Greenpeace pioneer dies of cancer

Bob Hunter, one of the founding members of Greenpeace has died in Toronto after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.
Hunter was a popular counter-culture columnist for the Vancouver Sun in the 1960s. Then, in 1971 he and a group of other environmentalists sailed a rusty old 80-foot fishboat, the Phyllis Cormack, from Vancouver to Alaska in a campaign to stop nuclear weapons testing on Amchitka in the Aleutian Islands.
CBC British Columbia – Greenpeace pioneer dies of cancer