Oil - Pipelines

John Price
photo of Wet’suwet’en blockade - MICHAEL TOLEDANO

November 24th, 2021

Using Coastal GasLink workers as a wedge against the Wet’suwet’en is audacious but not surprising, according to one historian

For the third time in as many years, the settler government of B.C. has violently attacked and arrested unarmed Indigenous land defenders and journalists near Wedzin Kwa, the sacred waterway located on the unceded traditional territories of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.

First Nations leaders
Reconciliation will not come at the barrel of a gun


Video and Photos of Raid on Coyote Camp Released

Hina Alam • The Canadian Press
Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender.
[Editor: Note the date!]
Jan 11, 2020  

The commissioner believes Canada is shirking its obligations as a signatory to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Alex Ballingall
Peter Julian and Jagmeet Singh

[Editor: Note that the expansion is not slated to supply local refineries.]

Nov. 24, 2021

OTTAWA—NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is not pushing to cancel the government-owned Trans Mountain expansion, even though a veteran MP in his caucus is calling for an immediate halt to construction of the controversial oil pipeline project.

Trans Mountain monitoring spill of drilling additive in Coquitlam watercourse
Indigenous leaders held a ceremony at Maquabeak Park in Coquitlam in May, 2021 to express concerns about an oil pipeline being drilled under the Fraser River.Fin Donnelly/Twitter

Nov. 22, 2021

Trans Mountain continues to monitor the impacts of a spill of clay-based drilling fluid in a water course near the Mary Hill bypass in Coquitlam last week.

In a statement, the company reported that approximately one cubic meter of bentonite was “inadvertently released” into a watercourse during horizontal directional drilling (HDD) procedures on Friday (Nov. 19).

The drilling is to install a section of pipe from Surrey to Coquitlam for the construction of the pipeline to Burnaby.

Zoe Yunker
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline near Hope, BC, in October. The pipeline is currently shut down due to massive floods and landslides that hit the province last week. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press.

Nov. 23, 2021

Romilly Cavanaugh stood at the edge of the Coquihalla River north of Hope, watching big trees snap off the bank like blades of grass in a lawn mower. Some of those not swept away held dead fish in their branches three metres off the ground — a reminder of what came before.

Cavanaugh and her fellow engineers had been sent into the chaos for a sole purpose: to watch the Trans Mountain pipeline through the flood of 1995.

Patricia Lane
Gitxsan youth Shay Lynn Sampson is doing her part to ensure the Coastal GasLink pipeline never gets built. Photo by Melissa Cox

Nov. 22, 2021

As part of a series highlighting the work of young people in addressing the climate crisis, writer Patricia Lane interviews Gitxsan youth Shay Lynn Sampson who is doing her part to ensure the Coastal GasLink pipeline never gets built. She was among those arrested in Friday's RCMP raids.


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