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What FNWARM Stands For?

THE CURRENT REALITY

The mining industry has the financial and human resources to fight for what it wants, and the political lobbying resources to wage its campaigns. Yet as of 2010 there had not been a major new metals mine open in BC since the ...

THE PROBLEM

Many companies still believe they can get around the law and First Nations rights. They spend their time and resources trying to divide communities, or to limit their involvement in the process. They spend fortunes on PR campaigns that portray ...

THE FUTURE

Some more enlightened mining companies have realized that working with First Nations is not only the key to complying with the courts and getting approval for a project, but is also the key to future certainly for their projects ...

News Releases

PRESS RELEASE -Tsilhqot’in Nation files Notice of Civil Claim related to the Mount Polley disaster

 Tsilhqot’in Nation files Notice of Civil Claim related to the Mount Polley disaster Williams Lake, BC (August 8, 2016): On August 3, 2016, the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in the BC Supreme Court against Imperial Metals (TSX:III), Mount...
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Sierra Club BC – Report: Government failure to adequately address tailings pond issues exposes environment and British Columbians to continued serious risk of Mt Polley-type failures

VICTORIA—A report prepared for Sierra Club BC shows there is an ongoing and serious risk of tailings storage facility failures, highlighting the fundamental inadequacy of the B.C. government’s response to date. Despite some positive steps by government, the report concludes the...
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First Nations Health Authorities – Mount Polley Health Impact Assessment. Screening and Scoping Phase Findings

On August 4, 2014, the tailings storage facility at the Mount Polley Mine breached. Over the next three days, the four-square-kilometre pond released approximately 17 million cubic metres of tailings water and eight million cubic metres of tailings into Polley Lake, Quesnel Lake...
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News Release – B.C. completes implementation of all independent panel recommendations

News Release – B.C. completes implementation of all independent panel recommendations New changes to the mining code put British Columbia at the forefront of global standards for the safety of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) at mines operating in B.C., Minister of Energy...
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