Lheidli T’enneh First Nation has a simple message for Enbridge: Get out – Toronto Star

Lheidli T’enneh First Nation has a simple message for Enbridge: Get out – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202127 Views

Sept. 15, 2021

Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (LTFN) elder Phyllis Seymour remembers hearing a loud explosion, watching a fireball across the field from her shaking house, and rushing door to door to evacuate her community as ash fell like “black petals.”

The scene was caused by a natural gas pipeline explosion less than a kilometre away from the nation’s reserve, and within its unceded territory, about 13 kilometres north of Prince George, B.C., on Oct. 9, 2018. The pipeline is owned by Calgary-headquartered fossil fuel giant Enbridge, which refers to the explosion as the Shelley incident because of its proximity to that community.

“Everybody was shouting and screaming and scared, but we didn’t know what to do,” Seymour said at a press conference Tuesday.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/09/15/lheidli-tenneh-first-nation-has-a-simple-message-for-enbridge-get-out.html

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