NEWS RELEASE · 9th January 2012
The Enbridge hearings begin on Tuesday (January 10) at 9:00 am at the Haisla Recreation Centre in Kitamaat Village and continue on Wednesday (January 11) beginning at 9:00 am.
The hearing in Terrace is being held at the Sportsplex beginning at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 12.
The following week hearings will be held in Smithers on Monday, January 16, at the Hudson Bay Lodge beginning at 9:00 am, then Tuesday in Burns Lake at the Island Gospel Fellowship Church beginning at 1:00 pm. Wednesday, January 18th, a hearing will be held in Prince George at the Ramada Hotel Downtown, beginning at 6:00 pm.
Please consider attending the hearings and wearing a blue scarf with embroidered fish to show your opposition to the project. Members of local groups will be handing out scarves at each venue.
These hearings are for intervenors who have requested to present oral evidence. A second round of community hearings will start in April for people who have signed up to make statements. A schedule for those hearings hasn’t been released yet.
CBC ALMANAC CALL-IN TOMORROW
Tuesday morning, BC Almanac on CBC Radio will be featuring a discussion about the Enbridge pipeline hearings and taking calls from listeners. Please consider calling in and voicing your opposition to the pipeline.
The call-in numbers are:
Lower Mainland: (604) 669-3733 or Toll Free: 1-800-825-5950
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Comment by al earl on 10th January 2012
I attended the CBC interviews at Rosarios, not what I really expected, but who am I to know the news, the CBC were friendly and inquesitive and asked engaging questions with no opinions of their own. as they are inpartial to the events concerning us all, a good reporting ideal
I later attended the JRP hearings with some of the members of the Haisla Nation and their supporters, if history could talk, it certainly did, the chiefs and heriditary chiefs spoke their mind to a captive audience relaying experiences of their lives as well as their mothers and fathers lives ,and, their mothers and fathers lives.
Never in my education have I had so much first hand history spoken by word, allways it has been written by scholars who have interpritated what they thought was correct or an acceptable ideal, I listened to people who were there, lived it and share with the next generation and continue to share with all who will listen, tales of people turned to stone because of their disrespect for sharing and maintaining for the next generation. tales of sasquatch, the beach of learning for sex, and numerous other legends
these are a people who live with nature, we all have our religions and our beliefs, who are we to question the gaurdians of this area and their history, in this area the Haisla are definately custodians of the earth
we all have room for hope