From the Northeast...
by Glenda Ferris
Hi, Glenda Leona....in the last few days I kept this mail....now have time to say that I am interested in what is happening to you up there, so please do "us" a favour and keep writing when you have time.
I am very interested in the finger-printing issue, since we may have Enbridge contractors here in our valley in four years. Are the police also finger-printing the company personnel? Rural folk and traffic.....we once had a bad stretch here on Buck Flats and filed a complaint with the RCMP...against the "support vehicles"...log trucks were doing ok but pick-ups/one-tons had driven a few of "us" off the road. RCMP and logging contractors and MoF got together....things were better for awhile, but Woodlot drivers are still a "problem".
Then, when so many had been killed (2004-06) on the highway and back roads, they instituted "New" rules....Identification on the front bumper....by contractor (color-coded plate with name)/by personal (ID number). *not easy to see at night or in winter....but "they" also are using traffic log to know when their workers are on Buck Flats Road.....this sets the time and ID's them, if there is an incident.*Note that Buck Flats is not a "radio-controlled" road, so we do have "rights". Things have improved, again. Maybe new rules need to be "in place" to help you. Get the RCMP to your meeting.
best to you, Glenda
From: G. Leona Green
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 9:32 AM
If it is of any interest to anyone?
As National Security has moved in on the Tomslake area things are becoming very bad for the landowners there. Citizens of the area are being finger printed, phones are being tapped, persons are being threatened with being held in jail for 72 hours without being charged. To add to this, the drilling companies are running rampant over the people as they (the companies) now have the go ahead to do whatever they please. With huge trucks runing day and night on all the roads, no speed limits and use of jake brakes, no one there gets any sleep. This is all being done to intimidate the residents. Some people have just given up and moved away, which is exactly what the companies want. This is approx. a 1000 resident area.
I am due to speak at a residents meeting later this month and I imagine I will be subject to anything National Security and the Companies can do to me after that.
If it is of any interest to you people in the other parts of this "best place on earth to live" this area (the northeast) is where all the revenue is coming from for all the nice goodies the government is handing out down south, including the Olympics. There are now BILLIONS of dollars flowing out of here for the benefit of other parts of the province. We are left with nothing including roads we can no longer drive on. And as far as I can see, no one gives a hoot, just send us more money! Well, we up here are getting mighty tired of this whole situaation. We want our land back and we want our fair share of this revenue and we are getting nothing!