The Klahoose First Nation may be close to signing a treaty with the governments of British Columbia and Canada.
In an email to the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) dated April 26, Jessica Jamieson, from BC’s Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, stated the Klahoose were to be provided with an offer of treaty land and cash this Spring. This has been put on hold while the provincial government works with the Klahoose to secure one or more private parcels for the benefit of the Klahoose community.
Continue reading Klahoose Treaty Negotiations: Finalizing the offer
Sometime in the next three weeks, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Joyce Murray, will decide whether the licenses for 79 fish farms will be renewed.
“I heard a rumour that the minister laid out her options or her ideas to cabinet and cabinet has the plans right now. They’re figuring out what to do. We can expect an announcement quite shortly on the plan around the transition of farms out of British Columbia and also the licensing decision,” said Stan Proboszcz, senior scientist with the Watershed Watch Salmon Society.
Continue reading Waiting for DFO to decide the fate of open-net pen fish farms