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London chapter unleashes a 30-foot black snake at the Forks of the Thames

This week, the London Chapter of the Council of Canadians took matters into their own hands and demanded action on the major threat Line 9 (and the new changes rubber stamped by the NEB) poses to hundreds of communities across Ontario and Quebec.

As reported, “30-foot black snake was seen on working its way from the Forks of the Thames, stopping to say hello to people along the way. While this might sound like the world’s most polite snake, it was actually a puppet created to help focus attention on the Enbridge Line 9 pipeline and the danger it represents to drinking water in London.”

The Line 9 Snake’s debut was at protest at Queens Park in Toronto, on March 7.


London residents rallied at the Forks to honour the Thames, from its headwaters to Lake St. Clair, where water flows through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Poets, speakers, and musicians stood up for protection of our fresh water sources, while warning of the imminent danger represented by the National Energy Board (NEB) approval of a new phase in the operation of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline.



“The Line 9 snake’s opposite, the Water Snake, a blue-coloured, positive symbol of the value of water, will make its first appearance at the Water Rights Film Festival on Friday (April 4), 6 p.m., at Museum London and will return on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. for the remainder of the festival.”


For more information on Line 9 see:

Click here to see what pipeline safety expert Richard Kuprewicz testified to the NEB

Click here for a report on other evidence presented to the NEB against the Line 9 proposal

Toronto Star article on unreported Line 9 spills 

Thunder Bay Chapter intervenes on Line 9 lawsuit

Hamilton protesters denouce Line 9 reversal decision

Toronto Star article on unreported Line 9 spills 

Line 9 approved, will Premier Wynne step in and protect the Great Lakes

NEB approves Line 9, chapters fight back