Around 50 Sunshine Coast residents took part in a demonstration Jan. 8 in Davis Bay to show solidarity with protesters trying to stop a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C.
The Coast GasLink pipeline is being built by Trans Canada to service an LNG plant in Kitimat.
The route crosses Wet’suwet’en First Nation traditional territory about 120 kilometres southwest of Smithers, and is opposed by a group of hereditary chiefs. There have been protest camps and blockades in the area since 2009.
The BC Supreme Court issued an injunction on Dec. 14 ordering barriers on a forest service road removed within 72 hours.
The demonstration, one of 55 held across Canada and in the U.S., followed RCMP actions to enforce that injunction begun on Jan. 7.