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Energy plan funding for Vancouver Island First Nations

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:30:00 -0800

Two First Nations communities on Vancouver Island and one on the Central Coast stand to benefit from support from B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund, a program launched by the provincial government in 2010.

Treaty nation looks to a clean energy future

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0800

Six months after ratifying its treaty, the Tla’amin Nation is moving to the next stage in developing a hydroelectric plan that could provide sustainable energy for the community in addition to jobs and training opportunities for its members.

Energy-efficient upgrades support Dease River First Nation

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:30:00 -0800

An investment of $128,120 from British Columbia’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund will help members of the Dease River First Nation save energy, reduce greenhouse-gas emmissions and keep money in their community by saving on utility costs.

Saik’uz First Nation partners on skills training

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -0800

The Saik’uz First Nation has introduced a holistic employment readiness project for community members that supports personal well-being and career success.

Gitanyow stewardship guardians

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:00 -0800

Protecting lands, water and the natural world. That’s the overarching mission of the Gitanyow stewardship guardians and, for the past five years, the guardians have been monitoring fish, wildlife, hunting activities and environmental impacts in Gitanyow traditional territory.

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New LNG agreement with Saulteau First Nations

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:30:00 -0800

Saulteau First Nations and the B.C. government have reached a new agreement on the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project to help ensure that the Saulteau community can participate in and benefit from B.C.’s LNG opportunity.

College prep, cook training for Fort Nelson First Nation

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0800

Community-based skills training in northeast British Columbia is helping First Nations prepare for regional job opportunities, including those generated by natural gas development.

Skeetchestn Indian Band plugs into clean energy options

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:20:00 -0800

The Skeetchestn Indian Band will explore clean energy generation and turning compost into income with support from British Columbia’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund.

B.C. confirms commitment to Métis on Louis Riel Day

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:15:00 -0800

The British Columbia government and Métis Nation BC (MNBC) have renewed a commitment to work together for the betterment of Métis people throughout British Columbia.

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Kitselas First Nation focused on geothermal energy

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:15:00 -0800

With support from B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund, Kitselas First Nation is pursuing private power purchase agreement partnerships with major project proponents in northwest British Columbia. These partnerships will support the exploratory drilling stage for the proposed Kitselas Geothermal Power Generation Project.