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Cariboo area First Nation works with mining company to ensure expansion of B.C. mine 

QUESNEL, B.C.- The British Columbia government says it has implemented mining permit changes requested jointly by a Cariboo-region First Nation and a mining firm, clearing the way for expansion of an underground gold mine near Quesnel. A statement from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation says expansion ...

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Shipping containers adrift off the coast of Vancouver Island leave west coast communities with many questions 

 Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) President Judith Sayers said the lack of communication with  the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth nations that live along Vancouver Island’s west coast is a major concern. By Melissa Renwick Local Journalism Initiative Reporter After 109 shipping containers were knocked off a cargo ship near Vancouver Island on Friday, ...

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Fire on cargo ship in B.C. under control but not known how many containers burned

VICTORIA- Officials don’t yet know how many containers burned aboard a cargo ship in a still-smouldering blaze off the coast of Victoria, a spokesman for the Canadian Coast Guard said Sunday. The flames initially spread to 10 containers after another 40 fell overboard in choppy waters on Friday,  but JJ ...

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 City of Vernon transfers copyright to legendary Ogopogo to B.C. Indigenous nations 

By Dirk Meissner in Victoria Canadian Press VERNON, B.C.-The legal rights to the legendary creature in a British Columbia lake have been transferred to an alliance of Indigenous nations who say the Ogopogo has always been part of their spiritual teachings. Council members in the Okanagan city of Vernon voted ...

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Fort Nelson First Nation ready to lead in geothermal energy 

Ceremony at Clarke Lake field, BC, Canada project renamed Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal (source: Ryan Dickie/ Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal) By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter FORT NELSON FIRST NATION-The economic and environmental impacts of a geothermal energy project in Fort Nelson First Nation’s territory in northeastern British Columbia has Chief ...

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Judge rules against Eklutna tribe’s game hall near Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)-A U.S. District Court judge has ruled against plans by the Native Village of Eklutna to build a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown Anchorage. The tribe had intended to offer pull-tabs, bingo and lotteries at the site, the Anchorage Daily News reported. ...

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Right To Play Canada Announces New Canadian Advisory Board Leadership Positions

Toronto, Ontario, Sept.  16, 2021 – Right To Play Canada is delighted to announce the appointment of new leadership to its Canadian Advisory Board (CAB).  Jake Lawrence, Group Head and CEO, Global Banking and Markets at Scotiabank will serve as incoming CAB Chair, joining Sean St. John and Ava Hill ...

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Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws 

By Cedar Attanasio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAMBE, N.M. (AP)-Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process. The white-walled, silver-lettered ...

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