Brady landfill reopens today after Winnipeg compromises with protestors

Brady landfill reopens today after Winnipeg reaches deal with protestors

The Brady Landfill in Winnipeg reopened today after closing in mid-December.

Brady Landfill in Winnipeg closed sign

A sign shows the Brady Landfill as closed on Dec. 21, 2022. The City of Winnipeg is currently negotiating with activists who are blocking access to its only operating landfill, demanding searches for the remains of Indigenous women.

The City of Winnipeg announced that it had reached a deal with demonstrators at the Prairie Green Landfill, allowing the facility to reopen and operate during regular hours. The landfill had been closed since mid-December, when protestors barricaded the entrance and called for the search for the remains of Indigenous women murdered by an alleged serial killer. Winnipeg police had previously found the remains of 24-year-old Rebecca Contois at the landfill and believe the remains of two other women, Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran, may also be there. All three women, along with a fourth unidentified woman known as Buffalo Woman, are believed to have been killed by Jeremy Skibicki, who has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

The city stated that protestors will remain near the entrance, but residential and commercial customers will be able to access the facility. The city also expressed gratitude for the positive discussions with family members, the First Nation Indigenous Warriors, and other community stakeholders and committed to maintaining ongoing, open dialogue. The city said that through these discussions and cooperation, they were able to reach a compromise that supports the right to peacefully protest while allowing the Brady Road Resource Management Facility to reopen to the public.

Source: Shane Gibson

Winnipeg’s Brady Road Landfill to reopen while protesters remain on site, city says

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