Kelly Lake Cree Nation speaks out against bombings

The chief of Kelly Lake Cree Nation is denouncing the recent bombings of an EnCana pipeline just a short distance from the homes of band members.

Chief Caillou says although his band engaged in a two day community disaster drill and pamphletting event that blocked oil and gas traffic on a road near Wapiti River earlier this year, they would never consider resorting to this kind of action to get their point across.

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Lynette Hodges, who works with the band, says many members actually work for EnCana and other oil and gas companies in the area.

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Police spokesperson Tim Shields says the safety of residents in the area is the force’s number one priority, and a community meeting has been planned for today to address the issue. The RCMP has said it’s bringing more forensic experts into the area this morning to aid in the investigation.