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Anglican priest takes environmental activism to the streets

Posted on: June 23, 2014 12:04 PM
The Revd Emilie Smith
Photo Credit: The Vancouver Sun
Related Categories: acen, Canada, environment, New Westminster

By Douglas Todd, the Vancouver Sun

New Westminster Anglican the Revd Emilie Smith is making the news these days for her activism in Canada — and Latin America.

The feisty priest was recently in the B.C. media for the colourful way she took on the unknown idiots persistently dumping trash on the grounds of St. Barnaby’s parish in New Westminster.

The Vancouver Sun covered the story under this headline: “New Westminster church ‘warns’ people to stop dumping trash on God’s turf.”

But Smith is creating more international waves for her campaign against the mining practices of major gold companies, including Canada’s Goldcorp.

Goldcorp was recently in the B.C. news for making a $500,000 donation to UBC’s Engineering department, to help women advance in engineering. It also donates to the Special Olympics.

But Goldcorp is making a different kind of news for its practices in Latin America, where Smith maintains Goldcorp is hurting communities and the environment.

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