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August 11, 2020
There’s growing opposition to a construction project that is underway to widen the Windsor causeway as part of the twinning of Highway 101 between Three Mile Plains and Falmouth.
Opponents say the construction is harming the fish population in the Avon River and disrupting their migration towards the Bay of Fundy.
Now, the Sipekne’katik First Nation community is coming forward and calling for the project to halt until an Aboriginal rights review and a consultation with the Mi’Kmaq people is complete.
Cheryl Maloney is a spokesperson for the Sipekne’katik First Nation, a group that recently won a recent court case over Aboriginal consultation, and says this construction project is not only harming the environment but killing off a large population of fish, as well as impacting the rights of the Mi’kmaq people.
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