Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pull together to protect our coast

I'm wearing my environmental hat today. It's been over a year since the Harper government conditionally approved the Enbridge Pipeline, and protests are ramping up again. Enbridge is not backing down and there are signs that the Provincial Government is pushing ahead with what they call "state of the art cleanup." But cleanup isn't the answer. The answer is to keep the tarsands in the ground.

It's my feeling that the thing most likely to stop the pipeline is the legal challenges by the First Nations groups. On Saturday there's a gathering here in our community where we can stand with the First Nations to protect our coast. A community social and fundraiser is happening at the Prairie Inn in Saanichton from 4:00 to 6:00. Funds raised will help with legal funds to challenge the Norther Gateway Pipeline. Come out and meet like-minded people. Tax receipts are available and a generous sponsor will be matching donations.

Here's a link to the Pull Together website. You can donate there as well.


The photo above is from the top of Brown Ridge at Saturna Island.  This is part of the coast that we must protect from oil spills.

The Prairie Inn is at 7806 East Saanich Road. See you there!


  1. We have the Keystone Pipeline "dispute", much the same as yours. Same dangers to the land and water table. I don't know what will happen next.

  2. For many, many, many reasons, I am absolutely disgusted by the Harper government, and this debate has been one of them. That party must be removed from office in the next election- another four years of them in power, and it'll be too late to save this country. As it is, it'll take decades to repair the damage they have done.

  3. I hope this works out for you.
    The land must be saved.

    cheers, parsnip


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