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Peter Morelli

Peter Morelli recently graduated from Cambridge University with a English. He's worked as a web editor at Adbusters Magazine and has written for a variety of publications.

Dan Mangan playing at the inauguration ceremony in Vancouver

Dan Mangan sings about inequality at inauguration of Mayor Gregor Robertson and City officials

Local musician and two-time Juno award winner Dan Mangan stepped up to the microphone with a smile, saying he wanted to "applaud the kind of government that would invite a quasi-protest singer to...

Encounters with the mysterious Kinder Morgan workers of Burnaby Mountain [VIDEO]

They were always behind the police lines and often out of sight behind trees or trucks, but because of the drills, you could always hear them working. The Kinder Morgan crews operating on Burnaby...

Breaking bread on Burnaby Mountain: anti-pipeline activists dine at Horizons Restaurant to help business

"To unity and community." Glasses clinked at Horizons Restaurant last night.  Della Glendenning, a 74-year-old grandmother arrested during the Burnaby Mountain Kinder Morgan protests, was there...
Kinder Morgan retreats from Burnaby Mountain, stops drilling

Amidst celebrations, activists admit war far from won on Burnaby Mountain

There were celebrations on Burnaby Mountain today when the RCMP informed protest organizers around 10:00am that Kinder Morgan had decided to leave the mountain and would do so immediately. By the...
Rueben George and Ta’ah Amy George at the Burnaby Mountain protests

Proud son, Rueben George, watches over his mother during eventful day on Burnaby Mountain

After helping his mother, the Tsleil-Waututh elder Amy George, cross the police line at the lower Kinder Morgan drilling site on Burnaby Mountain, Rueben George led a procession of family...
Tzeporah Berman on Burnaby Mountain - Mychaylo Prystupa

Tzeporah Berman on Burnaby Mountain: 'History is made by those who show up'

Environmental activist and author Tzeporah Berman told a group of citizen advocates on Burnaby Mountain on Tuesday that they were helping to make history by showing up to oppose the proposed Kinder...
J.B. MacKinnon back on Burnaby Mountain after his arrest. Photo by Peter Morelli

Climate change motivated author J.B. MacKinnon to stand up to Kinder Morgan

Author J.B. MacKinnon went up to Burnaby Mountain on the weekend to protest against Kinder Morgan's plans to run a second pipeline through one of Burnaby's most cherished conservation...
Photo of Barbara Grant by Peter Morelli

84-year-old ex-librarian arrested protesting Kinder Morgan, calls NEB a "sham"

An 84-year-old retired librarian and concert pianist, Barbara Grant, gave a sharply-worded speech on Burnaby Mountain, criticizing the National Energy Board and Kinder Morgan before stepping across...
Della Glendenning being arrested on Burnaby Mountain for Kinder Morgan protest

74-year-old Kinder Morgan critic arrested on Burnaby Mountain

"I'm here because our federal government has stripped away environmental protection for fish and lakes and some of those lakes have been designated as tailings ponds," said Della Glendenning.
Kinder Morgan protesters on Burnaby Mountain

Arrests rise to 53 on Burnaby Mountain, including author J.B. MacKinnon

More arrests as Canadians put themselves in the way of mighty Texas Kinder Morgan pipeline company's plans for Burnaby Mountain.