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‘This isn’t finished’: 5 years after the Mount Polley disaster, still no charges – APTN News

July 24, 2019 The fifth anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster near Likely, British Columbia is just over a week away and members of the Shuswap Nation are wondering if charges against Imperial Metals, the owner of the copper and gold mine, will ever be laid. “I get very angry with having to live […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201932 Views

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Government of Canada partners with Indigenous communities in ocean protection and marine safety initiatives

From: Transport Canada July 24, 2019          Vancouver, British Columbia           Transport Canada Indigenous coastal communities share ties to Canada’s oceans that span generations. They value them as a source of livelihood, food security, and transportation. The Oceans Protection Plan is providing Indigenous peoples with new opportunities to protect, preserve, and restore Canada’s oceans […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201925 Views

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Construction underway for the long-closed Metlakatla Wilderness Trail – BCLocalNews

Jul. 23, 2019 Metlakatla Wildnerness Trail will be undergoing a two month construction project beginning July 23. The trail closed in 2016 after a severe windstorm in April 2015 caused damage and safety concerns, and remained closed for the 2019 season. Helicopters will be used to fly in materials needed for the construction site on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201934 Views

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Indigenous Guardians get $6.4 million to monitor traditional territories – The Narwhal

From tracking wildlife populations to reporting industrial pollution, more than 40 Indigenous Guardian programs across Canada are proving their value The federal government has boosted its investment in Indigenous-led conservation projects across the country, announcing it will commit $6.4 million into 22 projects. The funding is for the Indigenous Guardians pilot program, which began in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201936 Views

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Nearly three years after tug sank off B.C. coast, Heiltsuk Nation still can’t fish the waters – APTN News

July 19, 2019 Three years after a tugboat owned by a company based in Houston, Tx., sank off the B.C. coast, the Heiltsuk Nation says it is still unable to fish the waters. “Different things that we harvested there include black cod, clams, cockels, crab, halibut, herring and kelp, ling cod, rock cod, and various […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201934 Views

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Next phase of BC Hydro review to focus on climate goals, new opportunities

July 19, 2019 VICTORIA – To ensure BC Hydro is working for British Columbians, government is launching Phase 2 of the BC Hydro review, focusing on CleanBC electrification targets, new technologies, new roles for Indigenous Nations and examining future market opportunities. Phase 2 of the BC Hydro review will leverage BC Hydro’s strengths and focus […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201941 Views

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Provincial, federal governments and First Nations work together to address Big Bar rockslide

July 19, 2019 VICTORIA – Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and B.C. Premier John Horgan have confirmed their joint determination to do everything possible to ensure Fraser River chinook, steelhead, coho and sockeye are able to navigate past the Big Bar slide to their spawning grounds. The federal-provincial commitment came during a brief meeting […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201948 Views

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Financial assistance available for Chilcotin flooding victims

July 17, 2019 VICTORIA – Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for eligible British Columbians in the Chilcotin region who may have been impacted by overland flooding from heavy rains that began on July 6, 2019. DFA is available to homeowners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local governments that were unable […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201944 Views

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US tug firm to be sentenced for 2016 spill in BC First Nation’s territory – Bowen Island Undercurrent

July 15, 2019 BELLA BELLA, B.C. — A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tug boat that ran aground and sank in a First Nation’s fishing territory on British Columbia’s central coast. The Nathan E. Stewart spilled 110,000 litres of diesel and heavy oils in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201992 Views

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B.C. rock slide blocking salmon spawning prompts new fisheries restrictions – CFJC Today Kamloops

CLINTON, B.C. — A major rock slide in British Columbia’s Fraser River has prompted new restrictions to recreational and First Nations fishing of chinook salmon, as officials scramble to prevent long-term devastation of the population. The slide in a remote area near Big Bar, northwest of Kamloops in the Interior, has created a five-metre waterfall […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201950 Views

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