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Gitxsan industry meets Gitxsan activism in B.C.

Gitxsan blockade mill site

(Members of Wilp Nikate’em maintain a protest camp outside the former Gitxsan Mill. Photo: John Murray/APTN)

by John Murray, APTN National News, October 11, 2017

In the early morning hours in late August, and under cover of darkness, a group in camouflaged dark clothes snuck into the locked compound of the Gitxsan Forest Incorporated (GFI) in South Hazelton, B.C, retrieved keys from an office, started seven vehicles and proceeded to drive away. Read the rest of this entry

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Gitxsan LNG opponents protest Kispiox information meeting

Gitxsan Madii Lii logoby Alicia Bridges, Smithers Interior News, May 20, 2015

The RCMP was onsite at the Kispiox Hall this morning to supervise a protest against an LNG information session being held by the provincial government and the Gitxsan Development Corporation.

Today’s presentation is one of two organized by the B.C. government and the GDC, a Gitxsan enterprise company, to be held today and tomorrow.

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Prince Rupert LNG pipeline clearing expected by fall

 

Gitxsan Madii Lii camp.

Gitxsan Madii Lii camp.

by Chris Gareau,  Smithers Interior News, Feb 16, 2015

Pre-construction clearing for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project is expected to start before the leaves start falling this autumn. The LNG pipeline route travels just north of the Hazeltons on its way from northeast B.C. to Lelu Island near Prince Rupert.

Project president Dean Patry told the crowd gathered at the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Thursday that prime contractors for the TransCanada pipeline will likely be hired in the second quarter of this year. Community outreach for local subcontractors and employees for the pre-construction is set for the third quarter. Read the rest of this entry