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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ghosts on the Coast

Will Soltau is Sustainable Fisheries and Salmon Farming Campaign Manager for Living Oceans Society.

It's the time of year when ghosts and goblins make their annual appearances around the neighborhood. On the ocean the Flying Dutchman - a ghost ship cursed to forever sail the seven seas and never reach safe haven - is one of the oldest spooky stories. But there are more ghosts on our coast.

Some are closer to port. Derelict vessels abandoned, sinking and threatening to pollute.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Defend our Coast rally in Sointula

Today communities across BC took part in the Defend Our Coast day of action to show growing opposition to tar sands, pipelines and tankers and the risks they pose to our coast, rivers and livelihoods. Rallies were held in 67 communities the province today with participants link arms to symbolize B.C.’s unbroken wall of opposition.

About 40-50 people joined together in Sointula (a town of only about 500 people) to show their solidarity with those in other communities around the province and those who rallied at the Provincial Legislature in Victoria on Monday. Below are a few pictures of the rally, and there are many more from around the province on the Defend Our Coast website.