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First Nation chief says protesters won’t leave Jenpeg site until demands are met
By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press/CBC News, Oct 23, 2014
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says he’s willing to consider the demands of protesters from a northern First Nation occupying the grounds of a key power-generating station.
Protesters from Cross Lake First Nation want a revenue-sharing agreement with Manitoba Hydro, as well as a public apology, a shoreline cleanup and help with residential hydro bills which hover around $600 a month in the winter. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, Oct 17, 2014
Protesters have forced employees of Manitoba Hydro out of the Jenpeg generating station in northern Manitoba.
The protesters, from Pimicikamak Cree Nation, delivered an oversized evicted notice on Friday to staff at the station and the employee housing complex, both of which are located on the Nelson River in Pimicikamak territory.
“The building is empty, locked, undamaged and under the Pimicikamak flag,” states a release from the Cree Nation, which is located approximately 525 kilometres by air north of Winnipeg.
CTV Winnipeg, Oct 16, 2014
The Pimicikamak First Nation has served what it is calling an “eviction notice” to Manitoba Hydro workers.
In a statement released Wednesday, the First Nation said some of its members would occupy the grounds and staff housing complex at the Jenpeg generating station until their concerns are addressed by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Manitoba Hydro CEO Scott Thomson.
Pimicikamak First Nation wants greater benefits from northern power generation. They also have concerns about permanent flooding and shoreline damage.
Meanwhile, the B.C. government approves environmental certificate for Site C dam
By Leticia Pineda, AFP, Oct 13, 2014
Chilpancingo (Mexico) (AFP) – Protesters torched a state government building in southern Mexico in a day of angry demonstrations over the disappearance of 43 students missing since gang-linked police attacked them.
Hundreds of students and teachers ransacked Guerrero state’s sprawling headquarters in the regional capital Chilpancingo, allowing workers to leave before breaking windows and setting a building on fire. Read the rest of this entry
This is a photo tutorial on making a bushcraft or utility knife from a serrated steak knife with a hockey stick wood handle. I did it as a step in the process of learning how to make a knife, in this case by stock removal of an already existing knife design and building of a handle with pins. I was inspired by a common modification made to Old Hickory butcher knives, in which the blade is cut down and reshaped, and a new handle is attached. Read the rest of this entry
The Jenpeg Generating Station is located 19 kilometres from the Cree community of Cross Lake.
Tommy Monias lives in Cross Lake and is taking part in the occupation. Monias told APTN National News late Sunday that the occupation started Friday and people have been maintaining the camp in shifts, with around 10 people at the site at any given time.
Monias says RCMP are monitoring the situation but the occupiers told them it’s going to be a peaceful protest. Read the rest of this entry