LNG, Fracking, and the Comox Valley Connection (Video)

On February 27, 2019, the Watershed Sentinel co-hosted a public forum in Courtenay, BC on fracking for LNG and its impact on Northern BC and the First Nations who live there, as well as a local connection with the (now “on pause“) Kwispaa LNG and project proposed for Barkley Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The forum was packed with community members who came to hear five speakers share their knowledge and expertise: Mike Sawyer, environmental consultant from Smithers BC (who is mounting a jurisdictional challenge to the Coastal GasLink pipeline), Bernadette and Keith Wytton of the Barkley Sound Alliance, Richard Wright, Wilps Luutkudziiwus spokesperson from Madii Lii Centre in Gitxsan territory in northern BC, and Damien Gillis, co-creator of the documentary Fractured Land.

If you missed the forum you can still learn about these issues directly from the speakers, in the videos below!

 Part 1: Mike Sawyer, Keith Wytton, and Richard Wright (16:06)

Part 2: Damien Gillis (10:17)

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