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Mount Polley fish-testing and water-quality results »

Friday, August 22, 2014

WILLIAMS LAKE – Testing continues on samples taken from Polley and Quesnel lakes.
Several fish have been tested and deep water-quality testing has occurred. The following
results are to be expected, given the location and pose no human health risk.


Mount Polley Mine Tailings Pond Breach-Fish Consumption deemed safe »

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mount Polley Mine Tailings Pond Breach– Fish Consumption Deemed Safe –

Following consultation and discussion with a number of agencies regarding the impacts of the Mount Polley Mine's tailings pond breach on the human health risks associated with eating fish, Interior Health’s Medical Health Officer (MHO) has deemed all fish outside of the revised August 12 “Do Not Use” water advisory as safe for human consumption. Individuals should refrain from consuming fish from the remaining impact zone, which includes Polley Lake, Hazeltine Creek, and a small portion of Quesnel Lake that has a visible sediment plume.
 


CSTC Still Opposes Enbridge »

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Canada, Mr. Greg Rickford announced today that the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project can proceed based on the Joint Review Panel’s recommendations, subject to 209 conditions. The Harper government and Enbridge are wasting time and taxpayers money. The CSTC and the Yinka Dene Alliance (YDA) stand along with hundreds of First Nations, BC municipalities, and a majority of Canadian citizens opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway project.

CSTC, Finesse Films and Other Partners Announcement: Premiere of “Highway of Tears” (2014) Documenta »

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lheidli T’enneh Territory/Prince George BC - The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is pleased to Announce the world premiere of the documentary film “Highway of Tears” (2014) at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, a festival that showcases human rights cases from around world and is co-produced by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Human Rights Watch Canada. The film will debut on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:30 at the TIFF Bell Light box in Toronto.


CSTC Congratulates Tsilhqot’in Nation »

Friday, February 28, 2014

CSTC Congratulates Tsilhqot’in Nation for Saving Teztan Biny: Taseko Mines proposal to kill fresh water lake denied federal approval


First Nations want a piece of new LNG tax »

Friday, February 28, 2014

Some First Nations in B.C. are alarmed that they haven’t been involved in provincial government discussions around LNG tax levels, as Victoria lays the groundwork for the nascent LNG industry.

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council says First Nations should receive a share of a new tax on liquefied natural gas the province expects to help feed a $100-billion prosperity fund.
The first details of the tax for the nascent industry were unveiled by Premier Christy Clark’s government last week.


Endako Mine Affecting Watershed »

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Nadleh Whut'en Territory - Fraser Lake, BC, Canada - The Nadleh Whut'en First Nation is growing increasingly concerned and frustrated with the ongoing environmental impacts from the Endako mine, which is located west of Fraser Lake.  There have been studies done that indicate that the Endako Mine is releasing chemicals into the local watersheds that have negative impacts to aquatic life. The BC Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada are aware of the situation at the Endako Mine and Nadleh Whut’en is seeking immediate remedies and solutions to improve this situation at the Endako Mine.


CSTC is calling for a fully independent review of the Babine Mill disaster »

Friday, January 17, 2014

Dakelh Territory, Prince George, B.C. – The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is disappointed to learn that no one will be accountable for the explosion in 2012 that killed Lake Babine First Nation member Carl Charlie and Stellat’en First Nation member Robert Luggi Jr. (Stellat’en is a member of the CSTC).  The two victims were among many other workers who suffered injuries at the Babine Forest Products Sawmill accident that was deemed preventable by WorkSafe BC.  On January 10, BC Crown Counsel released its Clear Statement that no charges will be approved against Babine Forest Products (BFP).  After a two year investigation the families of those who lost loved ones, or were injured, while on the job, are left wondering if there will be any justice and assurances that such an accident will never happen again.


Improving Relationship with First Nations Means “No Enbridge”: »

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dakelh Territory, Prince George:  In meetings yesterday Carrier Sekani Chiefs told federal officials that tar sands oil pipelines are off the table if the federal government wishes to build a better relationship with First Nations in BC around energy development.


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