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Supporters hold their ground at Winnipeg landfill blockade as noon deadline to leave passes – CBC

Jul 10, 2023

City of Winnipeg may apply for injunction if talks with demonstrators don’t yield resolution, CAO says

Dozens of people outside Winnipeg’s Brady Road landfill have built barricades and are signalling their unwillingness to leave, despite a noon deadline from the city to vacate the area and the possibility of legal action.

Cambria Harris, whose mother’s remains are believed to be in the Prairie Green landfill north of Winnipeg, is one of the people who called for the blockade to be erected and for others to join the demonstration at the Brady Road landfill.

The blockade of the city-run Brady Road landfill began Thursday after Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson said the province would not support a search of the privately owned Prairie Green Landfill north of the city, where the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran were believed to have been dumped last year.

“When you say you won’t move forward with the search, you’re telling my community that it’s OK and that you condone the continuous dumping of Indigenous women,” Harris said in an interview on Monday.

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