RCMP calls Explosive Disposal Unit in from Ottawa to assist in bombing investigation

The RCMP is ramping up its investigation into this week’s bombings of an EnCana pipeline near the BC/Alberta border.

Sgt. Tim Shields says police in Dawson Creek are now awaiting the arrival of a specialized Explosives Disposal Unit from Ottawa.

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The bombings have presented a security nightmare for companies with pipelines in the area. Shields says it would be “virtually impossible” to keep watch over the hundreds of kilometres of pipeline above and below the ground in Northeast BC.

Lise-Ann Jackson, spokesperson for Spectra pipelines, says although Spectra pipelines haven’t been targeted, their company has put workers on alert to watch out for any suspicious activity around gas facilities.

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Shields says the RCMP will also be meeting with members of the community at 7pm tonight for a town hall meeting at Tate Creek Elementary in Tomslake.

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Shields is again urging members of the public who have seen any suspicious activity to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP.