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HARTLEY BAY, B.C. – Members of the British Columbia First Nation used yarn to make a symbolic protest against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
Members of the Gitga’at (GIT-GAT) First Nation stretched a 3.3 kilometre long crochet chain across the Douglas Channel near the community of Hartley Bay to protest Ottawa’s approval of the project.
Tankers will have to navigate the narrow channel to a marine export terminal set to be located in Kitimat.
Protest organizer Lynne Hill hopes the crochet blockade will show the First Nation will do what it takes to stop the pipeline.
She says Northern Gateway will mean the death of their community and their culture.
Hill says if there was an oil spill there would be nothing left.
On Tuesday, the federal government granted final approval to the pipeline that will bring oil from Alberta to the B-C coast for export, with 209 conditions.