PRESS RELEASE: West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations to Seek Injunction, Launch Site C Infringement Action

(Fort St. John, B.C., Treaty 8 Territory, Dec 11, 2017) – In response to the NDP Government’s decision to push ahead with the $10 billion-dollar Site C megadam, the West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation have announced their intention to obtain a court injunction to halt construction of the project and to commence a civil action for Treaty infringement. Read more...

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Tim Thielmann
PRESS RELEASE: NDP Site C Approval Would Slap First Nations in the Face

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – December 6, 2017) As the entire province awaits the NDP Government’s decision on the bedraggled boondoggle that is the Site C dam project, Chief Lynette Tsakoza of Prophet River First Nation, Chief Roland Willson of West Moberly First Nations and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs are calling on Premier Horgan’s Cabinet to immediately and unapologetically cancel the project. Read more...

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Tim Thielmann
Opinion: Mythbusters, the BCUC, and the Site C dam

It could have been an episode of Mythbusters. The B.C. Utilities Commission’s recent report on Site C systematically dismantled the business case B.C. Hydro and the B.C. Liberals had assembled to support construction of the dam. The question is, can the NDP muster the courage to let lobbyists know that the project must be scrapped?

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Tim Thielmann
West Moberly, Prophet River First Nations warn Site C approval could lead to billion dollar treaty violation

The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have warned they will launch a "billion-dollar lawsuit" testing whether the Site C dam violates their treaty rights should the provincial government decide to proceed with the project.

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West Moberly and Prophet River Warn Ministers of Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

In a meeting held on November 14th in Fort St. John, Chief Lynette Tsakoza of Prophet River First Nation and Chief Roland Willson of West Moberly First Nations warned Ministers Michelle Mungall and Scott Fraser that a decision to build the Site C dam could lead to a billion-dollar Treaty infringement lawsuit. The First Nations said the final report issued by the BC Utilities Commission on November 1st strengthens their infringement claim considerably and makes cancellation the only viable option.

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