Red Head (Unceded Wolastoqiyik territory) – On May 30 2015, about 400 marchers descended upon the community of Red Head, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick.
The protest march, dubbed ‘End of the Line’, was a public push back against the industrial machinations of TransCanada Corporation and Irving Oil, who have set their sites on the immediate vicinity. Plans for the quiet, relatively rural community include a 183 hectare marine terminal complex and a 150 hectare tank farm, with a holding capacity of 7.6 million barrels of oil and heated bitumen. Super-tanker traffic will increase exponentially.
This is the dreamt-of ‘end of the line’ for TransCanada’s 1.1 million barrel-a-day, Alberta Tar Sands-sourced, pipeline.
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Miles Howe is a reporter with the Halifax Media Co-op.