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News Conference: First Nations From Across Northern BC Demand New Approach to Development and Consultation From BC Government

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 7, 2015) – Aboriginal leaders from across Northern BC are demanding the provincial government revise its narrow and shortsighted approach to consultation with First Nations ahead of critical talks with politicians taking place in Vancouver next week. The group will share with media an open letter sent to Premier Christy Clark outlining […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2015243 Views

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Old Growth and Eagles Nests Spared from Site C Construction

FORT ST. JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Aug. 28, 2015) – The British Columbia Supreme Court issued its ruling today on the application brought by West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation to stop construction on the Site C dam pending the outcome of a judicial review of the construction permits. “We went to court to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2015236 Views

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Public Notice: Murray River Coal Project – Additional Federal Funding Allocated to Support Aboriginal Participation

August 25, 2015 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated an additional $15,000 to the Sucker Creek First Nation to assist its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Murray River Coal Project, located near Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia. This funding is made available through the Participant Funding Program administered by the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2015290 Views

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Climate survey closed but still time for public comment

Almost 6,000 British Columbians have shared their climate change views with government by taking the Climate Leadership Plan survey – the first in a series of public consultations to help develop the Province’s new climate plan. The survey closed Aug. 17 2015, and a summary of the survey results is being prepared. So far, almost […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 2015286 Views

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North Thompson drought level increased

August 17, 2015 Responding to continuing dry conditions, the Government of B.C. has announced a Level 4 drought rating for the North Thompson Region due to ongoing low stream flows. At Level 4, conditions are extremely dry. Recent short, localized rain events have had minimal impact, and further declines in stream, lake and aquifer levels […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2015246 Views

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Further consultation on Pender Harbour dock management underway

August 17, 2015 In response to public comments received on the draft Pender Harbour Dock Management Plan, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is undertaking further engagement to identify possible options for the foreshore lands before the plan is finalized. The ministry has retained the services of Barry Penner, a lawyer and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2015277 Views

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Increased flows on Nicola River to help salmon

August 17, 2015 To assist spawning salmon, the Province has released a pulse of water from storage into the Nicola River. The increased flows come from storage held for conservation purposes at the dam on Nicola Lake, and will help salmon that currently are congregating at the mouth of the Nicola River (where it meets […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2015273 Views

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Climate change panel and consultation plan signal a shift in Alberta

Panel’s expertise and broad consultation will help inform Alberta’s efforts to take meaningful climate action CALGARY — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today’s announcement detailing members of the province’s climate change advisory panel and its consultation approach: “The provincial government and panel chair, Andrew Leach, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2015310 Views

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Sunshine Coast Water Restrictions Update

Press Releases 2015-08-13 Sunshine Coast Regional District staff visited Chapman and Edwards Lake yesterday with staff from FLNRO to explain and provide the ‘on the ground’ understanding of the current situation and the emergency backup plan / application for a Short Term Use Approval under the Water Act for additional drawdown and infrastructure placement (siphon […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2015454 Views

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Fishing closures announced for south Kootenays

August 13, 2015 The Government of B.C. is suspending angling for the southern Kootenays due to ongoing warm water temperatures and low flows. Effective Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, 2015, virtually all angling in streams and rivers in Wildlife Management Units 4-3 through 4-9 is suspended. The closure has been put in place to protect […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2015375 Views

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