Only 400 Spirit Bears Left
The Kermode Bear--also called Spirit, Sacred and Ghost Bear--is a special white bear that is found in the mid-coastal regions of British Columbia. It is actually a rare subspecies of the Canadian Black Bear. Both parent bears are usually black, but if both carry the recessive gene, there offspring is white. The bear is thought to have supernatural powers, hence the name Spirit Bear. This gentle creature is thought to have roamed the temperate rain forest of Princess Royal Island for 10,000 years. Due to the isolation of this island, one of ten of the black bears is white. ~ Judi Wild, Artist, Guardians of the Spirit Bear ~
Photo by Spirit Bear Youth Coalition founder Simon Jackson.
Enbridge has a disastrous environmental record, responsible for over 800 oil spills since 1999, including a major 2010 spill in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River . . . Since the oil in the Northern Gateway pipeline would be crude, unrefined oil sands bitumen from Alberta, many environmentalists fear that an oil spill would have disastrous and long-term consequences for the environment.
An online petition to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, started by Kelowna resident James McGregor, is rapidly gaining momentum in its bid to collect 10,000 signatures to deliver to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. You must be a Canadian for your signature to count. Please pass the word to our friends to the north.
Below are other Canadian petitions opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline:
- End Plans to Construct the Northern Gateway Pipeline
- Dogwood Initiative “No Tankers” Petition
- Canadians Against the Oil Sands