Tag Archives: Burnaby Mountain Conservation Forest

Know Your Protest Rights

As demonstrations become more common, it is important that protestors have a basic understanding of their rights and the legal principles that apply to dealing with government officials and police in the context of lawful protests. Laura Track of the BC Liberties Association recently held a workshop called “Know Your Protest Rights” in Fort St John and was kind enough to let the ECOreport republish the text of her slides.

By Laura Track
(& pictures from Burnaby Mountain last November)

Workshop Groundrules

  • Language – homophobia, racism, sexism, and otherwise violent language is unwelcome.
  • Be aware that police, including undercover police may be present.

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NEB Says Kinder Morgan Does Not have to Answer

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The NEB says Kinder Morgan Does not have to answer British Columbia’s questions about responding to an oil spill.  The province’s motion concerning redactions to the Emergency Management Program (EMP) documents because “sufficient information has been filed from the existing EMP documents to meet the Board’s requirements at this stage of the process”.

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Lynne Quarmby Seeks The Green Party Nomination

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1This mornings interview is with Simon Fraser Biology professor Lynne Quarmby, who recently came to the media’s attention because of her stand against Kinder Morgan on Burnaby Mountain. She had not fully realized the extent to which Canadians are disenfranchised. Though 70% of the population were opposed to this project, they had no voice in the matter. This led to her decision to “enter the belly of the beast.” Lynne Quarmby seeks the Green party nomination for the new riding of Burnaby North – Seymour.

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Looking Back On The Blue Dot Tour And Ahead To The New Year

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

I recently travelled across Canada with David Suzuki Foundation staff, from St. John’s to Victoria and up to Yellowknife, joined by friends and allies along the way. Besides our Blue Dot Tour evening events featuring some of Canada’s best-known musicians, writers, artists and thinkers, we also took part in many community events and discussed environmental stewardship and treaty rights with Indigenous people.

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Trans Mountain’s Injunction Ends Monday

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1At least 127 people crossed the line and were arrested on Burnaby Mountain. All charges have been  dropped against those at borehole #2, because the  wrong GPS co-ordinates were used.  It is not yet certain if the correct co-ordinates were given for borehole #1.  Judge Austin Cullen refused to grant the pipeline company an extension to December 14. Trans Mountain’s injunction ends Monday.

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The Arrests Began on Burnaby Mountain

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The arrests began on Burnaby Mountain. Police pushed the protestors back to the “legal protest” zone on Thursday.  Twenty-six were arrested.  David Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos, and at least two members of the Squamish Nation were among them.

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Vigil on Burnaby Mountain

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ, 89.5 FM), Salt Spring Island Radio (107.9 & 102.1 FM GREEN) & Powell River Community Radio (CJMP, 90.1 FM)

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BC’s election results won’t make Kinder Morgan Happy

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Though it is not certain how whether the company was trying to exert influence, the BC election results won’t make Kinder Morgan Happy.

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Three Intervenors Speak Against Trans Mountain Pipeline Hearings

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ, 89.5 FM), Powell River Community Radio (CJMP, 90.1 FM)

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