Cameco Seeking Court Injunction To Stop Roadblock

Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 15:29



Cameco has started legal proceedings to prevent a roadblock on a highway to two of its northern mine sites.


The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has threatened to block the junction of Highways 165 and 914 tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock to force government and industry into negotiations with the MNS.


Cameco spokesman Lyle Krahn says if the roadblock is allowed to stay up for any length of time, the company will be forced to layoff as much as two-thirds of the workforce at Key Lake and McArthur River.


For that reason, Krahn says the company is filing an application today at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench seeking a court injunction against the threatened blockade.


Krahn is also advising people who have threatened to tear down the roadblock themselves to let the legal authorities handle the matter.