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Canada Water Week

Real and potential threats to our water resources are increasing by our own government's weakened environmental protection regulations. It's somewhat ironic that Canada Water Week ends with it the Wilderness Committee's response to the law suit against them made by Taseko Mine. On filing their ...

Posted by: Admin. Friday Mar 23, 2012 11:37
Categories: Fish Lake | Tags: Fish Lake, Mining, water

Running for the Wild Horses

How far will FONV supporters go?  Kaite S. is running the Toronto Half Marathon in May to raise funds to support our work in defending the wild horses and their habitat.  A long time supporter, Kaite decided she wanted to do more. "Hey everyone! I have decided to run the Toronto ...

Posted by: Admin. Friday Mar 23, 2012 11:05
Categories: Wild Horses | Tags: fundraising

Release of final EIS Guidelines for the New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project

The final EIS Guidelines for the New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project have now been released and can be viewed online at: "New Prosperity" Guidelines. All public comments and submissions that were made regarding the Terms of Reference and the Environmental Impact Statement ...

Posted by: Admin. Friday Mar 23, 2012 10:52
Categories: CEAA | Tags: Fish Lake, Taseko, Teztan Biny

No protection for fish habitat?

According to a document leaked last week, the federal government is now planning to remove the protection of fish habitat from the Fisheries Act. This change will be added to the new omnibus budget which is being released next week.  It is our understanding that these changes are being made at ...

Posted by: Admin. Monday Mar 19, 2012 18:53
Categories: Fisheries Act, DFO | Tags: habitat protection, water

First Nations Face Down Mining Interests

Throughout Canada, First Nations are facing down mining companies over projects planned in their territories In northwestern Ontario, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation is working to halt Gods Lake Resources and their Sherman Lake Gold Project. In British Columbia, the ...

Posted by: Admin. Tuesday Mar 06, 2012 12:20
Categories: Mining | Tags:

Taseko Mine's Libel Chill Bid to Silence Opposition Won't Work

Today the Tsilhqot'in National Government issued a news release in response to Taseko Mine's defamation suit against the Wilderness Committee, launched late last week. TŜILHQOT’IN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 253 – 4th Avenue North Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T4 Phone (250) ...

Posted by: Admin Monday Mar 05, 2012 14:44
Categories: Taseko, Tsilhqot'in | Tags: Prosperity Mine, Taseko, TNG

Taseko files a Civil Claim against the Wilderness Committee

From the Winnipeg Free Press: B.C. mining company sues environmental advocacy group for defamation VANCOUVER - Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) has filed a lawsuit against a vocal critic of one of its mining projects over what the company alleges are misleading and defamatory statements. Taseko ...

Posted by: Admin. Thursday Mar 01, 2012 19:11
Categories: Taseko | Tags: Mining, Prosperity Mine

FONV endorses strong federal environmental laws.

FONV has joined with other environmental groups to endorse strong federal environmental laws that protect Canadian values. Environmental assessments should be based on these key principles:  Checklist of 10 Principles. VANCOUVER, BC and OTTAWA, ON (February 29, 2012) – Today over ...

Posted by: Admin. Wednesday Feb 29, 2012 14:51
Categories: Environment | Tags: aboriginal, conservation, ecosystem, environment

Tsilhqot'in Determined to Fight

TŜILHQOT’IN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 253 – 4th Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T4, Phone (250) 392-3918, Fax (250) 398-5798 TSILHQOT’IN DETERMINED TO FIGHT “NEW” PROSPERITY PROPOSAL Tsilhqot’in Territory, February 29, 2012: After a ...

Posted by: Admin. Wednesday Feb 29, 2012 09:08
Categories: Taseko, Tsilhqot'in | Tags: Prosperity Mine, Taseko, Tsilhqot'in, Xeni Gwet'in

TNG and Taseko reach agreement re Injunction

Following a number of meetings between representatives of the Tsilhqot'in National Government, Taseko Mines and the province of B.C., the TNG has allowed Taseko to do work that is directly required for the proposed "New Prosperity" Mine. The terms of the agreement reached today are ...

Posted by: Admin Monday Feb 27, 2012 19:25
Categories: Taseko | Tags: Prosperity Mine, Tsilhqot'in

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