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Timeline: Burnaby Mountain pipeline protests

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Kinder Morgan's as-yet-unapproved Trans Mountain pipeline has hit the heart of Metro Vancouver residents, academics, and First Nations.

In the past week, over 60 protesters have been charged with civil disobedience pursuant to a court ordered injunction given by the B.C. Supreme Court. The protests on Burnaby Mountain did not come out of nowhere. Here is timeline of the NEB and legal decisions that have precipitated the current protests:

December 16, 2013:  Facilities application made for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline to the National Energy Board consisting of 1,150 km oil (193 km of existing pipeline and 987 km of new) pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby.

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Supreme Court decision acknowledges Aboriginal title over Tsilhqot'in First Nation land

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The Tsilhqot'in First Nation won a landmark victory today. A Supreme Court of Canada decision granted the B.C. First Nation Aboriginal title over a wide area of traditional territory.

The unanimous 8-0 decision, gives the Tsilhqot'in First Nation rights to more than 1,700 square kilometers of land. The group now has rights to the land, the right to use land and the right to profit from the land.

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