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Protesters pack Comox Rec Centre

A large group of all ages gathered outside the Comox Recreation Centre Saturday afternoon to protest the proposed Enbridge Pipeline Project, as hearings continued inside. - PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK
A large group of all ages gathered outside the Comox Recreation Centre Saturday afternoon to protest the proposed Enbridge Pipeline Project, as hearings continued inside.
— image credit: PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

More than 700 people braved a chilly Saturday afternoon in Comox to protest the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, as a review panel continued to listen to oral hearings from residents inside the recreation centre.

With a heavy police presence surrounding the crowd, people from Nanaimo, Victoria, the Gulf Islands and the K'omox First Nations came together in a peaceful protest to sing, chat, dance and voice their opinion against the proposed pipeline.

The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is a proposed two pipeline system 1,170 km long stretching from Bruderheim, AB (north of Edmonton) to a marine terminal in Kitimat, B.C.

See Wednesday's Comox Valley Record for a full story and photos from the protest.

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