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B.C. tells feds to back off, stop interfering in Trans Mountain pipeline



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  • VANCOUVER — British Columbia says the federal government needs to back off and stop interfering in an independent review process over the approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.

    Environment Minister George Heyman said he is “very disturbed” that the federal government supports the creation of a standing panel to quickly settle conflicts over provincial and municipal permits.

    “The federal government should get its nose out of British Columbia’s business unless we’re … violating federal laws. We are not,” Heyman said in an interview Thursday.

    Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain proposal would triple the capacity of a pipeline between the Edmonton area and Metro Vancouver and boost tanker traffic through the Burrard Inlet about seven fold.

    Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said he wrote to the National Energy Board about the delay in permits for the pipeline expansion to find a more efficient way of resolving conflicts.

    “We’re not interested in interfering with how the National Energy Board does its business,” Carr said Thursday after speaking to an energy forum hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

    Carr has written to the board endorsing the creation of a panel to address permit problems.

    Kinder Morgan (TSX:KML) has appealed to the board, arguing Burnaby in Metro Vancouver is wrongly withholding construction permits for its pipeline after it has been approved by the federal government.

    Heyman didn’t accept Carr’s explanation.

    “He can call it what he wants. He’s interfering. He’s intervening in British Columbia’s permitting jurisdiction, plain and simple,” he said.

    B.C. has approved 66 of about 1,200 permits that are required for the Trans Mountain project to proceed. Heyman said the remainder are waiting on additional environmental assessments and consultation with First Nations by Kinder Morgan.

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, who also spoke at the energy forum, commended Carr for writing to the federal energy regulator.

    “We just can’t spend the next 10 years bickering over this,” she said. “We know that a trans-provincial pipeline like this … is a matter of national interest.”

    The pipeline proposal has prompted opposition from environmentalists, First Nations, and the British Columbia’s NDP government. More than 100 protesters gathered in the rain outside the hotel where the energy forum was held.

    Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada, said the debate over the pipeline is over and it’s time to build it, adding the $7.4-billion project has undergone the most rigorous environmental review process in the country’s history.

    “Now is the time to show Canadians and the world that we have had the healthy debate, that we have had a rigorous review, and we will get on to build the project,” he told the forum.

    His speech was interrupted by protester Will George, a member of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, who was ushered out of the conference room.

    Anderson said Burnaby, where the pipeline ends, is wrongly withholding construction permits for the project.

    “At the end of the day, they can’t prevent us from doing our work,” Anderson said.

    The city did not immediately respond to a request for comment but it has said it is acting in good faith.

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    Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press

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    Join us Sundays for “Jazzy Brunch” at One Eleven Grill




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  • Do you love Jazz?  Do you love going for Brunch? 

    And who doesn’t.

    One Eleven Grill has a phenomenal Sunday Brunch from 11 to 2 that features live Jazz.

    Here’s our Brunch Menu.  And sorry, we don’t have toast and jam, or bacon and eggs.

    But we do have some amazing dishes to tempt you.

    Smoked Salmon and Eggs featuring 2 poached eggs, toasted square, feta and rose sauce, served with potato/onion hash browns

    Bacon Eggs Benedict – traditional fare, two poached eggs, bacon and bearnaise, served with potato/onion hash browns

    Bacon Eggs Benedict

    Brunch Bowl with sausage, potatoes and other great things like fresh tomato, peppers, sweet onion and bearnaise

    Avocado BLT featuring pepper bacon, cilantro lime aioli, avocado, artisan greens and tomato

    Bacon and Cheese Omelette featuring bacon, cheddar cheese, and eggs, served with potato/onion hash browns

    Scotch Egg – featuring a soft boiled egg, seasoned ground pork, panko breading, lime vinaigrette salad

    Scotch Egg

    Stuffed French Toast that includes fresh strawberries, Nutella, Texas Toast and cinnamon, served with fruit

    Stuffed French Toast

    Cinnamon Brioche is fresh baked with cinnamon, brown sugar, cream cheese, served with fruit

    Phone 403-347-2111 for a reservation and mention “Jazzy Brunch” and you’ll be all set up for a free drink when you arrive, plus get a $25 GC for your next visit.  You can learn more about One Eleven Grill right here. 

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    It’s running season! Make sure you aren’t hurting yourself.



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  • It’s running season again and everyone is getting out and making the best of the weather. But are you causing damage?  During a comprehensive 1 hour physiotherapy assessment we will evaluate your running gait and work with you to correct any inconsistencies that may be contributing to your pain or put you at risk for injury.  We are happy to answer your questions and develop a home exercise program to address your individual strength and flexibility needs.  We look forward to working with you to stay healthy and help meet your running goals!

    Click here to read a great article on how to prevent running injuries.


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