Mar 2011


news

A Tyee Series

In America's Capital, a Fierce Fight over Oil Sands

Today begins The Tyee's major series reported from Washington on the intense, high stakes political struggle fueled by Alberta crude.

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Mar 2011


blogs

Alberta oil sands exports increase risk of pipeline spills: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Feb 2011


blogs

Alberta continues fight against EU climate measures

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Feb 2011


blogs

Oil sands growth not dependent on Keystone XL: study

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Feb 2011


news

Gulf Disaster Failed to Ignite Culture Shift: Study

It's 200 days since the largest oil spill in US history was announced capped. How we missed a prime chance for change.

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Feb 2011


blogs

Enbridge ducking liability for Michigan spill, locals claim

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Feb 2011


blogs

It’s necessary to team up with dictators, oil sands firm says

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Jan 2011


blogs

Oil sands megaloads edge closer to approval

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Jan 2011


blogs

Alberta’s oil reserves demoted to world’s third largest?

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Jan 2011


news

Why Six Petro Giants Are Obsessed with Oil Sands

Boxed out of most global oil plays, ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, ConocoPhillips and Chevron see their fates tied to Alberta crude.

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Jan 2011


blogs

Enbridge oil spill could cost Canadians billions: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Jan 2011


blogs

Stephen Harper calls oil sands 'ethical'

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Jan 2011


blogs

Cancun talks got 10 seconds of airtime on big US networks: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Jan 2011


news

A Tyee Series

Idea #10: We've Entered the Age of Energy-Intensive Oil

Exploiting new big reserves like the oil sands will create far more greenhouse gasses per barrel. Let's face that.

By Geoff Dembicki, 31 Dec 2010


blogs

Liberal MP tables new attempt at BC tanker ban

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Dec 2010


blogs

Enbridge pipeline spill made hundreds sick: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Dec 2010


blogs

Alberta helped stop Maryland climate bill: Premier Stelmach

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Dec 2010


blogs

Ethical Oil author lobbied for big tobacco company

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Dec 2010


news

A Tyee Series

'I Was Disappointed With the Canadians'

When Canadian officials lobby against lower fuel carbon standards south of the border, they play for keeps. Ask a bruised Wisconsin scientist.

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Dec 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Mission: Make Americans Love Alberta's Oil Sands

Billions ride on a well-fueled campaign to win US citizen support for bitumen pipelines and processing in their country.

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Dec 2010


blogs

Wikileaks: Obama briefed on oil sands’ ‘environmental footprint’

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Dec 2010


news

A Tyee Series

Canada's Fight to Stop States From Lowering Fuel Carbon Levels

How Alberta, Ottawa and oil sands corporations are teaming to oppose climate change laws across America. First in a multi-part series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Dec 2010


blogs

61 First Nations ally to oppose Enbridge pipeline

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Dec 2010


blogs

Prestigious journal calls oil sands an ‘environmentalist’s nightmare’

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Nov 2010


blogs

Canada trying ‘to kill’ global warming laws: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Nov 2010


blogs

Alberta union afraid of oil sands firm, fired worker claims

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Nov 2010


blogs

Minister fears Alberta’s oil sands will become global climate pariah

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Nov 2010


news

US Tea Party's Deep Ties to Oil Sands Giant

Owners of Koch Industries, a major processor of Alberta crude, spent millions to foment and support a movement against Obama's climate change policies.

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Nov 2010


news

California's Anti-Green Politics: The Alberta Connection

Texas refiner banks big on oil sands and pours millions into Prop 23, a bid to halt Golden State climate policies, and maybe BC's too.

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Oct 2010


blogs

No GHG exemptions for oil sands: Environment Minister

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Oct 2010


blogs

Feds should lobby less, regulate more, oil sands report says

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Oct 2010


news

Why Europe Could Decide Fate of Canada's Oil Sands

Tories and petro firms worry oil sands restrictions in Europe will spread to other key nations. They're lobbying hard to prevent it.

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Oct 2010


blogs

Set limits on oil sands water use: DFO report

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Oct 2010


blogs

Downtown Ambassadors 'well-liked' by homeless, video claims

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Oct 2010


blogs

Oil sands worker fired after blog post on ‘inhuman’ conditions

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Oct 2010


news

Pipeline Plan Slams into $120 Million Coastal Eco-Pact

BC's Great Bear Rainforest deal was a landmark mix of public and private investment. Oil tankers, say backers, weren't part of the bargain.

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Oct 2010


blogs

Vintage oil company ad brags about melting glaciers

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Sep 2010


blogs

New oil sands study adds to emissions debate

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Sep 2010


blogs

US climate change fighter now oil sands cheerleader

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Sep 2010


blogs

Utah approves first US oil sands mine

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Sep 2010


blogs

Enbridge pipeline puts 56000 jobs at risk: First Nations leader

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Sep 2010


news

At Ground Zero for Next Huge Enviro War: Hartley Bay

BC First Nations and green groups vow to stop pipeline connecting tar sands crude with Asia-bound tankers.

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Sep 2010


blogs

Syncrude chairman denies lobbying Harper advisors

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Sep 2010


news

Canada Helps Create an Oil Sands World

Alberta is showing the way for nations with similar reserves. Brace for a global 'age of tough oil.'

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Sep 2010


blogs

Leaked German military study warns of drastic peak oil scenarios

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Sep 2010


blogs

Oil sands firms 'underestimating' bird deaths, study says

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Sep 2010


news

Greenpeace Chief Compares Oil Sands to Apartheid

Kumi Naidoo tells Tyee Alberta should learn from Africa's injustices.

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Sep 2010


opinion

A Tyee Series

The Mordor Diaries: Among the Oil Sands Tourists

In which our reporter pays $36.75 for a Suncor bus tour of the vast pits, and peruses the gift shop. Last in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Aug 2010


opinion

A Tyee Series

The Mordor Diaries: 'Are You Going to Slam Our City?'

In which our reporter is made to feel complicit in a media conspiracy against Fort McMurray. Second of three.

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Aug 2010


opinion

A Tyee Series

The Mordor Diaries: Rolling into Fort McMurray

In which our reporter visits the slice of suburbia next to Canada's famously toxic, tarry moonscape. First of three.

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Aug 2010


news

Oil Sands Workers Don't Cry

Toughing it out in the cold, isolated, male world of mobile workers in Alberta's oil patch.

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Aug 2010


blogs

Does new oil-spill fashion shoot ‘glamorize’ tragedy?

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Aug 2010


blogs

Oil sands pipeline to cost Canada over 36,000 jobs: union

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Aug 2010


blogs

Oil sands emissions to nearly triple by 2020, Pembina warns

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Aug 2010


blogs

Two-thirds of oil spill cleaned up, Enbridge says

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Aug 2010


blogs

Enbridge pipeline spills three million litres

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Jul 2010


blogs

Lobby group vows to defend oil sands pipeline against new attack

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Jul 2010


news

Oil Sands Opponents Will Lose, Economist Suggests

Heated U.S. debate to be swayed by security, says BMO's Sweet.

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Jul 2010


blogs

Fossil fuels eroding BC’s green leader status: report

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Jul 2010


blogs

BC surfaces in charged US pipeline debate

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Jul 2010


blogs

Feds cancel oil sands inquiry; no reasons given

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Jul 2010


blogs

Carbon capture full of risks: new study

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Jun 2010


news

'We Got that Deleted': Canada's Oil Sands Lobby Twisting Washington's Arm

US politicians bend to foreign-backed pressure to soften climate bill.

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Jun 2010


blogs

BP investors ‘should be suing themselves’: Monbiot

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Jun 2010


blogs

Gov't scientist admits he misled public about oil sands

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jun 2010


news

Gulf Disaster Raises Alarms about Alberta to Texas Pipeline

Diverse foes of TransCanada project fear catastrophic oil leak into vast water source for US breadbasket states.

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jun 2010


blogs

Canada’s gulf spill message not being heard in US: green critic

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Jun 2010


blogs

US town opens new front in oil sands battle

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Jun 2010


blogs

Contentious pipeline closer to official approval

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 May 2010


news

Tories Seen to Be Gutting Ecological Safeguards

Environmental assessment rules weakened, advisory group blindsided, say critics.

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 May 2010


news

How the World's Oil Giants Are Selling the 'Captured Carbon' Dream

Inside a global effort to convince the public an unproven technology will let us have our fossil fuels and a cooler planet, too.

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 May 2010


blogs

Strike down federal changes or risk disasters, green groups warn

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 May 2010


blogs

Unions lost out by not protesting Games: former labourer

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Feb 2010


blogs

Anti-Olympics protesters declare victory

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Feb 2010


blogs

What unites Critical Mass and the Olympics?

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Feb 2010


blogs

Will the 2010 Games make commuting more sustainable?

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Feb 2010


news

Good Luck Sochi, You'll Need It

Next Winter Games venue abuts war zones, and has enraged environmentalists and 1,500 citizens losing their homes.

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Feb 2010


blogs

Organizers will close Olympic Tent Village if asked

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Feb 2010


blogs

'Good vibes' at homelessness rally

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Feb 2010


news

Pie in Face Signals Split in Olympics Protest Movement

Charged debate among resisters over tactics splatters into the open.

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Feb 2010


mediacheck

Life Inside the 2010 Official Media Bubble

Accredited journalists are different from you and me. But for a day, I lived in their pricey Canada Place world.

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Feb 2010


news

What's Driving Olympics Homeless Protesters

As housing prices soared, social housing went unbuilt for years. As a result, shelter is hot politics in Vancouver.

By Monte Paulsen and Geoff Dembicki, 16 Feb 2010


blogs

Giant banner dropped from Cambie Bridge

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Feb 2010


blogs

‘I don’t think buildings have feelings’, protester says

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Feb 2010


news

Arrests, Beatings as Saturday Protest Turns Violent

Black-clad activists smash downtown Vancouver store windows, police crack down.

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Feb 2010


news

Friday Afternoon's Protest Big and Peaceful

'It's a pretty positive vibe out here' says civil liberties observer. Return to this story for updates during the weekend.

By Geoff Dembicki and Fabiola Carletti, 12 Feb 2010


news

Three Billion Watch the Games? That's Crazy Talk

Hey, lots will tune in. But number claimed by IOC and politicians deemed absurd by experts.

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Feb 2010


blogs

Up to 1,400 out-of-town Olympics protesters: Mercer

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Feb 2010


news

Canada Pavilion Said to Violate Provincial Law

Nation's Olympics centre runs afoul of Architects Act, charges Architectural Institute of BC.

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Feb 2010


blogs

Is Premier Campbell running an Olympics campaign?

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Feb 2010


blogs

New experiments in 2010 media landscape

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Feb 2010


blogs

Anti-Olympics activist detained at border then deported

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Feb 2010


blogs

Mayor Robertson unfazed by negative media attention

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Feb 2010


news

Olympics Well Worth It: Harcourt

Former premier comes out swinging against naysayers, says billions invested will pay off. A Tyee interview.

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Feb 2010


blogs

‘We are absolutely a threat to these Games’: ORN

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Feb 2010


blogs

‘I’m in a prison’: Shop owner on the 2010 Games

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Feb 2010


blogs

Create a VANOC for homelessness, campaign urges

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Feb 2010


news

Who Are the 2010 Protesters?

Within their ranks are several distinct strands, and styles, of dissent. A primer on their issues and demands.

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Feb 2010


blogs

VANOC ready to stop ambush marketing at venue gates

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Feb 2010


blogs

Vision Vancouver ‘can’t support’ red tent campaign

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Jan 2010


blogs

‘We’ve already won’: Anti-Olympics agitator

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Jan 2010


news

'Red Tent' Campaign Planned for Homeless during Olympics

Pivot Legal wants city to let it provide 500 tents to people sleeping on Vancouver's streets.

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Jan 2010


blogs

‘Miniscule’ chance Whistler won’t host Games: VANOC

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Jan 2010


blogs

Out-of-town cops won’t patrol streets during 2010 Games

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Jan 2010


blogs

Hockey legend plays both sides of 2010 branding battle

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Jan 2010


blogs

Protesters, terrorists potential Olympic threats, US warns

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Jan 2010


blogs

Leading thinker pans 2010 Olympics architecture

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Jan 2010


news

Librarians Told to Stand on Guard for 2010 Sponsors

'If you are planning a kids' event... approach McDonald's and not another well-known fast-food outlet,' instructs memo.

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Jan 2010


news

From Olympic Ideals to Corporate Blitz: A Brief History

How business saved the Games by turning them into a tightly controlled, billion dollar advertisement.

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Jan 2010


blogs

Canadian bailout for Whistler Blackcomb owner?

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Jan 2010


blogs

Olympics activist detained six hours at US border

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Dec 2009


blogs

Worker transport still unsafe despite reforms, inquest hears

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Dec 2009


blogs

Workers travelled in ‘barbaric’ conditions, inquest hears

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Dec 2009


news

'They Are Treated as Cattle'

In 2007 three farm workers died in a crash, now the focus of an inquest some hope will expose wider abuses.

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Dec 2009


blogs

Olympics bylaws could ‘clobber’ the homeless: Cadman

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Dec 2009


blogs

Olympics security on road to major clashes: BCCLA

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Dec 2009


blogs

Privacy watchdog 'understands' police visits to Olympics critics

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Nov 2009


blogs

'I don't see a big anti-Olympics movement': Meggs

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Nov 2009


blogs

Too late to change Games organizers’ plans: Eby

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Nov 2009


blogs

Olympics bylaw changes please civil liberties group

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Nov 2009


blogs

Hard to control 2010 Games free speech online, prof says

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Nov 2009


blogs

VANOC ‘not concerned’ about negative US press coverage

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Nov 2009


blogs

Paramedics strike decision linked to Olympics, memo suggests

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Nov 2009


blogs

VANOC to spectators: please pay for your carbon footprint

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Nov 2009


blogs

2010 Olympic torch up for sale

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Nov 2009


blogs

Anti-Olympics protesters force reroute of torch relay

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Oct 2009


blogs

Activists compete with Olympics organizers for airtime

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Oct 2009


blogs

‘Free speech zones’ elusive at Olympic torch relay kick-off

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Oct 2009


blogs

Olympic torch relay scripted to the minute

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Oct 2009


blogs

Activist claims anti-Games comments got him banned from US

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Oct 2009


blogs

See a big smile, find an Olympic torchbearer: VANOC

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Oct 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Mercer Led Raid on 'War in Woods' Tree-Sitters

2010 Games security chief is a veteran of clashes with anti-logging protesters.

By Geoff Dembicki and Bob Mackin, 23 Oct 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Mercer Blasted APEC Protesters with Pepper Spray

Commission slammed Mounties' hair trigger use of force at 1997 summit. Third in a series profiling the 2010 Olympics' top cop.

By Bob Mackin and Geoff Dembicki, 22 Oct 2009


blogs

Remember Olympics values, not new bylaws: Mayor

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Oct 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Olympic Security Chief Likes to 'Be out Front'

In command of 6,000, Bud Mercer will be making decisions under a global microscope.

By Geoff Dembicki and Bob Mackin, 21 Oct 2009


blogs

Ten goals to guide Vancouver’s green future

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Oct 2009


news

A Tyee Series

Olympics' Top Cop Helped Blow up Truck at Gustafsen Stand-off

RCMP's Bud Mercer was in the thick of several famous clashes with dissenters. This story, with video of the exploding truck, is first in a series.

By Geoff Dembicki and Bob Mackin, 20 Oct 2009


blogs

Mayor and mining CEO use Olympics medals to sell green visions

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Oct 2009


blogs

Olympics street closures to relocate homeless in early Feb.

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Oct 2009


blogs

Olympics intelligence officers 'in a tough spot': Games security boss

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Oct 2009


blogs

Togo, Sweden give thumbs up to 2010 Games

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Oct 2009


blogs

Olympics critics file lawsuit against Vancouver

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Oct 2009


news

Police Question Friend of Olympics Critic Chris Shaw

Nursing student surprised at school by intelligence officers. Councillor calls it 'harassment'.

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Oct 2009


blogs

Tories make campaign-like pitch at UBCM speech

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Oct 2009


news

Slacker Vancouver Is So Over: Mayor

Robertson urges city to build new identity as centre for green innovation.

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Oct 2009


blogs

Olympics promises don’t jibe with documents: BCCLA

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Sep 2009


blogs

Demolition OK'ed for Little Mountain; Vancouver fast-tracks other sites

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Sep 2009


blogs

2010 Games brand protected like Nike's, Versace's: VANOC

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Sep 2009


blogs

Civil rights monitors to be trained for 2010 Games

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Sep 2009


blogs

Olympics don’t make people more active: academic

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Sep 2009


blogs

Giant Olympics signs to plaster downtown skyscrapers

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Jul 2009


blogs

Sell us ad space, PETA asks VANOC

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Jul 2009


blogs

Olympics security forces fear Atlanta-style explosion

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Jul 2009


news

Vancouver's 'Brand': Ski Bums or Green Brainiacs?

Getting the Games meant the world would pay attention to the city's story. Uh oh. What is it?

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Jul 2009


blogs

City manager to lead Vancouver during Olympics

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Jul 2009


blogs

No Olympics parking lot at social housing site: VANOC

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Jul 2009


blogs

Olympics security list worries city councillor

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Jul 2009


blogs

Olympics security not Vancouver’s domain: city manager

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Jul 2009


blogs

Council trims Olympics free speech declaration

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Jul 2009


blogs

Criminal protests threaten 2010 Games: Mercer

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Jul 2009


blogs

Will council condemn 2010 Games security?

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Jul 2009


blogs

Oppal calls victory with razor-thin finish

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 May 2009


blogs

Anti-crime group backs Gordo's gang, plus Huntington

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 May 2009


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UVic's Pilon to NoSTV's Schreck: Stop misquoting me

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 May 2009


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BC Libs zapped regs for private power, doc shows

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 May 2009


The Angriest Riding in BC

In Tsawwassen, massive power lines have sparked voter rage.

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 May 2009


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Campbell takes campaign to the ‘burbs

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 May 2009


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Huge Fort Nelson Gas Plant Would Spike BC's Carbon Emissions

As planned for 2011, EnCana project is 'irresponsible': Pembina.

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 May 2009


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Debate: Leaders avoid question on crime

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 May 2009


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Liberals in swing ridings claim green vote 'not an issue'

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Apr 2009


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Premier has rosy view of BC’s carbon targets, experts say

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Apr 2009


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'Ducking' BC Rail Questions Doesn't Fly with Experts

No law keeps Campbell and Oppal from commenting: Addario, Gabelmann.

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Apr 2009


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Newcomer to replace deceased BC Lib in Van-Hastings

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Apr 2009


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Oppal’s lips sealed; AG won’t comment on BC Rail during election

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Apr 2009


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Oppal: 'The Premier listens to me'

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Apr 2009


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Robertson disavows Campbell quote in Liberal platform

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Apr 2009


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BC Libs' Platform Bets on Economy

'Not a huge change in direction,' Campbell tells voters.

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Apr 2009


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Campbell: 'This is not a time for taking risks'

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Apr 2009


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Pricey Olympics a Wedge Issue

While Campbell touts spin-offs, timber towns feel deprived.

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Apr 2009


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NDP platform full of shortfalls, bad for industry: BC Liberals

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Apr 2009


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VPD Chief ‘undermined’ investigation of fatal police shooting: Pivot

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Apr 2009


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Premier promises 1000 new rental units for BC seniors

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Apr 2009


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B.C. Liberals way up on NDP for 2008 political donations

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Apr 2009


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Over-budget convention centre an ‘economic powerhouse’: Premier

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Apr 2009


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2010 Games social promises ‘not measurable’: IOC official

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Apr 2009


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Inner-city residents wary of 2010 Games promises: poll

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Mar 2009


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Homeless relocations part of 2010 Games security plan

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Mar 2009


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‘No legal requirement’ for 2010 street cameras: city official

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Mar 2009


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Vancouver’s ‘global reputation’ rests on 2010 Games plan

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Mar 2009


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Cameras won't stop gang violence: privacy commissioner

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Mar 2009


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Citizen Journalists Poised to Reinvent Olympics 'News'

Crowd-sourced 'social media' may swamp corporate coverage at 2010 Games.

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Mar 2009


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O-Village deal helps employ the homeless; advocate thinks it’s not enough

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Mar 2009


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VANOC takes aim at the ‘spectating spectator’

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Mar 2009


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2010 Games Traffic Plan a Permanent Roadmap?

Officials hope citizens will embrace public transit beefed up for Olympics.

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Mar 2009


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NDP questions hundreds of Olympics-related layoffs

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Mar 2009


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Gov't to Small Biz: Stimulate Yourselves

Of billions flowing to boost BC economy, a mere trickle for start-up owners.

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Mar 2009


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Harper disregards critics of Tory crime plan

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Feb 2009


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City refinances O-Village; Fortress out

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Feb 2009


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Social housing debacle at O-Village not surprising: advocate

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Feb 2009


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Fears of APEC-style Clash in 2010

Distrust, anger festering between activists and police. Learn from pepper spray nightmare, say critics.

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Feb 2009


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Worries about DTES ‘street sweep’ in lead-up to 2010 Games

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Feb 2009


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Another Olympic Cost: Your Privacy

Concerns about spy cameras, random searches and $1 billion in security measures.

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Feb 2009


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Military planes over Vancouver part of 2010 Games prep

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Feb 2009


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VANOC short $54M for operating budget

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Jan 2009


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Whistler merchants feel ‘cut out’ by Olympic bylaw

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Jan 2009


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Robertson has mixed feelings about federal budget

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Jan 2009


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Vancouver’s credit rating revised for O-Village risk

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Jan 2009


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Olympics Spending a Shot in the Arm for British Columbia

But economists differ on its power to inoculate us from a recession.

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Jan 2009


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City gets go-ahead to seek outside funding for O-Village

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Jan 2009


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Olympics organizers approve revised budget

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jan 2009


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No ‘Plan B’ if O-Village not finished on time: VANOC

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Jan 2009


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Leg approves Olympic borrowing; how much city will seek uncertain

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Jan 2009


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Housing market 'rebound' unlikely, say local bloggers

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Jan 2009


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Direct taxpayer exposure for Olympic Village unlikely: urban consultant

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Jan 2009


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City will recover Olympic Village costs before Millennium: Meggs

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Jan 2009


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Previous council blamed for Olympic Village fiasco

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Jan 2009


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Vancouver wants charter changed to borrow $458 million

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Jan 2009


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Fortress, Backer of Key 2010 Sites, Is 'Teetering'

Olympic Village, Whistler mother company is 'tarnished' says Wall Street analyst.

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Jan 2009


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Housing needs focus of 2010 Games hunger strike relay

By Geoff Dembicki, 5 Jan 2009


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Campbell and Robertson promise up to 200 shelter beds as chilly weather hits

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Dec 2008


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Judy Rogers gone, new city manager announced

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Dec 2008


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Polish Consul slams decision to drop charges against RCMP in airport Taser death

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Dec 2008


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Pivot slams use of private guards for 2010 Security

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Dec 2008


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Ignatieff named Liberal interim leader

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Dec 2008


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2010 sponsors will deliver despite economic crisis: VANOC

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Dec 2008


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Dion resigns, what's next?

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Dec 2008


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Cost overruns likely for Surrey Olympic centre: councillor

By Geoff Dembicki, 4 Dec 2008


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Olympic torch expert vague on tactics for protestors

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Dec 2008


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Watts' inaugural speech targets policing, economy

By Geoff Dembicki, 2 Dec 2008


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Opposition parties confirm coalition with Dion at helm

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Dec 2008


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Tie auto industry bailout to green technology: James

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Nov 2008


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BC exploits loophole, dodges duty to protect species: green groups

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Nov 2008


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BC company’s closures ‘devastating’ for Minnesota’s logging industry

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Nov 2008


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Missed payment won't harm Galore Creek mine: company

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Nov 2008


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No BC deficit or recession despite uncertainty: Hansen

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Nov 2008


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'Change' Wins in Vancouver

Now the hard part. What will 'change' mean? Notes from last night's landslide.

By Geoff Dembicki, Irwin Loy and David Beers, 17 Nov 2008


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Peter Ladner accepts crushing NPA defeat

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Nov 2008


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Turnout “not extraordinary” despite high numbers at advance polls

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Nov 2008


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'It was a mistake' to support Watts in 2005 Surrey election: SCC

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Nov 2008


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NPA sorry for missing school board debate

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Nov 2008


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Surrey Goes up Against the Sprawl

Mayor Watts is running on a big vision of a dense downtown, a plan singed by halted projects and bad fire.

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Nov 2008


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Premier Campbell shrugs off by-election defeat

By Geoff Dembicki, 29 Oct 2008


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Ladner promises 3 per cent cap on property taxes

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Oct 2008


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Surrey councillor slams Mayor Watts' Green Zone plan

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Oct 2008


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Endowment fund bolstering 'struggling' Olympic Village: Ladner

By Geoff Dembicki, 27 Oct 2008


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Suzuki biologist praises Watts' Surrey leadership

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Oct 2008


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Candidate calls obscure Metro election a 'farce'

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Oct 2008


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Carole Taylor nixes idea she'll replace Dion for federal Liberals

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Oct 2008


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VANOC plan a boon for homeless efforts: mayor

By Geoff Dembicki, 22 Oct 2008


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Bhandari running for Surrey council and Whistler mayor at same time

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Oct 2008


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Carole Taylor a 'potent' leader for Federal Grits?

By Geoff Dembicki, 21 Oct 2008


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Liberal leadership contest could lure convention out of Vancouver

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Oct 2008


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Dhaliwal's profile paints Newton-North Delta red

By Geoff Dembicki, 15 Oct 2008


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Cadman name assured Tory win in Surrey-North

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Oct 2008


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Critic accuses Liberal Yuan of prejudice

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Oct 2008


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UVic prof slams Tory economic performance

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Oct 2008


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No 'sunshine and lollipops' in BC's economic future

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Oct 2008


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Tyee reporter barred from Harper rally

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Oct 2008


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Hedy Fry calls Conservative party a 'dictatorship'

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Oct 2008


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Ittinuar 'doesn't stand a chance' in Nunavut: Nunatsiaq editor

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Oct 2008


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Vancouver taxpayers could foot bill if Olympic Village overruns grow to 'doomsday' proportion

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Oct 2008


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Green MP Blair Wilson suing Liberal operatives Marissen and Tyabji; Canwest and Province also named

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Oct 2008


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Canadians want a Green MP, but will they elect one?

By Geoff Dembicki, 1 Oct 2008


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Sullivan vague on Vancouver streetcar details

By Geoff Dembicki, 30 Sep 2008


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Coquihalla tolls gone as Campbell girds for 2009 election

By Monte Paulsen and Geoff Dembicki, 26 Sep 2008


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No assistance for victims of 'predictable' landslides in BC

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Sep 2008


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BC 'can't turn down' exports to China: Bell

By Geoff Dembicki, 26 Sep 2008


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James draws 2009 battle lines: Gas tax, homelessness, health care

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Sep 2008


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BC 'paying the price' for not tackling addiction: Oppal

By Geoff Dembicki, 25 Sep 2008


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UBCM makes sixteenth call for BC housing plan

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Sep 2008


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Exempt north from carbon tax: UBCM

By Monte Paulsen and Geoff Dembicki, 24 Sep 2008


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UBCM would exempt rural areas from carbon tax

By Geoff Dembicki and Monte Paulsen, 24 Sep 2008


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Climate change website good, but cash better: Mayor

By Geoff Dembicki, 24 Sep 2008


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Wind power central to BC energy strategy; critics speak out

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Sep 2008


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Rae calls Harper’s snub of Olympics a ‘missed opportunity’

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Sep 2008


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May on Hastings: Green leader calls for guaranteed income

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Sep 2008


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South Asians to determine tight race in Newton-North Delta

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Sep 2008


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Pot-smoking video, coca sales drive Dana Larsen from NDP

By Geoff Dembicki, 18 Sep 2008


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Former Canucks owner to seek Mayencourt’s spot as Liberal

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Sep 2008


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Stockwell Day tough on crime, as fellow Tory evades reporter

By Geoff Dembicki, 17 Sep 2008


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Elizabeth May's War of Words

The Tyee was first to try to get to the bottom of her 'stupid' remarks. The blogosphere erupted.

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Sep 2008


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Who won May’s ‘stupid’ war of words?

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Sep 2008


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NDP battle Tories for polarized Pitt-Maple-Mission seat

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Sep 2008


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COPE approves deal with Vision Vancouver

By Geoff Dembicki, 14 Sep 2008


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'I' vs 'They': May's YouTube controversy centres on a pronoun

By Geoff Dembicki, 12 Sep 2008


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'Stupid' video: Stephen Taylor takes credit for clip that Greens call fake

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Sep 2008


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Vision council hopefuls tackle tough questions

By Geoff Dembicki, 11 Sep 2008


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Greens credit regular Canadians for including May in debates

By Geoff Dembicki, 10 Sep 2008


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Obamamania hits Canada?

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Sep 2008


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Ladner shrugs off COPE/Vision deal as ‘uneasy backroom alliance’

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Sep 2008


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Burnaby-Douglas riding set for tight three-way battle

By Geoff Dembicki, 9 Sep 2008


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Greens cut from TV debate; Carr blames network 'wimps'

By Geoff Dembicki, 8 Sep 2008


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NPA council slate includes five women and a gay man

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Sep 2008