NS woman travelling to Ottawa on mobility scooter in an effort to protect Atlantic salmon


A Nova Scotia woman is making a stop in the Chaleur Region as she travels to Ottawa on a mobility scooter in an effort to hold government accountable for protecting Atlantic salmon.

Sonja Wood, who has been in a wheelchair for more than three decades, left Windsor, Nova Scotia a little over two weeks ago.

She's hoping to meet with officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and other federal politicians regarding, what she says, is a lack of conservation efforts when it comes to salmon in the Maritimes.

Wood says government has enacted legislation aimed at protecting Atlantic salmon but that there's little to no enforcement of the rules.

Wood expects to arrive in Ottawa sometime in October.