InfoTel media – Emotions run high during Ajax Mine meeting, but outbursts kept at bay. By Dana Reynolds

 By Dana Reynolds KAMLOOPS – The packed conference room at the Coast Hotel played host to one of the more civil meetings held in regards to the proposed Ajax Mine. About 500 people packed the City of Kamloops town hall meeting Monday, Sept. 28, and while there were no...
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Victoria Times Colonist – Alaskans’ distrust of B.C. is well-founded.

By Judith Lavoie. When B.C. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett visited southeast Alaska this summer, his aim was to calm critics of the province’s aggressive push to build at least 10 mines close to the Alaska border. “I understand why people feel so strongly about protecting...
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Vancouver Sun – B.C.’s Gibraltar mine wants to increase amount of effluent discharged to Fraser River. Tsilhqot’in opposed, want alternatives and different types of water treatment considered.

 By Gordon Hoekstra: Taseko Mines Ltd. has applied to the province for a 50-per-cent increase in the water it discharges from its Gibraltar mine waste-storage facility into the Fraser River. That would reduce the amount of water behind its earth dam, satisfying a recent request...
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CP – B.C. to lead country in growth, but job creation stuck in second gear.

 By Dirk Meissner. VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark’s promises to transform British Columbia into Canada’s top job-creating engine appears to be stuck in second gear, even as the provincial economy is predicted to surge. Clark’s unfulfilled economic goals, with a focus on the...
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Williams Lake Tribune – Mine drilling continues despite TNG opposition.

By Monica Lamb-Yorski. Amarc Resources Ltd. is continuing exploration work in Nemiah Valley despite opposition by the Tsilhqot’in National Government. The company’s vice- president, Jason Quigley, said drilling will continue even though the TNG  issued notice to Amarc last week...
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CBC Radio West – Environmental bill of rights divides municipal leaders. U.B.C.M. resolution draws support and derision from leaders; highlights urban-rural divide

CBC Radio West – Environmental bill of rights divides municipal leaders. U.B.C.M. resolution draws support and derision from leaders; highlights urban-rural divide A UBCM resolution on a proposed environmental bill of rights has drawn heated debate at this week’s...
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Merritt Herald Essay: A brief look at the Tsilhqot’in Nation Aboriginal title case.

By Jennifer Dustin, essay winner of the 2015 Mike Morrison Memorial Scholarship “It only took 150 years, but we look forward to a much brighter future. This without question will establish a solid platform for genuine reconciliation to take place in British Columbia.” – Grand...
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Gendered Impacts Symposium Indigenous Women and Resource Extraction

  Oct. 13, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm Vancouver Public Library Central Branch 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms   PRESENTERS include: Alma Brooks, Maliseet Nation, Grandmother, Wabanaki Confederacy Gloria Chicaiza, Acción Ecológica (Ecuador)...
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Vancouver Sun – Mine permits, financing culminate in Pretium Resources’ best month ever’ CEO offers update to AME BC crown at Terminal City Club.

By Derrick Penner. Developments over the last few weeks are adding up to what Pretium Resources CEO Robert Quartermain characterizes as the best month in his gold-mining company’s short history. Pretium recently received the final permits that it needs to start construction on...
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Vancouver Sun – Municipal leaders call for environmental bill of rights for clean water, air and food. But some say it will lead to project delays and legal battles.

By Kelly Sunoski. Municipal leaders will press the provincial government to enact a new environmental bill of rights to protect B.C.’s clean air, land and water, but not everybody across the province is happy about it. Delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in...
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Whitehorse Star – Former prime minister addresses Yukoners.

 By Aimee O’Connor. The Economic Developers Association of Canada’s (EDAC) 47th annual conference was held in Whitehorse this week with one main idea at the forefront: being different. …Canada’s 16th prime minister, Joe Clark, took the stage Tuesday afternoon at the Yukon...
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Kamloops this Week – Bands file title claim for Jacko Lake in B.C. Supreme Court

The Tk’emlups and Skeetchestn Indian bands have filed their case to the B.C. Supreme Court for title to Jacko Lake and the adjacent area south of Aberdeen in the latest move to officially object to plans by KGHM Ajax to develop the area for its proposed copper and gold mine. The...
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