Metchosin hosts town hall meeting Thursday on pipeline project

Three speakers, a Q&A and a chance to hear the stance of local politicians

Katherine Engqvist

Special to the Gazette

The District of Metchosin is having its second town hall meeting to discuss the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project proposal and is encouraging everyone, residents or not, to add their voice to the discussion.

“It’s a really big thing,” said Karyn Woodland, organizer and a volunteer for the Dogwood Initiative. “It will change our lives. We’ll be seeing tankers almost every day.”

The panel will take place at the Metchosin municipal hall Thursday (June 25) at 7 p.m. and will feature three speakers: Lori Waters, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Lovel Pratt, consultant for Friends of the San Juan Islands, and Kai Nagata, of the Dogwood Initiative. Metchosin resident Jackie Larson will be the moderator. Time for questions will follow the discussion.

“The town hall is an effort to provide information and promote discussion,” said Woodland. “We have very well-informed experts to help us understand the Kinder Morgan proposal.” It’s also an opportunity to tell candidates in the up-coming federal election what really matters to West Shore residents, as at least two candidates will be in attendance, she added.

Woodland said that if the proposal goes through “tanker traffic will increase seven-fold. It’s a question of when, not if, there is a spill,” she added. “We recognize it is a cross-boarder issue.”

For more information or to reserve your seat email Karyn Woodland,

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