It is with great disappointment that I report that the legal appeal of our logging road decision has ended. Because of Tolko Industries’ construction of a logging road across Grass River Provincial Park, we took legal action and asked a judge to explain if a logging road is considered logging, and if a logging road would be banned from provincial parks under Manitoba’s new park logging legislation.
Fresh on the heels of last year’s announcement of a new peat mine operation in Hecla / Grindstone Provincial Park, the Manitoba government has allowed Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company (Hudbay) to begin construction on a copper mine operation in Grass River Provincial Park.
WINNIPEG - Late on Sunday, May 6th, after a whirlwind weekend for the Yinka Dene Alliance Freedom Train riders, I took my truck to the hostel to help transport them back to the train station so they could continue their journey. After filling the back with luggage, there was an exclamation as they went to hop in the front. “A caribou! Oh, we have to get our friend. She’s part of the caribou clan.” People clambered around, and pictures were taken of the caribou decal on the side window of my truck.