RCMP on fourth Encana pipeline bombing


Photo:  This is a photo of the fourth EnCana well site that has been attacked – Adam Reaburn/

More information today about a fourth explosion at a South Peace Encana Well Site.

At a press conference this afternoon in Dawson Creek, RCMP Sgt. Tim Shields said the latest blast was discovered by Encana employees on Sunday (Jan. 3rd), and it’s believed the explosion occured early that morning.

The latest blast partially destroyed a metering shed, at a well-head, in the Tomslake area of North-Eastern BC. [asset|aid=769|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=38a12fea12920ba3fd69ed125a177632-Shields-shed_1_Pub.mp3]

Sheilds says the RCMP now has investigators from INSET, the Explosives Disposal Unit, and the National Post-blast Team from Ottawa. Sgt. Shields also says this was the closest bombing yet to any residences – just 250 metres away from nearest house. [asset|aid=770|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=38a12fea12920ba3fd69ed125a177632-Sheilds-risk_1_Pub.mp3]

Sgt. Shields reiterated the ways the public can share information with police – which include a dedicated website –, a tips line 1-866-994-7473, and crimestoppers, at 1-800-222-8477. Shields confirmed that one female from the Dawson Creek Shoppers Drug Mart surveillance video released last month remains to be identified – though he says she isn’t a suspect, but rather someone with whom police want to speak.

Shields also repeated the belief that whoever is responsible for the bombings is likely from, or very familiar with, the area. [asset|aid=771|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=38a12fea12920ba3fd69ed125a177632-Shields-area_1_Pub.mp3]


He says it’s still not believed the explosions are related to the theft of dynamite from Chetwynd over the summer. [asset|aid=772|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=38a12fea12920ba3fd69ed125a177632-Shields-explosives_1_Pub.mp3]

No injuries have been reported from any of the four bombings so far. For more information, visit, or the RCMP’s website, at

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