Lawyers for CN Rail and Grassy Narrows member Judy Da Silva will be in a Kenora court this morning. The railway is arguing for an extension of a court order issued late last week.

It called for the arrest of Da Silva, if she proceeded to block the rail line last Friday. First Nation members said they were going to block the railway, in order to perform a traditional ceremony.

The elders hoped to protect local waterways from contamination, through the water ceremony. They noted the railway had three derailments within a month, including a spill near Timmins, which impacted a nearby First Nation. Elders were also worried about further contamination of lakes and rivers in the area, noting the lingering impact of mercury contamination.

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