THE VOICE OF VANCOUVER NEIGHBOURHOODS Peewee Warriors winagain vancourier.com 25 MIDWEEK EDITION WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012 Vol. 103 No. 91 • Established 1908 COMMUNITY CORRESPONDENT: Mountain View’s Mike Klassen 17 ENTERTAINMENT: Pool party 24 KinderMorgan seekspublicinput onpipelineproject ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SAYS MEETINGS NOTHING MORE THAN PR ANDREW FLEMING Contributing writer T CELEBRATING DIWALI photo Jason Lang Participants at a Diwali celebration at the Rounhouse Community Centre on Saturday created a “rangoli,” a colourful and decorative design made on ﬂoors and in courtyards during Hindu festivals. DOES YOUR CHILD STRUGGLE WITH READING, WRITING OR MATH ? FRASER ACADEMY AFTER 3 CAN HELP. exas-based energy giant Kinder Morgan is asking for public feedback about their proposed provincewide pipeline project at a series of information sessions in and around Vancouver this month. Open house sessions about the potential $4.1 billion expansion of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Metro Vancouver will take place Nov. 15 at Harbour Centre (515 Hastings St.) from 5 to 8 p.m. and the same time Nov. 17 at Aberthau Mansion (4397 West 2nd Ave.) in Point Grey. As part of an ongoing tour of potentially affected communities, Kinder Morgan is also planning stops this month in Coquitlam, Surrey and Burnaby, the 1,150- kilometre pipeline’s western terminus and the site of a 234,000-litre oil spill in 2007 after a construction crew ruptured one of their underground pipelines. The Burnaby terminal receives crude oil and reﬁned products for temporary storage and distribution. It has 13 storage tanks with an overall volume of 1.6 million barrels. The public will have a chance to hear the company’s side of the controversial project, which would more than double the current capacity of 300,000 barrels of crude a day by twinning the existing pipeline that supplies tanker ships at a Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Terminal in Burrard Inlet. Wilderness Committee campaigner Ben West says the town hall meetings amount to little more than a public relations exercise. “It’s like one of those condo sales jobs where you look at a condo model and decide whether you’re going to move in,” said West. “It’s not a legitimate process with any ability to give feedback to government about whether it should be approved or not. I see it more like a focus group session that people are volunteering to take part in.” He points out that Kinder Morgan has yet to either formally apply for the project to the National Energy Board (NEB) — expected to happen next year — or to publish a map of where speciﬁcally the new pipeline would run. See PIPELINE on page 4 Don’t wait till your child falls behind. FRASER ACADEMY AFTER 3 tutors work one-to-one with students ages 6-18 to build the skills, conﬁdence and learning habits to succeed in school. AD SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FALL SESSION. For more info or to register, visit www.fraseracademy.ca or call (604) 736-5575.