British Columbia

24/09/14
Author: 
David P. Ball
Kinder Morgan Treaty

Freshly fed with a wild salmon feast and stirred by drumming and anti-oilsands proclamations, a crowd of several hundred stood en masse to loudly sing Tsleil-Waututh Nation's anthem on Sunday.

Roughly 500 people crammed into the First Nation's North Shore community centre on the eve of what the band's culture and language manager Gabriel George dubbed an "historic event" -- the signing of an intertribal treaty against Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline through southern B.C.

24/09/14
Author: 
Sacred Trust Staff
Salish Sea Treaty

Treaty makes Kinder Morgan Expansion Project illegal in Coast Salish Law

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, NORTH VANCOUVER, BC; SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 – Today, First Nations from the lower mainland, Vancouver Island, and Washington State have come together to sign an historic treaty to protect the Salish Sea from tar sands oil and related threats, making the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project illegal under Coast Salish Law.

23/09/14
Author: 
City of New Westminster

New Westminster – The City of New Westminster will be submitting an application for Intervener Status with respect to the Federal Court challenge commenced by Ecojustice Canada (formerly known as Sierra Legal Defence Fund) against the proposed Fraser Surrey Docks Coal Transfer Facility.

22/09/14
Author: 
CBC Staff
climate change rally Vancouver Sept 21, 2014

More than 1,000 Vancouverites filled the CBC Plaza on Sunday, joining hundreds of thousands more around the world as 125 world leaders prepare to converge on New York City Tuesday in an historic UN summit on climate change.

Tens of thousands filled the streets of New York City in what organizers say may be one of the largest climate change rallies ever held in the U.S. (Michael Poland/Twitter)

Rallies are underway or have happened in New York City, London, Berlin, Paris, Rio, Toronto and Seattle. More than 2,000 events were registered in more than 130 countries.

20/09/14
Author: 
Lynne Quarmby
The People’s Climate March on Sunday in New York City and numerous other cities including Vancouver, promises to be the biggest day of protest in the history of the climate movement.

The People’s Climate March on Sunday in New York City and numerous other cities including Vancouver, promises to be the biggest day of protest in the history of the climate movement. Will Canadians turn out?

09/09/14
Author: 
City of Burnaby

For immediate release: On September 8, the City of Burnaby filed a Civil Claim against Kinder Morgan, seeking an injunction to restrain Kinder Morgan from continuing to carry on works in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area in contravention of the city of Burnaby’s bylaws. The Burnaby Parks Regulation Bylaw prohibits the cutting of trees and damage to the park. Kinder Morgan workers entered the park on September 2, and cut down trees and bushes to allow for helicopter and drilling activities. Kinder Morgan ignored an Order from the City to cease bylaw contraventions.

10/09/14
Author: 
Charlie Smith

To paraphrase Lennon and McCartney, striking B.C. teachers are hoping to get by with a little help from their friends.

 

Today, those friends in the labour movement stepped up with a massive amount of money to help the B.C. Teachers' Federation combat the Christy Clark government.

The B.C. Nurses' Union has given the teachers' hardship fund $500,000. It comes at a time when teachers are not receiving strike pay.

04/09/14
Author: 
Mychaylo Prystupa
Kinder Morgan’s attempts to continue its disputed Trans Mountain exploratory pipeline work at Burnaby Mountain faced another day of heated opposition -- this time by an impromptu gathering of 50 residents.

The company maintains its work is legal, but the City of Burnaby and a Member of Parliament do not.

“I never cease to be amazed at what this company does in pursuit of its pipeline project,” said Burnaby—Douglas M.P. Kennedy Stewart in a statement.

04/09/14
Author: 
CBC

The battle between the City of Burnaby and Kinder Morgan over the extension of the Trans Mountain pipleline is heating up after municipal officers issued stop work orders to crews surveying the pipeline's proposed route under Burnaby Mountain on Tuesday.

Energy giant Kinder Morgan wants to bore a hole under the mountain in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby to Burrard Inlet as part of a proposal to nearly triple the capacity of the existing pipeline, but the city has vowed to block the project however it can. 

04/09/14
Author: 
CBC Staff

John Carruthers, president of Enbridge's Northern Gateway unit, said a number of issues need to be sorted out before construction can begin, including winning additional support from aboriginal communities along the 525,000 barrel-per-day line's route through northern British Columbia

"We have stated that the earliest in-service date was 2018," Carruthers said following a speech to a Calgary business audience. "That's quickly evaporating because we need to have this time to meet with people. The focus is on re-engagement, not the in-service date."

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