Petition Update

Signatures from every corner of the province

Chris Alemany
Port Alberni, BC

Jul 21, 2014 — It has been an incredible day. After only 4 days, 96 hours, we have a mind boggling 13,000+ signatures and rising.

I downloaded the petition tonight (at the 11453 mark) and here are the rough stats.

First though I have to say... this has grown to something way beyond any expectation of mine. And certainly far faster than any could have imagined.
This must be taken seriously by our Government. There are signatures from every corner of BC. This is truly an outcry from across the province. This is consistent with the unanimous approval of the resolution at last September's Union of BC Municipalities to fund the Mars to protect communities. You can see that resolution below.

This is a provincial issue. The Premier must respond. Furthermore, she must do the right thing and reverse her governments stubborn and misinformed position.

Port Alberni, the home of the bombers, is the largest of course, but still surprisingly small, only about 13% of all the signatures.

There are also signatures from various provinces, US states, and some in the UK, Spain, Australia, Italy, Japan. People know and remember the Mars.
They are sorted by signature count. Again, this is the first 11453 signers from towns with at least 10 signatures. The only exception is I've combined the totals from people who identified from Kelowna (320), West Kelowna (117) and Westbank (30).

All below add up to 10441. Just goes to show, a few little snowflakes can add up to one heck of an avalanche!

Port Alberni 1426
Vancouver 1047
Victoria 944
Nanaimo 594
Surrey 503
Kelowna/West Kelowna/Westbank 467
North Vancouver 273
Burnaby 205
Langle 188
Duncan 170
Delta 167
Richmond 163
Abbotsford 160
Coquitlam 160
Kamloops 160
Courtenay 146
Penticton Bc 144
Vernon 142
Parksville 136
Qualicum 136
Campbell River 133
Chilliwack 129
Maple Ridge 125
Prince George 124
New West 113
Ladysmith 102
Powell River 96
Salt Spring 89
West Van 82
Mission 79
Port Coquitlam 78
Sooke 67
Nelson 61
Comox 60
Port Moody 58
Fort Saint John 57
Nanoose Bay 53
White Rock 52
Gabriola 48
Cobble Hill 46
Sidney 44
Summerland 44
Chemainus 41
Salmon Arm 41
Oliver 39
Cranbrook 38
Sechelt 37
Gibsons 34
North Saanich 32
Shawnigan Lake 31
Quesnel 30
Calgary 27
Pender Island 27
Dawson Creek 26
Pitt Meadows 26
Saanichon 26
Castlegar 25
Williams Lake 25
Aldergrove 24
Whistler 24
Squamish 23
Terrace 23
Lake Cowichan 22
Lantville 22
Roberts Creek 22
Ucluelet 22
Armstrong 21
Denman Island 21
Errington 21
Black Creek 20
Grand Forks 20
Peachland 20
Princeton 20
Brentwood Bay 19
Coldsream B.C. 19
Cowichan Bay 19
Bowser 18
Creston 17
Cumberland 17
Grande Prairie 17
Ok Falls 17
Toronto 17
Hornby Is. 16
Coombs 15
Mayne 15
Osoyoos 15
Port Hardy 15
Trail 15
Edmonton 14
Kitimat 14
Mill Bay 14
Bowen Island 13
Crofton 13
Revelstoke 13
Saanich 13
Fort Mcmurray 12
Hope 12
Lake Country 12
Merritt 12
Half Moon Bay 11
Kaleden 11
Keremeos 11
Kimberley 11
Smithers 11
Sorrento 11
Winnipeg 11
100 Mile House 10
Fernie 10
Fort Nelson 10
Garibaldi Highlands 10
Prince Rupert 10
Rossland 10
Tumbler Ridge 10