Mayor Jim Willett of Coutts visits protestors at border

Protestors at the Coutts border have continued to stand firm with their protesting of the government mandates. A second blockade between Milk River and the Coutts border has allowed for one lane of the highway to open, letting traffic in and out. Coutts Mayor Jim Willett, says he went down to the blockade this past weekend and talked to organizers. He said he supports peaceful protests, but not when they turn illegal.

“The problem is they’re still parked on the highway. They’re in contravention of the law. Sooner of later you’re going to find problems with licensing and insurance and all that. I’m not an owner-operator. I don’t know exactly how it will impact. But I know there’s going to be problems. You should really be considering your livelihood and how this is going to impact that in the long run.”

Willett says around half of Coutt’s close to 250 residents are in favour of the trucker’s protest.

Micah Quinn

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