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High court gives B.C. First Nation leverage for cultural, economic wish list – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 17, 2014 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ When the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a land title decision in favour of British Columbia’s Tsilhqot’in Nation, aboriginal leaders celebrated saying it gives their group a solid legal weapon to remind governments and potential industrial developers of who holds the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014155 Views

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Site C dam: How we got here and what you need to know – CBC

Dam first proposed in the 1950s as the third in a series of four dams, two of which were built Dec 16, 2014 The Site C hydroelectric dam is the third of four major dams initially proposed in the mid-1950s for the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C. The three dams were designed to be part […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014198 Views

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B.C. approves controversial $8.5B Site C dam project – The Province

December 16, 2014 The Doig River, Prophet River, West Moberly and McLeod Lake bands — all members of the Treaty 8 Tribal Association — have already launched federal court action to quash Ottawa’s approval of the project VICTORIA — The B.C. government pledged Tuesday to spend billions building a big new dam in the northeast, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014200 Views

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Vancouver mayor and council submit to historic First Nations ceremony – Vancouver Sun

December 16, 2014 ‘Brushing off’ ritual seen as an act of reconciliation Vancouver’s newly elected mayor and council were given a historic ceremonial “brushing off” by the region’s three First Nations Tuesday in an act of ultimate reconciliation of the city’s early fractured relations with its aboriginal neighbours. The ceremony, performed jointly by member of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014185 Views

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Shuswap First Nations push mining guidelines – Business in Vancouver

Dec 16, 2014 Rules carry little legal weight but would be foolish for companies to ignore, experts say A new mining policy issued by four Shuswap bands could bring more certainty for companies wanting to develop new mines in the region. Or it could add a layer of bureaucracy that sends investment out of B.C., […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2014194 Views

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B.C. expected to make Site C announcement Tuesday in Victoria – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2014 VICTORIA _ The British Columbia government is poised to make a major announcement on the controversial Site C hydroelectric dam project. Provincial Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett has called a news conference in Victoria on Tuesday to make what his ministry says is a major announcement. Bennett has consistently […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2014172 Views

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Irene Joseph’s takedown by Smithers RCMP captured in photo – CBC

61-year-old woman alleges excessive force after she was thrown to the ground for refusing to answer questions Updated: Dec 15, 2014 A 61-year-old Smithers Wet’suwet’en elder is filing a formal complaint claiming police used excessive force when an officer shoved her to the ground for refusing to answer questions about an alleged theft. Jospeh said she visited a store last weekend […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 2014200 Views

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Dave Obee: Cartoon took aim at empty statements – Times Colonist

December 12, 2014 At the outset, let me state that we are on the traditional territory of the Straits Salish and Coast Salish peoples. This should be distinctly understood. It is also important to note that the Times Colonist respects those whose ancestors have roots that go back for centuries. I’m sorry that anything we […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2014190 Views

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Family emphasized in new foster care class urged by B.C. child advocate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 10, 2014 VICTORIA _ When the foster father of a teenager tormented by imaginary voices became too anxious for the safety of his own children, British Columbia’s children’s ministry approved his plan to move the youth to a rental unit he paid someone else to staff. The next year, the teen told […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 2014187 Views

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Residents worried about flooding relieved but more rain, winds expected – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 10, 2014 VANCOUVER _ Residents in the British Columbia municipality of Delta breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday as their homes remained free of flooding, even as the public was warned to stay away from the shoreline. A temporary berm constructed by crews to protect homes held up but high winds and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 2014209 Views

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