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N.S. Woman Rides Scooter To Ottawa To ‘Save Our Salmon’
Saint John, NB, Canada / Country 94
September 17, 2019 01:00 pm
Sonja Wood is travelling from Nova Scotia to Ottawa on her power scooter to stand up for all the salmon in Atlantic Canada. (Photo: Christina Mulherin/CHSJ News)
Sonja Wood is a household name in Nova Scotia as an activist and singer-songwriter.
In 1985, she walked to raise awareness on the famine in Ethiopia and, following a car accident, advocated for the twinning of Highway 101.
Now, she’s headed to Ottawa on her power scooter to stand for all the salmon in Atlantic Canada.
She says things like dumping, mining and construction are affecting the local salmon.
Wood recently passed through Moncton during her 30-day journey to the nation’s capital.
“Nova Scotia has been basically raped by bigger companies and a government who doesn’t care about the wild Atlantic Salmon and we’ve had enough. We’re also very concerned about the future of the salmon here within the New Brunswick area,” she says.
Wood chairs a group called ‘Friends of the Avon River’, who have been advocating for free tidal flow for nearly 20 years.
“We formed a couple of petitions, but the last one we were promised that we would get an answer to. The 11th of September, they let us know that our petition had become obsolete even though we were promised that if we had it in on the due date we would be answered before the House stops sitting,” says Wood.
She plans on arriving in Ottawa just in time for the election to speak with candidates directly about her concern for the species.
NS woman travelling to Ottawa on mobility scooter in an effort to protect Atlantic salmon
Friday, September 20th 2019 - 9:37 am
A Nova Scotia woman is making a stop in the Chaleur Region as she travels to Ottawa on a mobility scooter in an effort to hold government accountable for protecting Atlantic salmon.
Sonja Wood, who has been in a wheelchair for more than three decades, left Windsor, Nova Scotia a little over two weeks ago.
She's hoping to meet with officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and other federal politicians regarding, what she says, is a lack of conservation efforts when it comes to salmon in the Maritimes.
Wood says government has enacted legislation aimed at protecting Atlantic salmon but that there's little to no enforcement of the rules.
Wood expects to arrive in Ottawa sometime in October.
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Social Activist, Environmental, and causes Director, STEVETV.TK MEdia Sonja Wood, encouragingly & with deep courage and faith left Nova Scotia by Scooter heading towards Ottawa. Numerous Media have followed
her and we thank them for the support; STEVETV.TK news, The Chronicle Herald, Iheartradio, Country94, ASF, Open Parliement, Margaree Salmon Association, The VanGuard, Index Menu, Telegraph journal. Souther Gazette, Natinoal Post,
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