by Warrior Publications, Nov 23, 2014
Since November 20, 2014, there have been scores of police on Burnaby Mountain, enforcing a court injunction prohibiting people from interfering with Kinder Morgan’s drilling of bore holes. As of Nov 23, there have been over 60 arrests. While the majority of these have been symbolic “voluntary arrests,” some have been the result of aggressive police actions during their crowd control activities.
METRO VANCOUVER — At least 10 more people have been arrested this morning after crossing the police line, as anti-pipeline protesters continue to rally on Burnaby Mountain. The arrests were peacful and without too much force.Meanwhile, the sound of drilling by Kinder Morgan crews at two sites on Saturday morning muffled the crackling of the sacred fire, which police on Friday moved rather than extinguished so aboriginal elders could keep the blaze burning. The fire is significant to aboriginal people because it symbolizes the fight to save the land.
By Tiffany Crawford and Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun,
METRO VANCOUVER – At least six more protesters have been arrested on Burnaby Mountain today, including Simon Fraser science professor and protest organizer Lynne Quarmby.
Quarmby was named as a defendant in the Kinder Morgan injunction to have the protesters removed, along with Mia Nissen, Adam Gold and fellow SFU professor Stephen Collis, and Alan Dutton, who leads the Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion. Read the rest of this entry
by Jerome Turner, Ricochet, November 20, 2014
A nation is only as good as its leadership.
The Dene people of Ducharme, who have made a living from the land for centuries, have found access to their trap lines blocked by security gates. Life-long trapper, Don Montgrand, reported, “When I drove up to my trap line, a helicopter followed overhead of me, all the way. That’s 106 km.”
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, a road block [was] established 8 km north of La Loche, Saskatchewan to prevent numerous oil companies road access to exploration camps beyond that point. Read the rest of this entry
RCMP arrest dozens of protesters for violating court order
CBC News, Nov 20, 2014
The situation atop Burnaby Mountain started to heat up again after Kinder Morgan crews began arriving Thursday afternoon to start work following the arrest of a about 14 pipeline protesters earlier in the day.
Burnaby RCMP had released about half the number of people initially arrested in what had been a reasonably peaceful protest.
Following those arrests, Kinder Morgan announced around 1 p.m. PT that staff and contractors working on its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project had arrived to begin geotechnical survey work for a proposed tunnel under the mountain. Read the rest of this entry