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Tsilhqot’in First Nation chief Joe Alphonse says it should be illegal for the provincial government to extend the permit for a controversial mining project near Williams Lake without his band’s permission.
Photograph by: NICK PROCAYLO , PNG
By Laura Kane, The Province/Canadian Press,January 16, 2015
VANCOUVER — First Nations leaders are dismayed that the British Columbia government has extended environmental assessment certificates for two controversial mine projects.
The province granted a five-year extension to a certificate that had been given to an earlier version of the New Prosperity mine near Williams Lake.
The Tulsequah Chief mine, in the province’s northwest, has been determined to have “substantially started,” meaning the certificate will remain in effect for the life of the project.
Tsilhqot’in Nation members live in the area where the New Prosperity gold and copper mine would be built. Chief Joe Alphonse says it should be illegal for the province…
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