Coal Fever

“Coal Fcoal feverever – Vancouver Island” will be airing on SHAW TV this weekend and next week.  Sun. Dec.1 at 8pm. Tuesday December 3 at 8pm (CV only) Thursday December 5 at 8pm (Comox Valley, Campbell River, Powell River) Saturday December 7 at 8pm (CV only) Sunday December 8 at 8pm (CV only)

It is also online at http://youtu.be/ST6VHapUZeQ

Back in 1983 at the public hearings for the Quinsam Coal mine in Campbell River, there was a lot of opposition: even the mayor and council were opposed. The provincial government gave the mine the green light anyway. If local citizens, governments and businesses don’t want this type of resource extraction industry in their area, should it be allowed? Continue reading