The Mayor of Maple Ridge says he sympathizes with a local First Nation that is so angry about a trash problem, it has blocked a road that connects the district to Pitt Meadows.
The Katzie First Nation set up a cement blockade on Wharf Street two weeks ago to stop people from illegally dumping garbage on the reserve.
Mayor Ernie Daykin says he feels the band’s frustration, adding the district may be able to go after some of the offenders.
“If there is personal information in the (trash) bags – if it can be identified with the garbage – then we do have a mechanism to go after those folks.”
He says as far as traffic flow, the blockade is more inconvenient for the Katzie residents than anyone else.