RCMP outpost remains in Wet’suwet’en territory, but plans ‘in motion’ to move officers

The B.C. RCMP has issued a statement clarifying the status of its officers at a contentious mobile detachment in traditional Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C.

Mounties say “planning has been set in motion to transition operations” from the Community-Industry Safety Office (C-ISO) at the 29-kilometre mark of the remote Morice West Forest Service Road.

On Thursday, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said police had offered to move away from the barricaded area near Houston, B.C.

“We have met the condition that those who are on the barricades had said was important to them before they would change their posture, and that work has been done, and I think quite appropriately,” said Blair.

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