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Other Pro-Wet’suwet’en protests

There were at least three other pro-Wet’suwet’en protests in our area, in addition to the Feb 12, 2020, demonstration in Campbell River. The smallest was probably on Cortes, but it was the easiest for me to attend. I only learned of the events at the Tyee Plaza and in Courtenay days after they were over.

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There will not be a real Kinder Morgan Pipeline Hearing

By Roy L Hales

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According to the City of Burnaby’s lawyer, Greg McDade,  there will not be a real hearing on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline project.  Despite the many public statements by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Christy Clark and Kinder Morgan, people opposing  the project will not get an opportunity to properly present their case or to cross examine Kinder Morgan. They will submit written statements to the National Energy Board, with no assurance the panel will even read them.

McDade says that Burnaby has preparing for a public hearing since December, when Kinder Morgan filed it 55,000 page application.

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Kitimat Votes NO! to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

As only British Columbian town held a plebiscite, there is a sense in which they spoke for all of us.  I hope the message goes straight to the Premier’s office. Kitimat Votes NO! to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

The question, as phrased on the ballot:

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Legality of Pipeline Research in BC’s Parks Being Questioned

By Roy L Hales

When they were granted a license last November, the regulations stated Trans Mountain “must contribute to the scientific knowledge of the protected area(s).” They were conducting a feasibility study that was the preliminary step to building a pipeline. Now the legality of pipeline research in BC’s parks is being questioned .

Four months passed before the BC Government passed legislation, Bill 4: The Park Amendment Act, that made industrial research in public parks legal.  It was rushed through the legislature with no public consultation.

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Kitimat Residents saying No! to a Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

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A symbolic fight for British Columbia’s future is underway. A little town, with less than 10,000 people, is being given the choice denied to the rest of us. A plebiscite in which there will be some, possibly many, Kitimat Residents saying No! to a pipeline.

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