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First Nations call for federal emergency order protecting caribou – Press Release

PRESS RELEASE First Nations in north-eastern Alberta call for federal emergency order protecting woodland caribou No further industrial development anywhere in remaining herd ranges For immediate releaseJuly 15, 2010 – Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Enoch Cree Nation, Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation are calling on the federal government to issue...
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TNG denounces BC Minister of Mines’ call for ‘development at any cost’ – News Release

Federal Panel report warns of “high magnitude, long term, irreversible” impacts on the environment and on Tsilhqot’in people and culture July 5, 2010, Williams Lake – The Tsilhqot’in National Government denounces the BC Minister of Mines’ call for federal approval of the proposed Prosperity project in the face of a report from an independent panel...
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B.C. Government Treats Aboriginal Rights as Meaningless – TNG Press Release

Tsilhqot’in Nation Denounces Long-Term Lease for Taseko  June 14, 2010, Williams Lake – The Tsilhqot’in National Government angrily denounced the provincial government’s decision to grant Taseko Mines Ltd.(TML) a long-term mining lease for its proposed open-pit mine at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake), an area where the Tsilhqot’in Nation holds proven Aboriginal hunting and trapping rights.“B.C. is...
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Beautiful Destruction – Canadian Photographer Louis Helbig’s tar sands exposé

Louis Helbig’s Birds Eye View of the Tar SandsPhoto by Louis Helbig – Removing the overburden.From the website Terra Informa:Louis Helbig is an Ottawa-based artist/photographer specializing in aerials. He is a commercial pilot and a self-taught photographer whose work has been exhibited and published in Canada and internationally. For his latest exhibition, he has taken on...
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Fish-bearing lakes to be destroyed to become tailings ponds: CoC to sue feds – Vancouver Sun

Council of Canadians to sue federal government over Fisheries Act amendmentBy Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver SunMore than a dozen fish-bearing lakes across Canada, including one near Williams Lake, could be destroyed because of a legal loophole intended to allow mining companies to use dead lakes for dumping waste, says the Council of Canadians.The organization will launch...
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