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Blockade halts Weyerhaeuser logging trucks


July 18, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Traffic was more congested that usual on July 13, for people travelling on the TransCanada Highway in northern Onta…

Traffic was more congested that usual on July 13, for people travelling on the TransCanada Highway in northern Ontario.

A blockade organized and carried out by 100 Grassy Narrows supporters in protest of logging activities carried out by Weyerhaeuser and Abitibi-Consolidated, saw the erection of a 30 foot tall tripod on the highway, upon which supporters perched. Others locked themselves to cement-filled oil drums, while some fastened themselves to an axle of a Weyerhaeuser log truck.

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The blockade prevented logging trucks from transporting hardwood trees logged on Grassy Narrows territory, to the Weyerhaeuser Trus Joist Timberstrand mill in Kenora, ON.

Grassy Narrows has been working for over a decade to put a halt to what they consider clear-cut logging on their territory.


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