Anti-bridge petition to be presented

Here’s what we spotted in the current issue of the Gabriola Sounder:

Members of Bridge Free Salish Sea, Trustee Heather Nicholas, and RDN Director Howard Houle will be driving to Victoria April 13 with the petition signatures of 2,026 British Columbians, 1,591 of which are from Gabriola and Mudge Islands.

The petition supports the Islands Trust policy statment against bridges to our islands.

That’s a healthy number of signatures; we hope the government will respect our wish to remain bridge-free.

The petition will be delivered to the BC Legislature by NDP MLAs Doug Routley and Transportation Critic Claire Trevana.

We’ll watch for more on this in the news.

BFSS thanks all the volunteers who helped us to gather these signatures, Village Foods for letting us set up our table in front of their store, and everyone who made a point of dropping by to sign the petition.

In turn, we thank the Bridge Free Salish Sea people for organizing all of this.

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