City of Winnipeg orders protesters at landfill to restore access by Monday at noon

WINNIPEG- The City of Winnipeg has ordered protesters who have been blocking access to a landfill in support of a search for the remains of two Indigenous women to leave  the area. In an email, the city says it issued an Order to Vacate in accordance with the Emergency Management Bylaw late Friday afternoon to the protesters, demanding they restore full access to the Brady Road landfill by Monday at noon. The email says the full operation of the landfill and depot is essential “for the collection of waste in order to prevent the contamination of the environment and nearby groundwater.” It also says the blockade is a violation of both city bylaws and provisions under provincial legislation, and places the city at risk of violating environmental licence requirements. The…

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