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Second annual Resource Roll-In set for January 29 in Prince George

Following a truck convoy through the city, a couple of dozen people attended a rally in support of resource communities outside the BC Natural Resources Forum Wednesday. "We have a lot of grassroots groups around the province and we're all fighting for resources and opportunities for resource families," said Dave Johnston of #TheNorthMatters, one of the organizers. "We're showing solidarity with all our grassroots groups." He said the groups are apolitical and are not affiliated with the YellowVest movement. "Resource communities matter," Johnston said. "The reason we're apolitical is because whoever is the party of the day, we need to work with them and we need to provide opportunities for families in northern B.C., Alberta, and across Canada." Bill Phillips photo
Attendees at last year’s truck rally in support of the resource industry.

Resource Workers United will be holding the Resource Roll-In; a truck and speaking rally Wednesday, January 29, in Prince George.

Organized by The North Matters, the truck and speaking rally will take place as Prince George hosts western Canada’s largest natural resource conference. Thousands of delegates and representatives from all resource industries will be in attendance for three days.

On Wednesday the 29, many provincial politicians, including Premier John Horgan, will be attending the conference. The rally is to voice support for struggling resource communities across B.C.

With thousands of people out of work, the only solution is for resource people to unite and offer solutions, say organizers. The goal is to combine and amplify those voices.

Bring your truck, big rig, service vehicle, hot rod, bus or family station wagon and get in on the convoy. This is resource community in support of resource communities.

Date:

Wednesday, January 29, 2019

Time:

 

Line up starting at 9 a.m., procession to town starts at 10am; Speaking rally commences at 11:30

Location:

  

Truck rally starts at Boundary Road facing the Yellowhead Highway. Speaking rally follows at the Civic Centre.

 

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