Re: Tribune report on the trip to Ottawa by First Nations leaders last week.
Such efforts are necessary to counter intense lobbying efforts by Taseko Mines as it tries to influence the federal government to approve its latest mine proposal. Taseko’s efforts are bolstered by no fewer than three influential Ottawa lobbying companies.
A fact sheet about Williams Lake put out by the city's economic development office cites statistics on building permits, business licences, real estate and the labour force, providing a snapshot of the local economy.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2011) - According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), direct mining expenditures in British Columbia mining crested $5.2 billion in 2010. An additional $3.7 billion was spent in secondary and support industries and services resulting in a total of $8.9 billion of economic activity across British Columbia.
OTTAWA - B.C. aboriginal leaders and environmental groups moved Wednesday to counteract an aggressive lobbying campaign by a mining company to get the federal government to consider its new bid to open a copper-gold mine in the province’s interior.
First nations leaders say the are experiencing an unsettling sense of déja vu as they resume the fight against a massive gold mining project in British Columbia that was rejected by the federal government last year after a scathing environmental assessment.
OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, together with a small group of First Nation leaders and First Nation business proponents, will be in China October 21 to 31, 2011 to discuss economic development partnerships opportunities with Chinese government officials and Chinese businesses.
Vancouver - Boss Power (BPU-V) has made $30-million from a uranium prospect without drilling a single hole.
The windfall comes thanks to a legal settlement with the Government of British Columbia, which has agreed to pay the sum, plus legal costs, for Boss to surrender all claims to the Blizzard uranium project near Kelowna.
Premier Christy Clark's pledge recently to accelerate approvals for mining projects is a rare ray of light in the gloom of economic stagnation.
Deep-rooted problems with provincial mining regulations are causing increasing conflict between First Nations and mining companies and fundamental changes are needed, First Nations leaders told industry representatives this week.
God's Lake Resources Responds to KI Accusations TORONTO, ONTARIO, Oct 03, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- God's Lake Resources Inc. (cnsx:GLR) ("the Company) in response to recent reckless accusations from Chief Donny Morris and the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation, would like to provide the following facts: