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Morton's walk to Victoria now in fifth day

Alexandra Morton's walk to Victoria is now in its fifth day, after a send-off from Sointula and a ceremony with the Namgis nation in Port McNeill.

Writing on her blog today, Morton said:

We have walked 4 days through the mountains and made it to Sayward last night in a raging storm. Hundreds of people are waving some are walking with us for portions and even dropping of their children to walk with me for short distances.

We are off to support the people of Discovery Islands today in their effort to clear the Fraser River Migration route of Norwegian salmon farms to the benefit of all British Columbians.

An 8-minute video on YouTube covers the start of the walk on April 22, and later stages appear on videos on the Salmon Are Sacred website.

On April 21, the day before the walk began, Marine Harvest Canada reported on its website that Morton's Ottawa allegations of drug-resistant sea lice "were as shocking as they were untrue."

On the same day Marine Harvest Canada also reported that the Department of Justice has notified the Norwegian fish-farm corporation "of four charges under the Fisheries Act concerning wild fish in our pens."

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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