A traditional four day spiritual fast offered up sacred prayers for the waters and all life as Trans Mountain plans to drill and pull pipe through a 1.4 linear km hole under the Fraser River, the most vital waterway in British Columbia, diverting 26 million litres of water.  Secretary-Treasurer of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs Kukpi7 Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith band of the Secwepemc Nation and Sara Cadeau, Anishinaabe kwe, aunty, community organizer and traditional wellness practitioner, held a four-day ceremonial fast at the Fraser River in September calling on colonial Canada to cancel the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The event followed a Save the Fraser ceremony led by Kukpi7 Judy Wilson in partnership with Dogwood in May of 2021. Construction of the pipeline will have devastating and irreversible impacts on salmon, fish, and traditional cultural uses of the waters by local Indigenous peoples. The possibility of spills of diluted bitumen risk the land where the pipeline crosses and the waters through which oil supertankers will transport the toxic stuff down to refineries in California. 

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April 26, 2021, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Burnaby, BC)— A four month federal stop work order has been issued on Trans Mountain’s pipeline construction, the result of local community members discovering hummingbird nests during tree cutting in the area. The delay, according to an earlier affidavit by a Trans Mountain executive, would push the pipeline’s construction date past 2022, adding millions to the taxpayer-funded project.   Photos by Donna Clark  

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Flood social media with #StopTMX during the global climate summit   Today Justin Trudeau is headed to President Biden’s hotly anticipated global climate summit and will be doing his best to look like a climate leader. But we know better: Canada’s emissions are rising, the Liberals handed over $18 billion to the fossil fuel industry since the pandemic began - oh, and they bought a pipeline.  So here’s the plan: when Trudeau and his team go online this week to talk up his climate action, we’ll be there to make it clear that as long as he champions the climate-wrecking, money-losing Trans Mountain pipeline, he will be a climate hypocrite, not a climate leader. You can help out no matter where you live or who your MP is. We're flooding the #EarthDay2021 hashtag to remind the world that Climate Leaders Don't Build Pipelines!   

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