This spill is on traditional First Nations land
Here is an excerpt of a related article to the OP and a link.
The Cold Lake operations are on the traditional territory of the Beaver Lake Cree First Nation, which is pursuing a constitutional challenge that
argues the cumulative impacts of oil sands industrial development are infringing their treaty rights to hunt, fish and trap.
As well, the First Nation says there are graves alongside the lake in the area affected by the spills, and that band members have been unable to
access that area.
Yes it is also a missile test range but the Canadian military has been using First Nations land for many years.
In southern Ontario.
This resulted in the shooting death of Dudly George at Ipperwash.
In 1936, the Province of Ontario created Ipperwash Provincial Park.
In 1942 during World War II, the Government of Canada wanted reserve land from the Stoney Point Band to use as a base for military training and
offered to buy it for $15 per acre. They also promised to return the land after the war ended. The Natives rejected the offer.
Under the War Measures Act, the federal government appropriated the lands from the Stoney Point Reserve and established Military Camp Ipperwash. The
First Nations claim that the grounds contain a burial site. As of 2010, archaeological surveys have established that such a site does indeed
As early as 1993, while Camp Ipperwash was still being used as a summer training centre for the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, a few natives had occupied
portions of the camp and the adjacent piece of land. After the summer of 1993, the government moved the cadet camp to CFB Borden. There was growing
tension about the base at Camp Ipperwash.
So, I guess because it is on First Nations land, it is not a problem.