Indigenous Peoples

31/01/18
Author: 
Eugene Kung

January 29, 2018

“Regardless of your views on this particular pipeline (we are opposed, in case that wasn’t clear), anyone who thinks their locally-elected government or local First Nations shouldn’t get railroaded by a US corporation just because they have a federal approval should be very concerned about these recent developments.”

28/01/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

Treaty 8 Chiefs Return Premier’s “Stake in the Peace” & cheque over broken promises

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Victoria, January 26, 2018 – In a public ceremony on the Legislature lawn today, Treaty 8 Chiefs returned three “Stakes in the Peace” inscribed with the names of Premier John Horgan and Ministers George Heyman and Lana Popham.

 

24/01/18
Author: 
Nelson Bennett

Regulator’s management of fracking dams, release of timely information among concerns - Jan. 23, 2018

Investment in northeastern B.C.’s gas fields has soared in the last several years, thanks to the abundance of gas and liquids in the Montney formation and the promise of a new liquefied natural gas industry developing.

Jeakins said the commission’s annual budget of $50 million and staff of 250 have kept pace with the industry’s growth.

23/01/18
Author: 
Amnesty International Staff

Read the Open Letter

In a strongly worded open letter to British Columbia Premier John Horgan, Amnesty International is urging the province not to fail the Indigenous peoples of the Peace River Valley a second time.

22/01/18
Author: 
Sarah Cox

January 19, 2018

Can the Site C dam still be stopped?

It all boils down to one B.C. Supreme Court judge who will decide whether or not to grant First Nations an injunction against the project this spring, according to legal scholars who are keenly watching a new legal case against the $10.7 billion dam.

22/01/18
Author: 
Emilee Gilpin
Prime Minister Trudeau announces the federal government's Oceans Protection Plan in Vancouver, B.C. on Mon. Nov. 7, 2016. File photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey

The Trudeau government approved the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion project after being told in a series of memos that First Nations believed its "paternalistic" approach to consultations was both "unrealistic" and "inadequate," reveal newly-released records obtained by National Observer.

19/01/18
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

Dam violates Treaty 8 rights, say West Moberly, Prophet River First Nations.

17 Jan 2018 

18/01/18
Author: 
Gloria Dickie

January 18, 2018

Shortly before 4 p.m. on November 26, 2017, a U.S. barge carrying 3.5 million litres of diesel to Alaska broke free from its tugboat, the Jake Shearer, off the rocky shore of British Columbia’s Goose Island. Westerly winds were blowing at 45 knots while rain all but sandblasted the side of the barge, now anchored precariously in rough waters. The Canadian Coast Guard vessel deployed from Prince Rupert, approximately 300 kilometres away, wasn’t expected to reach the stranded barge until 7:30 p.m. at the earliest.

17/01/18
Author: 
Laurie Hamelin

 

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Kinder Morgan wants to increase the flow of their pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia.

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