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The Week to End Enbridge raises close to $100,000 for First Nation legal defence

Posted Jun 24

The PullTogether campaign is celebrating a successful week of events across the province that brought the grassroots campaign to a total of over $500,000 raised for First Nations legal defence against the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. The province-wide fundraising effort, led by Sierra Club BC and Raven Trust, supports the legal fees of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai’xais, Gitga’at, Haida, Gitxaala, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli Nations who are in court to stop Northern Gateway.

“When we hosted a spaghetti dinner over a year ago we had no idea how far this would go,” said Anne Hill of North West Watch in Terrace, B.C. “We’re blown away by how far this fundraising has spread, people from all walks of life in every corner of the province coming together to support the First Nations on the front lines of the effort to stop this pipeline.”

The Week to End Enbridge pushed the campaign over the half million milestone, after dozens of events across B.C. raised nearly $100,000 in just one week. Fundraising events included everything from a paddle in the ocean, to barbeques, yoga, and a bluegrass concert. Small businesses played a big role, with proceeds from chocolate bars, an eco-tourism lodge and even carrot sales being contributed to First Nations legal defence.

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Every vote counts in the Kitimat plebiscite

Posted Mar 27

Things are heating up in Kitimat as Enbridge door-knocks and advertises to get the ‘yes’ vote while Douglas Channel Watch, a local volunteer organization, stands up to defend their community from crude oil tankers and pipelines.

 

In just 17 days, Kitimat residents will vote in a plebiscite on the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

Enbridge is pulling out all the stops to buy support. Paid Enbridge employees have parachuted into Kitimat and are knocking on doors, trying to convince people to vote Yes. They are running full page ads in newspapers across the region.

Who is speaking up for wild salmon and the future of our watersheds and coast?

Douglas Channel Watch is a group of local volunteers based in Kitimat who are dedicated to protecting the environmental integrity of Douglas Channel and its watersheds for present and future generations and have come together because of a love for their home. They are working day and night for the next couple weeks to spread the word about the risks of supertankers and crude oil pipelines.

They need your help.

Together, let's raise our voices and secure a sound future for all.

On April 12th Kitimat residents will vote on the plebiscite question to support or oppose the project and the 209 conditions set out by the National Energy Board.

You can say "NO" to Enbridge by signing their petition, donating, or signing up to volunteer for the campaign.

Every dollar donated to Douglas Channel Watch will go directly into purchasing leaflets, newspaper ads, radio spots and signs in the leadup to the April 12 vote.

Click here now to donate to Douglas Channel Watch.

Enbridge has deep pockets but the people of British Columbia have big hearts. Let's show Douglas Channel Watch that we have their backs.

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