Clark promotes Great Bear Rainforest in U.K. while First Nations battle oil spill

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

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