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Public invited to 'Stop the Pipeline' letter writing campaign Sunday at The Royal

Is an oil pipeline to run 1,170 km from Alberta's tar sands to British Columbia's west coast what people want?

Is the 225 oil tankers expected to travel  through the last intact temperate rainforest and along B.C.'s treacherous northern inside coastal waters per year a good idea?

Does the public want to trade 560 full time jobs in the fossil fuel industry for tens of thousands of fisheries, coastal, and ecotourism jobs?

Reader who said no to these questions, then come down to The Royal on Sunday, February 19 from 12-5 p.m. to join forces with others in the community concerned about the consequences of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

This will be a free, fun, and informative afternoon with prize giveaways, live music, films, and letter writing.

An all-ages accessible area in the Royal front lobby will be provided so that people of all ages can participate in this empowering and community-building event.

Writing a personal letter to the Joint Review Panel is an effective ways to voice your opinion and stand in solidarity with those who are at risk of being the most affected. Let’s let the review panel and the Federal Government know that we do not accept this proposal.

The Royal has generously offered to pay for the postage of any letters written at this event. Resources will be provided to help focus letters on the issues that matter to you.  Local musician Rafferty Funksmith  (Jesse Lee) will provide music to keep spirits high, and there will be several short film showings throughout the afternoon.

For additional information please contact Cheralynne Kennedy at cheralynne@hotmail.com or join the Facebook community group STOPTHEPIPELINE@groups.facebook.com