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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

Gov’t BC NR – Kemess Underground Project granted environmental assessment approval

nvironment Minister Mary Polak and Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett have issued an environmental assessment certificate to AuRico Metals Inc. for the Kemess Underground project, an underground copper-gold mine, which is located approximately 250 kilometres north of...
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MEDIA RELEASE SSN says No to KGHM Ajax and Yes to Healthy People and Environment

March 4, 2017 (Kamloops), Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) does not give its free, prior and informed consent to the development of the lands and resources at Pípsell (Jacko Lake and Area) for the purposes of the Ajax Mine Project.   The Ajax Mine Project in its...
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NR – Imperial Reports on Underground Drilling at Mount Polley Mine

VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – February 28, 2017) – Imperial Metals Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX: III) reports on the results from the first nine holes from an underground drilling program completed at the Martel and Green zones located beneath the...
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WWF NR – By restoring provisions removed in 2012, habitats and species will be protected, WWF-Canada says TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2017 /CNW/ – Recommendations for changes to the Fisheries Act made by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans have the potential to create a robust framework of environmental legislation, WWF-Canada said today. In the fall, WWF-Canada testified that the Act should be modernized, and that key protections removed in 2012 should be restored in order to protect habitats and species in freshwater and oceanic habitats. The three most important recommendations made by the Standing Committee are: Restoration of habitat protection provisions that were lost in 2012 (known as the “HADD” provisions, the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat). Prior to 2012, this was Canada’s strongest environmental law, and reinstating the provisions in the Act restores legal protection to ocean and freshwater habitats. Adopting the ecosystem approach for the protection of fish habitats. This approach protects marine biodiversity as a whole, not just commercially valuable species – an important shift in fisheries management which brings Canada in line with best international practices. Ecosystem-based fisheries management helps safeguard marine species like whales and seabirds by taking into account their need for healthy populations of forage fish even if there is no commercial fishery. Protecting fish habitat from key activities that can damage habitat, such as destructive fishing practices and cumulative effects of multiple activities. World Wildlife Fund’s 2016 Living Planet Report showed that freshwater populations have declined 81 per cent over the past four decades. Habitat loss is the number one reason for the decline. Protecting fish is impossible without protecting habitat. However, some of the recommendations in WWF-Canada’s testimony were not included. In particular, WWF-Canada recommended the restoration of Section 32, removed in 2012, Killing Fish By Means Other Than Fishing. Since the 2012 removal, fish haven’t been protected from harm due to industrial activities. WWF-Canada also recommended adding protections against harm that injures or reduces the fitness of fish populations but does not kill them. …Full article: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/standing-committee-recommendations-will-renew-gutted-fisheries-act-614757794.html

WWF NR – By restoring provisions removed in 2012,  habitats and species will be protected,  WWF-Canada says TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2017 /CNW/ – Recommendations for changes to the Fisheries Act made by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans have the...
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