Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. First Nation Begins Social Media Campaign against Kinder Morgan Expansion

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. First Nation Begins Social Media Campaign against Kinder Morgan Expansion

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B.C. First Nation fights pipeline with selfies

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VANCOUVER - A British Columbia First Nation hopes selfies and social media will add clout to its battle against the planned expansion of an oil pipeline.

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has erected a billboard near downtown Vancouver that proclaims "I'm Another Voter Against the Pipeline."

It invites supporters to take a selfie in front of the board and post it online as voters in British Columbia get ready to head to the polls on May 9.

Tsleil-Waututh spokeswoman Charlene Aleck says posters with the same message have been sent around the province and a bus shelter version of the billboard is set up in north Burnaby.

She says the selfie campaign is a unique way to harness the power of social media and illustrates the extent of opposition to Kinder Morgan's expansion plans for its Trans Mountain pipeline. …

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