“Wouldn’t it be amazing to see a big, beautiful solar power project shining in the sun across the water from the existing Kinder Morgan oil tanker terminal? What a poetic way to illustrate the choices before us. Right?”
Councilor - Tsleil -Waututh Nation
Spokesperson - Sacred Trust Initiative
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation (pronounced Slay-Wa-Tuth) are the people of Burrard Inlet. They have lived in the area around what we now know as Vancouver for thousands of years. In recent years the Tsleil-Waututh people have become a prominent voice in the discussion of energy issues in Canada. They have not given their consent to a new proposed pipeline and oil tankers in their territory because it the project represents is a risk too great to accept. Instead the nation has championed what they call the “Yes Agenda”, a better vision for the future of the region.
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is building a new administrative building and health centre in North Vancouver which will be completed in 2017/2018. The project will include a grid-tied solar PV project that will reduce the energy demands of the new buildings and put approximately 47,000 kwh a year on to the local electricity grid.
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