HOUSTON, BC – (CP) – First Nation's hereditary leaders Wet'suwet & # 39; s reached a preliminary agreement with the RCMP, stifling some fears of climbing after an attack at a nearby checkpoint earlier this week.
The chiefs say members will obey an injunction by granting the Coastal GasLink pipeline company access to a bridge that has been blocked if the RCMP agrees not to invade the nearby Unist'ot? Cure camp.
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They plan to meet with the RCMP again on Thursday to discuss details such as maintaining a gate that villagers and camp supporters say is vital to their safety.
Chief Na-Moks told residents, supporters and media gathered at the camp Wednesday that the decision has nothing to do with the pipeline company and everything to do with ensuring the safety of the villagers.
On Monday, 14 people were arrested after the Mounties dismantled a different gate that blocked access to an area where Coastal GasLink wants to build a natural gas pipeline.
TransCanada Corp., which has announced plans to change its name to TC Energy on Wednesday, says it has signed agreements with the boards of all 20 First Nations along the way, including Wet & .