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Special Report: Tar Sands Reporting Project

Athabasca tar sands, photographed by Andrew S. Wright

Our award-winning team's crowd-funded series on the people, places and conflicts associated with Canada's tar sands.

Left: Kate Fink-Jensen and her mother, Kim. Right: Premier Christy Clark

British Columbia's premier shames parents for taking their kids to tar sands pipeline protest and crossing police line

Premier Christy Clark criticized two Burnaby families for letting their daughters cross a police line on Burnaby Mountain to protest Kinder Morgan's controversial Trans Mountain ...

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...
Burnaby Mountain protesters cross police line Kinder Morgan Mychaylo Prystupa

Burnaby Mountain battle: our notes from the courts, the woods and 100 arrests

History unfolded on Burnaby Mountain. This is the Vancouver Observer's account of what we saw.
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...

A taste of Burnaby Mountain: mud, climate change, and history in the making

Each day the protest Burnaby Mountain recreates itself. There are consistencies: deep mud, moments of confusion, courage, grace, tears in the eyes and a sense that history is being made.
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...
Lynne Quarmby and lawyer Jason Gratl key Kinder Morgan ruling - Jenny Uechi

"Fabulous" victory for Burnaby Mountain protesters as court rejects Kinder Morgan contempt charges

SFU molecular biology chair Lynne Quarmby beamed widely as Justice Austin Cullen announced at the B.C. Supreme Court that Kinder Morgan's request to extend the injunction date...
Chief Stewart Phillip Tsleil-waututh Amy George arrest Burnaby Mountain Prystupa

RCMP responds with respect as Grand Chief arrested on Burnaby Mountain

RCMP: "You'll be violating the civil court injunction, and you'll be taken into custody and arrested. Do you understand?" Grand Chief Stewart Phillip: "Yes, I understand."
Valerie Langer at Burnaby Mountain protesting Kinder Morgan - Mychaylo Prystupa

Clayoquot Sound activists march to arrest at Kinder Morgan protest

"On days like today - when we stand up and say no more - we are giving form and voice to this constant conflict that is brewing just under the surface, every day," Karen Mahon said.