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EAO gift wraps VIGP

December 23, 2003 | 

The BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and three ministers today handed BC Hydro an EA certificate for the Vancouver Island Generation Project (VIGP). While the approval was expected, waiting ...

Carrier Sekani challenge proposed Canfor Slocan merger

December 15, 2003 | 

Earlier this month the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC), representing 8 nations in the central interior near Prince George, put both Canfor and Slocan “on notice” that were exploring ...

Pavilion Indian Band sends Ministry a messag

December 13, 2003 | 

The Pavilion Band cancelled a scheduled meeting with the provincial government about coalbed methane (CBM) development in Hat Creek. The cancelation sends a message to the Ministry of Energy ...

BC First Nations launch Title lawsuits

December 11, 2003 | 

Today, First Nations from across BC launched lawsuits seeking judicial recognition of their Aboriginal Title. First Nations are launching these court proceedings because of the lack of good faith ...

First Nations oppose Canfor’s merger plan

December 7, 2003 | 

First Nation leaders announced they will inform the shareholders of Slocan that the proposed merger “is a poor investment if First Nations challenge this transaction“. “The recent announcement of ...

Visionary Haida leader re-elected

December 1, 2003 | 

Guujaaw, the visionary President of the Council of the Haida Nation (CHN), was overwelmingly reelected by the Haida. Rumour has it that one motivation for the provincial Crown’s Sept. ...

Natives demand repeal of forest legislation

November 29, 2003 | 

First Nation leaders from the newly launched Title & Rights Alliance demand that the provicial Crown repeal recent forest and land use legislation that infringes their Title. In a ...

Killing Beetlesor Democracy

November 21, 2003 | 

The BC government called a meeting for November 21, to make a final decision about a beetle strategy. However, the closed door meeting excludes various community and environmental advocates ...

Bill 75 draws municipal fire

November 21, 2003 | 

The president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities, Frank Leonard, has stepped up to denounce their Significant Projects Streamlining Act as an “affront to democracy”. Leonard is a relatively ...