Anti-oil protesters are camping outside Kinder Morgan in protest to the construction of the Trans-Mountain pipeline.
The pipeline project had federal and provincial support. Actually, the federal government even bought the pipeline after Kinder Morgan halted construction in the spring.
So the protesters doubled down – setting up a shanty town called “Camp Cloud” on Burnaby Mountain where they built a two-story house and burn a ceremonial fire.
The RCMP issued an eviction notice on Friday morning – telling protesters that they must remove their structures, including that illegal house, and put out the fire since the area was experiencing forest fires.
The Rebel sent Sheila Gunn Reid to report on the eviction which was scheduled for Saturday, July 21.
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You can watch all of Sheila's reports from Camp Cloud on this page.
July 26, 2018 - The promised eviction of Camp Cloud came and went last weekend and yet the protesters at their illegal squat on Burnaby Mountain are as poorly behaved as ever. Sheila provides a glimpse of the level of aggression protesters are getting away with.
July 26, 2018 - A journalist from another network jeopardized Sheila's safety while reporting on the Camp Cloud anti-pipeline protest occupation on Burnaby Mountain.
July 24, 2018 - I had a suspicion that the Camp Cloud protest slum on Burnaby Mountain, BC, is nothing but a photo-prop. Watch as I show you what it looks like after the media cameras have gone home.
July 23, 2018 - Vancouver’s False Creek looks beautiful and people certainly use it but what isn’t obvious to the eye is that the water contains four times the contamination levels deemed safe for swimming thanks to sewage that is dumped into the ocean.
July 23, 2018 - Despite issuing a full fire ban due to extremely dry grass, the protestors of Camp Cloud refuse to comply with the ban. They continue to keep what they call “sacred fires” burning but watch as I show you the very serious and potentially dangerous problem.
July 23, 2018 - Sheila visits a childrens park in a neighbourhood directly adjacent to the Kinder Morgan protest site. It looks like the park is being expanded, but the real shame is that it backs onto a field where just over the hill is the Camp Cloud protest site. This is worrisome considering that protesters have threatened an Oka-like scenario towards the police if they are evicted.
July 23, 2018 - Sheila explores a beautiful forested trail that Kinder Morgan built for the community. Unlike the residents occupying the squalid camp down the road, Trans Mountain residents are good neighbours who contributed something positive to the people who live in this well-kept neighbourhood.
July 23, 2018 - I’m walking down a trail where RCMP officers were assaulted by angry, self-righteous protesters back in March, but I wonder, do they even know what it is they’re protesting? A “conversation” with one of our detractors confirms they don’t.
July 23, 2018 - Sheila is standing outside of the Kinder Morgan marine facility where the pipeline terminates. They've got approval to modernize the facility — in other words, to make it even safer and more environmentally friendly than it was when it was built in 1956. However, it's this modernization, that the protesters are objecting to.
July 23, 2018 - While observing what appears to be a weed infested "community garden" at the Camp Cloud protest site, Sheila is interrupted by a masked anti-oil protester.
July 23, 2018 - It’s 6:30 a.m., bright and early at the site of the Kinder Morgan protest in Burnaby and the only thing stirring near the Camp Cloud hobo squat is plastic bags zip-tied to every pole containing restraining orders against the potentially violent, unnamed protesters.