Wellhead still Leaking as investigation continues


Photo: Sgt. Tim Shields takes a photograph of the wellhead that was hit by a third bomb – Adam Reaburn/

The Mounties say they’re checking lots of leads as they hunt for the natural gas pipeline bomber in Tomslake.

Sergeant Tim Shields says members of the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team believe the bomber knows the area well, and may be a local. They’re asking the public’s help in leading them to the culprit.

Crews from EnCana, whose pipelines have been hit by three recent blasts, were still at the scene of the bombing near Dawson Creek Sunday, trying to plug the gas leak caused by Friday’s explosion. So far there attempts have been unsuccessful and they now think they may use concert to stop the leak.

Shields says Canada’s critical infrastructure is being attacked, adding the fact the bombings have been moving closer to populated areas is a major concern. He’s also concerned that several people heard Friday’s explosion, but no one called police.

Karen Goodings, chairwoman for the Peace River Regional District, says people living near pipelines or other gas operations in the area are scared. Critics of sour gas development say the gas poses a danger to people nearby.