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More arrests at pipe protest

More arrests were made Monday outside Kinder Morgan's Burnaby terminal.

Five people were arrested as doctors and protesters gathered to voice opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Dr. Tim Takaro said forest fires raging across B.C. are a symptom of climate change that will only get worse.

"I have children and I'm a public health physician, it's my job to stand in the way of projects like this that run contrary to public health," Takaro said. "We know these increased warming trends are giving us much higher risks of fire in our forests."

“I'm here because I think this project represents an enormous public health risk, to the air and to the water, both locally and globally,” Dr. Peter Pare said.

The five arrested were blocking access to the terminal gates. They were released from custody on a promise to appear in court.

More than 200 people have been arrested at the site since March.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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