Tuesday, September 19, 2017

North Coast MLA pays tribute to environmental leaders recently passed

News of the passing of two environmental leaders in the province over the last week clearly had an impact on North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, who provided for personal tributes in the Legislature on Monday for both Twyla Roscovich and Bruce Hill.

Ms. Roscovich was an acclaimed filmmaker and environmental advocate for Wild Salmon, while Mr. Hill was known for his environmental work in the Stikine watershed and staunch opposition to many of the proposed LNG projects of the Northwest.

Through the course of her statement to the House of Monday afternoon, Ms. Rice recalled the times she spent with Ms. Roscovich, first as student at the Prince Rupert campus of NWCC and later through her work as a film maker in more recent years.

Also remembered in the House on Monday was the time Ms. Rice had shared with Mr. Hill, well known for his work on environmental issues in Northwestern British Columbia.

The comments to the Legislature offered a testimony as to how the lives of both resonated strongly with the MLA, she shared her thoughts as part of the statements portion of the afternoon session.

As Ms. Rice noted in her statement, a Go Fund Me page has been created in support of Ms. Roscovich's daughter.

A look a her career in film making and environmental advocacy can be reviewed below:

BC environmentalist documentary maker and Wild Salmon advocate Twyla Roscovich dies
Body of missing filmmaker Twyla Roscovich found on Vancouver Island

Mr. Hills work in the Stikine found him involved in recent years on issues related to mining and more recently, as part of those in opposition to the development of some of the proposed LNG facilities in the Northwest.

A few glimpses into his work can be examined below

Headwater Initiative Project Director Bruce Hill says "LNG Dream more like a nightmare"
BC's Thaltan People and the Road to Power

For more items related to the North Coast MLA at the Legislature see our archive page here.

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