NR – Mount Polley one year later: Lives still disrupted – lessons still to be learned

Soda Creek and Williams Lake Indian Bands vow to keep up pressure on government and industry   Williams Lake. BC. July 31, 2015: The massive disruption to communities and the environment caused one year ago by the Mount Polley Tailings Pond disaster is far from over, the...
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CP – Boundaries revealed for Thaidene Nene, new N.W.T. national park. ‘This is not your grandfather’s national park’, says Dene head negotiator.

By Bob Weber The expected boundaries of a vast new protected area in the Northwest Territories have been revealed, along with the unique relationship Parks Canada is to have with the aboriginal people who live there. “This is not your grandfather’s national...
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Globe and Mail – First Nation to help manage 14,000-square-kilometre national park reserve in NWT.

 By Gloria Galloway  Ottawa is entering into an unprecedented agreement with a First Nation and the Northwest Territories to create a new national park reserve that they will co-manage. The federal government announced at a ceremony in the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation on...
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Vancouver Sun – Pollution spill at Yellow Giant gold mine sparks investigation by Environment Canada.

Federal agency determining possible violations of the Fisheries Act By Gordon Hoekstra. Environment Canada has launched an investigation into a pollution spill at Banks Island Gold’s Yellow Giant mine in northwestern B.C. over potential violations of the Fisheries Act. The B.C....
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Resource Clips – Media wrong about B.C. mine “shutdown,” says Banks Island Gold.

By Greg Klein It might be one of those cases in which journalists doggedly stick to an inaccurate story. But the company could have been more responsive to interview requests. Banks says it’s one of the world’s few companies that successfully operates a dense media separation...
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250 News – Rally to Mark One Year Anniversary of Mt. Polley Breach.

By Greg Fry. Williams Lake, B.C. – The United Steelworkers union has organized a rally in Williams Lake to coincide with the one year anniversary of the breach at Mt.Polley. “We really want to have the public, the province, the world, whatever, to let them understand the impacts...
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Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation welcomes Federal announcement on unique Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve proposal

“This is not your Grandfather’s national park.” – Steven Nitah, LKDFN Chief Negotiator Wed. July 29, 2015: The Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation today welcomes the federal government’s agreement on a united position to take to the public for the establishment of Thaidene Nëné...
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Lake Babine Nation Remains Firmly Opposed to the Proposed Morrison Mine

  MEDIA RELEASE   For immediate release   Lake Babine Nation Remains Firmly Opposed to the Proposed Morrison Mine   Burns Lake, July 29, 2015: Lake Babine Nation is extremely disappointed by British Columbia’s order for further environmental assessment of Pacific Booker...
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CBC – Canoe trip strengthens youths’ resolve to protect Peel watershed. Five participants from Peel watershed First Nations complete 18-day river journey

Five First Nation youth have successfully completed a 500-kilometre paddling trip on the Wind and Peel Rivers in northeast Yukon. “People told me this is a once in a lifetime experience. But it shouldn’t be,” said Bobbie Rose Koe, 26, from Fort McPherson, N.W.T....
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Global – Mine shut down after pollution spill at Yellow Giant gold mine

Global – Mine shut down after pollution spill at Yellow Giant gold mine Mon, Jul 27: Environmentalists sounding the alarm about tailings pond spill at Yellow Giant gold mine on Banks Island on BC’s north coast. Keith Baldrey has more on the impact of the spill. …Full article:...
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Vancouver Sun – Victoria shuts down Yellow Giant gold mine in northwestern B.C. over pollution spills.

Gitxaala First Nation plans legal action against small operation, but environment ministry says risk to animals, humans minimal. By Gordon Hoekstra The province has shut down the small Yellow Giant underground gold mine on Banks Island in northwest B.C. for spilling pollution on...
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CBC – Australian company eyes purchase of Yukon’s Wolverine mine. MinQuest wants equipment for work on nearby project

An Australian company has put in a bid to buy Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine Mine in southeast Yukon. Yukon Zinc owes more than $646 million to creditors after shutting down in January. MinQuest, based in Brisbane, Australia, is the only firm so far to go public with its bid for...
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