Nelson chapter activists Dick Vission and Pegasus McGauley at the protest in Kelowna on Monday. Photo by Suzy Hamilton/ The Nelson Daily.
CFTK in Kelowna reports that, “More than 200 protesters gathered in Kelowna (on Monday), as the Joint Review Panel held a one-day closed-door hearing on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project.” Global BC adds, “Different groups including Idle No More and Council of Canadians are there to voice their opposition to the Enbridge pipeline.”
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip speak at the public forum hosted by the Kelowna chapter and the First United Church. Photo by Alistair Waters/ Capital News.
On the Saturday prior, Kelowna Capital News reports, “Local opponents to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline came out in force, filling a local church to hear five prominent speakers denounce the project, as well as blast the federal and provincial governments for they have handled the issue. About 400 people packed into First United Church to hear Green Party leader and Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May, provincial NDP environment critic and Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming, filmmaker and environmental journalist Damien Gillis and Grand Chief Stewart Philip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and his wife, aboriginal activist Joan Phillip speak. …The audience who showed up for the meeting— hosted by the local chapter of the Council of Canadians and First United Church—were fully in support of all the points made by the speakers and gave them a standing ovation at the end.”
Along with the Council of Canadians Kelowna chapter, the Nelson chapter participated in Monday’s activities.