Large convoy in northwestern Alberta city shows support for Canada's oil and gas sector

An eight-kilometre convoy of big rigs and pickups rolled through Whitecourt, located about 165 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, on Sunday afternoon.

The convoy, inspired by the 'yellow vests' movement taking place in France, follows similar rallies held earlier in the month. The afternoon's events represented Albertan's support for the nation's ailing oil and gas sector and protests against federal actions that critics say will make building pipelines more difficult.