British Columbia

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Conflict looming over BC mega projects

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.

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BC gold mine area once no-go zone

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.

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B.C. launches Pickton inquiry

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.

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‘We meant war, not murder’

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.