Rafe Mair on year ahead for resource battles

It’s customary at this time of the year too look back, comment, and look to the New Year. Why should The Common Sense Canadian (CSC) be any different? We’ve been going for about a year and a half so my comments may take us a little earlier than last January but let me start by...
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Report on TNG public forum on mine proposal

A forum to discuss the New Prosperity mine proposal drew around 120 people on Thursday. The forum, hosted by the Tsilhqot’in National Government, included a large crowd of people who crammed themselves into the Central Cariboo Arts Centre in Williams Lake to hear firsthand from...
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The Amazay Lake – Kemess North story

This is the full film, Amazay. Directed and Produced by JP Laplante and I in the years 2007-2009. It spotlights the battle against the Kemess North development at that time. In 2003 Northgate Minerals proposed to dump 150 Million tons of acid waste into a pristine lake, the Tse...
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Injunction victory a smart move

West Coast Environmental Law congratulates the Tsilhqot’in First Nation on its most recent court win in its efforts to protect Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) from the development of Taseko’s Prosperity (now called “New Prosperity”) mine.  Last week lawyers for the Tsilhqot’in and Taseko...
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Wet’suwet’en Nation support Tsilhqot’in

MORICETOWN, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 6, 2011) – Thirteen Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation say they are united like never before in their opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and they are issuing the following rallying call...
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TML shares drop, investors question tactics after injunctuion

Stockhouse bullboards were buzzing Monday following reports that Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX: T.TKO, Stock Forum) has failed to secure a court injunction that would prevent protesters from blocking the road to its Prosperity gold-copper mine in British Columbia. On December 2, the...
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TSILHQOT’IN WIN INJUNCTION AGAINST TASEKO MINES LTD

Today, a B.C. Supreme Court judge turned the tables on the mining company behind the controversial Prosperity mine in the province’s interior, blocking Taseko mining company’s project with a 90-day injunction. The company had, in fact, applied for its own injunction...
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