–from Jo Phillips, Awareness Film Night
On January 11th Awareness Film Night and Transition Sooke will be presenting an evening with author and journalist Andrew Nikiforuk along with the half hour film “A Last Stand for Lelu.”
Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about the oil and gas industry for more than 2 decades and has written many books including Energy of Slaves, Empire of the Beetle, The Tar Sands and his latest Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry.
Formerly based in Calgary, he now lives on Vancouver Island. He is a frequent contributor to B.C.’s online news source, thetyee.ca.
Lelu Island is the proposed site of the LNG plant and shipping berth near Prince Rupert. It is in the middle of the Flora Banks, the most important juvenile fish habitat for the entire Skeena River system. It is also in the traditional territory of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nations, who voted 100% “NO” for this project.
The event will be held on January 11 in the Edward Milne Community School theatre, 6218 Sooke Rd. in Sooke from 7-9pm. It is, as always, by donation.