By Emily Jackson, Metro Vancouver, March 23, 2015
The battle between protesters and Kinder Morgan flared up on Monday after masked men allegedly broke into a vehicle on Burnaby Mountain to steal surveying equipment.
“I understand that a window was smashed on one of the contractors vehicles and some surveying equipment was taken by a masked man who we believe has previously interfered with the survey work we’ve been undertaking,” Trans Mountain Pipeline spokeswoman Lizette Parsons Bell said. Read the rest of this entry
By James Keller,, Dec 18, 2014
A Vancouver-area city is asking the National Energy Board to hand Kinder Morgan a bill that could be worth more than $2 million for policing and cleanup costs after pipeline work was targeted by protesters last month.
Environmental activists set up a makeshift encampment in a conservation area on Burnaby Mountain, east of Vancouver, in an attempt to block crews from conducting drilling and survey work related to its proposal to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline. Read the rest of this entry
Judge throws out civil contempt charges against those arrested for breaking the injunction
CBC News, Nov 27, 2014
An application by Kinder Morgan to extend an injunction keeping protesters away from two drilling sites on Burnaby Mountain was rejected by the B.C. Supreme Court Thursday, meaning the site must be cleared of excavation work by Dec. 1.
In denying the company’s request to extend the injunction to Dec. 12, the judge also ruled that all civil contempt charges against those arrested so far have been thrown out due to errors in the injunction. Read the rest of this entry
It won’t end here: Anti-pipeline protesters vow to remain on Burnaby Mountain as long as Kinder Morgan is there
Note: Cops love co-opting Native culture and spirituality as part of their repression of Indigenous resistance, and they often find willing and naive accomplices from within Native communities to do this…
Officers working with elders to bring in firewood
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.