Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to First Nations leaders gathered at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for his government not doing an acceptable job in consulting on the Trans Mountain pipeline. He stressed the importance of working with First Nations in partnership, and h
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Simpcw First Nation, about 80 kilometres north of Kamloops, BC, signed a mutual benefit agreement (MBAs) with Kinder Morgan when it owned the 1,500-km Trans Mountain pipeline.
The Federal Court of Appeal will rule on August 30 on a case that combines nearly two dozen lawsuits that call for the National Energy Board's review of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited's project to be overturned.
The City of Burnaby issued a 72-hour eviction notice for land protectors gathered at Camp Cloud on Burnaby Mountain. The land protectors are protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested after a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia's North Thompson Provincial Park. The group callings itself the Tiny House Warriors occupied a site in the provincial park north of
Canoers and kayakers participated in an Indigenous-led ceremony on Burrard Inlet in an effort to protect the water surrounding Trans Mountain's Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C.
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion faces significant delays as over 1,000 permits remain unresolved, a basic route has not been determined, and as many as 25 hearings have yet to be conducted. These delays could last as long as two years.
Members of the High Bar First Nation in British Columbia have not been able to live on their own land in 125 years, creating displacement and a loss of language. The federal government declared the land uninhabitable due to lack of access to water.
In 2014, an oil spill from the Trans Mountain pipeline was found in the line that runs beneath the property of Janice Antoine and Percy Joe on the Coldwater Reserve near Merritt, B.C.
Richard Feehan, Alberta’s Minister of Indigenous Relations, discussed the government purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline. First Nations in Alberta have announced they want to be part owners of the pipeline with the federal government.