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 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. 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 →
Pre-construction work on the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline is underway along the Morice Forest Service Road near Smithers in northern B.C. (Chantelle Bellrichard/CBC)
Pre-construction work underway in territory past Unist’ot’en camp
by Chantelle Bellrichard, CBC News,
Driving along the forest service road outside Houston, B.C. voices come in and out over the radio channels as people co-ordinate with one another at a worksite for the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. Read the rest of this entry →
President of Coastal GasLink pipeline Rick Gateman leaves the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after meeting with RCMP members and hereditary chiefs in Smithers, B.C., on Jan. 10. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)
Wet’suwet’en say traplines and tents destroyed, archeological impact assessment not yet done
The Canadian Press,
The British Columbia government says it will inspect the site of a planned natural gas pipeline southwest of Houston following allegations that the company building the project is violating its permits. Read the rest of this entry →
RCMP officers look on as contractors pass through their roadblock as supporters of the Unist’ot’en camp and Wet’suwet’en First Nation gather at a camp fire off a logging road near Houston, B.C., on Jan. 9. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Company blames shutdown on hunters accessing animal traps within work boundaries
The Canadian Press,
Coastal GasLink has stopped work on a pipeline project in northwestern B.C. where 14 people were arrested earlier this month.
In a notice posted on its website Thursday, the company says it halted work in an area south of Houston, B.C., because traps had been placed inside construction boundaries and people were entering the site, raising safety concerns. Read the rest of this entry →
Unist’ot’en camp founder and spokesperson Freda Huson at a gathering of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and supportive chiefs from around B.C. outside of the Coastal GasLink pipeline route. Over 200 were in the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre in Smithers to hear speeches ahead of a march. (Chris Gareau photo)
Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.
by Chris Gareau, Interior News, Jan. 16, 2019
Chiefs from the B.C. coast, Interior and Northwest converged in Smithers to show support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. Read the rest of this entry →
Indigenous People’s Solidarity Movement, Jan 15, 2019
Activists occupied the 9th floor hallway and office of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) at 275 Slater Street in Ottawa and effectively shut them down for the afternoon! Read the rest of this entry →