CBC – Mining company working with environmentalists to clean up old mining sites.

   ‘What we are trying to do is remove any possible pollutants,’ says Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers coordinator Calgary-based mining company Margaux Resources has announced a plan to clean up old tailings sites by using new mining technologies to extract the...
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CP – No charges in Mount Polley disaster, but review coming

Disaster like Mount Polley ‘must never be allowed to happen again’ The day before the B.C. government is set to table its 2018 budget, the Minister of Environment said he will soon be announcing a review of the province’s environmental assessment process to help...
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The Tyee – Mount Polley disaster escapes B.C. law because of government policy on private prosecutions. By Erica Stahl. On January 30th, 2018, the B.C. government decided to drop the private prosecution launched by Bev Sellars into the Mount Polley disaster. Through her private prosecution, Bev, a grandmother and former chief of the Xat’sull First Nation, gave the provincial government a second chance to show that B.C. can enforce its own environmental laws. It let that chance slide away, and let us all down—while demonstrating fundamental problems with how the province deals with charges laid by members of the public against environmental offenders….On January 30th, the B.C. Prosecution Service announced that it was going to take over Bev’s charges against MPMC and drop the case. Why? Because it determined that the charges did not meet the charge assessment standard….Bev has said it best: “If prosecuting this case isn’t in the public interest, I don’t know what is.” It is surprising that the Crown prosecutors did not think they could have succeeded in prosecuting Bev’s charges. …Full article: https://www.straight.com/news/1034551/erica-stahl-mount-polley-disaster-escapes-bc-law-because-government-policy-private

By Erica Stahl. On January 30th, 2018, the B.C. government decided to drop the private prosecution launched by Bev Sellars into the Mount Polley disaster. Through her private prosecution, Bev, a grandmother and former chief of the Xat’sull First Nation, gave the provincial...
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WCEL Blog – Mount Polley disaster escapes BC law because of government policy on private prosecutions

On January 30th, 2018, the BC government decided to drop the private prosecution launched by Bev Sellars into the Mount Polley disaster. Through her private prosecution, Bev, a grandmother and former chief of the Xat’sull First Nation, gave the provincial government a second...
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Duluth  News Tribune – Both sides agree: protect environment — Mount Polley drove home need for protections

 By Tara Scurr, Amnesty International We were with a delegation to northern Minnesota this week from the international human rights organization Amnesty International and the community of Likely, British Columbia. We are thankful to northern Minnesota for welcoming us. It was an...
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CBC – Billions at stake as banks, energy regulator head to Supreme Court. Case will decide who’s on the hook for environmental cleanup when companies go bust The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week that could determine whether toxic industrial sites across...
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Vancouver Co-op Radio – Democracy North: The Dam Problem in BC.

Vancouver Co-op Radio –  Democracy North: The Dam Problem in BC. There are two dam reasons to be very concerned about what’s going on in BC. The company responsible for the Mount Polley mine spill—one of the largest environmental disasters in Canadian history—has found out it’s...
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Vice.com – Still No Charges for the Company Behind Canada’s Largest Mining Spill.

Canada has one of the worst records on the planet for making polluters like Imperial Metals pay. By Carol Linnitt. The company responsible for the Mount Polley mine spill—one of the largest environmental disasters in Canadian history—has found out it’s not going to face any...
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BiV – World’s largest gold project just got even bigger.

Seabridge Gold has bulked up again its already massive KSM gold-copper-silver project in British Columbia in both size and grade. Shares in Seabridge Gold (TSX:SEA) (NYSE:SA) were soaring in pre-market trade in New York after the Canadian company bulked up again it...
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CBC – Goldcorp has questions to answer about Yukon mining project.

Yukon’s environmental screening agency says more information needed before it can assess project The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) sent the questions about the Coffee project to Goldcorp on Feb. 7. “That report contains the...
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CBC – Judicial heavyweights call for B.C. to introduce anti-SLAPP legislation.

Former NDP premier Ujjal Dosanjh joins Wally Oppal and retired Supreme Court justices in open letter. By Jason Proctor. A judicial who’s who including two retired Supreme Court of Canada justices and a pair of former B.C. attorneys general are calling on British Columbia to...
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Globe and Mail – Liberals unveil overhaul of environmental legislation.

By Gloria Galloway. The federal government is proposing to overhaul the way environmental assessments are conducted in Canada, with the aim to reduce red tape, provide greater transparency and allow greater input from the public and Indigenous populations. At the same time,...
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