A few dozen people gathered in the rain on Sunday for a protest against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
The group, spearheaded by longtime environmental activist Gene Logan, started with Vancouver residents but attracted some local protesters as well.
"Considering the weather, I think it was great. It was really wet. By the end of it, we were soaked," Logan told the NOW.
He estimated there were between 50 and 60 protesters. They gathered at Kensington Park, and marched to the site of the 2007 Kinder Morgan pipeline spill, where the line was ruptured and nearby homes were coated in oil. They proceeded to the gates of Kinder Morgan's gates at the foot of Bayview Drive.
"We had some very encouraging honks on the way," Logan said.
Protesters wrote notes for Kinder Morgan on large water drops, cut from poster board, and attached them to Kinder Morgan's gate.
The group's main goal is to stop Kinder Morgan from expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline. The company wants to twin the existing line, which has been running oil from Alberta to the West Coast since the 1950s. The new system would nearly triple capacity, from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day.
Logan said there would be more protests in the future.