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NDP Approval of Site-C Dam project a major step backwards in Provincial Government relations with BC First Nations

December 11, 2017 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – First Nations Summit leaders are denouncing today’s announcement by Premier John Horgan to approve continuation of BC Hydro’s Site‐C Dam project on the Peace River, approximately seven kilometers west of Fort St. John in northeastern BC. The dam will result in the flooding and destruction of 5,550 hectares […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20171 Views

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Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde

Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s decision by B.C. Premier John Horgan to move forward with the Site C dam project is a major setback to reconciliation. First Nations will continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20173 Views

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Canada, Ontario and Métis Nation of Ontario sign Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada December 11, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Métis Nation of Ontario The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario are committed to working together to foster reconciliation and build stronger relationships through a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20173 Views

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Government will complete Site C construction, will not burden taxpayers or BC Hydro customers with previous government’s debt

Dec. 11, 2017 VICTORIA – The British Columbia government will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam, saying that to do otherwise would put British Columbians on the hook for an immediate and unavoidable $4-billion bill – with nothing in return – resulting in rate hikes or reduced funds for schools, hospitals and important […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20176 Views

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Media Advisory: Launch of British Columbia’s First Indigenous Cancer Strategy

Squamish Nation Territory / North Vancouver – Media are invited to join Indigenous and provincial health and service providers as they announce the launch of new strategy to help improve cancer care and supports for Indigenous peoples across British Columbia. The event will be opened following the traditional protocols of Squamish Nation. Photographs and video will […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20173 Views

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Call For The Creation Of A Connecting Communities Fund To Ensure Access To Transportation Routes For BC Rural And Remote Communities

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 11, 2017  — Greyhound Canada is proposing a made-in-BC solution to address the growing lack of access by rural and remote communities to viable and sustainable intercity bus service, and calls on the BC Government to create a Connecting Communities Fund. Similar investments in other jurisdictions bridge the gap between smaller population centres […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20173 Views

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Education and prevention the focus of human rights commission recommendations – Government of BC

December 10, 2017 VANCOUVER – On International Human Rights Day, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon released a report with 25 recommendations for establishing the new B.C. human rights commission. The recommendations come after an eight-week public engagement that resulted in thousands of site visits, hundreds of submissions and over 80 meetings with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20175 Views

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Application deadline for the rural dividend is Dec. 15 – Government of BC

December 09, 2017 VICTORIA – First Nations, local governments and not-for-profit organizations are reminded to get their applications for the fourth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program submitted before the deadline on Dec. 15, 2017. Single applicants can apply for up to $100,000 for community-driven projects and must contribute at least 20% of the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20175 Views

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Wood stove exchange program provides greater incentives for gas, electric – Government of BC

December 08, 2017 VICTORIA – Exchanging an old wood stove for a cleaner-burning model is good, but exchanging it for electric, gas, propane, or pellet-heating is even better under the wood stove exchange program. This winter, the program will provide a total of $195,500 to 15 British Columbia communities. In the past, the program provided […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20175 Views

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Goldstrike and Newmont Mining plan for up to 10,000 meter drill program on Plateau in 2018

December 11, 2017 – Goldstrike Resources Ltd. (GSR.V) is pleased to report that it has successfully completed the 2017 exploration season and is preparing for the official handover of the Plateau project to Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM). The Company incurred exploration expenditures in excess of $6,000,000 CAD and drilled over 2,900 meters in 2017. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20175 Views

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