Natives halt paving job at church parking lot

Posted: May 19, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

Plans to pave paradise or, in this case a church parking lot, were put on hold yesterday because of a disagreement with native protesters.Tensions were fraught after a digger and dump truck arrived at the Caledonia Baptist Church, which is directly next to Douglas Creek Estates, a property native protesters have occupied for more than a year.

Work was stopped and talks continued throughout the day — the construction equipment sat idly in the parking lot. Several OPP cars, and a handful of native protesters were on the church property for most of the day. Then the contractor packed up and left.

Last year, the May long weekend brought civil unrest, as natives and non-natives stood toe-to-toe on a barricaded highway. Then a transformer fire put the town in darkness.

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