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Company owned by two Haida among those convicted of destroying prime fish habitat

Three companies, one owned by Haida, have each been found guilty of 20 counts of damaging fish habitat in the Mallard Creek area on Graham Island. Photograph by: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Three companies, one owned by Haida, have each been found guilty of 20 counts of damaging fish habitat in the Mallard Creek area on Graham Island.
Photograph by: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

It will take centuries for the site to recover, fisheries biologist say

Crown may proceed with B.C. logging auction against First Nations’ wishes: court

VANCOUVER – A judge has refused to block British Columbia’s government from auctioning off 15 logging licenses within the traditional territory of a First Nation in the province’s northeast.

B.C. Supreme Court hTsilqhot'in logging truckas dismissed an injunction application by the Blueberry River First Nations connected to almost 1,700 hectares of marketable timber in the upper Peace River Region.

The application is part of a much broader lawsuit in which the First Nation alleges its treaty rights have been violated wholesale, in a region that will be home to the province’s controversial Site C hydroelectric dam. Read the rest of this entry