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Vancouver protesters rally, vow to continue pipeline fight

trudeau-protest-sign‘It boggles the mind that they could think this is a good move for Canada’

CBC News,

Indigenous and environmental groups organized a flash rally in Vancouver Tuesday evening in reaction to the announcement the federal government is buying out the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Hundreds of First Nations groups, environmentalists and other concerned residents gathered on the grounds of Science World to protest the federal government’s plan. Read the rest of this entry

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Liberals to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B to ensure expansion is built

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The Canadian government is now the owner of the TransMountain Pipeline at a cost of $4.5 billion.

Canadian public could also incur millions to construct expansion project with estimated price tag of $7.4B

The Liberal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and related infrastructure for $4.5 billion, and could spend billions more to build the controversial expansion.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced details of the agreement reached with Kinder Morgan at a news conference with Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr this morning, framing the short-term purchase agreement as financially sound and necessary to ensure a vital piece of energy infrastructure gets built. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous activists eye oil spill at Kinder Morgan pumping station

Kinder Morgan sign graffitiAPTN National News, May 28, 2018

Indigenous activists are keeping a close eye on an oil spill near Barriere, B.C., days before Kinder Morgan’s so-called deadline on its $7.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion project.

On Sunday, the provincial Ministry of Environment said a flow meter leaked about 100 litres of crude oil into the ground at the Darfield Pump Station. Read the rest of this entry

No suitors emerge for Trans Mountain pipeline stake as Kinder Morgan deadline looms

Kinder Morgan water is life bannerby The Canadian Pres, May 23, 2017

With just over a week remaining until the May 31 deadline set for abandoning its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, no suitors have publicly emerged to step into builder Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s shoes. 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

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

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First Nations launching call for mass demonstration to protest Trans Mountain

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Drummers from the Kwantlen First Nation at a Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain, 2013. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.

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

B.C. creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain with bitumen restriction

Kinder Morgan water is life banner‘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