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Jan 7 2019

Update on the Morice River bridge crossing

Posted by Coastal GasLink

On January 7, 2019, representatives from the Coastal GasLink project visited the blockade at the Morice River bridge to once again request access to the public bridge and access road. After attempting to have another meeting with the hereditary chiefs, which took place on site today with RCMP, we were unable to come to a resolution to gain access across the bridge.

We understand the RCMP have begun to enforce the injunction order granted to the Coastal GasLink Project on December 14, 2018, This is not an outcome we ever wanted. Instead we have always strived for opportunities to have an honest, open discussion about how to resolve this issue. It is unfortunate that the RCMP must take this step so that lawful access for this public bridge and road can be re-established. If you are looking for more information about the enforcement order, we ask that you please speak directly with local RCMP officials.

We respect the rights of individuals to peacefully express their point of view, as long as their activities do not disrupt or jeopardize the safety of the public, our employees, our contractors, and even themselves.