THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley, {* backButton *} “No matter what happens during the election, we will not stop taking to the streets! Get breaking news, weather and traffic stories in your inbox 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Organizers say it's to ensure climate action is at the forefront of politician's minds following the election. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. This will be the Sustainabiliteens’ ninth Vancouver rally. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. With files from Chandler Walter and Darcy Matheson. The Metro Vancouver youth … If you don't see it please check your junk folder. Sixteen-year-old Thunberg rose to global prominence by staging weekly climate strikes outside the parliament building in her native Sweden. #VanTraffic About 10,000 people are now listening to speeches outside the VAG. When Thunberg was in Alberta, she spent time meeting leaders of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation discussing the oilsands. (Amber Bracken/Reuters) Climate activist Greta Thunberg will be in Vancouver for a post-election climate strike in the city's downtown core on Friday, according to rally organizers. She’s certainly not the only one making noise about the seriousness of the global climate crisis, but, over the past year, she has galvanized the movement like no one else. Alyse Kotyk "We will rise to the challenge and hold those responsible for this crisis accountable … if you feel threatened by that then I have some very bad news for you. Her demand for more aggressive action to combat climate change inspired the Fridays For Future movement, which has seen students around the world join in the weekly protests. Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton for climate rally; counter-rally planned, Alberta government won't seek meeting with teen enviro-activist Greta Thunberg. Join us and Greta Thunberg on October 25, 11 am – 2 pm PT, at the Vancouver Art Gallery for our next climate strike!” said rally organizers, Sustainabiliteens Vancouver, on their Facebook event page. We are a wave of change and together we are unstoppable," she said. VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Climate change activist Greta Thunberg will be in Vancouver this week. tap here to see other videos from our team. Expect major delays in the downtown core throughout the morning. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time. government encourages people to connect from a safe distance, COVID-19 update: Realtors asked to suspend open houses in B.C. Jay Inslee in November 2017. 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has been touring the globe to facilitate climate protests in recent months. Local politicians including recently re-elected MP Jody Wilson-Raybould and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May attended the event. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. The order of speakers hasn’t been announced either, which means the best way to ensure you don’t miss Thunberg, should she speak, is to attend the whole thing. Reporter, read VANCOUVER—Ten thousand people took to the streets of Vancouver to demand climate action on Canada’s … grocery stores, pharmacies, Surrey mayor's at-fault car crash with 81-year-old woman prompts more questions about his city vehicle, Man assaulted in Strathcona Park loses leg, may lose arm, Family 'dumbfounded' after care home refuses window visit for senior's 87th birthday, 'We had no warning': Driver says car damaged by highway construction-site in Surrey, New COVID-19 dashboard compares B.C. Green party Leader Andrew Weaver has extended an invitation to Thunberg to speak in the provincial legislature. This week, the young activist will be doing in same in Vancouver. Your existing password has not been changed. "We have demanded change and don't think enough has been taken, so we feel this is the best way," Ira Reinhart-Smith, one of the plaintiffs, told CTV News Vancouver. Cullis-Suzuki spoke at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro about the risk of climate crisis. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. One teen told the crowd she has suffered from Lyme disease, while others said they have been impacted by wildfires and haven't been able to enjoy the outdoors. Daily Hive is a Canadian-born online news source, established in 2008, that creates compelling, hyperlocal content. 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. VANCOUVER - Greta Thunberg … by Hana Mae Nassar and The Canadian Press, Last Updated Oct 22, 2019 at 12:38 pm PST, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg is going to be in Vancouver for a climate rally this Friday, Thunberg's post-election visit to Vancouver will come a week after she took part in a rally in Edmonton, Thunberg has met with politicians, led protests demanding governments address climate change around the globe.