Truck Rally Rolls Out Hundreds of Rigs
Fort St. John, B.C.- A tri-city truck rally saw major participation in Fort St. John as the final count noted 450 trucks took part in the noon hour event in the “Energetic City”.
The participation level evidence of the unemployment in the oil patch since the price of oil plunged.
The convoy stretched over 5kms in length, and snaked its way to the rallying point at the Rotary Park at Charlie Lake.
The rally in Ft. St. John was one of three slated to take place today, with the others set for Terrace and Ft. Nelson, all three events are meant to send a message that LNG projects must be approved.
The Federal Ministry of the Environment will soon release its decision on the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, a decision Independent Contractors and Businesses Association Senior Vice President Gord Stewart says may be the biggest economic decision the Trudeau government may make. ( see previous story).
One rally attendee tells 250News he hasn’t seen this kind of action since 1981 “There was a rally to ‘stop the hearings and start the dam’ as people pushed to get Site C started. That was another really bad time in the patch, and today is no different.”