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Sapotaweyak Cree Nation sets up blockades to stop work on Bipole III

Sapotaweyak Cree blockade 1The community set up two blockades on Saturday along Highway 10

CBC News, Jan 25, 2015

Members of a western Manitoba aboriginal community are peacefully protesting work on the Bipole III hydroelectric line, a project that requires the construction of a transmission line, two new converter stations and two ground electrodes for those stations.

That construction will involve clear-cutting trees near Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, located north of Swan River in central Manitoba.  Read the rest of this entry