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In time of crisis, B.C makes unbelievable move to approve drilling permits for twice rejected New Prosperity mine
Tsilhqot’in forced to begin legal challenge while fighting wildfires
Ben Parfitt
JUNE 28, 2017

VANCOUVER – Coming on the heels of an investigation that revealed fossil fuel companies have built dozens of unauthorized dams in BC’s northeast, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a study drawing attention to larger problems with water management practices in that region.

Ben Parfitt
A hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operation near Fort St. John. JEREMYWILLIAMS.CA

In early May, evidence emerged that natural gas companies had built dozens of large dams during a poorly regulated building spree.

As many as 60 large earthen structures were bulldozed into place by fossil fuel companies without first getting the required authorizations from provincial authorities.

Simon Druker

OTTAWA, ON. (NEWS 1130) – The country’s highest court has ruled against two First Nations hoping to delay the controversial Site C dam project. It will not hear appeals from the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations which had been asking for a judicial review of the mega-project which they feel was done without proper consultation.

Nun wa dee (“Keepers of the Land”)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:59 PM

This  is a response to these recent articles : 

Hydro tweaking highway realignment after First Nations voice concerns, June 21 Chris Newton, Energetic City:


Secwepemcul’ecw Assembly

From June 2-4, 2017, members of our Secwepemc nation hosted a Secwepemcul'ecw Assembly off-reserve on the land to take action under Secwepemc law against colonial corporate development impacting Secwepemcul'ecw.

Matt Kieltyka
JENNIFER GAUTHIER/FOR METRO  Environmental and community groups gathered in front of the BC Hydro offices on Dunsmuir Street for a lunchtime rally opposing Site C on June 15, 2017.

A large crowd gathered outside BC Hydro’s offices in Vancouver to protests the Site C dam Thursday, and Gordon August says awareness of the project is growing.A large crowd gathered outside BC Hydro’s offices in Vancouver to protests the Site C dam Thursday, and Gordon August says awareness of the project is growing.

The Site C dam has become top of mind to British Columbians after a historic election that has left the project’s – and government’s – future in flux.

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation

News Release

Tla-o-qui -aht First Nations

June 19, 2017


On Thursday, June 16t h, a tanker accident in the Upper Kennedy Lake area released approximately 3,000 litres of aviation fuel resulting in the shutdown of Highway 4 for approximately 24 hours. The spill has impacted the immediate site as well as the adjacent lake. Kennedy Lake is an important fish bearing site which is of critical importance to the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations.



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