Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan visits Castlegar

The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan came to Castlegar on Monday as they traveled through the province on their way to Kitimat.

Ken Auld

Ken Auld

The Kootenay to Kitimat Caravan came to Castlegar on Monday as part of their mini-tour through the province as they work their way to Kitimat.

The four men travelling to Kitimat (Jim Terral, Keith Wiley, Michael Gilfillan, and Tom Nixon) stopped to talk with several supporters in Castlegar outside city hall. The caravaners are taking with them a proclamation signed by local citizens to show their opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project.

“We are carrying a message from the Kootenays to the First Nations and other communities on the pipeline route to say we support them in stopping the pipeline,” said Wiley.

On June 9, Nelson City Council voted to oppose the pipeline project and endorse the caravan as a citizens way to show support.

The caravan tour began earlier in the day in Nelson at noon with the official send off by Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko.