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Kamloops This Week
Pipe for Kinder Morgan's planned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is piled high on Mission Flats Road in Kamloops. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES

Kinder Morgan stated in a letter to the Neskonlith Indian Band that it would be seeking provincial authorizations related to a number of “activities” within the traditional territory of the band.

Kamloops This Week

AUGUST 20, 2018 02:07 PM


The Union of BC Indian Chiefs wants the provincial government to remain steadfast in its opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by denying any of the company’s requests to restart construction.

Sean Kavanagh
Enbridge hosted a pipeline construction tour in Morden on Thursday. (Sean Kavanagh/ CBC)

Dozens of kilometres from where a protest camp has been set up, Enbridge revelled in the construction of its massive and controversial pipeline replacement project in Manitoba.

On Thursday, Enbridge invited reporters and politicians, including federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, to a site near Morden to show off the construction of its line which its punches its way through the province this summer.

NOW staff

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Camp Cloud is no more. Burnaby RCMP moved in on the pipeline protest camp outside of the Trans Mountain tank farm at Underhill Avenue and Shellmont Street early Thursday morning.

Jean Swanson

"Every single person who takes a stand against the pipeline is pointing toward a more just future" 

CBC staff
Burnaby RCMP have increased their presence in the camp area, located at the intersection of Underhill Avenue and Shellmont Street. (Yvette Brend/CBC)

Deadline for camp structures and shelters to be removed was Sunday

Burnaby RCMP have increased their presence in the camp area, located at the intersection of Underhill Avenue and Shellmont Street. (Yvette Brend/CBC)
Behdad Mahichi
Jean Swanson arrives at B.C. Supreme Court for sentencing after her June 30 arrest at the Kinder Morgan in Burnaby. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG

Two high-profile Vancouverites were led off to jail on Wednesday, sentenced to seven days in jail for defying an injunction by protesting at a Kinder Morgan property in Burnaby on June 30.

Jean Swanson, a candidate for Vancouver city council, and Susan Lambert, a former president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, were among seven people who appeared before Justice Kenneth Affleck of the B.C. Supreme Court.

All seven pleaded guilty to contempt of court for blocking construction, were sentenced to seven days behind bars and were taken straight to jail.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Chief Robert Chamberlin, Kukpi7 Judy Wilson

August 9, 2018


The Honourable John Horgan


The Honourable George Heyman

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy


The Honourable Michelle Mungall

Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

OPEN LETTER: Kinder Morgan Canada Authorization Requests

Dear Premier Horgan, Minister Heyman, and Minister Mungall:


Date: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 5:20 PM
Subject: Support Camp Cloud!

Alleen Brown, Will Parrish
Top photo: An Indigenous man raises his drum as he and others sing during a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 29, 2018.

IN BRITISH COLUMBIA’S southern interior, on unceded land of the Secwepemc Nation, Kanahus Manuel stands alongside a 7-by-12-foot “tiny house” mounted on a trailer. Her uncle screws a two-by-four into a floor panel while her brother-in-law paints a mural on the exterior walls depicting a moose, birds, forests, and rivers — images of the terrain through which the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will pass, if it can get through the Tiny House Warriors’ roving blockade.

Ainslie Cruickshank

Aug. 9, 2018

VANCOUVER—The Union of BC Indian Chiefs says it’s “frustrated” and “outraged” that the estimated cost to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is going up while the effects of climate change are being witnessed around the world.


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