“It's not over” taking a stand against LNG

By Dave Branco
April 12, 2019 - 7:52am Updated: April 13, 2019 - 7:11am

HOUSTON - The 14 people arrested after a protest near Houston BC was dismantled by RCMP in January are set to make court appearances in Prince George Monday.  One of those arrested,  a Wet'suwe'ten hereditary chief remains at the same site,  rebuilding and continuing her fight against the LNG pipeline.

Its been just over three months since the blockade at the Gitdimt'en checkpoint came down on the Morice river forest service road 45 km southwest of Houston.  Since then,  hereditary chief Molly Wickham, her family and members of the camp have begun to rebuild and they plan to remain in protest of the development.

Coastal GasLink has resumed work on a manned camp down the road,  and there is still a police presence on the roads patrolling the area. Wickham and her camp along with those at the Unis'to'ten Healing Centre 20 kilometres further down the road are steadfast.

The fight against the LNG development is part of an ongoing battle underway between Wet'suwe'ten hereditary chiefs and elected ones along the line who are on board with the project including Crystal Smith with the First Nations LNG Alliance.

Smith says the LNG investment will help the ongoing social issues including poverty in the Haisla community close to Kitimat.

 

 

 

 

 

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