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
First Nations group hoping to bring more awareness to pipelines, environment
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
Thousands 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
by Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail,
First Nations communities and their supporters are planning to ratchet up on-the-ground resistance to Kinder Morgan Inc.’s planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline with a call for a mass demonstration on Burnaby Mountain in March. Read the rest of this entry
‘They could build their pipeline but … they won’t be able to turn the tap on,’ says environmental group
CBC News, Jan 30, 2018
The British Columbia government is creating more uncertainty around Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project with a proposal to restrict any increase in diluted bitumen shipments until it conducts more spill response studies. Read the rest of this entry
Originally published in the Seattle Weekly, September 2017. By Gord Hill, Kwakwaka’wakw.
by Penny Daflos, CTV News, Jan 11, 2018
A large group of Burnaby RCMP closed off two roads, served anti-pipeline protestors with a warrant and used a battering ram to arrest two women Wednesday evening.
Several activists recorded the encounter, posting portions to social media and sharing further documentation with CTV News. The videos depict a chaotic scene with Mounties trying to arrest two people inside a mobile camping trailer as protesters yell at them. One officer ultimately smashes the camper door with a portable battering ram. Read the rest of this entry
Floating fence installed around oil terminal construction zone
by Jane Seyd, North Shore News, November 9, 2017
Owners of North Shore eco-tourism businesses and members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation say they’re upset and disheartened after a large floating construction fence with razor wire on top was installed 350 metres into Burrard Inlet in preparation for work on an expanded Kinder Morgan oil terminal. Read the rest of this entry
Provincial judicial review expected to last all week, Squamish Nation arguing consultation was inadequate
CBC News, November 6, 2017
The Squamish Nation says it was not given adequate information about the safety risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. It’s taking that argument to the B.C. Supreme Court this week in hopes of stopping the expansion. Read the rest of this entry