Clans join together to block LNG from Unist’ot’en territory

After a judged approved an injunction against the Unist’ot’en for blocking the Morice River Bridge, other Wet’suwet’en clans have stepped in.

The blockage has been moved onto Cas Yika territory, a member of the Gidimt’en clan 44 km before Unist’ot’en territory. Read the rest of this entry

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Judge rules Uni’stot’en gate must come down for pipeline

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A judge has given the Uni’stot’en Camp 72 hours to dismantle this locked gate across the Morice River bridge. (APTN/Kathleen Martens photo)

by Kathleen Martens, APTN National News, December 15, 2018

An Indigenous camp was ordered Friday to remove a gate that’s blocking a bridge in northwestern B.C. and holding up a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline project.

Judge Marguerite Church of the B.C. Supreme Court sided with Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of TransCanada Corp., which filed an injunction to get construction going on the $40-billion LNG Canada build. Read the rest of this entry

Unist’ot’en Camp will have to wait until Friday for injunction decision

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Freda Huson and Warner Naziel outside the courthouse in Prince George, B.C. (Submitted photo)

by Kathleen Martens, APTN National News, December 14, 2018

A B.C. judge has reserved her decision on whether to grant an injunction against members of a Wet’suwet’en clan so the $40-billion LNG Canada project can proceed.

Justice Marguerite Church put the matter over to Friday afternoon, said Warner Naziel of the Unist’ot’en Camp south of Houston, B.C. Read the rest of this entry

17 fish farms to be phased out under new agreement between B.C. government, First Nations

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Seventeen fish farms off the northeastern tip of Vancouver Island will be phased out by 2023 under a new agreement between First Nations and the province, the premier announced Friday. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Farms in Broughton Archipelago will be gone by 2023

by Megan Thomas, CBC News,

Seventeen open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago will be phased out by 2023 under a new agreement between First Nations and the provincial government, the premier announced Friday.

The decision is part of a set of recommendations reached through a government-to-government consultation between the province and the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis, ‘Namgis and Mamalilikulla First Nations. Read the rest of this entry

$40B LNG project in northern B.C. gets go-ahead

Lelu Island colour.jpgLNG Canada chief executive says it will move ‘immediately’ into construction

Construction is going ahead on a massive, $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C., hours after five primary investors from five different countries granted their approval for the joint venture.

The LNG Canada project will see a pipeline carrying natural gas from Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. to a new processing plant on the coast in Kitimat. There, the gas would be liquefied for overseas export. Read the rest of this entry

6 protesters arrested after anti-fish farm demonstration in Victoria

fish farm banner protest 1Protesters boarded the Orca Chief vessel at Point Hope on Wednesday

Unmarked graves of children from residential school found beneath Manitoba RV park

Residential SchoolCTV News, August 31, 2018

Campers have for years parked their RVs at the Turtle Crossing campground along the Assiniboine River in Manitoba, without knowing that it’s situated on the site of unmarked graves of more than 50 Indigenous children who died at the Brandon Residential School. Read the rest of this entry

Federal Court of Appeal quashes TransMountain pipeline construction approvals

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Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project sit on rail cars at a stockpile site in Kamloops, B.C. On Thursday, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed Ottawa’s approvals to build the expansion project. (Dennis Owen/Reuters)

Some Indigenous groups and environmentalists oppose $7.4B project

In a stunning blow, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project, but the federal government is determined to proceed with the pipeline.

Today’s ruling is a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project. Read the rest of this entry

5 arrested as Burnaby pipeline protest camp dismantled

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An excavator on site dismantles a structure at Camp Cloud in Burnaby, B.C. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

Deadline for camp structures and shelters to be removed was Sunday

Soaring Eagles: Indigenous teens introduced to policing careers

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Participants in the Soaring Eagle after their graduation ceremony on Aug. 10, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. Photo: David Bloom / Postmedia