Up to $500,000 Reward offered in EnCana Bombing Case

Photo:  Sgt. Tim Shields speaks to the media in Dawson Creek Tuesday afternoon – Braden Fox/Energeticcity.ca

EnCana Corporation has decided to offer a cash reward, of up to $500,000 in an effort to solve recent bombings of its pipeline facilities, in the South Peace.

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There have been four bomb attacks on EnCana facilities in the Tom’s Lake area, since mid-October…the latest one earlier this month, partially destroying a metering shed. The EnCana reward announcement came at a news conference in Vancouver this morning also attended by the RCMP…but, a spokeswoman in Ottawa earlier denied reports the police force itself was also offering a reward.

Despite months of investigation the Mounties have no suspects and they have repeatedly complained about lack of co-operation from residents in the area.

Sgt. Tim Shields continued to state the RCMP need tips from the public. [asset|aid=794|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d0894d07d17c33ec305a690864ada08c-Tim Shields – protecting safety of tipster_1_Pub.mp3]

Tips can be made by calling 1-866-994-7473 or online at www.dawsoncreekbombings.com

EnCana has also published a copy of the reward terms

Terms and Conditions of reward payment

The obligation for EnCana Corporation (“EnCana”) to pay the reward is subject to the following conditions:

  1. To qualify for the cash reward, the information and testimony provided must be determined to be of high quality, significantly advancing the investigation of the RCMP and integral to the criminal prosecution of an individual or individuals responsible for any or all of the bombings.
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  3. After consulting with the RCMP and the Crown Prosecutor assigned to the prosecution, EnCana will determine, in its sole discretion, the monetary value, if any, of any information and assistance provided to the investigation and the prosecution. EnCana’s determination of the value of information shall be final, binding and not reviewable. The total of all reward payments will not exceed CAD $500,000.
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  5. EnCana reserves the right to reject a claim for payment of the reward to any individual or individuals providing information if there has been collusion or criminal involvement on their part in any of the bombings.
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  7. The following words and phrases have the following meanings:
    1. “bombings” means all or any of the explosions which damaged EnCana’s wells and facilities near Dawson Creek, B.C.
    2. “cash reward” means an amount payable in accordance with the directions of the individual or individuals who provided the information and testimony fulfilling the terms and conditions described above.
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  9. The reward is not available to EnCana employees or EnCana contract staff or any member of their families or extended families.

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