Goldcorp Inc. has acquired Probe Mines Ltd. That means the Vancouver-based mining company now also own the Borden gold mine near Chapleau in northern Ontario. That mine is about 160 kilometres west of Goldcorp's long-established Porcupine mine near Timmins.
The Sapotaweyak Cree Nation blockade was set up on Saturday.
The Sapotaweyak Cree Nation set up a blockade this weekend to stop Manitoba Hydro from clear-cutting a path 65 metres wide for 250 kilometres through their traditional hunting and gathering territory for the Bipole III transmission line. The First Nation has set up two teepees and a sacred fire in the path of where the trees are to be cut down. The ancestral lands they are trying to protect include burial grounds and spiritual sites. The Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is located about 400 kilometres north-west of Winnipeg.