Suits and Boots to Visit Northwest in Late August

A group promoting resource development industries says it's time to get their message out, in the face of those who protest against them.

Edmonton investment banker Rick Peterson -- a former federal Conservative leadership candidate -- heads up a group called "Suits and Boots", which is planning a 30-city tour of the province in the coming weeks. 

The itinerary includes a swing through the northwest at the end of August, and Peterson says he expects to hear a lot about LNG development and mining during that portion of the tour.

He says northern British Columbians have already become active in promoting resource development -- but there's more work to do.

"There's a really good group of people up there -- `Fort St John for LNG' and in Kitimat you've got a group of people -- and it's important that those of us who have jobs everyday and go to work and take their kids to school and go to baseball or soccer practice, you have to become active, the people who are trying to block off the resource sector or stopping or impeding it, they've just done a really good job of getting their message out so our message to, whether it's Kitimat or wherever, we're going to be saying:  here's a vehicle we have, let's get the message out, let's attract attention to what we're doing," he said. 

The tour begins next Tuesday in the Okanagan -- and will reach Burns Lake on August 29th, followed by stops in Smithers and Kitimat on the 30th and Terrace and Prince Rupert on the 31st.

[COVER PHOTO:   Pro LNG Rally in Kitimat -- May 2018]

Here is the BC Resource Tour Schedule:


August 7

  • Oliver & Osoyoos
  • Penticton


August 8

  • Kelowna
  • Vernon


August 9

  • Sicamous
  • Salmon Arm


August 14

  • Cranbrook
  • Revelstoke


August 15

  • Nelson
  • Grand Forks


August 21

  • Merritt
  • Ashcroft


August 22

  • Kamloops
  • 100 Mile House
  • Williams Lake


August 23

  • Quesnel
  • Prince George


August 24

  • Fort St. John
  • Dawson Creek


August 29

  • Vanderhoof
  • Burns Lake


August 30

  • Smithers
  • Kitimat


August 31

  • Terrace
  • Prince Rupert


September 3

  • Port Hardy


September 4

  • Port McNeil
  • Campbell River


September 5

  • Courtenay & Comox
  • Parksville


September 6

  • Nanaimo