City of Nanaimo's application to BC Supreme Court
for a "preventative" injunction against Dave Cutts and John and Jane Doe (that's all the rest of us) won't be on the docket Tuesday July 2nd but may be heard on Wednesday July 3rd.
JUNE 25TH NEWS RELEASE FROM CHIEF DOUGLAS WHITE, SNUNEYMUXW FIRST NATION
Snuneymuxw Continues to Advocate
For New Public Colliery Process
The Snuneymuxw First Nation is sharing some details of the public process that it proposes regarding the potential removal and rebuilding of the Colliery Dams. This is part of an on-going effort by Snuneymuxw to provide a constructive voice to this matter of widespread public discussion and to encourage all parties to get on a track that will advance collaboration and consensus rather than conflict. READ THE FULL NEWS RELEASE HERE
Mayor Ruttan and Chief Doug White will be meeting with the Environment Minister on Tuesday July 2. Chief Doug White has met with 5 Councillors and the Mayor as well as a meeting with City Staff. There will be more information coming soon.
JUNE 25TH NEWS RELEASE FROM COLLIERY DAM PARK PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Colliery Dam Parks Preservation Society Supports Snuneymuxw Chief White’s Call for
The Colliery Dam Park Preservation Society (CDPPS) supports the call by Chief Douglas White III of the Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) for all stakeholders to engage in “a public, transparent, and time-limited process to review all alternatives to have dams” in the park and build general consensus about the best option going forward.
CDPPS is fully prepared to engage in the process outlined by Chief White on June 25, 2013 and joins him in urging the City of Nanaimo and the Province of British Columbia to come to the table to find solutions that can work for all stakeholders.
“We thank Chief White for his leadership in trying to turn down the temperature and bring all parties to the table to build consensus on the best way to keep dams in Colliery Dam Park while protecting the Snuneymuxw’s Treaty Rights,” said CDPPS’s Jeff Solomon... READ THE FULL NEWS RELEASE HERE