UPDATE: Enbridge denies being kicked out of Gitga’at territory


Members of the Gitga’at Nation of Hartley Bay say they kicked representatives of Enbridge out of their territory on Wednesday after failing to properly consult with the community of Hartley Bay, though Enbridge denies that is what happens.

According to the Gitga’at, company representatives and a team of oil spill response surveyors showed up uninvited. Councillors say Enbridge announced their intentions to arrive via an after-hours fax a week before they stepped foot in the territory, without any other communication or consultation with the Band. Gitga’at Chief Councillor Arnold Clifton said that is simply not acceptable.

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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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