Coal group plans protest in Port Alberni

Stop Coal Action Group has organized a protest to coincide with Compliance Coal CEO John Tapics' arrival in Port Alberni.

Port Alberni’s Stop Coal Action Group will hold a protest against the Raven Coal Mine project on Wednesday, June 13. The two-pronged protest coincides with the appearance of Compliance Coal CEO John Tapics’ presentation to the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting.

Stop Coal Action Group will assemble at Zellers at 10:15 a.m. and proceed down Third Avenue to Argyle Street, and right on Argyle Street to city hall. at 10:45 a.m. a street theatre production, Ravens Against Coal confronting Big Daddy Coalbucks, will be performed.

“The Ravens plan to peck his butt,” group spokesperson Ellen Chambers said.

The group will then meet at the Best Western Barclay Hotel, where the chamber meeting is being held, at 11:30 a.m.

Chambers said picketing and street theatre will continue outside the Best Western Barclay while Tapics gives his presentation inside.

“I’m hoping it will be civil,” chamber manager Mike Carter said.

Tapics was invited to speak at the chamber’s regular monthly luncheon. Instead of a regular question period at the end of his presentation, Tapics would only agree to address pre-written, moderated questions.

Some tickets are still available to the chamber luncheon; anyone interested must pre-register with the chamber by calling 250-724-6535.

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