Category Archives: Oil & Gas
RCMP release video footage of sabotage attack on CGL pipeline
by Kendra Mangione, CTV News, Feb 22, 2022
Video released by the RCMP shows what officers describe as a group storming the site of a violent attack at a B.C. camp for pipeline workers last week.
Mounties published three video clips Tuesday in connection with the “acts of violence and damage done” at the work camp last week.
In a news release, the RCMP said the videos show a group of people, some of whom are “armed with axes” approaching the Coastal GasLink camp on Thursday.Read the rest of this entry
No link to existing protests found in Coastal Gaslink investigation, RCMP say
by Ian Holliday, CTV News, February 20, 2022
Mounties investigating the attack on a natural gas pipeline construction site in northern B.C. say they’re reviewing surveillance video from the scene, but no suspects have yet been identified, and so far no link to ongoing protests in the area has been found.
“There is video that we’re actively looking through, and we will likely be able to release some of that information at some point if it becomes pertinent for the investigative team,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Sascha Baldinger in Houston, B.C. on Saturday.
RCMP devote 40 investigators to attack at Coastal GasLink work site
RCMP seek to identify some 20 masked assailants who threatened Coastal GasLink pipeline contractors and caused millions of dollars in damage.
by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, Feb 18, 2022
Attackers disabled lighting and video-surveillance equipment during their raid on a remote Coastal GasLink work site in northwestern B.C. and commandeered heavy equipment to inflict damage estimated to be in the millions of dollars, the company said Friday.
Video and photos captured before the equipment was disabled in the attack have been turned over to RCMP.
Police are trying to identify suspects among the reported 20 to 40 individuals involved in the apparently co-ordinated attack that happened on Thursday, just after midnight.
Reconciliation is Dead: A Strategic Proposal
by tawinikay (aka Southern Wind Woman)
Reconciliation is dead. It’s been dead for some time.
If only one thing has brought me joy in the last few weeks, it began when the matriarchs at Unist’ot’en burned the Canadian flag and declared reconciliation dead. Like wildfire, it swept through the hearts of youth across the territories. Out of their mouths, with teeth bared, they echoed back: reconciliation is dead! reconciliation is dead! Their eyes are more keen to the truth so many of our older generation have been too timid to name. The Trudeau era of reconciliation has been a farce from the beginning. It has been more for settler Canadians than natives all along. Read the rest of this entry
Australia: Aboriginal protesters explain motivations behind Canberra sit-in
About 100 Indigenous people and supporters called for an end to fracking, coal mining and water sharing.
NITV, Feb. 13, 2019
Bradley Farrar had never been on a plane before he made the journey from the Northern Territory to Canberra to join a sit-in about environmental issues.
The clan leader of the Alawa tribe felt compelled to come and represent his people, who he says will suffer if planned gas fracking projects eventuate. Read the rest of this entry
Wet’suwet’en Strong shirts dominate All Native Tournament opening ceremonies
Committee vice-president says the basketball tournament in Prince Rupert shouldn’t be about politics
Shannon Lough, Coast Mountain News, Feb. 11, 2019
The 60th All Native Basketball Tournament opening ceremonies wasn’t without controversy.
Entire teams dressed in T-shirts with “Wet’suwet’en Strong” printed on the front and “Unceded” on the back. Some players held signs reading “We stand with Wet’suwet’en” as they paraded through the court. Read the rest of this entry
Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders, supporters call for stop work order on Coastal GasLink pipeline
Pre-construction work underway in territory past Unist’ot’en camp
Wet’suwet’en complaints about pipeline builder to be probed by government, police
Wet’suwet’en say traplines and tents destroyed, archeological impact assessment not yet done
Coastal GasLink stops work on pipeline in northern B.C. due to trappers accessing animal traps
Company blames shutdown on hunters accessing animal traps within work boundaries