Globe considers poll changes….  story on poll security

The Globe and Mail is considering changes to its online polls after people noticed strange voting patterns in a poll on the Prosperity Mine proposal that would destroy Fish Lake. While communities editor Jennifer MacMillan stops short of saying the ‘yes’ side may have...
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Globe dismisses call for compromised poll to be corrected

A Globe and Mail editor responded to questions about an online poll being manipulated by saying the national newspaper never claimed the results were scientific. Supporters of the Tsilhqot’in National Government who are opposed to the Prosperity Mine proposal that would...
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Report on bogus votes for YES side in Globe Poll

Supporters of the Tsilhqot’in National Government say their opponents hijacked an online Globe and Mail poll last week about a mine proposal near Williams Lake. “It appears someone hacked the system to dump thousands of votes in at a time,” wrote Susan Smitten a filmmaker...
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Lakes can be killed for mines. Only in Canada – pity

The Red Rose tea company used to run a television commercial with the catchphrase “Only in Canada, you say?” After a prim lady sampled the tea, she paused and added “Pity.” The same catchphrase could be applied to a loophole in Canadian law, which now allows freshwater bodies of...
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BC NDP leader calls for mining commission to create fairness

As leader of the Official Opposition, I’ve spent much of the past year talking to people from all sectors and regions about how to create good jobs, raise the revenues needed for health and education and transition B.C.’s economy to become more dynamic, sustainable...
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Okanagan Nation Alliance – Support for TNG

We are writing to you with respect to Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Resolution No. 213 which expresses support for Tsilhqot’in Nation and calls for Federal Cabinet rejection of the Proposed Prosperity Mine. This resolution was endorsed unanimously at the ONA Chief and...
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Latest report on Nak’adzli and Shus Nadloh (Mt. Milligan) Mine

With all eyes on Tetzan Biny (Fish Lake) and the looming threat of government approval of Taseko’s proposed Prosperity Mine, the proponents of the Mt. Milligan mine in northern BC have managed to avoid public scrutiny. But even though it’s stayed further below the...
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Candadian cos –  worst env/ethics record

Canadian mining companies are far and away the worst offenders in environmental, human rights and other abuses around the world, according to a global study commissioned by an industry association but never made public. “Canadian companies have been the most significant group...
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Canadian mining co’s worst offenders

Canadian mining companies are far and away the worst offenders in environmental, human rights and other abuses around the world, according to a global study commissioned by an industry association but never made public. “Canadian companies have been the most significant group...
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Open letter to Ministers caling for mine’s rejection.

We are writing to you with respect to UBCIC Resolution no. 2010-32, Support for Tsilhqot’in Nation and Call for Federal Rejection of the Proposed Prosperity Mine that was carried at the Union of BC Indian Chiefs Annual General Assembly on September 16, 2010 (enclosed). We are...
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MUST SEE. Feature on Tsilqot’in fight to protect way of life

British Columbia mining company Taseko has plans that some fear threatens the very existence of the Tsilhqot’in. APTN National News reporter Rob Smithtravelled to Tsilhqot’in territory and reports on a people whose history shows a resolve to protect their unique way of life. Read...
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Taseko shares plunge, but minister says no decision yet

Taseko Mines Ltd., awaiting Canadian government approval for a copper project in British Columbia, said it didn’t know why its shares dropped the most in three months today. Taseko, based in Vancouver, fell 73 cents, or 11 percent, to C$6.21 at 4:20 p.m. in Toronto Stock Exchange...
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