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Occupation of premier’s office ends as meetings planned with First Nations over human-waste spreading in Okanagan

Kelowna protest over sewage waste may escalate

Rally against sewage disposal outside BC Premier Christy Clark's office in Kelowna, April 18, 2015.

Rally against sewage disposal outside BC Premier Christy Clark’s office in Kelowna, April 18, 2015.

WEST KELOWNA – Saturday marked day four of a protest at Premier Christy Clark’s constituency office in West Kelowna. The demonstration began last Wednesday when a handful of native chiefs from the Nicola Valley occupied the office to take a stand against bio-solid sewage waste being trucked from the Okanagan to land near Merritt.

On Saturday a rally was held outside Clark’s office bringing out close to 100 demonstrators, many of them from first nations communities. Among them, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, the President of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Read the rest of this entry

Okanagan Indian Band taking legal action over rail-trail land

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