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First Nations man faces $16K bill for ‘Idle No More’ blockade on CN Railway

By Tyler Kula, Sarnia Observer, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ron Plain speaking during a rally.

Ron Plain speaking during a rally.

Aamjiwnaang First Nation activist Ron Plain has been ordered to pay more than $16,000 to CN Rail for his role in a 13-day blockade that was part of the Idle No More movement.

On Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court, Justice Bruce G. Thomas ordered Plain to pay $16,584.87 to CN to cover the company’s legal costs. Read the rest of this entry

Seton Lake blockade CN Rail line in solidarity with Chief Spence, Sarnia blockade

By Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, Dec 30, 2012

Tsalalhmec/Seton Portage band members blocking CN rail mainline. Dec 26 2012, as part of Idle No More protests.

Tsalalhmec/Seton Portage band members blocking CN rail mainline. Dec 26 2012, as part of Idle No More protests.

A blockade of a CN Rail main freight line is going into its third day north of Vancouver.

Chief Garry John of the Seton Lake Indian Band says community members put up the blockade Friday at 3 p.m. in solidarity with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike that began Dec. 11 in Ottawa. Read the rest of this entry

Aamjiwnaang blockade in Sarnia, Ontario, continues for third day

CTV News/The Canadian Press, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012

CN rail tracks blocked near Sarnia, Ont, Dec 23, as part of INM protests.

CN rail tracks blocked near Sarnia, Ont, Dec 23, as part of INM protests.

SARNIA, Ont. — The mayor of Sarnia says city police do not plan to shut down a CN Rail blockade by First Nations activists as long as no one is hurt in the protest.

Mike Bradley says CN obtained a court injunction that leaves it to police in the southwestern Ontario city to decide whether to end the three-day-old blockade. Read the rest of this entry