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The public community input sessions are an opportunity to provide or listen to feedback regarding the inquiry’s preliminary report. They are open to all members of the public but in the interest of enabling broad participation, individuals are asked to pre-register for only one session shown below as “Available”

Alex Nguyen and Joshua Azizi
Protesters marched from the Art Gallery to Sunset Beach. Timothy McBurney-Lin
Sept. 10, 2017  ·
The protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Zach Kourgialis
PVLA and PVEA staff

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 - VANCOUVER, BC – The Peace Valley Landowner Association (PVLA) and the Peace Valley Environment Association (PVEA) call on the

Kanahus Manuel
Women involved in the tiny house build are protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline extension that is planned to go through the territory of the Secwepemc people.  (IAN WILLMS/GREENPEACE)

Secwepemc Nation ups fight against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline

Water is Life. This simple and indisputable refrain echoed by Water Protectors at Standing Rock helped transform a local Indigenous resistance movement into a global flashpoint for Indigenous rights and environmental protection.

Now, the spirit of Standing Rock is moving northward.

Jens Wieting
Hurricanes (from left) Katia, Irma, and Jose in the West Atlantic Basin simultaneously. NOAA

Unprecedented climate change-fuelled wildfires and hurricanes are a stark global warning that we have little time to contribute to global solutions to save nature, phase out fossil fuels, and leap to a low-carbon economy.

Michael Hale
Stop Kinder Morgan rally

B.C. voters did not grant permission for bitumen pipelines

John Paul Tasker
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr speaks to reporters as he arrives at a Liberal caucus retreat in Kelowna, B.C., on Wednesday. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

While some Indigenous activists gear up to fight expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline on the streets and in court, federal Liberal cabinet ministers say there's no going back on their decision to approve the $7.4-billion project.

Inspired by some of the tactics used by protesters at Standing Rock in North Dakota, the Secwepemc Nation, situated along the Trans Mountain route, said Wednesday it was preparing to build "10 tiny houses" in the path of the project's construction as a protest and with the hope of forcing a delay.

Charlie Smith

The north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery was recently given a major facelift to enhance its place as one of the major gathering places in the city.

So it shouldn't come as a surprise that opponents of the Kinder Morgan pipeline have chosen this location for a major demonstration on Saturday (September 9).

The self-styled West Coast Protectors plan to meet there at 1 p.m.

Laura Kane
Protesters gather at the Marine Harvest fish farm on Swanson Island, near Alert Bay, B.C. in a handout photo from the Facebook page Swanson Occupation. Ernest Alfred, 36, sitting cross-legged on the right wearing a cedar bark neck ring, sits with other traditional leaders from neighbouring villages. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Swanson Occupation MANDATORY CREDIT

PORT HARDY, B.C. — Members of two British Columbia First Nations say they have occupied a salmon farm on a small island on the province’s coast, the second such protest to be held in the past week.

Chief Willie Moon, also known as Okwilagame, said about 16 members of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw and the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwamis arrived at the Wicklow Point salmon farm on Thursday afternoon.

He said about five protesters plan to stay until the provincial and federal governments revoke permits for the facility on Broughton Island, about 50 kilometres east of Port Hardy.


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