Truckers hit roadblock en-route to mine

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LA LOCHE, Sask. — A feud between a La Loche-area family and Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management (SERM) has resulted in roadblocks that are jeopardizing a uranium mine.

COGEMA Resources claim that layoffs could be unavoidable if the family of 10 continues to prevent trucks from accessing the mine, which relies on daily loads of diesel fuel and food to keep things running.

The spat began when SERM denied the Montgrand family the right to build 18 cabins in a provincial park. Since then, the family has been preventing truckers from delivering important materials to the mine, which can only be accessed through Hwy. 955.

Skip Montgrand says that his family will continue to block the highway until the government caves in. No trucks have gained access to the mine since May 8.

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