The words domestic terrorism are being used more freely now to describe the explosions, in BC’s South Peace, at the natural gas pipeline facilities of EnCana Corporation.
The RCMP has confirmed the latest bombing…the second one in four days and the sixth since last October…occurred between 2 and 3 AM Saturday morning.
This one did cause a brief "sour" gas leak but, media relations officer, Corporal Dan Moskaluk, says Encana reports it’s automatic pipeline safety devices did what they’re designed to do… [asset|aid=1604|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=65cd74acb88454a397376224717751b5-Moskaluk -1_1_Pub.mp3]
The attacks began last fall shortly after a letter was sent to EnCana denouncing oil and gas companies as terrorists…and demanding the Calgary based company stop development in the area south of Dawson Creek.
Saturday morning’s explosion was reportedly less than a kilometer from the Canada Day explosion near Pouce Coupe…and while again there were no injuries reported, this time EnCana workers were close enough to be considered lucky… [asset|aid=1605|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=65cd74acb88454a397376224717751b5-Moskaluk-2_1_Pub.mp3]
Corporal Moskaluk added, there was a quick self-initiated evacuation of the area, by residents near the explosion site. He says police are greatly encouraged by that response…and are hopeful it will lead to more public support of their investigation.
Once again you’re reminded the Mounties are taking public information assistance calls at Dawson Creek detachment and crime stoppers numbers…250-784-3700 and 1-800-222-8477. You can also go online with information to www.dawsoncreekbombings.com.