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Bigstone Toll Stations Down...

The so-called "Toll Stations" on Highway 754, near Wabasca, and Highway 813, near Rock Island Lake have been removed.
 
The Bigstone Cree Nation decided to remove them on Wednesday afternoon, after two days of action.
 
Concerns including "the abandonment of the local economy and local companies," along with a lack of meaningful consultation between the band and oil and gas companies and concerns around water protection were the cause of the demonstration.
 
Some traffic disruptions did happen on the two roadways, and industry traffic was halted in a few instances.
 
RCMP do confirm that the demonstrations were of a peaceful nature, and no problems occured.