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“This is sacred—this Indian land. And it is sacred not just for First Nations, it is sacred for everybody. We are all here, we all share this. We all share in the responsibility.

“Keep using your voices. Keep standing strong.”

Audrey Siegel, Musqueam leader

Hundreds of protestors are gathering to rally against Kinder Morgan’s controversial pipeline survey work on Burnaby Mountain, despite a court injunction and $5.5 million lawsuit. This isn’t just about land exploitation. It’s about intimidation tactics, oil money and undemocratic government. More than anything, it’s about the power of the people to defend our land and our future.

We will not be divided. We will not be defeated.
#BurnabyMountain

Photos by Jackie Dives

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Kinder Morgan Protest on Burnaby Mountain: Monday, November, 17th, 2014.

The B.C. Supreme Court ordered anti-pipeline protesters on Burnaby Mountain to tear down their camp by 4 p.m. Monday (November 17).

Instead, hundreds of demonstrators converged on the site in a strong show of opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Burnaby RCMP opted to exercise discretion and leave arrests for another day.

Vancouver photographer Jackie Dives captured the scene.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police acting as private security for Kinder Morgan (formerly known as ENRON). This oil company is trespassing on First Nation territory, backed by the violent force of the state, this is an act of war. Burnaby Mountain November 21

This video edit was put together by film maker IJI. They have asked us to share it for them.

The video captures events that transpired November 21 on the unceded Coast Salish Territory, commonly known as Burnaby Mountain.

Currently the City of Burnaby and Vancouver, the Mayors of Burnaby and Vancouver, the MP for Burnaby, the majority of Burnaby residents, and all nations whose territory the mountain resides on are opposed to Kinder Morgans project.

However RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) are working in large numbers, 24 hours a day acting as Kinder Morgan’s (a Texas based oil companies) personal security.

Many residents of the area have already been arrested, and the arrests are continuing. Get up to Burnaby Mountain and stand in solidarity with those fighting for the land. You do not have to put yourself in an arrestable position by being on the mountain - there are designated protest areas, if you wish to remain in them you can. We hope to see you there. 

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Leak from proposed pipeline would devastate bird, wildlife population

A large spill of diluted bitumen near Vancouver could kill over 100,000 birds and seriously harm other mammals, according to a new study.

Titled the Fate and Effect of Oil Spills from the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River Estuary, the study says harbour seals and porpoises could perish in a spill and the endangered southern resident killer whale population would be jeopardized, elevating their risk of extinction.

“Extraordinarily high densities and numbers of sea and shorebirds, marine mammals and fish make them especially vulnerable to the potentially devastating mortalities should a major oil spill occur in Burrard Inlet or the Fraser River estuary,” according to the study.

Spill modeling that Genwest Inc. carried out showed that up to 90 per cent of oil from a spill can reach the shorelines within 48 hours. “Oil stranded in the intertidal zone of a beach establishes ‘effective killing zones’ for sea and shorebirds,” the study reported.

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