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An ugly thread of misspent taxpayer dollars, environmental destruction and conflict-of-interest -- backed by a government beholden to the mining industry -- runs along the recently completed Northwest Transmission Line, charges acclaimed explorer and scholar Wade Davis.
VICTORIA - A British Columbia First Nation whose territory includes some of the province's most majestic and resource rich lands signed revenue-sharing agreements Tuesday with the provincial governmen...
Fortune's actions pose risks for not only their project, but also for development elsewhere in our territory. If our values and rights aren't protected and respected in critical areas such as the Sacred Headwaters, we will view the risks of development as far outweighing the benefits. Conflict could become the norm, not the exception.
VICTORIA - A remote area of northwest British Columbia considered sacred by aboriginals and resource rich by mining companies has received a reprieve from potential coal-mining activities with a gover...
VANCOUVER - A Canadian mining company is moving to diffuse a growing dispute with First Nations over a proposed open pit coal mine in northern B.C., by pulling out of the mine site for several months....
ISKUT, B.C. - First Nations protesters in northern B.C., vow not to budge, despite concerns that a mining company may be about to seek an injunction that could force their eviction from a camp outside...
Areas of Earth that have remained relatively free of industrial development have taken on a special significance. In Canada, they include awe-inspiring landscapes like the Sacred Headwaters in northwestern B.C. But the Sacred Headwaters is not protected under law. It remains at risk from a multitude of proposed mines, railways, transmission lines and other projects that will eviscerate the landscape if approved.
It is hard to express the beauty of this great expanse of wilderness. Situated in some of the most magnificent mountains and valleys on the alpine-arctic border, the Sacred Headwaters has truly earned its name.
VICTORIA - The remote alpine birthplace of three majestic, salmon-rich rivers has been saved from potentially harmful oil-and-gas development in a remote area of northwestern British Columbia.The B.C....
At a time when much of the focus on Canada's energy sector is on where we lag, it's important to applaud examples of strong leadership. That's what Shell Canada and the B.C. government showed Tuesday in walking away from a proposed coal bed methane development in a region of northwestern B.C. known as the Sacred Headwaters. One decision doesn't suggest a trend, but we're hopeful that Tuesday's news suggests a new approach to energy development in the province.
This is not a story of Tibet or the Amazon. It is a story of my own backyard, a land known to the Tahltan people and all the First Nations of British Columbia as the Sacred Headwaters. Through time, isolation has been the area's saving grace; now this very isolation could be its doom.