British Columbia Premier Christy Clark was at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday where the Queen recognized the creation of the Great Bear Rainforest – Canada’s contribution to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative to preserve indigenous forests.
But back home, the chief of a community in the same territory has spent the last month battling an oil spill from a sunken tug, which has contaminated traditional seafood resources. Heiltsuk Chief Marilyn Slett slammed the Premier for ignoring the disaster while promoting the region as a tourist destination during her visit to London.
Published November 16, 2016
Last modified on June 25, 2018