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Undertaken in the midst of a push to expand Canada’s oilsands production, the Northern Gateway pipeline project has attracted a groundswell of commentary and controversy. Line In The Sand is a multimedia project which invites candid and critical analysis from those who live along the pipeline’s proposed route, where it’s impacts would be most directly felt. A sampling of interviews conducted to date can be found below.

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The latest from the Line in the Sand team

A calm before the storm – Kitimat, BC

A barge and several private ferries are docked at the bay, and cranes, trucks, and backhoes are all busy tearing away at the side of the mountain; as the boat slowly bobs along, Marc spots flagging tape and paint markers along the shore, a clear indication that we have arrived at the proposed site of the Marine Terminal.

Expect Resistance – Unist’ot’en territory

Sixty-five kilometres from the town of Houston lies a small community unlike any other. This is the home of the Unist’ot’en, an Indigenous resistance community who have declared an all-out ban on pipelines routed through their territory.

“The Answer Is Still No” – Terrace, BC

Over 120 communities participated in a “National Day of Action” to voice opposition to pipeline development projects, expansion of the Albertan tar sands, and anthropogenic climate change. We spent the day in Terrace, where the focus was centred firmly on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, slated to pass just 60 kilometres south of the town.

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