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David Suzuki and Grand Chief Phillip Travel to Peace Valley Camp to support Treaty 8 Opposition to Site C PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 09:47
Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
January 12, 2016
David Suzuki and Grand Chief Phillip Travel to Peace Valley Camp to support Treaty 8 Opposition to Site C
 
 
(Treaty 8 Territory/Rocky Mountain Fort Camp, B.C. – January 12, 2016) The historic Rocky Mountain Fort Camp in the Peace Valley, populated by Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land and local landowners opposing BC Hydro’s Site C dam, received a high profile visit today from Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and well known environmentalist David Suzuki, who have joined together in their support of Treaty 8 First Nations opposition to the proposed Site C.
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Trudeau orders crude oil tanker traffic moratorium for B.C. North Coast PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 13 November 2015 15:29
 

 

 
‘Arrogant’ sponsor accused of kicking teen out of soccer team facing consumer backlash PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 01 November 2015 13:33
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A multinational aquaculture corporation is facing a consumer backlash after being accused of forcing a soccer club it sponsors in northern Vancouver Island to kick a 14-year-old girl and telling her to find different sport after she refused to stop criticizing the practice of salmon farming .

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2015 13:42
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THE IMPERATIVE TO SAVE OLD GROWTH IN THE WALBRAN VALLEY PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 18 October 2015 19:18

THE IMPERATIVE TO SAVE OLD GROWTH IN THE WALBRAN VALLEY

 

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Project

 https://www.wildernesscommittee.org/sites/all/files/images/UnprotectedCastleGiant_ShaneJohnson.JPG

The Castle Giant is a monumental red cedar growing in the unprotected Upper Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island. This red cedar measures over 16ft wide at the base and was used by scientists for canopy research projects.

 

The Castle Giant is a monumental red cedar growing in the unprotected Upper Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island. This red cedar measures over 16ft wide at the base and was used by scientists for canopy research projects.

 

Over the years Citizens have been concerned about the loss of old growth temperate raincoast forests in British Columbia and now we have arrived at the point where it is imperative that no more old growth should be sacrificed.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 September 2016 07:27
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Fort Nelson First Nation wins legal challenge stopping Nexen water license for fracking in British Columbia PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 07 September 2015 17:37

Monday, September 7, 2015      

Fort Nelson First Nation has won a major legal challenge against the BC government and Nexen Inc., an upstream oil and gas company. The first long-term water license granted in the Horn River Basin for shale gas fracking has been cancelled, effective immediately, by the Environmental Appeal Board.


The license, issued to Nexen in 2012, authorized the company to pump millions of cubic meters of water from Tsea Lake, a small lake in FNFN territory, each year until 2017.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 00:34
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First Nations in northern B.C. worry Site C dam will obliterate their heritage PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 21:18

First Nations in northern B.C. worry Site C dam will obliterate their heritage

By MARK HUME

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/site-c/article26154330/

PEACE RIVER VALLEY, B.C. — The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 8:24PM EDT

 But as Mark Hume reports, BC Hydro’s proposed Site C dam threatens to obliterate that heritage.

Gerry Attachie stood beside the small, unmarked grave that was overgrown with Saskatoon berry shrubs and looked out over the Peace River Valley.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015 20:13
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‘This is a Watershed Moment’: Chief Vows to Be Arrested As Fight Against Site C Dam Ramps Up PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 August 2015 10:39

‘This is a Watershed Moment’: Chief Vows to Be Arrested As Fight Against Site C Dam Ramps Up

By Emma Gilchrist • Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 15:45

 
 
 
Caleb Behn at Paddle for the Peace

On the banks of the Peace River on Saturday, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip told hundreds of opponents to the Site C dam that he will be handcuffed if necessary to stop BC Hydro’s mega project from moving ahead. 

From this point forward we have to really focus our efforts on how we’re going to physically stop this project from happening,” Phillip said during a speech at the 10th annual Paddle for the Peace. “The provincial cabinet recently approved permits to allow construction to begin. That’s where the rubber is going to hit the road.”

An emotional Phillip said B.C. is on the eve of an uprising after the government has repeatedly dealt in “bad faith” with First Nations.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has vowed to be arrested to stop the Site C Dam.

If push comes to shove, I for one — being a grandfather of 14 grandchildren who I absolutely adore — I am more than willing to be arrested as long as that will contribute to stopping this project,” he said.

I know when that moment comes I will not be alone.”

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1999 CITIZENS' PUBLIC TRUST TREATY:A TREATY OF ETHICS, EQUITY AND ECOLOGY PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 07 August 2015 13:49

Feb 17 1999

 

CITIZENS' PUBLIC TRUST TREATY:A TREATY OF ETHICS, EQUITY AND ECOLOGY

 

 

A PROPOSED United Nations General Assembly Resolution,

to be circulated to governments by their citizens.

 

_____________________________

 

THE CALL:

 

We call upon the nations of the world to ensure the rights of present and

future generations to genuine peace, social justice and ecological integrity

by implementing the principles of this Citizens' Public Trust Treaty.

 

We urge you to support the Treaty by adding your name to the petition,

by passing it on, and by sending copies to heads of states and

legislators.

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B.C.’s LNG con job PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 01 August 2015 05:58

Martyn Brown: 

Inventing facts for fiction

http://www.straight.com/news/500321/martyn-brown-bcs-lng-con-job

by Martyn Brown on July 31st, 2015 at 2:40 PM

 

News flash! The B.C. Liberal government wasn’t being entirely truthful when it said thatLNG will create 100,000 jobs in British Columbia!

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Kinder Morgan protest arrests may be illegal says BCCLA PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 17 July 2015 08:24

Civil Liberties Association says RCMP exclusion zone extends beyond boundaries of original court order

 

CBC News Posted: Nov 26, 2014 11:36 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014 6:44 PM PT

87-year-old Jean McLaren (far left) along with other veteran anti-logging protesters, (L to R) Karen Mahon, Bonny Glambeck and Valerie Langer shortly before their arrest Wednesday on Burnaby Mountain.

87-year-old Jean McLaren (far left) along with other veteran anti-logging protesters, (L to R) Karen Mahon, Bonny Glambeck and Valerie Langer shortly before their arrest Wednesday on Burnaby Mountain. (Greg Rasmussen/CBC)

 

 

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association says it's likely the RCMP may have been acting outside the law in its recent arrests of dozens of protesters on Burnaby Mountain.

 

The association points to a new court application to expand the exclusion zone granted Kinder Morgan in an earlier civil injunction against the protesters.

'Clayoquot sound was a turning point...I feel that's happening here today, we are going to change the tide on climate policy'- Environmental activist Valerie Langer

It says those hauled away might not actually have been violating the injunction at the time of their arrest because they never actually entered the no-go area.

“The thing with being charged with breaching a court order is that you need to have actually breached what the court ordered.

It’s totally unclear whether that is the case," said Josh Paterson, Executive Director of the Civil Liberties Association in a written release.

Patterson says there is confusion over the exact GPS coordinates of the zone and it's causing problems for both demonstrators and the RCMP.

Kinder Morgan protest

About 100 protesters gathered at the base of Burnaby Mountain on Wednesday morning. (Greg Rasmussen/CBC)

Also today, several veterans of the Clayoquot Sound anti-logging movement joined thegrowing list of those arrested.

Today's arrests now put the total of those taken away by police at more than 100.Karen Mahon is one of several veterans of the mass arrests in 1993 on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. She walked across police lines and was taken into custody today on Burnaby Mountain east of Vancouver.

Echos of earlier protests

More than 900 protesters were arrested in 1993 as environmentalists fought to stop logging in the old growth of Clayoquot Sound, making it at the time the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history.

Valerie Langer, another longtime environmental campaigner, was also taken away by police as a crowd of supporters yelled out "thank you" and sang songs of support.

Valerie Langer

Veteran of the anti-logging protests of the nineties and longtime environmental activist Valerie Langer was one of those arrested today. (Greg Rasmussen/CBC)

Before her arrest she says she chose to violate the injunction because it is reminiscent of the anti-logging protests in the early nineties which led to changes in forest practices.

"Clayoquot Sound was a turning point in conservation policy and for the environmental movement," she told CBC news. "I feel that's happening here today. We are going to change the tide on climate policy."

 

The oldest person arrested today, 87 year old Jean McLaren received some of the loudest cheers after a long walk up the hill to the protest site.

Mounties treated her gingerly but she too was taken away in a police wagon. Most of those arrested are released within hours, after signing an undertaking promising to appear in court in January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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