The communities of Haida Gwaii are no strangers to the tough politics and polarities of environmental and land use debates.
Today, looking out eastward from the beaches of Haida Gwaii toward mainland Canada, we are drawn yet again into the deep currents of the day: energy development, climate change, tar sands, pipelines and supertankers in west coast waters. Facing behemoth corporations, global geopolitics, and catastrophic risks, communities up and down the coast and all across the northern route of the proposed Northern Gateway Enbridge pipeline are speaking out. The grassroots groundswell has never been so loud.
It’s got my attention.
This blog is my attempt to navigate the massive load of digital data, chatter, blather, discourse, discussion and debate. I want to learn what’s happening and write about what really matters to me, my friends and relatives, and communities of the north coast.
It’s also about life and living on Haida Gwaii because that’s what I do and what I care about, a lot.
I am Cynthia Davies, a writer/researcher living on Haida Gwaii.