Another round of battles loom between the Mi’kmaq in New Brunswick and a Houston-headquartered energy firm exploring for shale gas deposits in the province.
The two New Brunswick RCMP officers knocked on Malcolm Ward’s door Wednesday morning while the Mi’kmaq man played with his one year-old son River in the living room.
The Mi’kmaq who battled against a Houston-owned company conducting shale gas exploration in New Brunswick were not protestors, but “protectors,” said Assembly of First Nation National Chief Shawn Atleo.
An Elsipogtog First Nation woman says an RCMP investigator tried to intimidate her away from filing a formal complaint against the driver of a white pick-up which struck her during a demonstration on a New Brunswick highway last week.
A Houston-based energy company that has faced ferocious resistance from a Mi’kmaq-led coalition is ending its shale gas exploration work for the year, says Elsipogtog War Chief John Levi.
Elsipogtog First Nation Chief Aaron Sock said his community would not be backing down from its battle with a Houston-based energy firm exploring for shale gas in the region.
Elsipogtog First Nation community member Marie Simon said she blacked out in the back of the RCMP paddy wagon just before her epileptic seizure.
The New Brunswick RCMP is investigating allegations a pick-up truck involved with SWN Resources Canada’s controversial shale gas exploration work in New Brunswick struck three women on a highway during demonstrations Monday.
Late Monday evening, after the tires were set on fire, a group of anti-fracking demonstrators round danced against a backdrop of flames in the middle of a New Brunswick highway while they waited for the RCMP to respond.