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article Vancouver’s Rainforest Trail Run aims to promote participation of indigenous people
(7/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- There is a new five-kilometre trail race taking place in Greater Vancouver’s Central Park in Burnaby. It is named the Rainforest Trail Run...
article B.C. man finishes walk across Canada for MMIWG, but says his work isn't over
(7/9/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Matthew Jefferson walked 8,275 kilometres with a 25-kilogram bag on his back. The 33-year-old man from the Wet'suwet'en First Nation in...
article Time will tell if inquiry a success: Cowichan Tribes chief
(6/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Cowichan Tribes Chief William (Chip) Seymour is challenging the federal government to act quickly on the more than 200 recommendations contained in...
article 'Bittersweet' reaction to MMIWG inquiry deeming deaths and disappearances a genocide
(6/1/2019)
(British Columbia) -- For many British Columbians, a new report deeming the deaths and disappearances of thousands of Indigenous women and girls a "Canadian...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Orca & Whales

article Two southern resident orcas missing as experts fear for the population
(7/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Two southern resident killer whales haven’t been seen for a few months leaving experts worried, not just about the fates of both creatures,...
1 Article on this Issue

FinCEN

article B.C. casino regulator received complaint alleging BCLC management pressured to ‘allow dirty money’
(7/9/2019)
(British Columbia) -- B.C. Lottery Corp. vice-president of corporate compliance Robert Kroeker has stepped down, months after B.C.’s gambling regulator pledged to...
article Money laundering report author insists it’s a national, not just B.C., problem despite skepticism in other provinces
(5/20/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The authors of a report that found $47-billion was laundered across Canada last year debated whether to include a graph that indicated Alberta,...
article Smyth: Dirty-cash train 'insider' ready to rock B.C. money-laundering inquiry
(5/18/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Casino insider Ross Alderson said he warned officials about potential money laundering. Now he wants to tell all to B.C.'s new public inquiry....
article BC Lottery Corp Seeks Tech Contractor to Fix Broken Anti-Money-Laundering System
(5/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The BC Lottery Corp has launched a competitive bidding process for a technology solution to help combat money laundering after an independent...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Taseko Mines pursues court injunction against B.C. First Nation for exploratory drilling
(7/5/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Taseko Mines Ltd. is seeking an injunction after the Tsilhqot’in Nation blocked the company’s contractors from hauling equipment to do...
article Environmental impact of pipeline project top issue for First Nations bands
(7/4/2019)
(British Columbia) -- First Nations bands and a Métis settlement from as far as northeastern B.C. want a say in a $500-million West Country natural gas pipeline project...
article Woodfibre LNG project near Squamish receives permit to build
(7/4/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A liquefied natural gas project near Squamish, B.C., is one step closer to becoming a reality. The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission approved a...
article Taseko Mines seeking court injunction after First Nation members block work at Fish Lake
(7/3/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A B.C. mining company is seeking a court injunction after its crew was blocked from beginning work this week on a controversial open-pit mine near...
article Tsilhqot'in roadblock halts Taseko mine work on land it considers sacred
(7/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- An Indigenous roadblock has stopped workers and equipment heading to do preliminary work on a proposed copper and gold mine in the Chilcotin, west...
article Tsilhqot’in plan protest in objection to Taseko drilling permit
(7/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot’in Nation is organizing a peaceful action to protest exploratory drilling by Taseko Mines Ltd. west of Williams Lake. The TN...
article Here's why the pristine blue waters of a northern B.C. river are running neon orange
(7/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- This week, a northern B.C. First Nation will turn the bright blue waters of the Skeena River a neon orange-yellow. The idea is to simulate a...
article Tsilhqot’in Nation urges Taseko Mines to stop drilling plans before conflict grows
(6/25/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling for a safe and peaceful resolution to prevent Taseko Mines Ltd. from doing exploratory drilling for its...
article Supreme Court rejects Tsilhqot'in appeal in Taseko mine case
(6/15/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot'in Nation says it will continue to protect what it considers a sacred lake in the central Interior despite a blow from Canada'...
article Supreme Court rejects Tsilhqot'in appeal in Taseko mine case
(6/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot'in Nation says it will continue to protect what it considers a sacred lake in the central Interior despite a blow from Canada'...
article Court to mull continuing order against B.C. LNG pipeline opponents
(6/11/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Coastal GasLink and opponents of the company’s natural gas pipeline are set to make arguments in B.C. Supreme Court over whether an interim...
article Coastal First Nations slam senators, say upper house doesn't have 'legitimacy' to kill tanker ban
(5/28/2019)
(British Columbia) -- With some in the Senate angling to the end the federal Liberal government's B.C. oil tanker ban bill, some coastal First Nations are slamming...
article Opposition grows for proposed mining in Skagit River headwaters
(5/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A Canadian company has proposed exploratory mining for gold and copper in the headwaters of the Skagit River in British Columbia. Some officials,...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Study shows 'empirical' link between residential schools and Indigenous youth in care: researcher
(7/4/2019)
(British Columbia) -- New research conducted at the University of British Columbia is shedding light on the relationship between residential schools and the modern day...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article First Nations push for greater share of forestry tenures as policies evolve
(7/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The foundations of Canada's forestry sector are changing as First Nations, strengthened by legal victories and legislation, look for more...
article First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site
(6/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Indigenous leaders from across British Columbia and parts of the United States gathered at a sacred burial site in Abbotsford, B.C., alongside the...
article B.C.’s focus on foster care neglects need to support struggling families, experts say
(6/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- When it comes to child welfare, social work experts and parents in British Columbia say we’re investing in the wrong end of the system...
article First Nations burial site caught in bureaucracy
(6/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Lightning Rock is a sacred site to the Semá:th (Sumas) First Nation in the Fraser Valley. Thousands of people could be buried nearby, including...
article First Nations push for conservation plan to protect 40,000 sq. km of northern B.C.
(6/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- First Nations in northern British Columbia are calling on the provincial government to endorse an ambitious proposal for a 40,000-square kilometre...
article Taku River Tlingit want to sell hydroelectric power to Yukon
(6/7/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Taku River Tlingit First Nation in Atlin, B.C., says its hydropower expansion could supply Yukon with more clean energy — but Yukon...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Cowichan Tribes fears favouritism holding up pot shop applications
(7/1/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour wonders whether the province is playing fair ball with the First Nation. Seymour said Cowichan Tribes...
article B.C. hints at cancelling cannabis store plans after dispute with First Nation
(6/24/2019)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.’s minister responsible for cannabis says he’d be fine with government abandoning its plans for a public cannabis store in a...
article B.C.'s largest First Nation accuses province of conflict on cannabis licences
(6/23/2019)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.’s largest First Nation is accusing the provincial government of stalling its application for a retail cannabis licence while it races to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article B.C. First Nation has change of heart, now opposes Trans Mountain pipeline project
(6/28/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A First Nation that was once in full support of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is now standing in opposition, at least until it...
article Indigenous drummers lead Trans Mountain pipeline protesters on 22-kilometre march in Victoria
(6/23/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The federal government’s reapproval last week of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion won’t stop efforts in British Columbia to halt...
article Indigenous drummers lead pipeline protesters on 22-km march in Victoria
(6/22/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The government approval of the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion won't stop efforts in British Columbia to halt the project, protesters...
article Trans Mountain approval frustrating, says B.C. chief with unresolved concerns about pipeline project
(6/20/2019)
(British Columbia) -- While Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan wasn't surprised to hear that the federal government was moving ahead with plans to twin the Trans Mountain...
article Trans Mountain approval frustrating, says B.C. chief with unresolved concerns about pipeline project
(6/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- While Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan wasn't surprised to hear that the federal government was moving ahead with plans to twin the Trans Mountain...
article Media Release: Trudeau Government Attacks Indigenous Rights with Trans Mountain Pipeline Approval
(6/18/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Today, the Squamish Nation is expressing deep frustration with the Trudeau government’s lack of commitment to reconciliation and Indigenous...
article Tsleil-Waututh Nation to appeal Trans Mountain expansion once again
(6/18/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsleil-Waututh Nation of North Vancouver, B.C., says it will once again appeal the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
article Federal cabinet to decide again on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion this week
(6/15/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet will decide Tuesday whether to greenlight the Trans Mountain expansion project, amid political and...
article Indigenous-led group makes pitch at B.C. Legislature for majority ownership of Trans Mountain pipeline
(5/29/2019)
(British Columbia) -- An Indigenous-led pro-pipeline group made its pitch in the B.C. Legislature Wednesday for a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline.
article B.C. court to decide if province can regulate Trans Mountain
(5/24/2019)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s Court of Appeal will decide Friday whether the province can change its environmental laws in a way that could effectively kill the...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article OP/ED: Money laundering is not just B.C.'s problem
(6/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The finding in a recent report that Saskatchewan and Manitoba collectively ranked third-highest among six regions in Canada in money laundering...
article OP/ED: Money-laundering crackdown is just a way to blame Chinese cash for Vancouver’s unaffordable housing
(6/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A joke about Canadians is that they hate rich people — but if they become rich, then they say they hate poor people. Such is the “...
article Hundreds of B.C. lottery retailers caught failing to ID youthful players
(6/8/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Since it began checking up on lottery retailers almost three years ago to see if they’re asking young gamblers for identification, B.C....
article Drop in casino revenue hits Coquitlam coffers
(5/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A drop in VIP gambling at the Hard Rock Casino could have budget repercussions for the city of Coquitlam. The most recent financial statements from...
article BCLC needs help fixing anti-money-laundering system
(5/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- In 2015, British Columbia (BC) realized there was a gambling problem. This one, though, was centered on what could only be described as an out-of-...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article View Royal casino workers unionize to negotiate better working conditions
(5/28/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Over 130 employees in five departments – table games, slots, cage, count and guest services – plan to join the B.C. Government and...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Traditional Cowichan food knowledge passed down through generations
(5/20/2019)
(British Columbia) -- When Jared Williams was growing up he would often accompany his grandmother as she gathered and prepared food in their Cowichan territories, BC. He...
1 Article on this Issue

Vancouver Gaming

article Vancouver's Parq casino refinances debt and secures new equity partner
(5/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The financially struggling Parq Vancouver project has a new equity partner and has refinanced its massive initial loans. This smooths some pressing...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article U.S. company to be sentenced for spilling diesel, oil in B.C. First Nation's fishing territory
(7/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tugboat that ran aground and sank in a...
article Size limit on chinook salmon introduced to help fish blocked at landslide
(7/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The federal government will implement a maximum size of chinook salmon to be caught by recreational fishers in an effort to help the thousands of...
article COLUMN: Advocating for the Salmon Spirit
(7/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The July opening for the kokanee fishery has come and gone. If you missed it, that’s understandable. Due to lower numbers in a pre-summer...
article More than $7K raised for Treasure Cove Casino employees fighting cancer
(7/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Coworkers can be more than just friends, they're family. That's exactly what a local casino showed Friday night (July 12). Three employees...
article ‘An extreme crisis for our sacred salmon’: B.C. rockslide threatens First Nations’ food security
(7/12/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Several First Nations leaders say a “state of emergency” could arise from the blocked salmon situation necessitating immediate action...
article Facial recognition tests at BCLC 'disappointing': documents
(7/11/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Facial recognition systems touted by the B.C. Lottery Corporation as part of a solution that could keep criminals and problem gamblers out of...
article Communities cut off as Chilcotin River flooding washes out roads
(7/10/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Hundreds of people who live along the Chilcotin River and its tributaries have been devastated — and, in some areas, stranded — by...
article Tofino officially opens new $2M visitor centre at Cox Bay
(7/8/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Serendipitous sunshine glowed through the large windows of Tofino’s new Cox Bay Visitor Centre, helping the new $2 million building shine in...
article Nova Scotia teen who sang Mi'kmaq version of 'Blackbird' meets Paul McCartney
(7/8/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Paul McCartney says he was a little anxious about singing "Blackbird" at a weekend concert after meeting a Cape Breton teenager behind a...
article West Kelowna Fire Dept., RCMP investigating suspected arson
(7/8/2019)
(British Columbia) -- West Kelowna fire crews were called to a blaze on Westbank First Nation early Monday morning. Shortly after 1 a.m., firefighters rushed to respond...
article Controversial statue of Judge Begbie removed from New Westminster courthouse square
(7/7/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A controversial statue of B.C.'s first chief justice, Matthew Begbie, has been removed from the New Westminster provincial courthouse square. A...
article 23 projects funded to help restore British Columbia’s fragile salmon stocks
(7/6/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A project to transform aging dikes in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland to make them more salmon-friendly is among 23 proposals selected by...
article Thousands deposited into accused killer's online gambling account: lottery investigator
(7/5/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A B.C. Lottery investigator testified Friday that more than $20,000 was deposited into Andrew Berry's online gambling account in the year...
article T’Sou-ke First Nation open Sooke’s first Tim Hortons
(7/4/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Chief Gordon Planes was on hand Thursday morning to perform the official ribbon cutting for Sooke’s first Tim Hortons restaurant. Planes was...
article Indigenous mural raised on in the Okanagan on Canada Day: “We’re Still Here!”
(7/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- “Canada Day is not a celebration for everyone,” said one Okanagan artist after an Indigenous mural was raised on a busy road in Kelowna...
article New emotional gallery exhibit highlights return of Haida ancestors and artifacts
(7/2/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Haida Gwaii Museum has repatriated many historic Haida artifacts and ancestors from all around the world. These cultural treasures are part of...
article WSUV students hit the water for Native American Literature
(7/1/2019)
(British Columbia) -- One class of WSU Vancouver English students is hitting the water this summer, spending time in a tribal canoe on the Columbia River while learning...
article Indigenous activists say the story of Gassy Jack is missing sordid details
(6/30/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Whether you are a Vancouver local or a visiting tourist, you've probably heard of Gassy Jack. Now some Indigenous women from B.C. are calling for...
article Vancouver Island treaty agreement in principle includes West Coast Trail
(6/29/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A popular British Columbia backcountry trail known for challenging hikers is slated to become part of a treaty agreement in principle between the...
article B.C. adds $1.46 million to offset costs for athletes at 2020 Indigenous Games
(6/29/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Premier John Horgan shot some hoops in the basketball court at the Songhees Wellness Centre shortly after talking about the power of sports to...

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