Ride the Tide 2015 Gets the No Tanker Message Out

On Friday July 3rd, Haida Gwaii came together on Masset inlet to show their support for a Tanker-Free ocean, and rode the tide from Gaauu (Old Massett) to Masset harbour.  Part of Pull Together’s “Week to End Enbridge,” the ‘Ride the Tide’ event shaped up in true Haida Gwaii style with Christian and Candace’s Haida Canoe alongside paddle boarders and kayakers from across the islands.  There was a crush of people, naaniis (grandmothers), youth and spectators all along the shore following the action and cheering on the paddlers.

A huge thank you/haw’aa to Christian White and Candace Weir for bringing the canoe out.  As well to Guy Kimola for documenting the event so well, and Jim Hart and his crew for coming out to show their support.  Haw’aa to Harmony and Old Massett Youth Centre for providing rides.  A big haw’aa/thank you to all who came out to paddle and take show that Haida Gwaii stands unified in protection of our waters!

 

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CoASt T-Shirts Now Available Online

Store ScreenshotHaida Gwaii CoASt is now trying out an online store to sell our t-shirt designs.  Check out our new site at spreadshirt.ca:

 

haidagwaiicoast.spreadshirt.ca

As always, our t-shirts raise funds for CoASt anti-tanker activities, like our upcoming anti-tanker design competition.

Our first design is the Hull and Bones design donated by Gwaai Edenshaw.

If you order one, please let us know your feedback.  Haaw’a!

Think Tankers: Riki Ott Speaks About the Exxon Valdez Spill in Haida Gwaii

Want to know more about what happened in Alaska when the Exxon Valdez Spilled a supertanker of oil?  How about what’s going on now?  Come and see Riki Ott speak in Masset and Charlotte about her own experiences with clean-up and as an “incidental activist.”  This event is supported by CoASt and the TBuck Suzuki Foundation.

 

Queen Charlotte

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 7:00 pm
Queen B’s Cafe, 3208 Wharf Street

Masset

Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:00 pm
The Haven, Harrison Ave (above Green Gaia)

Download the poster HG Think Tankers.

Van Observer Writers Publishing eBook on Coastal Pipeline Proposals

Need some straight facts to back up your opposition to Enbridge and Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposals?  Vancouver Observer journalist Carrie Saxifrage will be editing an eBook that will offer just that.  Providing an alternative to Enbridge and KMP’s highly funded PR campaigns, the eBook will explore the long-term effects of oil spills like the Exxon Valdez and their possible impacts up and down the coast as well as revealing the many half-truths and snow jobs the two companies are selling to the public.

The new eBook, featuring a foreword by former Greenpeace International campaign director Tzeporah Berman, will be put together through an online campaign you can donate to at indigogo.com.  To learn about the project, get involved, or donate, go to:

http://igg.me/p/127271

Oil man’s son gives powerful testimony at pipeline joint review panel

This is a video that appeared in the Tyee’s collection of Video recommendations today.  It’s an interesting and powerful testimony about oil refining in India and the oil industry in general.  It also gives you a sense of how the people testifying are badgered by the panel to finish up and not provide their own opinions.  For the first minute the camera isn’t on Lee Brain who is testifying, but it gets fixed…

[youtube:http://youtu.be/1X3VynNZQaQ%5D

Major Oil Spill off Nigerian Coast: Shell

It’s not a question of if it will happen, but when it will happen – yet another spill, this time of over 40,000 barrels, has just happened off the coast of Nigeria.  Satellite monitoring service Skytruth reports that their imagery “reveals a slick covering 923 square kilometers (356 square miles).”  Read about the new spill here.