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National Student Walkout for Wet’suwet’en at Queen’s University

A few hundred people amassed on Queen’s University campus on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 as part of the National Student Walkout for Wet’suwet’en. The event was host by approximately 10 local organizations, including Queen’s Native Students’ Association, Queen’s Coalition Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, Ollin.ca, and OPRIG Kingston. The large

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Tyendinaga demonstrators facing mischief, obstructing police charges

Ten individuals are facing charges as a result of the arrests made on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at the Wyman Road railway crossing near Tyendinaga. A group of demonstrators has remained at the site since Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, the same day the RCMP moved in on the anti-pipeline camp

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Wet’suwet’en solidarity demonstrations take place in Kingston

Demonstrators set up a blockade at the CN overpass at Gardiners Road on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The blockade was one of several demonstrations organized to take place throughout Kingston in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en and the Tyendinaga Mohawks, however, all other activities were cancelled later in the

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Employees report layoffs at Invista plant in Kingston

Invista is announcing layoffs at its Kingston plant as prolonged rail disruptions have prevented delivery of supplies, according to employees there. The exact number and duration of layoffs is unknown at this time. The Kingston plant typically employs between 550 and 600 people. Neither Invista nor the Kingston Independent Nylon

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Tyendinaga Mohawks, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs lay out ‘path to peace’

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller meeting with the Tyendinaga Mohawk group at the blockade just outside of Shannonville. Photo courtesy of Real Peoples Media. The Tyendinaga Mohawk people and Hereditary Chiefs of Wet’suwet’en held a conference this afternoon and have released a unified statement following their meeting today. The two

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CN, VIA Rail announce shutdown of services

Both CN and VIA Rail have announced shutdowns of services on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 citing the blockades – particularly in Ontario – as reason for the decision. CN said it has “been forced to initiate a disciplined and progressive shutdown of its operations in Eastern Canada,” which will include

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CN forced to shut down parts of rail network, obtained injunctions

The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced that it will be “forced to shut down significant parts of its Canadian network imminently” unless the blockades on its rail lines are removed. The announcement came from CN on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, and notes that the individuals blocking the lines

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VIA advises travellers to use other modes of transportation in coming days

As day six of the demonstration in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en territory continues just outside of Shannonville, VIA Rail has cancelled another day of train activity in the area. “Due to the blockade near Belleville (Ontario), VIA Rail wants to inform its passengers that all departures today, February 11 are cancelled

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Slow Down for Wet’suwet’en demonstrations continue

Sunday, February 9th marked the fourth day of protests and rallies in the Kingston area, with local Indigenous and non-Indigenous people publicly demonstrating solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people in British Columbia. Despite a court-ordered injunction, train delays and cancellations continued along the Toronto-Ottawa routes, with protests near Belleville preventing trains

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