5 October 2018, Coast Salish territory (Burnaby, BC) Trans Mountain Corporation must take down the fences in Burrard Inlet, says the City of Burnaby in a submission to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The fence is attached to a floating boom at Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. Now that the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the approval to build the pipeline and tanker project the fence must come down, argues Burnaby counsel Gregory McDade in a recent filing. [Full text below] "Now that construction authorization has been withdrawn by the court, we ask that you immediately notify Trans Mountain that the fence must be removed as an obstacle to public access." The City is petitioning the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to withdraw Trans Mountain's permit to operate the "Marine Construction Safety Boom" around the perimeter of the (former Kinder Morgan and now) government of Canada-owned tanker berth construction site. The permit to triple the number of berths at the terminal was dependent on the overall approval of the project, Burnaby argues, and now that the general approval has been quashed, so too should be the razor wire fence permit.  Citizen watchdogs at the tank farm report have documented increased construction activity at the Burnaby tank farm in recent days, sharing it on social media. Burnaby's challenge to the Port is the first real test of the new Trans Mountain Crown Corporation's intentions of obeying the stop work order set down August 30 by the Federal Court of Appeal, in a ruling the federal government decided this week not to appeal.

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  RE: The National Energy Board’s One Week Consultation Period for First Nations Affected by the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project Dear Ms. Sheri Young:We are responding to a letter dated September 26th, 2018 regarding the re-assessment of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project, in which the National Energy Board requested feedback from First Nations affected by the pipeline route regarding the updated process. As stated, the letter is dated September 26th, but presents a deadline to Indigenous communities to register to participate in hearings and to provide submissions by October 3rd – a period of only one week.

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"Mr. Trudeau, enough is enough,” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip         

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(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – 30 August 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal verdict on the Trans Mountain approval and calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to immediately stop construction and shut the project down.

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.   The Nations of the Tseil-Waututh, Squamish, Sto:lo, Secwepemc, Coldwater and Upper Nicola Band, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Living Oceans Society, the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, and the Province of British Columbia are part of a consolidated lawsuit to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. The verdict could quash the federal approval of the project like the 2016 Enbridge decision that killed Enbridge's Northern Gateway. 

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1 August 2018, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Burnaby, BC): Two protectors have been arrested blocking the gates of Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker terminal in Burnaby after they and others blocked traffic for four hours into the facility, shutting down construction. The construction site is one of the few places Kinder Morgan Canada is legally allowed to prepare for construction and is one of the most active of their sites in the province.

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31 July 2018, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC):Laurie Embree, the first Protector to risk jail time to stop Kinder Morgan's pipeline and tanker project, was just taken into custody after being sentenced to 7 days in jail. 

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  (Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver, BC – July 23, 2018) Today, as Canada takes possession of the controversial and ill-fated Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project, Indigenous leaders renew vows to enact their rights as proper title holders by protecting their territories against this project and its devastating risks and impacts.

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