Caledonia blockade set to come down

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

It’s been blocking the former Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia for 8 years, but the metal barrier set up by native protestors at Surrey Street will finally be coming down.

Haldimand County Council has voted to dismantle it through a contractor, although when that will happen isn’t yet known.

Mayor Ken Hewitt says the intent is to clean up that area and to ensure emergency vehicles have access.

The estate was occupied in 2006 by native protestors over a land claim dispute. At the height of the protest the province bought the land for $21 million and since then resolution talks have stalled.

Hewitt says they will be asking OPP to “keep the peace” while the work is ongoing.

(The Hamilton Spectator)

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