Canmore welcomes oil-free coast exhibit

Canmore Leader   April 24, 2013

By Justin Parsons

An art exhibit that stirred up controversy in Calgary’s City Hall last week has been receiving a warm welcome in Canmore.

The Art for an Oil-Free Coast exhibit, a collection of works depicting Canada’s West coast in an effort to fuel the conversation about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, ruffled a few feathers when a handful of Calgary politicians found the message of the exhibit to be a bad fit for the halls of Canada’s oil and gas capital…

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