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UBCIC Congratulates Squamish Nation on BC Court of Appeal Decision to Send TMX back for Environmental Approval

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – September 17, 2019) Today, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) celebrates the significant blow that has been dealt to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX). The BC Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Squamish Nation, determining that the Provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate issued […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20197 Views

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Court of appeal tells B.C. to reconsider Trans Mountain environmental conditions – CBC

Squamish Nation and City of Vancouver welcome partial win on court challenge Sep 17, 2019 The B.C. Court of Appeal has instructed the province to reconsider its environmental assessment certificate and conditions issued for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. In their challenges, the Squamish Nation and the City of Vancouver argued the certificate should […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201910 Views

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B.C. ends ‘birth alert’ practice used to separate newborns from moms in child welfare cases – Globalnews.ca

The B.C. government is ending a controversial practice that social services contact health officials when there are potential safety risks to infants, without the parents’ consent. The practice, known as “birth alerts,” has been long used in hospitals in a number of provinces, and was condemned by the country’s inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 20198 Views

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Minister’s statement on ending ‘birth alerts’

VICTORIA – Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, has released the following statement regarding birth alerts: “Effective immediately, British Columbia is ending the child welfare practice known as hospital or birth alerts. “Used in hospitals for decades in B.C. and in other provinces and territories, these alerts are issued, without the consent of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201911 Views

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Taseko Mines barred from work in Tsilhqot’in traditional territory until Indigenous rights case is heard – Toronto Star

Sept. 6, 2019 VANCOUVER—An Indigenous nation in B.C. has once again delayed a Vancouver-based mining company from undertaking extensive mine exploration in its sensitive traditional lands. In a decision issued Friday morning, the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted an injunction that bars Taseko Mines Limited from doing any work until the court rules in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201930 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Welcomes Injunction Halting Taseko Drilling Program

September 6, 2019 Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation welcomes the decision by the BC Supreme Court today, granting an injunction that prohibits Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) from moving forward with its exploratory drilling program in TeẑtanBiny (Fish Lake) and Nabaŝ(the surrounding area). The BC Liberal Government granted Taseko a drilling permit in July 2017, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201917 Views

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Court allows six Trans Mountain appeals focusing on Indigenous consultation – Nanaimo News

VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Appeal says it will hear six challenges of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion focusing on Indigenous consultation, while dismissing several claims centred on environmental concerns. The decision calls for narrowly focused, expedited court proceedings that will only examine the calibre of the federal government’s consultation with Indigenous communities between […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201932 Views

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Court allows six Trans Mountain appeals focusing on Indigenous consultation

September 4, 2019 The Federal Court of Appeal says six legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project focusing on Indigenous consultation can proceed. The federal government has twice approved a plan to triple the capacity of an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilpatch to a terminal in Burnaby, B.C. Last year the Federal Court of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201933 Views

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B.C. Adoption & Permanency Options Update

August 30, 2019 This is the fifth adoption and permanency options update RCY has released, following the Office’s 2014 in-depth review of the B.C. adoption system. At the time of the first report, the Representative committed to periodic follow-ups regarding the government’s progress on the adoption front. This is the last of those updates. Adoption […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201934 Views

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West Moberly First Nations set for Trial over Site C dam – Energeticcity.ca

MOBERLY, B.C. – On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 the discussions taking place between the B.C. government and the West Moberly First Nations regarding the Site C dam have ended. A 120-day trial has been scheduled to begin on March 2022. According to the First Nations, the Horgan Government is expected to defend the decision made […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201935 Views

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