Respecting the Power of the Sea - Testimony from Enbridge Hearings in Bella Bella
by Damien Gillis l The Canadian.org
Highlights from this week's National Energy Board hearings in Bella Bella on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and supertankers on BC's coast. Powerful testimony from three members of the Heiltsuk First Nation, sharing their experiences with the sea.
"I'll never forget it," said Josh Vickers recounting to the NEB panel a memorable herring fishing trip as a boy. "We were coming back in 40 to 50 foot seas...Our boats were like corks going way up and way down. We couln't even see each other - that's how violent and rough the sea was."