Carrie Saxifrage

Carrie Saxifrage is the author of The Big Swim, a collection of nonfiction stories centered on community in the age of climate change to be released in February by New Society Books.  Ruth Ozeki has called The Big Swim, "utterly delightful - a laugh out-loud, moving book I will share with people everywhere I go."  Carrie Saxifrage was the Sustainability Reporter for The Vancouver Observer for four years, before moving on to a career as a book writer.

 

Cortes Island ForestFest: Forest activism for all generations

ForestFest spurred completion of the infrastructure for a forest protest camp, including a kitchen

Island Timberlands moves to start logging Cortes, ForestFest rallies to "meet threat of logging with one voice"

Island Timberlands has failed to meet the Cortes community demands and now people are gathering to protect the forest from the logging planned for September.

No negotiation progress as Island Timberlands’ plans to log Cortes Island forests remain virtually unchanged

Six thousand eight hundred petition signatures brought media attention and pressure to bear on Island Timberlands’(IT) plans to log significant ecosystems on Cortes Island, including some of the...

Voters Taking Action on Climate Change photo shoot tackles pipelines and tankers

A huge crowd gathered for the photo shoot for an ad urging Premier Clark to protect the BC coast.

Thirteen arrested blocking BNSF coal train in White Rock

Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Mark Jaccard was among those arrested for blocking a coal train in White Rock.

Pipe Dreams and Nightmares: CCPA's new report deconstructs Enbridge’s unrealistic “jobs and growth” promises

CCPA report takes a hard look at Enbridge's jobs and growth numbers and reveals wild optimism.

Happy 23rd anniversary, Exxon Valdez: thanks for schooling us on Enbridge!

Fifteen years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, a pit in Prince William Sound shows heavy oil residue. An oil spill off the BC coast could create a larger, more toxic spill than the Exxon Valdez.

Proposed Northern Gateway pipeline threatens Haida Gwaii's reliance on food from the sea

In Massett, on the north end of Haida Gwaii, everyone depends on a clean ocean in one way or another. This makes supertankers to service the Enbridge pipeline unacceptable to residents.

Oil executive son's testimony at Prince Rupert Northern Gateway pipeline joint review panel

At the Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearings, the son of an oil executive delivered a riveting speech about the power and destruction of oil.

How the Enbridge pipeline issue unified Northern BC

One unexpected benefit from the Enbridge oil pipeline debate has been a united cause among Northern BC communities.