Grey Bear abandons walk to Haida Gwaii

  • Apr. 3, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Sorry islanders. Grey Bear will not be coming to visit.The man had a mission: to walk from his home on Salt Spring Island to Port Hardy where he’d take the ferry to Haida Gwaii, all while raising awareness about various social issues.He was dragging a cart, packed with items symbolizing his fight against injustice, which included cuts to CBC, the Northern Gateway pipeline, fracking, Spirit Bear endangerment, the tar sands, and more.Grey Bear (otherwise known as Christian Tatonetti) said he had to turn back at Port McNeil due to some personal emergencies.”My march was the most beautiful and eye opening experience of my life. I am sad that it ended in Port McNeil but now that the dust is settling, I am also really sad to find out what went on behind my back,” he posted on Facebook.Another post seems to suggest he hasn’t completely given up on his quest to come to the islands.”I want to stop Enbridge. I want to stop Site C Dam. I want to ban fracking and I feel all the answers are on Haida Gwaii. And I also wanted/want to help out with the radio-active debris from the Tsunami that is heading towards the Queen Charlottes,” he said.

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