There has never been a more appropriate time
than now, to amplify grassroots citizen voices.
Given current and emerging events there are
mounting pressures on our rural communities to
ensure that their economies and culture are
Canadians are ever-conscientious of doing our
environmental duty on the world stage.
We wring our hands over every resource project,
wondering if it is the right thing or the wrong
thing to do. But what we often fail to consider is
our leadership and the example it sets for the
It is time for us to stop apologizing and put the
results our worry to work. It’s time to celebrate
our accomplishments and apply our resources to
bettering the world.
Protest or Rally?
It’s easy to criticize, protest and block. But those
things don’t provide solutions.
The North Matters recognizes that the working
women and men of resource industries are the ones
that continually find solutions, innovate and create.
It’s time to honour our neighbours for their
accomplishments. Resource people are the real
providers and protectors of our society.
Let’s be proud of our accomplishments.
In British Columbia a significant grassroots movement has taken hold across the north. Initially started because of the LNG Canada and Coastal Gas Link projects, northern citizens have stepped up to help new resource opportunities arrive in their communities. Under the registered name The North Matters, community leaders in Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, and the Bulkley Valley have joined forces with citizen groups in the natural gas producing regions of B.C. to highlight benefits of resource development. To date the growth has been organic and catching on fast. More communities like Terrace, Kamloops, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John are seeing the result of The North Matters leadership presence and are seeking to join.