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Northern Gateway crew evicted by B.C. First Nation

Hartley Bay, B.C., is home to the Gitga’at First Nation, opponents of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

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Members of the Gitga'at Nation say they have evicted a Northern Gateway Pipelines crew from their territory on B.C.'s north coast as it tried to conduct oil spill response surveys.

The small First Nation of Hartley Bay says the crew showed up uninvited to carry out work on a project that has not been approved – and that the Gitga'at continue to oppose.

Councillor Marven Robinson says pipeline proponent Enbridge has "screwed up" relations with First Nations and continues to do so.

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Consultation with native bands has been a major stumbling block for the $6-billion project that would connect the Alberta oil sands to Asian markets.

More to come.

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