The North Matters to this Kitimat man

By Dave Branco
April 10, 2019 - 7:11am Updated: April 10, 2019 - 5:39pm

Kitimat - Kitimat based electrician Dave Johnston is standing up for northern B.C., by spreading the word about his advocacy group called “The North Matters.”

Johnston has spent his life savings and inheritance getting the group going. Over the past several months he has helped stage rallies in a number of northern B.C. communities including in Prince George at the resource forum on January 23.  Interest in the group increased after the Unis'to'ten blockade was featured heavily in the media early in 2019.

His group mission is “building strength in northern BC communities by aligning and creating opportunities for its residents. When you look at that mission statement it's not saying this is just one industry and one town,  it’s about creating a platform and tying together all the resource communities in the north”

Though Johnston's message originated in Kitimat in response to the LNG development,  he's hoping others through the North will champion their own message fueled by their home community's resource base.

 

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