Category: British Columbia

Alaska requests greater involvement in oversight of KSM gold mine in northwestern BC

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alaska requests greater involvement in oversight of KSM gold mine in northwestern BC

Alaska concerned KSM gold mine could threaten American rivers and fish The state of Alaska has taken the rare step of asking the Canadian government for greater involvement in the approval and regulation of a controversial mine in northwestern British Columbia amid growing concern that the project could threaten American rivers and fish. Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources […]

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City of Vancouver to take Trans Mountain pipeline challenge to Federal Court

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
City of Vancouver to take Trans Mountain pipeline challenge to Federal Court

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would almost triple capacity of current pipeline The city of Vancouver is going to court to try and have global climate change considered in Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline proposal. The city will ask the Federal Court of Appeal on Friday for a judicial review of the National Energy Board process […]

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Orphaned grizzly released back into the wild as part of B.C. pilot rehab project

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Orphaned grizzly released back into the wild as part of B.C. pilot rehab project

Orphaned grizzly found after emaciated after hibernation, mother killed An orphaned grizzly cub named Littlefoot has been released back into the wild in southeastern British Columbia, part of a pilot project aimed at saving bears who have come out on the losing end of interactions with humans. Conservation officers from the Ministry of Environment found the yearling […]

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James Ruscitti, BC teen who killed family granted unescorted temporary absence from prison

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
James Ruscitti, BC teen who killed family granted unescorted temporary absence from prison

James Ruscitti serving life sentence for killing his parents, brother’s girlfriend and boarder A British Columbia man who was 15 when he murdered four people, including his parents, will be allowed an unescorted temporary absence from prison. James Ruscitti is serving a life sentence for the 1996 slayings of Rocco and Marilyn Ruscitti, his brother’s 17-year-old girlfriend and […]

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Mount Polley Mine breach: independent investigation ordered

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mount Polley Mine breach:  independent investigation ordered

Following Mount Polley Mine breach, safety inspections ordered at every mining operation in BC The British Columbia government has ordered every mining operation in the province to conduct safety inspections following a massive tailings pond breach at a gold and copper mine. Mines Minister Bill Bennett said Monday those audits have to be completed by Dec. 1 and […]

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China Nose fire in northwestern BC – crews working to contain blaze

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
China Nose fire in northwestern BC – crews working to contain blaze

China Nose fire southeast of Houston, BC Crews battling the large, out of control China Nose fire located about 15 Km southeast of Houston, BC, are using controlled burns in an attempt to contain the wildfire that began a week ago. On Sunday, the blaze was estimated to have destroyed approximately 3,700 hectares of forest.  Officials report crews […]

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BC First Nations leaders meet in Richmond to discuss claims

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC First Nations leaders meet in Richmond to discuss claims

BC First Nations leaders will meet next month with Premier  Clark and cabinet Overlapping land claims are a major issue facing British Columbia First Nations as they try to move forward following a landmark land-title ruling, say aboriginal leaders. Hundreds of chiefs, lawyers and representatives of every aboriginal community in the province gathered at a two-day meeting in […]

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Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana access regulations infringe on Canadian charter rights British Columbia’s highest court is green-lighting medical marijuana in everything from oils and cookies to teas in a ruling that finds federal health laws limiting weed consumption to the dried variety is unconstitutional. The B.C. Appeal Court released its 2-1 decision on Thursday stating that medical marijuana […]

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Polygamy charges against four Bountiful residents: BC Special Prosecutor

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Polygamy charges against four Bountiful residents:  BC Special Prosecutor

Two leaders of Bountiful separate sects charged Two leaders of an isolated religious commune in British Columbia have been charged for the second time with practising polygamy, more than two decades after allegations of multiple marriage, sexual abuse and cross-border child trafficking first attracted the attention of the outside world. Winston Blackmore and James Oler, who lead separate […]

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BC First Nation to evict Imperial Metals from proposed zinc, lead mine site

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC First Nation to evict Imperial Metals from proposed zinc, lead mine site

Imperial Metals mining company behind Mount Polley tailings pond spill A British Columbia First Nation plans to issue an eviction notice to Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III), the company behind a massive tailings pond breach at a gold and copper mine last week, over a separate project in the band’s territory. The declaration from the Neskonlith Indian Band is […]

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