Gogama crude oil spill worries nearby Mattagami First Nation
Cleanup continues at the site of a CN train derailment northwest of Gogama, Ont.
CBC News, Feb 19, 2015
Mattagami First Nation is sounding the alarm about a CN rail spill near the community.
The First Nation said Saturday’s derailment involving 29 crude oil tankers occurred on its traditional territory, located 40 kilometres north of the community.
Ontario’s Regional Chief Stan Beardy is advocating for the community to make sure the site is cleaned, as he’s concerned about the spill causing environmental damage. Read the rest of this entry
Gitxsan announce railway shutdown in traditional territories
Members of the Gitxsan First Nation told CN Rail officials to stop sending trains through Gitxsan traditional territories as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, said a negotiator for the First Nation.
“There will be a shutdown of services through the Gitxsan territories,” said Beverly Clifton Percival minutes before the deadline.
Percival would not say how members of the First Nation planned to stop any trains heading into the nation’s 33,000 square kilometres of territory in northwestern B.C.
Judge should have declared ties to CN Rail in native protest cases, lawyer argues
High-profile lawyer complains to legal disciplinary body that judge should have declared potential conflict of interest before hearing case involving CN Rail and Aboriginal protestors