RCMP move in at the Gidumt’en checkpoint near Houston, B.C., on Jan. 7. (Unist’ot’en Camp photo)

Coming up in Cowichan: Anti-pipeline meeting; women’s shelter open house

Public meeting in Duncan to support pipeline protests

A public meeting has been scheduled in Duncan on Saturday, Jan. 19, in support of the Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en People who are protesting an LNG pipeline to be built through their traditional territories.

Starting at 7 p.m., the meeting will include a livestream update from indigenous land defender Dr. Karla Tait, and a presentation and question and answer session with Dr. Eoin Finn, a scientist and LNG expert.

The meeting takes place at Duncan United Church Heritage Hall at 246 Ingram St., in Duncan.

The event is sponsored by Duncan United Church Social Justice with support of the Council of Canadians Cowichan Chapter.

Open house chance to look inside women’s shelter

The Cowichan Women Against Violence Society is giving everyone a chance to take a look at the new emergency women’s shelter.

On Jan. 24, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. the public is invited to tour the facility, opened in December to give women in need a place to go off the street when the weather gets foul.

The address is 2003 University Way, behind the Cowichan Community Centre.

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