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Police monitoring of First Nations protest cost nearly $170,000


CBC has learned the cost of police monitoring a blockade in the Sacred Headwaters region of British Columbia this summer. Members of the Tahltan First Nation had set up a camp to protest exploration work for a proposed open pit coal mine through August and September, and RCMP set up a camp to monitor the protesters. Now documents obtained by CBC reveal this came at a cost of nearly $170,000. 

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