RCMP investigating EnCana threat letter

By Christine Rumleskie


The RCMP have confirmed they are in possession of yet another threat letter to EnCana.

RCMP Spokesperson Sergeant Rob Vermeulen says the letter was sent to the Dawson Creek Daily News sometime on Wednesday.

Sergeant Vermeulen says investigators are now trying to determine if the letter is authentic, or a hoax.

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It wouldn’t be the first time a hoax letter was sent to the daily newspaper. Last year, a threat letter containing two bullets was deemed not from the ‘EnCana Bomber.’

The letter received on Wednesday is type-written, and not hand-written like the past two authentic letters that were sent to the news outlet. It was postmarked from Whitecourt, Alberta, and it says "This note doesn’t contain any DNA so don’t look for it and don’t waste the taxpayer’s money."

But Sergeant Vermeulen says RCMP will check the letter for any clues.

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The letter warns that a "long and ‘hot’ summer is coming."

It claims EnCana had enough time to reconsider its action, but it instead chose to push, harass and intimidate people.

Sergeant Vermeulen says anyone with any information on the letter is asked to call the closest RCMP detachment. He advises residents in the South Peace to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.

Here’s a copy of the letter:

Photo: Courtesy of BC RCMP.

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