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Growing number of unrestored oil and gas sites increases environmental and financial risks – Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia

March 14, 2019 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: The BC Oil and Gas Commission’s Management of Non-Operating Oil and Gas Sites. In B.C., oil and gas operators are not required to decommission wells and restore well sites unless the BC Oil and Gas Commission […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201926 Views

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Indigenous guardians sound alarm about climate change impacts in Canada – Ottawa Citizen

March 14, 2019 VANCOUVER — Growing up in a small, remote First Nations community in northwestern British Columbia, Jarett Quock found he faced racism and stereotypes from non-Indigenous people whenever he left the reserve. The treatment took a toll on him, damaging his pride in his Tahltan Nation roots. It was only after he began […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201932 Views

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Parks Canada seeks contractors for ʔapsčiik t’ašii (pronounced ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’) trail – Westerly News

“No relationship is more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.” Mar. 14, 2019 Parks Canada recently hosted several information sessions on the Esowista Peninsula and Yuułuʔiłʔath lands to share updates on the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s ʔapsčiik t’ašii (pronounced Upscheek Tashee) trail. Tender notices for the trailbed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201928 Views

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Protecting Skeena oolichan with potential fishery closures – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Reports of tonnes of oolichans being pulled in the shrimp trawl boats alarms Metlakatla First Nation Mar. 11, 2019 Halfway up the Skeena River, between Prince Rupert and Terrace, Wayne Clark dips his net into the frigid water hoping to pull up a few oolichan. It’s early in the morning late February, and yet the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201929 Views

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BC Government: Recommendations delivered for Wild Salmon Strategy

March 08, 2019 VICTORIA – The Wild Salmon Advisory Council has submitted its final recommendations to develop a Made-in-B.C. Wild Salmon Strategy for the B.C. government’s review and consideration. The council made 13 recommendations that include immediate and mid-term actions that have three goals: Increase the abundance of wild salmon; Protect and enhance the economic, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201927 Views

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UBCIC Continues to Support Tsilhqot’in Opposition to Drilling Permit in their Territories

March 06, 2019 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – March 6, 2019) On March 1, 2019, B.C’s Court of Appeal dismissed the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s appeal of the provincial government issued exploratory drilling permit at Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) and the surrounding area. This permit allows Taseko Mines Ltd. to begin an exploratory drilling program for their […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201937 Views

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Notice of Consultation on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nations Citizenship

Notice of Consultation on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nations Citizenship Today, the North West Indigenous Council Society (NWIC) has announced that it will undertake a consultation on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nation Citizenship. This consultation meeting will take place from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at […]

by pmnationtalk on March 5, 201941 Views

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BC Gov News – Mapping project on Haida Gwaii reveals rare ecosystems

March 2, 2019 Looking at the landscape of Naikoon Provincial Park on Haida Gwaii, Sharilynn Wardrop was left with more questions than answers. A hand-drawn map created in the 1980s revealed little about the park’s bog, beach, dunes and lush rainforests. Wardrop, a BC Parks protected areas applied ecologist, and other experts, knew it was […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 201928 Views

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Review Panel for Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Announces Date for Public Hearing

OTTAWA, March 1, 2019 –The Review Panel established to conduct an environmental assessment of the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (the Project) has determined that the information provided by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority can now be discussed at the public hearing. The Review Panel recognizes that a number of outstanding concerns and questions remain, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 4, 201930 Views

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BC Government: Hundreds share their vision for improving access to Cathedral Grove

Feb. 28, 2019 PORT ALBERNI – More than 500 people have submitted initial ideas and suggestions on ways to improve safety and access to Cathedral Grove, while protecting environmental, social and cultural values. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will take these ideas into the next phase of the Cathedral Grove Pedestrian and Traffic Safety […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201939 Views

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