Man charged with arson after vehicle fire outside lobster pound in New Edinburgh, N.S. | CBC News (Indigenous rights and treaties under attack!)

A Digby County man was also charged in the midst of the ongoing dispute over the lobster fishery. Chris Gerald Melanson, 46, has been charged with assault after allegedly grabbing and shoving Sipekne’katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack on Wednesday during an altercation at the lobster pound in New Edinburgh.

RCMP said it has increased its presence in the Meteghan area, including an emergency response team, a critical incident command team and officers from Prince Edward Island who are trained in de-escalation and crowd control.

Source: Man charged with arson after vehicle fire outside lobster pound in New Edinburgh, N.S. | CBC News