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Final arguments to start in Taseko defamation suit

Final arguments begin today in a defamation lawsuit launched by Taseko Mines against the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. The company is seeking damages for what it says were defamatory and misleading statements about the impact of its proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine in the Chilcotin. Joe Foy is Executive Director of the Western Wilderness Committee. Foy says he’d ... Read More »

Judge dismisses third Furlong lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a third sexual abuse lawsuit against former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong. The Prince Rupert man who launched the suit had planned to represent himself, but was a no-show in court as the trial got underway Monday. Furlong lawyer Bill Smart told the court the case was made up of a series of lies. B.C. Supreme ... Read More »

Furlong lawyer wants final abuse case thrown out

A lawyer for former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong wants a judge to dismiss a sex abuse suit against his client and award special costs. During the first day of trial, lawyer Bill Smart told the judge that the case put forward by the claimant is based on a series of lies. The plaintiff, a Prince Rupert resident, was not ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP arrest man for break-ins, auto theft

Police say a man was expected in a Williams Lake courtroom Monday after a couple of weekend incidents in the Cariboo. Mounties say a Quesnel resident interrupted a break and enter on Reid Street Saturday morning, but the male suspect was able to steal the homeowner’s car. RCMP put out a bulletin to police in Williams Lake and Prince George ... Read More »

Cullen issues challenge to BC Conservative MPs on tanker bill

Nathan Cullen’s bill to ban crude oil supertankers off the BC North Coast was up for debate in the House of Commons Monday. The proposed legislation, if passed, would effectively kill the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. The Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP issued a challenge to Conservative MPs from BC. Prince George-Peace River Conservative MP Bob Zimmer says the bill would ... Read More »

Heiltsuk Nation blockades DFO office

Members of the Heiltsuk Nation say they’ve locked down the Department of Fisheries and Oceans office near Bella Bella as the dispute over the commercial herring fishery continues on the central coast. A news release issued by the First Nation says up to 50 Heiltsuk members, including Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, are refusing to let anyone into the office until ... Read More »

Quesnel developing doctor recruitment plan

Quesnel is looking for ways to attract doctors. An invitation-only stakeholder meeting will be held in the city April 1st involving representatives from municipal and provincial governments, Northern Health, and local doctors. The plan hopes to capitalize on the success of similar sessions held in Fort St. James and Fort St. John to help those rural communities recruit physicians. “Physicians ... Read More »

Fort St. James, Fraser Lake face possible school closures

Declining student numbers are forcing the Nechako Lakes School District to take a hard look at operations in Fort St. James and Fort Fraser/Fraser Lake areas, including the possibility of school closures. The school board says Fort St. James has seen K-12 enrollment drop from 900 students in 2000/2001 to 594 students this year. In the Fort Fraser/Fraser Lake area, ... Read More »

Northern BC anti-violence programs get funding

Addressing violence against young women and girls in the Lakes District- it’s one of a number of northern B.C. projects being funded by province’s civil forfeiture grant program. Carrier Sekani Family Services is getting $30,000 to set up the action plan in the Burns Lake area. The University of Northern BC plans to study the connection between sexual victimization and ... Read More »

Treaty Commission questions BC’s commitment to process

The BC Treaty Commission says an 11th hour decision by the BC Government to nix the appointment of George Abbott as Chief Commissioner raises questions about BC’s commitment to the treaty process. Current Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre says she learned of the cancelled appointment as members of the BCTC were just meeting to work out Abbott’s coming transition into the ... Read More »

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