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Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA- A natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia is vital to the region’s economic future and it will be built despite the objections of some Indigenous leaders, Premier John Horgan said Monday. He said the courts have ruled in favour of the project ...

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Membertou Signs on as Major Partner for Sydney Port Development

SYDNEY, NS, Jan. 14, 2020 – Membertou First Nation is  a major partner in the development of a container terminal in Sydney, N.S. Chief Terry Paul, CEO of Membertou Development Corporation, says, “Through increased efforts with SHIP, we see great potential for the future of Sydney Harbour. In Membertou, we ...

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 3 tribes in Oklahoma sue governor over casino gambling 

By Sean Murphy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY- Three of the most powerful tribes in Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s governor on Tuesday, Dec., 31 2019  asking the court to help resolve a dispute over gambling at tribal casinos. The Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations want a ...

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B.C. Supreme Court grants natural gas pipeline company interlocutory injunction

By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER- The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Coastal GasLink an interlocutory injunction against members of a First Nation and others who oppose the company’s natural gas pipeline.  The company is building a pipeline from northeastern B.C. to LNG Canada’s export terminal in Kitimat ...

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B.C. should demand miners pay cleanup costs up front: Indigenous study

VANCOUVER- A report is urging British Columbia to get better financial guarantees that mining companies will pay for the mess they make. The First Nations who commissioned the study say that if the government doesn’t do it, they will. “There’s clearly a recognition by the government and the courts that ...

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Squamish Nation led housing project in Vancouver to double in size 

By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER-One of the largest Indigenous-led urban development projects in Canada that proponents hope will rise in the heart of Vancouver is set to double in size with 6,000 units planned. Khelsilem, a Squamish Nation councillor, said the proximity of the project to downtown Vancouver ...

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