Christy Clark enlists Shawn Atleo to improve aboriginal relations: VANCOUVER SUN

Former national chief will lead talks with First Nations, companies, political leaders Premier Christy Clark has tapped former national aboriginal leader Shawn Atleo to lead a new round of talks between First Nations, governments and the business community during a contentious...
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Ministry say fish near Mount Polley safe to eat: CFNR FM

The BC government says fish near the site of the Mount Polley mine tailings breach remain safe to eat. The environment ministry says test results from fish tissue samples collected from Quesnel Lake are below the human consumption guidelines for selenium and mercury. Officials...
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Cliffs CEO has bleak view of Ring of Fire future: THUNDER BAY NEWSWATCH

THUNDER BAY — The Ring of Fire has “zero hope” of being developed in the coming decades according to Cliffs new CEO. During an interview with the Financial Post Tuesday Lourenco Goncalves said there’s no solution in sight for the proposed development and...
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Government monitors Quesnel Lake waters in mine breach aftermath: WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE

While people continue to wait for the government to release the long-term cleanup plan in the aftermath of the Aug. 4 Mount Polley Mine tailings breach, residents are concerned because the fluorescent green sediment plume in Quesnel Lake is moving past Cariboo Island. “We have...
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(Video) Tsilhqot’in Chief Alphonse talks 1864 hangings, court victory: CP

Tsilhqot’in Chief Joe Alphonse talks turning a historical corner in the video above, now that his nation has received a Supreme Court ruling in its favour and a formal apology from B.C. Premier Christy Clark, for the 1864 hangings of six Tsilhqot’in warriors in...
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Mining companies are trying to build, strong relationships with Aboriginals: MAC: VANCOUVER SUN

Is social licence a business risk or an advantage?  Mining has, over the past 20 years, become a leading private-sector employer of Aboriginal people, and a significant hirer of Aboriginal businesses. What to make of social licence? It’s an often misunderstood concept, but it’s...
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(Video) Local residents still struggling with aftermath of Mount Polley spill: APTN

Video: http://aptn.ca/news/2014/10/27/local-residents-still-struggling-aftermath-mount-polley-spill/ APTN National News It has been a little over two months since a tailings pond in British Columbia spilled millions of litres of waste water and sludge into nearby waterways. The...
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Judge hears further arguments in Peel trial: YUKON NEWS

Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale has a big job ahead of him. In the coming months he must determine how closely Yukon’s land use plans must be bound to the process intended to produce them. Veale heard further submissions in the trial over the fate of the Peel watershed on...
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B.C. ceremony marks chiefs’ hanging: CP

QUESNEL, B.C. – On a grey, bone-chilling day commemorating the hanging of a group of aboriginal chiefs in British Columbia 150 years ago, pounding drums and singing voices heralded new beginnings and brighter times. About 200 people gathered in a tiny grass field...
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Leaders say the exoneration is as important as recent Supreme Court victory: CBC

Leaders say the exoneration is as important as recent Supreme Court victory First Nations’ leaders say yesterday’s apology by B.C. Premier Christy Clark for the hangings of six chiefs 150 years ago is as important as a recent Supreme Court of Canada victory. In 1864...
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B.C.’s apology for hanging Tsilhqot’in war chiefs one step in a long healing process: GLOBE AND MAIL

Annie Williams was just a girl when she first heard about the Chilcotin Chiefs. Some details have faded with time. But like most Tsilhqot’in people, she recalls the major themes as clearly as if they were carved in stone: the six chiefs went to war to protect Tsilhqot’in...
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Grizzly toll: B.C’s controversial trophy bear hunt: controversial with scientists, First Nations: MACLEANS

While bear tourism has become an economic boon, the province is expanding a trophy bear hunt that is controversial with both scientists and First Nations Leonard Ellis has spent much of his adult life hunting grizzly up and down B.C.’s sodden central coast. His residence in the...
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