Coast Protectors
Mar. 17 2018 protest

Dozens of Indigenous people, community members, families and retired teachers are blocking Kinder Morgan’s front gate on Burnaby Mountain

Coast Salish community members Oceann Hyland and Will George led the protectors in ceremony at the nearby Watch House and then escorted them to Kinder Morgan’s gates.

Mychaylo Prystupa
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee sits beside B.C. Premier John Horgan at the GLOBE Forum 2018 sustainable business summit in Vancouver on Friday. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.
 March 16, 2018
‘You need to skate to where the puck is going to be ... clean tech.’
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee said he hopes the efforts by the B.C. government to stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion “are successful.”
Joe Oliver

[Russians, foreign (US) radicals  . . . or maybe concerned Canadians?!] 

March 13, 2018

Bill McKibben

When I checked my email one day last week, there was a link to a piece just published in The Globe and Mail. A columnist named Gary Mason had used me as his foil to prove that protests against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion were subversive plots imported from the U.S., part of a grand overall strategy to mess with the fossil fuel industry.

Charlie Smith
This was the scene in Burnaby on Saturday (March 10). MIKE HUDEMA


March 12th, 2018 

There's an unusual clarification at the bottom of a recent CBC News web story about two pipeline demonstrations in Metro Vancouver.

Charlie Smith
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has been one of the most vocal critics of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. COAST PROTECTORS FACEBOOK
March 10th, 2018
This week, Alberta premier Rachel Notley threatened to cut oil shipments to B.C. if the province interferes with Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Dylan Waisman
Thousands gathered to demonstrate against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Photo by Trevor Mack.

The air was crisp and cold as they trekked up Burnaby Mountain early on Saturday morning. People's breath came out in white puffs as each of the volunteer construction workers carried two planks of wood. Their goal was to build a traditional Indigenous "watch house" to monitor Texas-based Kinder Morgan as it proceeds with construction of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

CBC staff and Canadian Press
A sign held by protesters at anti-pipeline rally in Burnaby on March 10, 2018. (Mike Zimmer/CBC)

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.

ndigenous leaders beat drums and sang out against the project Saturday morning, saying they won't step aside for construction.

The pipeline runs between Edmonton and Burnaby. Kinder Morgan received federal approval for an expansion in November 2016.

Primary Author Wallis Snowdon
US Embassy Canada/Flickr

Thousands of fossil industry jobs in Alberta are gone forever, even if oil prices ever return to $100 per barrel, and the shift has nothing to do with the province’s never-ending quest for a pipeline to tidewater, a leading government economist admitted this week.

“I’ve learned as an economist to never say ‘Never,’ but even if it were to come back, because of the use of better technology and innovation, the energy sector will not need as many people going forward,” ATB Financial Chief Economist Todd Hirsch told CBC Radio’s Edmonton AM.


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