The blockade hasn’t started yet, but there’s still a good chance of a blockade on the 115 Road. Business owners and community members of the Blueberry River First Nation are still in a dispute with Alberta-based Tusk Energy. The Blueberry group set a deadline of yesterday or else it would start a blockade.
Representatives from Tusk Energy did meet that deadline and responded to the group. However, the group is still threatening the blockade as it is not going to accept promises; it wants action.
The group is concerned that it is not a part of Tusk Energy’s development on its territorial land. The major concern comes from promises to hire Blueberry Community members, but there have been no firm commitments.
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The group has now issued another deadline of tomorrow. If no firm commitments from Tusk Energy are forthcoming, it will begin a blockade of the 115 Road and any traffic associated with Tusk Energy.