The group in Port Hardy link arms as a show of solidarity after the local Defend our Climate

Environmental storm brewing

North Island communities come out to mark the Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities national day of action.

Saturday, community members came together in Port Hardy and Sointula for the Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities national day of action.

More than 130 communities across Canada took part in simultaneous events, “to show growing opposition to the risks posed by pipelines and oil sands expansion to our climate and communities,” as explained in a release.

To learn more about the movement see defendourclimate.ca or the local Facebook group, Defend Our Climate Port Hardy.

Photos from the weekend’s events appear on Page 13 in this week’s Gazette.