Getting to yes with First Nations

There’s a prevailing perception among business leaders and investors and even within some First Nations communities that you can’t get a resource development project built in B.C.

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Growing wildfire near Osoyoos prompts evacuation alerts

A growing wildfire in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan region has prompted additional evacuation alerts for several properties west of the town of Osoyoos.

Residents of 13 properties along Sumac Road and Highway 3 in Cawston are being warned to be ready to leave on short notice as a wildfire sparked Monday by a burning vehicle has now scorched four square kilometres of bush.

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B.C.’s carbon storage is sinking

Werner Kurz proposes analysis of the impact of BC investment – B.C. has a forest carbon initiative of $290 million for things like rehabilitation, forest fertilization and other activities. …read more

Haida Nation and Communities Collaborate for Community Forest

The COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION (CHN) and communities on Haida Gwaii have worked collaboratively for many years to manage a COMMUNITY FOREST based on shared principles of stewardship and community benefits and aim to have the forest’s tenure allocated in the coming year.

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Abbott/Chapman report: progress update

The B.C. government has released its updated action plan in response to the government-commissioned, independent Abbott/Chapman report on the unprecedented 2017 wildfire and flood seasons in British Columbia.

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