Kootenay Lake paddlers join day of action

About 50 paddlers in 30 boats took to Kootenay Lake recently to join in a national day of action for jobs, justice, and climate action.

Kootenay Lake paddlers join day of action

A flotilla of about 50 paddlers in 30 boats took to Kootenay Lake recently to join in a national day of action for jobs, justice, and climate action, sponsored by 350.org.

The boaters paddled from Lakeside Park to the Prestige Hotel and back, waving signs and banners and chanting “We’re greater than tar sands.”

It was one of many events held across the country to coincide with a Pan-American leaders’ summit on climate change.