The explosions at EnCana facilities began last October in and around Dawson Creek, B.C., where there is much frustration associated with aggressive natural gas development. There have been six blasts so far and two letters sent to EnCana and local news outlets that police believe were scrawled by the saboteur. A third letter, with a bullet enclosed, is very likely a hoax. EnCana had already put up $500,000, to no avail. They’ve now doubled it and made the reward available to EnCana employees. “This suggests that investigators are finally questioning their premise that it is necessarily a Tomslaker who is doing the attacks, and that the perpetrator is perhaps instead a disgruntled employee,” Paul Joosse, a University of Alberta sociologist and an authority on environmental fringe groups, told Maclean’s. It’s a possibility many in Tomslake, B.C., the focus of the RCMP investigation, complain police haven’t taken seriously enough yet.
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