Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Namu Cannery Clean up requirements raised in Legislature last week

Last Tuesday morning, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice outlined for the Legislature a situation of great concern for the Heiltsuk Nation, with a range of issues related to required remediation at the old Namu Cannery Site.

With chemicals and debris still part of the landscape and none of the past operators of the region accepting responsibility, MLA Rice sought out guarantees from the province to offer assistance to the Heiltsuk as the seek to return the site to its original state.

Ms. Rice outlined the prohibitive nature of the costs of that work that face the Heiltsuk and called into question the ability of the Provincial government to address larger environmental issues when they won't take action on this smaller scale issue of Namu.

The video review of her presentation to the Legislature and question for the Minister can be viewed below from the BC NDP Caucus You Tube page.

The transcript of her exchange with the Minister can be found in the pages of Hansard, at the 10:05  mark of the Tuesday morning session.

For more items of note regarding the work of MLA Rice at the Legislature see our archive pages, the Archive for the week of October 20-13 can be found here.

While the larger overview of events at the Legislature related to the North Coast and Haida Gwaii can be found here.

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