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After Mount Polley: 'This is Indigenous Law' PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 17:10
Six months after dam breach calamity, First Nation takes the lead on mining regulation.
By Jerome Turner, Yesterday, Ricochet
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Thursday marked six months since the Imperial Metals-owned Mount Polley mine became the site of the most devastating tailings storage facility disaster in Canadian history, when nearly 2
The spill damaged both Hazeltine Creek and Quesnel Lake, which reside within the traditional territorial boundaries of the Secwepemc Nation.
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 17:16
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2002 SUBMISSION TO SILVERSPRAY HEARING PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 06 February 2015 11:25

 

by Joan  Russow PhD

Global Comnpliance Research Project

 

My reason for appearing are and the substance of my presentation is as follows:

 

 

2.  Silverspray issue involves the citizens of the CRD Capital Regional District not just those of East Sooke

1. Consequences of the tactic used by the applicant to inteimidate those opposed to this development 

• Failure of the CRD to hold a public information meetings

3. Failure to have prevented the practice of developers determining what environmental features would trigger an environmental assessment review and then proceed to destroy these features

4. Failure of the CRD, and the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry to adhere to the principle agreed to in the Caracas Declaration. ( the need to move away from the "island mentality"-- permitting inappropriate commercial and residential development adjacent to protected areas

5. Failure of the CRD and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to implement the Biodiversity Convention  through acknowledging that it applies both to private and public lands

6. Failure of the CRD to respect the Office of the Ombudman in its deliberation on this matter

7. Concern about the unethical manipulative techniques used by the applicant as evidenced in his own book 27 ways to profit from the land prices

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Federal Court denies BC Hydro’s request to hurry up Site C challenge PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 05 February 2015 16:11

 by Damien Gillis in WATER  February 5, 2015

http://commonsensecanadian.ca/federal-court-denies-bc-hydros-request-hurry-site-c-challenge/

 
Peace Valley ranchers Ken and Arlene Boon are plaintiffs in several Site C Dam challenges (Damien Gillis)

Peace Valley ranchers Ken and Arlene Boon are plaintiffs in several Site C Dam challenges (Damien Gillis)

A federal court judge has denied BC Hydro’s motion to rush a legal challenge against the crown corporation’s planned Site C Dam project. Hydro sought to expedite the hearing in May in order to keep to its planned construction start this summer – after receiving its provincial and federal environmental certificates late in 2014 – but that’s now up in the air.

According to a media advisory from the plaintiff, the Peace Valley Landowners’ Association (PVLA), the hearing will likely be scheduled for sometime this summer, depending on the court’s availability. Hydro argued that such a delay would cost the utility money, but the judge gave more weight to the plaintiff’s need for time to prepare its case.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 16:18
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Christy's Classroom for Public Education TUESDAY, SEPT. 2nd @ 9AM PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:59

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(in front of the Premier's Wing)

Wondering what to do during the teachers' strike? Want to join students, parents & teachers in a Peoples' School at Premier Christy Clark's doorstep on the Legislature Grounds?

ALL OUT at Christy's Classroom when classes resume on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd!
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:05
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ATTEMPT TO DOWNPLAY GRACE ISLET BURIAL GROUND DISMAYS ARCHEOLOGISTS PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 07:59

BY Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist 

August 8, 2014 10:33 PM

 
 

Archeologists and First Nations are dismayed over recent comments by the owner of Grace Islet and the provincial government that downplay the controversial property as a documented burial ground.

“Either [the landowner] is grossly misinformed, or it is another cynical attempt to trivialize and devalue the scientific and First Nation cultural significance of ancient human remains and burial cairns at Grace Islet to help build his house,” said Eric McLay.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:04
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ATTEMPT TO DOWNPLAY GRACE ISLET BURIAL GROUND DISMAYS ARCHEOLOGISTS PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 07:59

BY Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist 

August 8, 2014 10:33 PM

 

Archeologists and First Nations are dismayed over recent comments by the owner of Grace Islet and the provincial government that downplay the controversial property as a documented burial ground.

“Either [the landowner] is grossly misinformed, or it is another cynical attempt to trivialize and devalue the scientific and First Nation cultural significance of ancient human remains and burial cairns at Grace Islet to help build his house,” said Eric McLay.

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ATTEMPT TO DOWNPLAY GRACE ISLET BURIAL GROUND DISMAYS ARCHEOLOGISTS PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 07:59

BY Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist 

August 8, 2014 10:33 PM

 

Archeologists and First Nations are dismayed over recent comments by the owner of Grace Islet and the provincial government that downplay the controversial property as a documented burial ground.

“Either [the landowner] is grossly misinformed, or it is another cynical attempt to trivialize and devalue the scientific and First Nation cultural significance of ancient human remains and burial cairns at Grace Islet to help build his house,” said Eric McLay.

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In-Person Voter Fraud Is Virtually Nonexistent, Federal Judge Rules PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:11

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WASHINGTON -- Trying to crack down on in-person voter fraud isn't a strong enough justification for Wisconsin's voter ID law, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, because voter impersonation virtually never occurs now and is unlikely to become a real problem in the future.

In striking down the 2011 law signed by Gov. Scott Walker (R), U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman held that although the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in 2008 that states had an interest in preventing voter fraud, Wisconsin's voter ID law wasn't justified because voter fraud in person doesn't really exist.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 18:23
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Christy Clark’s worst nightmare converged on unceded Coast Salish Territory PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 07 April 2014 16:33

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2014

Indigenous Nations and allies of British Columbia unite to say No Pipelines!

This weekend, Christy Clark’s worst nightmare converged on unceded Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver. After her surprise election, won on promises of a natural gas and resource extraction bonanza, her political future is staked to her claims of 100,000 jobs and $100 billion in royalties. Not factored into these calculations is that any resource extraction from pipelines, logging, mining, to fracking fields in the north-east and LNG plants on the coast would have to pass through unceded Indigenous territory and so, would require the free, prior and informed consent of the hereditary leadership of those lands. Consent they do not have and will not receive.

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Seaweed Harvesting on the East Coast of Vancouver Island, BC: A Biological Review PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 06 December 2013 09:30

By I.K. Birtwell, R.C. Degraaf, D.E. Hay, G.R. Peterson

The stimulus for this report was the initiation of beach-cast seaweed harvesting in 2012, close to Deep Bay and Bowser on the east coast of Vancouver Island. This area supports valuable fish habitat, recreational and commercial fisheries, seabirds and eagles and other animals that rely on the shore line and adjacent marine waters. This coastal area provides food, spawning habitats, nursery and rearing habitats, and migration pathways for many species of fish, birds and mammals. The area is adjacent to, and the waters are contiguous with, Baynes Sound which is used for an expanding shellfish aquaculture industry that supplies approximately fifty percent of BC’s total shellfish aquaculture production. Seaweeds provide food and cover for many organisms when growing. However, it has been well-documented that when detached and washed ashore they provide readily-available nourishment for organisms at the base of the food chain. In the location of Baynes Sound that food chain includes the organisms that are used for food by fish, birds and mammals aside from that needed to meet the requirements for aquaculture

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 18:19
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