Biowaste Blockade in Merritt backed up by MLA, Grand Chief

Protestors continue 24-hour presence on Highway 8, to block transport trucks from delivering sewer waste to a Biowaste composting facility in the Sunshine Valley, west of Merritt

A protest on the path to a biowaste composting facility west of Merritt provincial level support

Dozens of protestors lined Highway 8 on the path to the BioCentral Composting Facility (Samantha Garvey/CBC)

When we first heard rumblings about Biowaste composting in Merritt, it was just a few hundred names on a petition.

Then there were demonstrations against spreading treated human waste on farmland in the area.

Now this week, protesters blocked the road leading to the BioCentral composting facility.

Yesterday, the NDP's Environment Critic was on the scene.

As was the Grand Chief of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

Daybreak's Samantha Garvey went looking to find out what they are hoping for next. 

To hear the story, click the link: Merritt Biowaste Blockade

Local First Nations are demanding the closure of a Biowaste composting facility west of Merritt (Samantha Garvey/CBC)
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip (third from left) travelled to Merritt to support protestors against Biowaste composting in the Nicola Valley (Samantha Garvey/CBC)


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