I am a Vancouver guy who just came up the coast, cruising from Bella Bella to Rupert. I believe this is the only part of the province that lives up to the billing “Best Place on Earth”.
I fished these beautiful waters and experienced the coast teeming with life. There are not many places like this in this world anymore. Drove from Rupert to Terrace, most beautiful drive I have done in my life. I’ve only to learn that the Skeena is being treated with such disrespect by a multinational oil and gas company, whose proposed development threaten river’s very future. I am sure the locals are all over this seeing that the LNG plan is going to be in very important juvenile salmon habitat.
I’ll keep coming up there every summer for the rest of my life it I can, but if it all goes to [expletive deleted], nobody will. Tourism vs. LNG who is going to give you more jobs and at what cost?