Sharbot Lake, Sept 2 – Injunction served.

Sharbot Lake, Sept 2 – Injunction served.

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John Ahni Schertow
September 2, 2007
 

On Friday, the injunction was officially served against the Ardoch and Sharbot Obaadjiwan Algonquins, and all supporters at the site. There are no more updates right this second, but Robert Lovelace recently said that now movement will be restricted, which means no more food or people can come in or go out.

Aswell, Police say non-aboriginal people who have been bringing medicine and food may now be arrested for “aiding in illegal movement.”

Updates will be posted as I come across them.

Secondly, here’s a radio interview with Robert Lovelace on Healing the Earth Radio. Robert, a retired chief of the Ardoch First Nation, talks about the history and the current situation. You can reach by phone at (613) 279-1327. Download

Arrests loom at uranium site after court injunction served

From CBC – A court injunction allowing police to arrest Algonquin protesters blocking the site of a potential uranium mine in eastern Ontario was formally served Friday afternoon, as required by a legal deadline.

The order that protesters have been anticipating arrived before 3:30 p.m. Friday, confirmed CBC Radio’s JC Kenny from the scene.

A day earlier, Const. Paige Whiting of the Ontario Provincial Police, would not specify what action police planned to take after the order was served.

“We’ll certainly be approaching it cautiously,” she said. (source)

Police won’t use force on Sharbot Lake protesters: Algonquins

From CBC – Ontario Provincial Police have pledged not use force on protesters blocking the site of a potential uranium mine in eastern Ontario, Algonquin leaders say.

Police met with Algonquin officials Tuesday to discuss a court order issued Monday ordering protesters to leave the site and giving police the authority to remove them.

The protesters, mainly from the Ardoch and Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation, have occupied the site near Sharbot Lake, about 60 kilometres north of Kingston, since June. They are trying to stop Frontenac Ventures, a mining exploration company, from doing test drilling for uranium because they fear mining could damage their ancestral lands. (source)

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