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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

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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

Kinder Morgan Comic

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Originally published in the Seattle Weekly, September 2017. By Gord Hill, Kwakwaka’wakw.

RCMP break into camper to arrest pipeline protesters

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RCMP used a battering ram to break into the trailer parked at Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.

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

Two killed in Kinder Morgan pipeline explosion

First Nations, eco-tour owners shocked at Kinder Morgan razor wire fence

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The floating construction fence around the Westridge terminal, as seen from Burrard Inlet. photo supplied Bob Putnam

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