A coal train passes along the White Rock waterfront.

Coal-train opponents take fight door-to-door

A local group aiming to raise awareness of the impact of coal trains plans to take their efforts door-to-door.

A local group aiming to raise awareness of the impact of coal trains plans to take their efforts door-to-door.

Ocean Park resident Paula Willams said Monday that Communities and Coal members will begin circulating a petition “as early as one week from now.” Other plans include setting up booths at upcoming community events.

The group, formed to oppose a proposed new Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal, hosted a town hall meeting last month. Last week, they held their first “Next Steps” action meeting.

“The turn out was impressive, with approximately 60 faces ready to volunteer their talents and time,” Williams told Peace Arch News. “Our meeting has inspired a group of White Rock residents to set up their own action group,” with a  focus on drawing attention to issues that affect the White Rock area.

“The movement has awakened.”

The next meeting of Communities and Coal is set for tonight (Thursday), 7 p.m., at the Crescent Beach Legion, 2643 128 St.


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