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Alkali Resource Management receives 2020 Indigenous Business Award – CFI

Alkali Resource Management (ARM), owned by the Esk’etemc First Nation which manages 80,000 hectares of land south of Williams Lake, B.C., has won a 2020 Indigenous Business Award. The award is given by the B.C. Achievement Foundation. According to The Williams Lake Tribune, the company will be celebrated in November through a series of digital […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202015 Views

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Snuneymuxw First Nation, B.C. advance reconciliation through new agreements

Sept. 20, 2020 VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia and Snuneymuxw First Nation have reached two agreements that foster economic development and support a strong and stable future for Snuneymuxw and its members. “Today is an historic day for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and specifically for Snuneymuxw First Nation as they move forward their […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202030 Views

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Government embarks on new approach to old forests

HAZELTON – The B.C. government is taking a new, holistic approach as a first step for the benefit of all British Columbians to protect old-growth forests. This will include the protection of nine areas throughout the province, totalling almost 353,000 hectares. In a break from the divisive practices of the past, government will engage the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202022 Views

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Work heats up to cool down wildfire risk in 100 Mile House

Sept. 3, 2020 100 MILE HOUSE – A partnership between the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) and 100 Mile House Development Corporation is reducing the risk of wildfires for people living in and around 100 Mile House. Manual and machine clearing of forested areas for fuel breaks is focused on neighbourhoods and areas near […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202028 Views

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Aboriginal Status and Rights – Duties of the Crown – Fair dealing and reconciliation – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 02, 2020 Appeal by the hereditary chiefs of the Gitanyow people from a decision dismissing their application for judicial review of the Minister of Forests refusing to consult on the annual management plan for the Nisga’a moose hunters and determining that the consultation undertaken by the Minister in relation to the approval of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 202027 Views

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First Nations consultation on the future of the Municipal Forest Reserve moves ahead – Chemainus Valley Courier

Meeting the first step in the process as part of council’s commitment to engagement Aug. 31, 2020 A meeting between North Cowichan council and the Cowichan Nation Alliance took place Wednesday as part of a government-to-government consultation on the future of the Municipal Forest Reserve. The meeting was the first step of the process to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 202043 Views

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BC Government: Collaboration key to new wildlife strategy

Aug. 28, 2020 VICTORIA – The Province has announced a plan for the conservation and stewardship of B.C.’s wildlife, with a governing council to oversee the strategy. The Together for Wildlife strategy will bring diverse perspectives together to lead the Province in making sound decisions for wildlife stewardship. The strategy comes as climate change and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 202062 Views

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The Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery Releases Natural Resource-Focused Economic Recovery Plan

VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 19, 2020  – Today, the national Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery—which represents over a quarter of a million businesses and over 3 million workers across Canada—released Securing Canada’s Economic Future: Natural resources for real jobs and real recovery, a blueprint for Canada’s economic recovery in the face of the COVID-19 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 202071 Views

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First Nations work together to increase wood-fibre use

Aug. 6, 2020 WILLIAMS LAKE – A $1-million grant from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) to Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. will increase use of waste wood fibre, bring more wood products to market and support forestry jobs in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region. Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. is a joint venture company owned by the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2020103 Views

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BC Court should ensure Northern Pulp financing protects workers and the forestry sector

July 23, 2020 VANCOUVER—Unifor is urging the British Columbia court overseeing creditor protection hearings for Northern Pulp to ensure the ridiculous squabble between Paper Excellence and the Nova Scotia government doesn’t destroy the forest industry in Nova Scotia. A financing agreement that is good for workers, protects the environment, and supports the continuation of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 202065 Views

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