Vernon joins provincewide protest

Defend our Coast day of action at Eric Foster's office Wednesday at noon

  • Oct. 21, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Vernon is joining communities across B.C. in a provincewide Defend Our Coast day of action to show opposition to the risks posed by tar sands, pipelines and tankers.

Rallies will be held at MLA’s offices across the province Wednesday, and participants will link arms to symbolize B.C.’s unbroken wall of opposition.

Local volunteers, facilitated by online campaign organization Leadnow.ca, are organizing an event at Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster’s constituency office (3209 31st Ave.) at noon Wednesday.

“People from all walks of life – First Nations, ranchers, fishermen, business owners, foresters, teachers – are coming together like never before to form a wall of opposition and to call on our provincial leaders to defend our coast from tar sands pipelines and tankers,” said Nadia Nowak, local outreach coordinator for Leadnow.ca. “These pipelines affect all British Columbians.”