Mike De Souza
Federal Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould speaks to reporters in Ottawa on April 13, 2017. File photo by The Canadian Press

The Trudeau government will be on the sidelines in late November as a Kinder Morgan executive is cross examined over his allegations that the City of Burnaby was deliberately delaying permits to block the Texas-based company's west coast pipeline expansion project, the National Energy Board said late on Monday.

Carla Wilson
First Nations demonstrators gather around a fire at the B.C. legislature on Thursday, calling for an end to open-net fish farms. They drew about 200 supporters to their cause. Photograph By AMY SMART

First Nations protesters danced and drummed around a crackling fire in front of the B.C. legislature Thursday, calling for an end to open-net fish farms.

Leaders of the protest, which drew about 200 supporters, say now that the NDP says it’s listening, they want to see farm tenures revoked.

Thursday marked Day 70 of the occupation of two Marine Harvest farms in the Broughton Archipelago, off northeast Vancouver Island.

BC Government

The provincial government will appear before the National Energy Board (NEB) on constitutional issues relating to Trans Mountain work at the Burnaby and Westridge marine terminals.

Trans Mountain is asking the NEB to approve commencement of terminal work, notwithstanding that Trans Mountain has not obtained preliminary plan approvals under Burnaby’s zoning bylaw or a tree-cutting permit under Burnaby’s tree bylaw, as currently required by conditions on federal approvals of the project.

First Nations Leaders

From: Sarah Beuhler <>
Date: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 9:29 AM
Subject: [km_strategy] New email tool to tell the NEB to stay firm and not give in to Kinder Morgan bullying

Mia Rabson
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna speaks to reporters on an Ottawa River boat on Aug. 21, 2017. File photo by Andrew Meade

The Canadian Press

Canada has no immediate plans to raise its targets for cutting emissions, despite pressure from the United Nations to step it up or risk the failure of the Paris climate change agreement.

Emilee Gilpin

Oct 30, 2017

[Environmentalist Karen Mahon shows her arrest papers, calling her to court February 28 for an act of mischief. Oct. 29, 2017. Photo by Emilee Gilpin - see photo with original]

When federal police were called to arrest people protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project in Burnaby on Saturday, two conflicting and equally powerful emotions came over veteran environmentalist Karen Mahon.

Martin Lukacs
The Syncrude tar sands facility near Fort McKay, in Alberta, Canada. Photograph: Aaron Huey/National Geographic/Getty Images

Data shows companies made much higher payments to developing countries in 2016 than to Canadian, provincial governments

Thursday 26 October 2017 

Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian. 

Nia Williams and Ethan Lou
Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project's oil storage tank farm is seen in Burnaby, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

OCTOBER 27, 2017

The city of Burnaby, British Columbia, accused Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd of disrespecting municipal regulations on Friday, after the company appealed to Canada's energy regulator for approval to start work on its Trans Mountain oil pipeline.

The company, a unit of Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc , on Thursday asked the National Energy Board for approval to start some construction work in Burnaby as it has been unable to obtain the necessary permits from the city.

Gene McGuckin

Thanks for being here, ready to protect this coast—and so much more!

I’m Gene McGuckin, a spokesperson for BROKE, Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion.

Justin Mikulka

Oct 24, 2017 - Damning new testimony from an engineer of the locomotive involved in the deadly 2013 oil train disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, reveals several ways corporate cost-cutting directly led to the accident, which claimed 47 lives.


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