The North Coast nation filed its court action in July over the federal cabinet decision to approve the pipeline, which would link the Alberta oil sands with a marine terminal on the B.C. north coast.

Reports indicate it has been given the green light for a judicial review of the controversial $7 billion project proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge.

However, it’s unlikely the court will hear the case for months because several other project related lawsuits have been filed.

Meantime, the Mayor of Burnaby was a pipeline resolution winner and loser last week at the UBCM Convention in Whistler.

Delegates rejected his motion to oppose the Kinder Morgan, Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion project, but approved one for a separate call to open up the federal review and allow cross examination of company officials.

Delegates also approved a resolution calling for the province to do its own environmental review of the project.