White Rock residents form coal opposition group

Separate group to address unique concerns of seaside city

A group of White Rock residents have formed their own opposition group to the proposed new Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal.

Headed by Hannah Newman, the group next meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday (July 30) at First United Church, (15385 Semiahmoo Ave.) to discuss the health impacts of increased coal transport throughout the community.

The discussion will feature keynote speaker Dr. Frank James from Bellingham, Wash. who attended a similar meeting held by South Surrey residents in Ocean Park last month.

Newman said she decided it was necessary to create a separate White Rock group in order to address issues unique to the seaside city.

“We were going to the other meetings but we needed to focus on White Rock. We have a different city council, we have our promenade and so we have a slightly different focus,” she said. “We’re going to have our own petition to canvass in the White Rock area only.”

The group met once already earlier this month, drawing a crowd of more than 90 residents who expressed concern and donated funds to support raising publicity on the matter.

The aim of the group is inform residents of possible negative impacts of the proposal and to have a “well-defined” statement from White Rock city council stating that it is not in favour of having the increased coal traffic come through. adjust this line for print: Newman plans to attend the city council meeting tonight – after Peace Arch News’ deadline – as a delegation, asking the city to clarify their stance on the matter.

“The federal representatives, they tell us not to worry about it and it has a lot of people agitated. But my general sense tells me that council is onside,” Newman said.

 

Just Posted

$50,000 reward for ‘extremely violent’ South Surrey murder suspect renewed

Offer for information on Brandon Teixeira to remain in effect through April, 2020

Surrey moves to ban sleeping overnight in RVs, motorhomes on city streets

Proposal comes amid complaints about homeless people living in recreational vehicles

White Rock senior ‘just sick’ about lost rings

Wedding, engagement bands discovered missing on Oct. 7

Surrey restaurant owner who pointed handgun at staff loses court appeal

Jawahar Singh Padda tried to get his 30-month sentenced reduced

Surrey cold-case murder is Crime Stoppers’ ‘Crime of the week’

Police have yet to arrest a suspect in the April 24, 2011 murder of Devon Allaire-Bell, 19, in Newton

VIDEO: First all-female spacewalk team makes history

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir did work on International Space Station’s power grid

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Greta Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta, but doesn’t talk oilsands

Swedish teen was met with some oil and gas industry supporters who came in a truck convoy

Scheer denies spreading ‘misinformation’ in predicting unannounced Liberal taxes

Conservative leader had claimed that a potential NDP-Liberal coalition could lead to a hike in GST

Council asks to limit cruise ship visits to Victoria harbour

Mayor says motion is not meant to curtail current visits or limit local cruise industry expansion

Chilliwack man pleads guilty in crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged under Motor Vehicle Act for accident that killed Kelowna school teacher

Kawhi Leonard, former Toronto Raptor, welcomed back to Vancouver at pre-season game

Fans go wild at pre-season game between L.A. Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Rogers Arena

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Most Read

l -->