Tag Archives: Sechelt First Nation

Vancouver Paddle & Carnival Protesting Site C Dam

The ECOreport reposts news from British Columbia’s ongoing struggle for democracy, Vancouver paddle & carnival protesting Site C Dam

Press Release from the Wilderness Committee

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory – Today, hundreds of people attended the Vancouver, Coast Salish solidarity paddle and carnival to stop the Site C Dam, which was co-hosted by FightC, Force of Nature, Climate Convergence, and Wilderness Committee.
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The Month Long Siege Of Chapman Creek Continues

The ECOreport looks behind the scenes as he month long siege of Chapman Creek continues

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThis isn’t the first time that there has been disputes over logging in the Chapman Creek Watershed. In response to complaints from the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD), in 2014 the ‘Managed Forest Council hired Madrone Environmental Services to ascertain the cause of “increased turbidity” in the water supply (which services up to 30,000 households). Geoscientist Gordon Butt pointed to logging after the “onset of the fall rains” and concluded, “Although there has been no clear contravention of the regulations, it is clear to me that industry standards for protecting water quality have not been met in CH1. The short-comings are substantially more serious given the fact that this logging has been carried out in a highly sensitive watershed supplying a large population.” 1 When AJB Investments resumed logging operations in late January of this year, Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) responded with a blockade. The latest attempt at negotiation has just broken down and the month long siege of Chapman Creek continues.
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Jimmie Creek Run-of-River Hydro Project

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMI’ve  heard negative  stories about run-of -river hydro projects. Most of them were told by people whose opinion I respect. Very little of what they said may be applicable to the Jimmie Creek run-of-river hydro project.

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First Nations Demand More Responsible Energy Policies

As a result of BC’s failure to develop clean energy or consult with First Nations, a coalition of First Nations Demand More Responsible Energy Policies

Press release from the Sliammon, Klahoose, Sts’ailes and shíshálh Nations

A new coalition of First Nations communities is advancing a clean energy strategy that will put British Columbia at the forefront of renewable energy generation in Canada, while accommodating Aboriginal rights and title and protecting BC’s environment.
“We see BC taking responsibility for its people, the environment and the global climate by choosing to derive all new electricity generation from clean energy as we define it: from renewable resources with the free, prior and informed consent of First Nations,” said Garry Feschuk, councillor and hereditary chief of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation.

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98 ‘Old Vets’ on Mount Elphinstone

The ECOreport radio interview with Ross Muirhead, of the Elphinstone Logging Focus,  about 500-year-old Douglas Fir in a cutblock: 98 ‘Old Vets’ on Mount Elphinstone

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“98 ‘Old Vets’ on Mount Elphinstone ” is an ECO Radio interview broadcast on CKTZ (Cortes Island Community Radio) , CJMP (Powell River Community Radio) and CFSI (Green FM – Salt Spring Island Radio).

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Logging Impacts in the Chapman Creek Watershed

The ECOreport radio interview with Hans Penner, of the Elphinstone Logging Focus, about Logging Impacts in the Chapman Creek Watershed

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ, 89.5 FM) and  Powell River Community Radio (CJMP, 90.1 FM) .  “Logging Impacts in the Chapman Creek Watershed.”

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Sechelt Nation Announces the Protection of Mount Elphinstone

Press release from the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation

This year we celebrated the twenty-eighth year of Self-Government. In the last twenty-eight years our Nation has grown exponentially, as have our collaborative working relationships with local governments. As we have done since time immemorial, we are out on the land using and regulating the use of our lands. We are building on the work we have done and articulating our governance and regulatory regime to others seeking to live and work in our territory.

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BC Government Humbled by Fort Nelson First Nation

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe BC Government has just had a very different meeting with the Fort Nelson First Nation than took place two weeks ago.
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BC Approves 20 fold Increase of Coal Exports Through Texada without Public Notice

Coal contamination on beach confirmed by citizen lab test, suggests terminal violating existing export permit

From Voters Taking Action on Climate Change

Vancouver — An email sent April 10th by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) to a concerned citizen revealed that the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) quietly approved up to a 20 fold expansion in coal exports from Texada Island one month earlier.  The Lafarge Canada facility on Texada currently handles up to 400,000 tonnes of coal each year from Quinsam Mine on Vancouver Island, but the permit amendment now means that it could handle up to 8 million tonnes of US thermal coal each year, delivered by barge from Fraser Surrey Docks, if the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority approves that company’s proposal to build a coal terminal.  A decision by the Port is expected in June.
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