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Elizabeth M.

"[AWAY SICK] THE GREAT BEAR IS SAFE FOR NOW!!To save the Rainforests, Save The Great Bear Rainforest and Save Old Growth Forests"

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    THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,CANADA IS SAFE FOR NOW!!!  MOST OF THE FIRST NATIONS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE PIPELINE GOING THROUGH AND AROUND THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST ARE IN COURT NOW AND SHOULD WIN THEIR CASES DUE TO THE UNANIMOUS DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA FINDING THAT THE TSIHQOT'IN NATION CAN CONTINUE TO HOLD LEGAL TITLE TO THEIR TRADITIONAL TERRITORY IN CENTRAL B.C. 








CRITICALLY, THE COURT FOUND THAT THE DEVELOPMENT ON LAND OWNED BY INDIGENEOUS PEOPLE REQUIRES CONSENT OF THESE NATIONS!!!!

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On June 26, a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Canada found that the Tsilhqot’in people continue to hold legal title to some 2000 square kilometres in the heart of their traditional territory in central British Columbia.

Critically, the Court found that development on land owned by Indigenous peoples requires the consent of those nations.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of this historic ruling, both for the Tsilhqot’in people, who first went to court to protect their land rights more than 20 years ago, and for other Indigenous nations across Canada.

Much of the route of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline crosses territory where there are no treaties with Indigenous peoples and the underlying issue of Indigenous land title has never been resolved. These issues were excluded from the mandate of the public review on which the government says it based its decision to approve Northern Gateway.

Great News! Historic Supreme Court decision a crucial step for Indigenous peoples in Canada


Map LNIB Lower Nicola Indian Band Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.The chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band south of Kamloops, B.C., whose territory is crucial to the $5.4-billion Kinder Morgan expansion project, wrote a strongly worded letter to the Prime Minister today about his
Map LNIB Lower Nicola Indian Band Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.The chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band south of Kamloops, B.C., whose territory is crucial to the $5.4-billion Kinder Morgan expansion project, wrote a strongly worded letter to the Prime Minister today about his "serious reservations" about the project. Kinder Morgan's pipeline recently spilled 12 barrels of oil in June 2013 on the Aboriginal territory, in the province's interior. 

Map LNIB Lower Nicola Indian Band Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.Kinder Morgan owns a pipeline that has transported oil from Alberta to Burnaby for 60 years. It is now is applying to the federal government to twin the pipeline, to increase the oil flow from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day. The project would increase the number of oil tankers in the Vancouver area from 60 per year, to more than 400, said the company.

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) is a proposal to expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline system between Edmonton, AB and Burnaby, BC. It would include approximately 987 km of new pipeline, new and modified facilities, such as pump stations and tanks, and the reactivation of 193 km of existing pipeline. The Westridge Marine Terminal would also be expanded.









New pipeline segments would be added between Edmonton and Hinton, AB, Hargreaves, BC and Darfield, BC and Black Pines, BC and Burnaby, BC.







Some existing, but currently deactivated pipeline segments between Hinton, AB and Hargraves, BC and Darfield and Black Pines, BC would be reactivated.







Burnaby Mountain overlooking Indian Arm.PORT BURNABY







TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE WANTS TO GO RIGHT UNDER THE BURNABY MOUNTAIN. SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY SITS ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND THERE IS A NATURE RESERVE. OBVIOUSLY, BURNABY DOES NOT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN, BUT THE NEB GAVE PERMISSION FOR THE PIPELINE COMPANY TO ACCESS THE LAND TO DO THEIR STUDY TO SEE IF IT WOULD BE FEASIBLE, STATING THAT THEY DID NOT NEED PERMISSION FROM THE CITY OF BURNABY.


Oil not welcome in the Tsleil-Waututh Nation's ancestral waters

Like a real-life game of Risk, the threat of pipelines stood manifest in the huge green petroleum holding tanks perched on the south side of Burrard Inlet, B.C., dwarfing three canoes carrying Tsleil-Waututh First Nations and other anti-pipeline allies Sunday afternoon. 









Paddlers performed a ceremony at the third annual Salish Sea Summer Gathering to show that oil, in particular, the twinning of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline that would subject B.C. waters to an estimated 400 tankers per year, is not welcome in the Tsleil-Waututh Nation's ancestral waters.







NOW WE HAVE TO TRY TO SAVE THE SALISH SEA FROM THIS OVER LOAD OF TANKERS FROM TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE, AND ALSO THE DOUGLAS CHANNEL HAS DRAWN SOME MAJOR CONCERNS!! WE CAN NOT FORGET THE GREAT BEAR SEA, NOR THE SALISH SEA!!


As Kinder Morgan proposes to more-than-double its Trans-Mountain oil sands pipeline from Alberta, and expand an oil supertanker port in Burrard Inlet, First Nations and environmentalists on the coast are escalating their opposition to the project.














Members of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations paddle canoes on the waters of Burrard Inlet to the Kinder Morgan Burnaby Terminal for a ceremony ...
























KITIMAT, B.C. WAS THE FIRST TO REJECT THE ORIGINAL KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE OF ENBRIDGE!!! SO OBVIOUSLY ANOTHER SITE HAD TO PICKED FOR THE PIPELINE. IN THE MEANTIME, I BELIEVE ENBRIDGE BOUGHT TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE. THE NEW ROUTE IS ON MAP ABOVE.

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i AM KEEPING THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST PHOTOS ON THE PAGE, AS MAYBE IT WILL BECOME A NATURE RESERVE OR A PROVINCIAL OR NATIONAL PARK AS I THINK IT SHOULD BE. (MY OWN OPINION)




THE KERMODE BEAR (KNOWN AS THE SPIRIT BEAR) IS SACRED TO THE FIRST NATIONS. IT IS YEARS AGO. IS'S WHITE COAT IS CAUSES BY A DOUBLE RECESSIVE GENE EXPRESSED IN ONE OUT OF EVERY 10. KERMODE BEARS RELY ON THE FOREST IN MANY WAYS. FOR EXAMPLE THE FOREST TREE ROOTS AND CANOPIES PROTECT SALMON STREAMS (SALMON BEING THEIR MAIN SOURCE OF FOOD) BY PREVENTING SOIL EROSION AND LANDSLIDES, AND THE HOLLOWS OF TRUNKS PROVIDE IDEAL HIBERNATION AND DENNING HABITAT. IN TURN THE SPIRIT BEAR DEPOSITS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SALMON CARCASSES ON THE FOREST FLOOR WHICH PROVIDES VITAL NUTRIENTS FOR THE FOREST TO GROW AND REGENERATE. THIS COMPLETES AND INTERCONNECTIVE RELATIONSHIP AFFECTS MANY OTHER ORGANISMS IN THE TEMPERATE RAINFOREST ECOLOGY. A RARE SUB-SPEICIES OF THE COASTAL BLACK BEAR THAT DIVERGED FROM INLAND POPULATIONS ROUGHLY 300,000 






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Namu Lakes and Fish Cannery, Central Coast, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.
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The paddle journey culminated in the two nations’ chiefs signing a declaration to protect the Salish Sea.





















































THE AFFECTED FIRST NATIONS DEFINITELY DO NOT WANT TANKERS COMING FROM THE BURNABY TERMINAL THROUGH THE BURRARD INLET!! ALSO THIS PIPELINE COMES VERY CLOSE TO WASHINGTON STATE, AND OF COURSE THEY HAVE A COASTAL RAINFOREST ALSO AND PRISTINE OCEANS FULL OF SEA LIFE - ESPECIALLY THE ORCAS.












IT IS A WAIT AND SEE SITUATION AGAIN - WHO KNOWS THE BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC COAST MAY HAVE NO TANKERS FROM ANY PIPELINES. PORT METRO IN VANCOUVER IS ALREADY A CLOGGED PORT.



















                                                   




























































































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    So glad to hear from you, Elizabeth! I am fine so how are you my beautiful friend, I missed you much! Hugs, Jo xoxo


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    Happy Friday Elizabeth.  Enjoy your weekend dearest friend.  : )
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    Have a delightful Saturday Elizabeth and thanks for being my friend!  Hope you feel better soon.  Love and hugs to you~


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