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Councillors in silica sand mine controversy say they’ve received legal threats

A rural Manitoba councillor is accusing an Alberta-based mining company of “thuggery” after he said he and a fellow councillor were threatened with legal action over their opposition to a proposed silica mine that has been at the centre of a growing and sometimes ugly controversy in the RM of Springfield. RM of Springfield councillors Mark Miller and Andy Kuczynski said on Wednesday they have both been threatened with possible legal action by lawyers for Calgary-based Sio Silica, after voting in opposition to a development agreement during a Springfield council meeting held in June.

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