PETERS – This land is their land

(Image: Coastal GasLink, Facebook)

AS I HAVE READ about the dispute over Wet’suwet’en land and the Coastal GasLink pipeline, I have had quite a hard time coming to some conclusions in my own mind.

As one individual hundreds of kilometres away from the epicentre of the friction, it is, of course, not incumbent that I do draw any conclusions.

At the same time, all of us seek to understand the world around us, and it’s better that we do so with a mind open to other possibilities and aware of our own biases.

And maybe my own journey can help others trying to wrap their own heads around it.

James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.
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2 Comments on PETERS – This land is their land

  1. Gee! Here,s an idea? If they have to go around as you say maybe they could head south and run the gas pipeline along the Thompson Valley with the two existing oil pipelines.. and Barriere could at last have reasonably priced household heating. We now have to pay exorbitant electrical,propane oil and pellet prices and you now need a letter from Rome to cut firewood of any kind,already dead included.Beggars indeed in our own land. Or is it??

  2. I agree! My understanding is that the hereditary chiefs proposed an alternate route (on less sensitive ecosystems) – that seems like a good compromise.

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