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Penticton residents asked to take part in climate campaign

The Thomas Creek wildfire burning south of Penticton. Penticton residents will be rallying for government action against climate change, July 29.
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July 28, 2021 - 3:52 PM

Residents of Penticton are being called upon to rally politicians for emergency climate action in the wake of extreme heat and wildfire activity.

The rally is one of dozens happening across the country as part of a National Climate Emergency Campaign and provides an opportunity for citizens to express their concerns and be heard.  The aim of the event is to shift the impacts of climate change to front and center as politicians gear up for an early Federal election.

Residents are asked to gather in front of Richard Cannings' MP constituency office July 29 at 10:30 a.m. at 301 Main Street. At 11a.m. Cannings will sign a pledge demanding the federal government place a moratorium on new fossil fuel expansion and enact a sweeping just and equitable transition to a low-carbon future for communities.

All members of local communities are encouraged to attend.  This movement is powered by 350 Canada.

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