Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of monitoring in oilpatch
Appeal argues suspensions were made without any rationale linking specific activities to COVID-19 risks.
First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring
Companies no longer have to monitor fumes released by burning, or look for and repair leaks of methane, a greenhouse gas.
Chiefs, governments to sign rights understanding after BC pipeline protests
Memorandum doesn’t address Wet’suwet’en opposition to the pipeline, part of a $40-billion LNG export terminal project in Kitimat.
Indigenous opposition to pipeline shouldn’t outweigh others: Provinces
Court heard from four Indigenous groups from British Columbia on Trans Mountain.
First Nation alleges Ottawa withheld info during Trans Mountain consultation
Indigenous groups arguing in the court the Canadian government predetermined the outcome before its latest approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
BC should demand miners pay cleanup costs up front: Study
Rules review to ensure taxpayers aren’t stuck with the costs of cleaning up or caring for abandoned mines.
Canada to fund Indigenous groups’ energy projects in BC, Alberta
Money will be provided through the Indigenous Natural Resource Partnerships program.
Indigenous pipeline bidder launches ‘listening tour’ along Trans Mountain route
Former chief proposing ownership of at least 51% of the federal government-owned pipeline be shared among all participating Indigenous communities in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.
First Nations challenge pipeline: claims bias meant improper consultations
The federal government approved the expansion again in June after a second round of consultations.
Ontario to issue 50 new cannabis store licences, eight to go to First Nations
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will hold a new lottery on Aug. 20 for the next 42 retail store authorizations.
Alberta bill in fall to help First Nations invest in energy projects
The province to provide $1 billion to provide financial backstops and loan guarantees.
JWR: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples
Former AG torched Trudeau government in speech to indigenous council.
Tax, licensing standing in the way of Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs
Reserve politics and jurisdictional issues have complicated legalization in Indigenous communities.
Clearwater and 14 First Nations reach 50-year Arctic surf clam deal
Agreement protects existing fishery jobs while creating economic and employment opportunities.
Wait until Trans Mountain pipe built before buying in, Indigenous investors told
Uncertainty around regulatory hurdles a stumbling block for First Nations investors.
RCMP to review arrests at BC pipeline blockade and create temporary detachment
The RCMP will conduct a review of arrests at a pipeline protest.
Trudeau touts controversial pipeline project in speech to supporters in BC
The PM was heckled by Indigenous protestors over arrests at a pipeline blockade in northwestern BC.
RCMP arrest 14 people in northern BC over anti-LNG pipeline protest
TransCanada subsidiary Coastal GasLink says it has signed agreements with all First Nations along the route for LNG Canada’s $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat.
New Trans Mountain pipeline review doomed to fail: Vancouver mayor elect
Too rushed, including a week-long window for Indigenous groups and others to apply to participate.
‘Good hearted’ response after Saskatchewan First Nation water plant burns
Officials were to meet with engineers Thursday to discuss options for a new treatment plant.
U of Saskatchewan partners with First Nation on climate change research
First of four automated stations will record and share data on temperature, rainfall, humidity, air pressure and wind.
Canada mishandling nuclear waste plans, environmentalists, Indigenous leaders warn
Both are calling on the Atomic Energy Agency to investigate waste management practices.
Alliance opposed to oil sands development asks PM to denounce Enbridge
Sioux tribal members have been protesting the 2,000-kilometre Dakota Access oil pipeline project.
Wynne ‘deadly serious’ about cleaning up mercury poisoning
TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne insists she’s “deadly serious”…
NS government dismises four of six gas storage project appeals
Province declines to reveal which groups have had their appeals of the Alton Natural Gas storage facility project denied.
First Nations gets $9M from BC government for skills training
Provincial funding to aid employment as Prince Rupert LNG plant developed.
First Nation seeks $1.1B through civil suit against Catalyst Paper
Suit alleges Catalyst mill is trespassing on Halalt First Nation’s water and land rights.
BC Hydro seeks injunction against Site C dam protesters
Protesters call for temporary suspension of land-clearing, construction and federal approvals.
BC slammed for pushing forward $1.5B Site C deal
Several groups with outstanding legal challenges against the megaproject.
BC First Nations could be awarded millions for 65 year old mistake
The federal government botched a land purchase in 1950, failing to secure rights to underground oil and gas reserves.
Ottawa defends ‘thorough’ Northern Gateway review
Wants approval of $7 billion project upheld by Federal Court of Appeal.
F Nations green light key to resource development
Study says it would give resource companies certainty, assures long-term benefits.