REPORTING · 18th August 2012
After a long run, Kim Slater has finally reached the coast, although it is not her final destination. Slater has been running the length of the pipeline, starting on July 8th at the BC Boarder in Mount Robinson National Park.
“I’ve just run into town, it’s a part of my journey across BC talking to people about alternatives to the pipeline and a vision for a clean energy future that’s not reliant on fossil fuels,” said Slater.
She stated she has met a lot of amazing people who have supported her along the rout. The weather held and she has run 970 Kilometres. She has stopped in every community along the rout of the pipeline, including a gathering in Williams Lake which she was driven to.
“What I’m hearing from people is building strong, local diverse economies is a pretty good alternative to having these giant industrial projects happen and there are short term jobs for a little bit and the economies perpetual boom and bust scenario. The more people can work together as a community, certainly not the whole picture, but it’s defiantly something people are interested,” said Slater.
On Sunday, August 19th, she will be attending a cookout at Lakeelse Lake Picnic Site from 3 to 5 in the afternoon so people can discuss the issues. Then she will be going to Prince Rupert on the 21st.
She arrived in Kitimat in time for an Enbridge ‘Open House.’ However, she did not stay long as she had a further 20 Kilometres to run that day.