Okay Christy Clark, you’re a sneaky little twit who at your re-election time stated your opposition to the Northern Gateway Pipeline, and now that you’ve been re-elected and some time has passed, an agreement has been made between you and Alison Redford…
I can’t even believe this. Clearly our Conservative Federal government and Christy Clark are buddies. The government always gets what it wants-money. As that is all this pipeline will do that it is good. I’ve been down the coast of BC to Bella Bella from Juneau Alaska and I’ve seen some of the areas that the tankers will be travelling… Yeah bad idea.. Yes they claim there will be BC trained Captains behind the helm, but do you think that makes a difference when a giant oil tanker is going through a channel with less than 100m of clearance on either side, ripping currents, and a swift change in winds? I don’t think so. Even the most experienced Captain could and will have issues in this situation. Just in the last week a BC captain lost control of a ferry when the winds pushed it into a dock, and this is nowhere near the size of an oil tanker which the wind would catch more easily. So there’s the risk of an oil spill at ocean, which would have massive impacts up and down our coast, and more importantly on the Great Bear Rainforest. Then there’s the chance of an on land oil spill…. To me it’s not a matter of IF an oil spill will happen, it is a matter of WHEN. It is truly unavoidable, whether it happens soon, or in the future. This pipeline poses a risk to all of BC from the ocean and land to the First Nations people that live on the planned route. If you look around you can find information stating that some construction has already begun on the proposed pipeline- to me this is a sign that its going to take a giant uproar and near riots to prevent this pipeline from being built. We as British Columbians need to stand up and show our disapproval of the Northern Gateway Pipeline, because if we don’t make enough noise, they’ll say we want it and do whatever they please.
I’ve lived off the ocean for 4 weeks straight with my parents and sister on a 26 foot boat. Been on that boat surrounded by a pod of killer whales. Travelled down from Juneau, Alaska to Bella Bella in BC on a friends boat while seeing humpbacks, glaciers, ice bergs, abandoned hot springs and fishing camps. I’ve stared down into the eyes of a pacific white sided dolphin under our 16 foot boat just arms reach away while in a pod of a couple hundred of them. I’ve had a short trip visiting Italy and Germany. I’ve spent 5 weeks in Brazil with the best guy ever. I literally couldn’t ask for more. Yet I am, because there is so much more out there I want to see and experience.
So I started school in September, its a 2 year photography program, and I’ve been soooo busy its crazy…
Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll get some pictures on here. Heading up to Campbell river for the weekend in 2 weeks so I hope to get some pictures while I’m there.