Petition signed by thousands of British Columbians demands repeal of new parks bill: VANCOUVER SUN

Tens of thousands of people have signed an online petition asking the provincial government to repeal a bill changing how B.C. parks are managed, which they say could open the door to pipeline expansion in protected areas. Concerned British Columbians took to Facebook over the...
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CEAA Asks TML for more enviro info – third time sent back: CANADIAN PRESS

A federal review panel says Taseko Mines still has many questions to answer if it wants a controversial project in the B.C. Interior to move ahead to public hearings. The panel is reviewing the company’s revised environmental impact statement, the second attempt Taseko has...
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TML Enviro Impact Statement rejected – again: CEAA

The Federal Review Panel (the Panel) responsible for reviewing the New Prosperity GoldCopper Mine Project has completed its review of the responses to information requests received from Taseko Mines Ltd. (Taseko) on March 1, 2013. The Panel also reviewed and considered all...
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How Devolution will start at new chapter for the NWT. By Stephen Kakfwi : GLOBE AND MAIL

On Tuesday, April 1, devolution becomes official in the Northwest Territories. It has been a long time coming. More than a decade ago, while I was premier and the push for control of our own resources was taking off, The Globe did a major series on the idea and the opportunities...
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Clark’s mining push meets resistance: GLOBE AND MAIL

Premier Christy Clark’s push for new mines in British Columbia is becoming mired in growing controversy. On Wednesday, a delegation from Alaska was in Washington, D.C., to lobby the U.S. government concerning five proposed mines in northwest B.C. that are on watersheds draining...
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Matawa First Nations and Ontario Sign Ring of Fire Agreement: NETNEWSLEGDER

“Getting the Ring of Fire right,” has been stated repeatedly by Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Michael Gravelle. Today that process took a step forward. The Province of Ontario and Matawa member First Nations are taking another step forward by reaching a landmark...
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“Enough is Enough” -Response to Judicial Review of Federal Rejection of New Prosperity: TSILHQOT’IN

The Tsilhqot’in Nation will continue to defend its rights and interests in the face of a second judicial review initiated by Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) against the federal rejection of the New Prosperity Gold-Copper mine. “The latest legal action is a desperate attempt by a...
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Natives say they will do what it takes to stop oil sands pipelines: CP

An alliance of First Nations leaders is preparing to fight proposed new pipelines in the courts and through unspecified direct action. Native leaders from Canada and the United States were on Parliament Hill on Wednesday to underline opposition to both the Northern Gateway and...
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BC Fasttracks $1B mine over Niisga objections: CANADIAN PRESS

Recent feel-good statements by the coal industry have reminded us of an earlier industry in B.C.: whaling. Whaling also provided “indispensable” resources, such as oil for lamplight and baleen for corsets and shirt collars. Temporary foreign workers — Norwegian...
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Victoria, Ottawa ink single environmental review agreement. BiV

Two new coal mines proposed for Hudson’s Hope and Chetwynd could be the first projects in B.C. to get an environmental review by the province alone, rather than both the provincial and federal governments. The B.C. government and Government of Canada have signed a memorandum of...
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Tailing Pond regs draw wave of protest: RESOURCE INVEST. NEWS

Lawyers for the three groups squared off in court in late February over the multinational mining giant’s plan to use Sandy Pond, near Long Harbour, Newfoundland, as a tailings impoundment area (TIA) for waste from its adjacent nickel-processing facility. Vale has been building...
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CHILCOTIN CROSSROADS _ Another FN victory: FIRST PERSPECTIVE

B.C.’s road to resources traverses the Chilcotin, a vast central region that has now seen more political and project fallout than perhaps anywhere else in Canada. At its heart lies picture-perfect Fish Lake, the site of Taseko Mines (twice proposed / twice denied) gold-copper...
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