APTN National News A leading fisheries activist is accusing the department of Fisheries and Oceans…
Aboriginal commercial fishing is a controversial hot button issue on the Fraser River in British Columbia.
The Conservative government has rejected a controversial gold and copper mine proposal in British Columbia’s interior that threatened to destroy a lake sacred to area First Nations.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has over the past 15 years consistently raised objections to Taskeo Mine Inc’s controversial Prosperity gold and copper project in British Columbia’s interior, documents provided to APTN National News show.
The area round the controversial Prosperity mine site was once a no-go zone for development. The provincial government put a stop to much smaller projects a few years ago citing concerns over fish habitat and First Nations rights.
A Yukon family has gone to court to quash the findings of a coroner’s inquest into the death of a 43-year-old First Nations man who died in a Whitehorse hospital after spending several hours lying in his own feces, urine and vomit inside an RCMP cell while watched and mocked by officers and guards.