Prosperity docs released for public comment: CEAA NEWS RELEASE

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) today announced the start of a public comment period on two documents related to the environmental assessment of the New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project in British Columbia. The Agency invites the public to comment on...
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FN rights the issues for pipeline/mining – TNG case: MACLEAN’S

The business case for Enbridge’s $5.5-billion, twinned Northern Gateway pipeline, which would send Canadian crude bound for Asia to the B.C. coast, seems sound: the project could inject $270 billion into Canada’s GDP while fetching $10 more per barrel than the oil gets when...
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PM Harper may duck out early from Jan. 24 summit: APTN

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to leave by lunch time during next Tuesday’s meeting with hundreds of First Nations leaders in Ottawa, according to chiefs in Ontario and British Columbia. In interviews with APTN National News, chiefs said they have been notified that...
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Chiefs want full sumnmit with all First Ministers: GLOBE AND

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper prepares to sit down next week with first nations leaders from across Canada, the chief who speaks for Manitoba says the problems facing his people cannot be solved in a one-day meeting conducted in the absence of the premiers. Derek Nepinak, the...
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Report on Fort St. James blockade: CBC NEWS

Native protesters have halted almost all industrial traffic to logging and mining sites near Fort St. James, B.C., and are demanding to speak with local politicians. Since Wednesday, 14 protesters from the Nak’azdli Band have blocked Highway 27 at Necoslie Road over safety...
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TNG’s Tsi Del Del Chief Guichon defeats pro mine challenger: WILLIAMS LAKE TRIB

Tsi Del Del (Alexis Creek) Chief Percy Guichon was re-elected for a second term, receiving 134 votes over his sole opponent, Ervin Charleyboy, who received 71 votes. Speaking from the band office the morning after the Jan. 9 election, Guichon said he’s happy with the results. Six...
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BC First Nations Leadership Council on pipeline/miining issues: ROSSLAND T’RAPH

The First Nations Leadership Council is greatly troubled by recent comments by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver advocating for the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline to proceed even before the Joint Review Panel’s environmental review has...
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Citicising Prosperity editorial: Williams Lake Trib … WLT2

Your editorial of Dec. 13, 2011 deserves some commentary. The editorial was entitled “Base opinions on facts.” It was about the mine forum that was hosted by the TNG on Thursday, Dec. 8. Your editorial states that “everyone is entitled to their opinion.” The editorial further...
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