On Wednesday (Oct. 24), approximately 150 people braved the cold wind to demonstrate their opposition to Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
Citizens who gathered at Nexen Beach signed a petition voicing their concern over the contentious project, which would run from Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. The demonstration was a part of a province-wide action organized by Defend Our Coast. Local organizer Nicole McRae said she was surprised by the large turnout to the first of two rallies planned for the day — the second taking place at 5:30 p.m.
“People really want to be a part of this,” she said.
The action comes two days after the big sit-in and demonstration in Victoria. On Monday (Oct. 22), approximately 3,000 people stood in front of the B.C. Legislature rallying against both the proposed Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipelines.