Where is #CanadaC3? This morning, we arrived in Namu, British Columbia - Heiltsuk Nation territory. This site has an ancient history - First Nations peoples have occupied Namu for thousands of years. At one time, it played an important role in the economy of British Columbia. The first cannery was opened in Namu in 1893 and the last cannery closed in 1970. Many members of the Heiltsuk Nation were employed at the cannery. After this institution was abandoned, its buildings began to crumble into the ocean, including asbestos insulation, fuel tanks, batteries and engine parts. This environmental threat makes it difficult to maintain a settlement at Namu and the site is now abandoned.
Photo: Alex Taylor