Kudos for council

Mayor Rob MacDougall and councillors received some special recognition for their stand in opposition of the Northern Gateway pipeline.

Mayor Rob MacDougall and councillors received a letter and some special recognition for their stand in opposition of the Northern Gateway pipeline.

The Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative, World Wildlife Fund and Canadians for the Great Bear sent the letter in support of the District of Fort St. James’ public stand.

As the first municipality located directly on the pipeline route to take a stand in opposition to the project, the letter called the opposition “pioneering” and said the move “reflects a commitment to the values shared by Canadians for the Great Bear and by many British Columbians.”

The letter bestows the title of “Canadian Great Bear Community”  upon Fort St. James in acknowledgement of the move which it said helps paves the way to be “good stewards of our country’s future.”

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