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Manitoba Hydro halts sending workers to construction camp as Keeyask blockade continue – APTN News

May 21, 2020

Dozens of residents from across northern Manitoba First Nations assembled outside of Tataskweyak Cree Nation to support a blockade leading to the Keeyask Generating Station construction camp on Wednesday evening to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The highway lockdown started nearly a week ago to prevent workers from entering the Manitoba Hydro development site.

Nathan Neckoway, a band councillor with Tataskweyak, said the blockade is uniting communities in northern Manitoba to help send a strong message to the province and Manitoba Hydro.

“We’re trying to protect the lives of people in the north.”

Neckoway is named in an injunction order issued earlier this week along with other leadership in the community.

On Wednesday, RCMP officers arrived at the blockade to serve them.

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