Activists plant mock fracking rig on Christy Clark’s lawn

Protestors erect a 15-foot-high mock fracking rig Sunday in front of B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s Vancouver home.

A mock fracking rig was set up at the Vancouver home of Premier Christy Clark on Sunday by about a dozen people protesting against proposed liquefied natural gas development in Northern B.C.

The group, called Rising Tide — Coast Salish Territories, put the rig on Clark’s front lawn at about 10 a.m.

Police told them to move the rig, which they did, said acting Sgt. Blair Canning of the Vancouver Police Department.

“They took it off when they were advised they were on private property,” said Canning.

“They have been very peaceful, but ultimately private property is private property,” he said, adding no one was charged.

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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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