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First of 202 Trans Mountain pipeline protesters await sentencing

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Police read out injunction prior to arresting protesters at the TransMountain Pipeline expansion in Burnaby, BC. in March 2018. Photo: CTV News

Fines stemming from later arrests will escalate from $500 to $5,000 as trials progress this summer

by Mike Laanela, CBC News, June 18, 2018

A couple of dozen anti-pipeline protesters rallied outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Monday morning.

They were there to mark the end of the trial of the first 28 protesters arrested for blocking access to the Kinder Morgan work site on Burnaby Mountain on March 17. Read the rest of this entry

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Indigenous resistance, title make Trans Mountain pipeline extension ‘untenable,’ says economist

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Land defender Kanahus Manuel (centre) and Secwepemc people and allies have vowed to defend unceded Secwepemc territory against the Trans Mountain pipeline extension. Some say Secwepemc title and jurisdiction make the controversial project a risky investment.

by Justin Brake, APTN News, June 8, 2018

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a high-risk investment for Canada and any future financial backers because it runs through unceded Indigenous lands, says one economist. Read the rest of this entry

Protesters greet PM at meeting with Trans Mountain pipeline’s Indigenous-led oversight committee

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Chief Ernie Crey sits next to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting about the Trans Mountain pipeline in the B.C. community of Cheam. (Chantelle Bellrichard/CBC)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Stó:lō community of Cheam

NoDAPL Water Protector Sentenced to Thirty-Six Months by Federal Judge

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Bismarck, ND – Micheal “Little Feather” Giron was sentenced by Chief Judge Daniel Hovland to thirty six months for Civil Disorder charges stemming from the October 27th, 2016 defense of the Oceti Sakowin treaty camp during the #NoDAPL movement. Read the rest of this entry

Police officers injured while arresting demonstrators opposed to Trans Mountain pipeline

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Numerous protesters who blockaded an entrance, defying a court order, were arrested earlier Monday while protesting the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

At least 28 demonstrators arrested in Burnaby, B.C., protest

The Canadian Press, March 20, 2018

RCMP say three officers suffered minor injuries while making arrests Monday evening at demonstrations against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby, B.C.

The Mounties say one officer suffered a head injury after being kicked, another suffered a knee injury and a third injured a hand. Read the rest of this entry

Secwepemc run for clean water, against Kinder Morgan pipeline

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Secwepemc youth run for clean water. Photo: CFJC Today

First Nations group hoping to bring more awareness to pipelines, environment

By Chad Klassen, CFJC Today, March 19, 2018

KAMLOOPS — It’s a run for clean water, a journey that began in Valemount on Saturday and wraps up in Kamloops on Tuesday.

The runners and walkers and support team are hoping to bring more awareness about environmental impacts happening within Secwepemc territory.  Read the rest of this entry

Protesters rally for and against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline plan

Kinder Morgan rally march 10Thousands participated in the anti-pipeline protest, another 200 staged support rally

CBC News, March 10, 2018

Protesters around Vancouver held duelling rallies on Saturday, some welcoming Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project with others decrying it.

Both sides delivered impassioned arguments about the proposed expansion.

Indigenous leaders beat drums and sang out against the project Saturday morning, saying they won’t step aside for construction. Read the rest of this entry

Federal officials discussed raising alert level to highest level during Idle No More, book says

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Colonial terrorism: RCMP Tactical Armoured Vehicle lurks in the background behind “Tactical Troop” riot cops near Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, Oct 17, 2013.

Indigenous Affairs played central information sharing role with security services, according to new report

By Jorge Barrera, CBC News, March 1, 2018

Senior federal officials discussed raising the country’s alert level to the highest tier at the height of the Idle No More movement, which also shaped how Canada’s security agencies handle Indigenous-led protests, according to a new book. Read the rest of this entry

Proposed LNG work camp south of Houston, BC

Coastal-GasLink mapApproximately 800 workers would be using the camp if Coastal GasLink pipeline built.

Interior News, Feb. 19, 2018

TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline is preparing to set up a work camp near Houston that would accommodate approximately 800 workers to support pipeline construction needs.

The Huckleberry Camp would be located approximately 28 kilometres south of Houston. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Two spirited indigenous youth locked down to Kinder Morgan drill

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