Topic: coastal gaslink

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Wet’suwet’en coverage: Has the media been fair? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

As the Wet’suwet’en land dispute story continues to dominate the headlines, critics wonder: Are journalists giving it fair coverage?
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Community members in B.C. come out in support of pipeline

At a community meeting in Houston, B.C., support was strong for the contentious Coastal GasLink pipeline.

'Shame on them': Dene National Chief condemns police use of force on Wet'suwet'en territory

Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya says the hereditary chiefs in B.C. have 'every right' to assert their laws on their traditional territory.

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

An investment firm buying a stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline says it remains "committed" to the deal despite protester blockades that have shut down railway lines in parts of Canada and threaten to inflict damage to the Canadian economy.

Indigenous youth vacate minister's office, ending 11-day occupation for Wet'suwet'en

Indigenous youth who took over the Minister of Northern Affairs's Winnipeg office have ended their occupation.

Why Coastal GasLink says it rejected a pipeline route endorsed by Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs

Before construction of the controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline started, hereditary chiefs with the Office of the Wet'suwet'en proposed an alternate route through their territory. The company behind the project said the path wasn't feasible and moved forward without the chiefs' support.
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Coastal GasLink: Exploring Indigenous support and opposition

The $6-billion, 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline has received approval from the province, and 20 First Nations band councils, but the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs say those band councils are only responsible for the territory within their individual reserves.
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Wet'suwet'en supporters in Victoria rally outside government buildings

Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline through their traditional territory in northern B.C. have pledged to disrupt government operations across the provincial capital.

Injunction bars protesters from shutting down B.C. Legislature on Friday

An injunction barring people from blocking access, roadways and doors to the B.C. Legislature has been granted by a judge, just one day before protesters plan to disrupt government operations across Victoria.
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Wet'suwet'en supporters block Calgary traffic

Protests were held across Canada today to support the Wet'suwet'en fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline, which is owned by a Calgary company. Here was the scene this morning in oil and gas country.

Mohawks prepare to enter 6th day of railway shutdown in support of Wet'suwet'en

The people staging a demonstration in support of Wet'suwet'en pipeline opponents that has led to a five-day shutdown of passenger and freight rail traffic through eastern Ontario say they won't back down in the face of possible police action.
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Vancouver police make arrests at port demonstration

On Monday morning, officers enforced an injunction against supporters of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who were blocking access points to the Port of Vancouver.
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Protesters cause delays for Ontario Via Rail routes

Protesters have been demonstrating at Belleville, Ont., in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Nation opposing the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project in British Columbia. Via Rail has cancelled trains on the Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto routes. 
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Wet'suwet'en supporters block trains, delay traffic

Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en in Ontario are blocking a rail line in solidarity with the hereditary chiefs. Dozens of Via Rail are cancelled between Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.
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RCMP break up Wet'suwet'en blockade

RCMP arrested 10 people after a B.C. court injunction over camps blocking the construction of a $6.6 billion natural gas pipeline through Indigenous land.

Tensions continue to rise between RCMP and Wet'suwet'en amid pipeline dispute

The RCMP continued to arrest people on the third straight day of enforcement actions against the Wet'suwet'en and their supporters opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

6 arrested at Wet'suwet'en anti-pipeline camp

Supporters of the Coastal GasLink blockade say police in tactical vehicles and gear carried out a pre-dawn raid of the camp.

What you need to know about the Coastal GasLink pipeline conflict

The conflict over a natural gas pipeline in northwestern British Columbia is the latest flashpoint between resource development and Indigenous rights and title in a province where large swaths of territory are not covered by any treaty.  

First Nations voices in support of Coastal GasLink project silenced by fear, says LNG Canada official

A senior corporate official with the joint venture behind an LNG terminal project that would eventually ship natural gas from the Coastal GasLink pipeline says First Nations people who support the project are being silenced by "bullying and intimidation."

13 arrested in Victoria during occupation of provincial government offices over Coastal GasLink pipeline

Victoria police say its officers took 13 people into custody following an occupation protesting the Coastal GasLink pipeline project.

Indigenous pipeline supporters slam human-rights advocates over Coastal GasLink stance

The CEO of the First Nations LNG Alliance says that the pipeline was approved through a democratic process that Indigenous people participated in freely, and neither the UN committee nor the B.C. commissioner consulted supportive Indigenous groups before taking a position.
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B.C. response to Indigenous opposition and support of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. E-scooters, Segways and hoverboards.

University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law Prof. Gordon Christie discusses the B.C. government's response to Indigenous opposition and support of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Former Vancouver city planner Sandy James discusses the B.C. government's decision to accept proposals from local governments to test personal transportation devices.
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Trans Mountain and Coastal GasLink pipelines. Avalanche safety while enjoying the mountains.

University of the Fraser Valley's Hamish Telford discusses the B.C. government's different stances on the Trans Mountain and Coastal GasLink pipelines. Avalanche Canada's Grant Helgeson and Island Alpine Guides' Jan Neuspiel discuss avalanche safety while enjoying the mountains.
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Premier's stance on Coastal GasLink pipeline. Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

CBC reporter Betsy Trumpener and Simon Fraser University lecturer Stewart Prest discuss John Horgan's stance on the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Alzheimer Society of B.C. coordinator Sana Aziz; Ken Walker, who is living with dementia, and Ken's husband Mark Demers talk about dementia during Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

Work must stop on Trans Mountain, Site C, LNG pipeline until First Nations approval, UN committee says

A United Nations committee working to end racism is urging Canada to immediately stop the construction of three major resource projects until it obtains approval from affected First Nations.
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Wet'suweten hereditary chiefs and the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Bad money habits.

University of Victoria Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law John Borrows and Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth the Coastal GasLink pipeline and the Wet'suweten hereditary chiefs opposition. CBC money columnist Bruce Sellery discusses bad money habits.

Pipeline construction began without archaeological assessments, Coastal GasLink says

The company behind a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia says construction began in a number of places before archaeological assessments were complete.
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Freda Huson addresses UN forum

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Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief Na'moks addresses UN forum

Report on artifacts found at pipeline site 'deeply misleading,' Unist'ot'en supporters say

Commission says the place where two Unist'ot'en supporters found stone tools at a Coastal GasLink camp near Houston in B.C.'s northern Interior was 'likely not their original location,' following an investigation by archaeologists.

Defendants accuse Coastal GasLink of trying to 'subvert authority' of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs

Freda Huson and hereditary chief Smogelgem, the individuals named in the Coastal GasLink injunction case, filed their response in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday, opposing the company’s application for an injunction.

Prospective workers outweigh protesters, claims pipeline company rep

Coastal GasLink has been holding a series of job fairs and networking events this year in Northern B.C. towns and Indigenous communities to connect job seekers with contractors connected to its pipeline's construction.

B.C. gas pipeline on hold as company investigates Indigenous artifacts claim

The Unist'ot'en Clan of the Wet'suwet'en Nation says it found two stone tools where Coastal GasLink is currently building the camp that will house workers near Houston in B.C.'s northern Interior.

TransCanada profit and revenue rise as oil and gas pipeline flows strengthen

Higher volumes from its growing stable of oil and gas pipelines in the United States and Canada drove improvements in fourth-quarter earnings, TransCanada Corp. reported Thursday.

B.C., Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs begin new reconciliation process

A joint statement Thursday said that the government and the Office of the Wet'suwet'en are undertaking a process focused on Wet'suwet'en title, rights, laws and traditional governance throughout their territory.

Judge asks B.C. attorney general to intercede in Unist'ot'en arrests

Twelve of the 14 people arrested by RCMP last month for blocking Coastal GasLink's access to a proposed pipeline made their first appearance Monday in B.C. Supreme Court.

Wet'suwet'en hereditary leaders, supporters call for stop work order on Coastal GasLink pipeline

Work continues on the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. while Wet'suwet'en hereditary leadership are still fighting the project, calling for a stop work order from the province.

TransCanada hires RBC to help sell up to 75% stake in Coastal GasLink pipeline

The Coastal GasLink pipeline project, designed to supply natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada facility on the West Coast at Kitimat is opposed by the Wet’suwet’en.

Wet'suwet'en complaints about pipeline builder to be probed by government, police

The British Columbia government says it will inspect the site of a planned natural gas pipeline southwest of Houston following allegations that the company building the project is violating its permits.

Coastal GasLink stops work on pipeline in northern B.C., says traps placed on site

In a notice posted on its website Thursday, the company says it halted work in an area south of Houston, B.C., because traps had been placed inside construction boundaries and people were entering the site, raising safety concerns.

Indigenous communities rally in support of B.C. pipeline protesters

Around 100 people marched in Fredericton in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en anti-pipeline protests Tuesday afternoon.

Hundreds march in Vancouver to protest Coastal GasLink pipeline

Protesters support Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief's opposition to northern B.C. pipeline.

Federal officials expected nationwide protest from RCMP action at Wet'suwet'en camp

Federal officials have long expected a nationwide fallout of protests from an eventual RCMP action against the Wet'suwet'en nation over the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, internal documents show.
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There are two kinds of Indigenous governance structures, but Canada has been listening to just one

The First Nations along the pipeline route who have signed benefit agreements are the chiefs and councils elected under the Indian Act. But hereditary chiefs assert sovereignty over the traditional territories through which GasLink aims to pass.

Coastal GasLink pipeline could face federal regulatory review

In addition to opposition from the hereditary chiefs of Wet'suwet'en Nation, the proposed Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline faces another battle that it says could put the project at risk.
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RCMP arrive at anti-pipeline camp in northern B.C.

The RCMP are enforcing a court order that allows Coastal GasLink access to the road and bridge near Houston, B.C., in order to build a pipeline on that land. Indigenous elders have sworn to block construction of the natural gas pipeline.

New Brunswick premier wants to revive Energy East — but TransCanada's not interested

New Brunswick's premier is hoping to restart the Energy East pipeline project — even though the company behind the project has no plans to do so.