About 150 people hit the streets in Campbell River Saturday afternoon to join the Idle No More march. Hundreds walked with signs in traditional First Nations dress from the Campbell River Big House to the Quadra Island ferry terminal where participants handed out informational flyers to drivers.

Idle No More

Hundreds marched through downtown Campbell River to protest a government bill

About 150 people marched from the Campbell River Big House to the Quadra Island ferry terminal as Campbell River’s edition of the nation-wide Idle No More protest hit the streets Saturday afternoon.

Participants were walking to protest the federal government’s Bill C-45 which activists say threatens First Nations lands.

Those who took part in the local rally, handed out informational leaflets to motorists willing to slow down and roll down their windows.

The march briefly delayed traffic along Dogwood Street near the Highway 19A intersection, while the street was closed off by RCMP to allow the activists to walk down the street. Once the group reached the Island Highway, participants were huddled together down the centre lanes of the highway at the ferry terminal intersection, while traffic was down to one lane in both directions.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Mirror.