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Fort Nelson Dene director named B.C. Land Champion – Sustainable Biz Canada

Fort Nelson First Nation director Lana Lowe, who “has made enormous contributions to manage and protect water, land, and wildlife habitat,” will receive the 2018 Land Champion Award from The Real Estate Foundation of B.C. The award recognizes a person who has made a significant impact on land use, conservation, and/or real estate practices in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 20188 Views

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Real Estate Foundation of BC Names 2018 Land Champion, Emerging Leader, and Land Award Finalists

Sep 09, 2018 Lana Lowe of Fort Nelson First Nation named Land Champion. CityHive co-founders Tesicca Truong and Veronika Bylicki recognized as Emerging Leaders. Land Awards to be presented at Gala event on October 11. VANCOUVER, Sept. 10, 2018  – The Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) will present the 2018 Land Champion Award to Lana Lowe, a Dene from Fort […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 20188 Views

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More land burned but fewer affected than last year: B.C. Wildfire Service – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018  By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS The B.C. government says although wildfires have broken last year’s record for the area of land burned, the human impacts have been much lower. Fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek of the B.C. Wildfire Service said fires have scorched about 12,520 square kilometres this season, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201812 Views

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Understanding Assessment of First Nation Lands – FNTC

Understanding Assessment of First Nation Lands under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and section 83 of the Indian Act. First Nations contract with qualified, independent assessors to assess the leases, licenses and other occupations of their lands (generally referred to as “interests in land”). Over the past 30 years, a national approach to assessment […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201827 Views

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City of Vancouver: New planning program to explore the future of Jericho Lands

July 24 2018 The Jericho Lands in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood will undergo a comprehensive planning and engagement program that will help guide future redevelopment of the site to create a new community that is sustainable, socially and culturally inclusive, and highly livable. City Council approved the Jericho Lands Policy Planning Program today, the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201822 Views

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Vaughn Palmer: New model for land management takes shape with northern First Nation – Vancouver Sun

July 24, 2018 VICTORIA — Back in April, the B.C. government was headed for yet another courtroom showdown in yet another dispute over land and resource use with yet another group of Indigenous people. Blueberry River, a First Nation of about 500 people in northeastern B.C., claimed infringement of treaty rights owing to the cumulative […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201818 Views

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Vancouver Park Board formally acknowledges colonial role, votes to apologize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 25, 2018 By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The name of Vancouver’s Stanley Park may be up for debate as the city’s park board confronts its colonial past and pursues reconciliation. The park board approved a “colonial audit” this week outlining actions by the city’s forefathers dating back to 1888, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201814 Views

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BC Treaty Commission congratulates negotiating parties on Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw Agreement in Principle signing

VANCOUVER – Congratulations to Northern Shuswap Tribal Council [NStQ Treaty Group], the Government of Canada, and the Province of British Columbia on today’s signing of an agreement in principle [AIP]. NStQ represents Stswecem’c/Xgat’tem [Canoe Creek/Dog Creek], T’exelc [Williams Lake], Tsq’escen’ [Canim Lake], and Xats’ull [Soda Creek]. In early 2016, the four communities voted in support […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201819 Views

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B.C. says local governments can regulate pot growth on agricultural land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 13, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Local and Indigenous governments in British Columbia will be permitted to prevent marijuana production in their communities on land that is part of the Agricultural Land Reserve, but with conditions. The Ministry of Agriculture says in a release that the regulatory change is effective immediately and gives governments […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201832 Views

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BC Government: Protecting land in the ALR guides cannabis production regulation

VICTORIA – Local and First Nations governments now are able to prohibit cannabis production in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) within their communities, unless it is grown in ways that preserve the productive capacity of agricultural land. This regulatory change, effective immediately, gives authority to local and Indigenous governments to prohibit cement-based, industrial-style, cannabis-production bunkers […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201829 Views

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