Some B.C. chiefs believe the Gordon Campbell government has opened the province for business and set it on a collision course with First Nations.
The area round the controversial Prosperity mine site was once a no-go zone for development. The provincial government put a stop to much smaller projects a few years ago citing concerns over fish habitat and First Nations rights.
The B.C. Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a seven-month old First Nations infant, RCMP said.
The British Columbia provincial government on Thursday announced that a public inquiry would be held into the Robert Pickton investigation and the wider issue of how authorities investigate missing women cases.
Resistance to a planned gold and copper mine in British Columbia’s interior carries echoes of another conflict for the Tsilhqo’in people who are leading the fight to have the project stopped.