Monday, November 18, 2013

Enthusiastic group deliver their message to the Port on the prospect of oil tankers on North Coast

Prince Rupert 
Depending on who you are getting your numbers from, Saturday's Day of Protest participants numbered between 100 and 200, as those taking part in the Prince Rupert Defend Our Communities rally gathered in front of the Atlin Terminal offices of the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

The noon hour protest, part of a Canada wide expression of concern, highlighted the belief of some local organizers that the Port Authority has developed plans to begin shipping oil by way of tankers, perhaps as early as 2015.

That was the suggestion of the protest organizer Luanne Roth, who offered up her thoughts to the Northern View on Saturday, explaining that local residents that share their fears, had gathered on Saturday to express their desire to stop any potential shipments from the North Coast.

Across the Northwest, the province and the country, those taking part were quick to take to social media to share their activities.

The snapshots and vignettes of the day's events making their way to twitter, You Tube and Facebook.

North Coast NDP MLA Jennifer Rice, Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin and NDP MP Nathan Cullen, took to the streets in Vancouver, taking a break from the ongoing BC NDP convention to share their support with the protest organizers.


You can review some of the thoughts of the day's participants from the Facebook page (North Coast) Facebook page (National) and twitter feed of the event.

Media accounts of the day's events around British Columbia can be found below. Climate change rallies staged across Canada
CTV BC-- Pipeline protest goes Canada-wide
Terrace Standard-- Large anti-Enbridge rally fills up Terrace park
Prince George Citizen-- Protest march opposes pipeline
Opinion 250-- Sending the Message to Ottawa
Vancouver Observer-- Thousands protest Enbridge in Vancouver

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