By Fran Yanor, The Rocky Mountain Goat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Scott Fraser will meet with the Chiefs representing the Simpcw and Tk’emlups Nations ‘as soon as possible’ to discuss the Indigenous activists occupying crown land within Simpcw territory, Fraser told the provincial legislature this week. On July 15, Simpcw Chief Shelly Loring sent a letter to Premier John Horgan requesting a meeting regarding the Tiny House Warriors.
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By Roy L Hales
The mining sector may be struggling, but it is still big business in British Columbia. According to the Northern Miner,mining is “one of the hottest sectors of the Canadian stock market.” At the beginning of this year, there were 702 British Columbia based mineral exploration and mining companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSXV exchanges. Some of the A BC Liberal party’s biggest campaign contributors are mining companies. Though KGHM Ajax Mines is not one of them, having forked out a mere $55,450, a new mining start would definitely bolster Premier Christy Clark’s image within the industry. Only there is more at stake than money when it comes to a proposed 2,500-hectare open-pit copper and gold mine on the outskirts of the city of Kamloops. This is an area that local first nations consider sacred and after careful deliberation, the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation says no to Ajax Mines.
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