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Construction to go ahead on Site C dam, but cost soars to $10.7 billion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2017 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The B.C. government had no choice but to complete the Site C hydroelectric dam rather than absorb a $4 billion hit to its bottom line by cancelling the project, which would have jeopardized plans for more spending on schools, hospitals and bridges, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20175 Views

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Construction to go ahead on Site C dam, but cost soars to $10.7 billion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The Site C hydroelectric dam will be completed with the backing of British Columbia’s NDP government, but it is warning the price tag will be higher than estimated. Site C was projected to cost $8.3 billion to complete, but the government now […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20173 Views

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20 years ago, this court case changed the way Canadians understood Indigenous rights – CBC

Delgamuukw set a precedent for Indigenous rights and the use of oral testimony in Canadian courts Dec 11, 2017 The 20th anniversary of one of the most important court cases in the history of Indigenous land and title rights is being celebrated in British Columbia today. The decision in Delgamuukw v. British Columbia was delivered […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20176 Views

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Column: Racism can’t be tolerated – Lake Cowichan Gazette

Dec. 10, 2017 I was surprised with the level of fear that exists in the Valley when I attended a recent public meeting, hosted by Cowichan Tribes, to draw attention to three missing First Nations men. Some First Nations members who were at the meeting started questioning RCMP Corp. Kerry Howse, head of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20176 Views

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BC wilderness tourism operators vow to risk arrest to defend their investments – Vancouver Sun

December 11, 2017 CHILKO LAKE — Wilderness tourism operators in the Chilcotin say they are disgusted with the failure of senior governments to defend their financial investments, and vow to risk arrest rather than allow a First Nation to put them out of business. “All of the lodge operators will be operating in 2018, with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20174 Views

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YEAR IN BRIEF October 2017 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 11, 2017  OCTOBER 2017 1 – In the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, 58 people were killed – four of them Canadian – and nearly 500 were injured after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino tower. A crowd of 22-thousand […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20175 Views

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On Haida Gwaii, logging plans expose rift in reconciliation – CBC

‘The pent-up frustration on Haida Gwaii has built up to the place where it’s going to blow out’ Dec 09, 2017 The B.C. government is “pursuing profit over culture and community” by selling logging rights on Haida Gwaii without permission, the president of the Council of the Haida Nation says. Kil tlaats ‘gaa, whose English […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20174 Views

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YEAR IN BRIEF June 2017 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 11, 2017 1 – President Donald Trump declared he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad. 1 – Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 50, pleaded guilty to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20174 Views

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 10, 2017 TORONTO _ Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Bombardier investor day: Shareholders will have a chance to question Bombardier executives next week in New York about the company’s plans for 2018 after a turbulent 2017. The company faced heat from Toronto City […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20174 Views

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B.C.’s Premier John Horgan to announce decision on Site C hydroelectric dam – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2017 VICTORIA _ British Columbia Premier John Horgan will be giving his government’s decision on the future of the controversial Site C hydroelectric dam this morning. The New Democrat government has been debating whether to continue the construction of the $8.3-billion dam or cancel the work midway through the job. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20174 Views

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