Kamloops

BioCentral arrives at Merritt blockade with legal notices in hand

The company agreed to a meeting next week with local First Nations to find an end to dispute

The company agreed to a meeting next week with local First Nations to find an end to dispute

Biosolids at the Sunshine Valley Road composting site owned by BioCentral. The site did not receive new shipments of biosolids for over a month because of a blockade protesting the practice. (Samantha Garvey/CBC)

Protesters outside of Merritt said they were prepared to be arrested yesterday, as a truck from a company called BioCentral tried to cross their barricade.

The demonstrators are trying to stop biosolids from treated sewage from being trucked into their community.

But the truck yesterday was only carrying equipment to the composting facility on Sunshine Valley Road.

So it was allowed to go through.

In the meantime, a meeting has been arranged between BioCentral and local First Nation chiefs.

Cory Herman is a division manager for the company.

To hear the interview, click the link: BioCentral responds to sewer sludge blockade in Merritt

A sign that hangs on the way to the Sunshine Valley Road biosolids composting facility (Samantha Garvey/CBC)

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.