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Skeena Valley Seniors seek new home amid advocacy setback

Mya Fregin, a grade 8 student supported the seniors during Tin Cup demonstration on the morning of Thursday, June 27

The Skeena Valley Seniors Society continues to look for a new home after the Skeena Mall declined to renew a lease allowing the society to run its Seniors Corner space there this spring.

"Considerably fewer people joined us in the seniors demonstration this time because we couldn't get the word around due to having no location," president Diana Penner said of a protest held June 27 advocating for increased seniors government benefits.

"We have found it challenging to continue our advocacy work without a brick and mortar location. Our only source of communication with the community now is through social media," Penner said of local participation in a province-wide Tin Cup protest.

In Terrace, some young people stood beside their grandparents outside in the parking lot of the Tillicum Twin Theatres on Lakelse Ave. holding the signs reading "Raise government pensions above the poverty line" and "Government pensions do not cover the cost of living." 

This was the second such province wide demonstration this year.


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