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  • Don Bain
    ... From: RUSSELL DIABO To: Undisclosed-Recipient:; Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:29 PM Subject: Haida protests escalate ... Haida protests escalate Last
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      From: RUSSELL DIABO
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      Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:29 PM
      Subject: Haida protests escalate


      VANCOUVER.CBC.CA News - Full Story :
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      Haida protests escalate
      Last Updated: Mar 31 2005 10:24 AM PST
      QUEEN CHARLOTTE CITY, B.C. - Protesters say they've seized more than $50 million worth of logs at Weyerhaeuser's operations on the Queen Charlotte Islands.

      For the past 10 days, the Council of Haida Nations and others have been blockading the roads to two of Weyerhaeuser's log-sorting yards.

      a.. FROM MARCH 23, 2005: Logging blockades in Queen Charlottes

      Spokesperson Gilbert Parnell says protesters haven't moved the logs. But they have now posted notices saying they've seized the timber.

      "There's approximately five bargeloads of logs that have been seized. Those are located in the water at both areas of action right now as well as on the land," he says.

      a.. LINK: Haida Nation bulletin

      Parnell says the provincial government failed to consult with the Haida over the sale of Weyerhaeuser timber licences to Brascan. And he also accuses Weyerhaeuser of breaching its contract with communities on the Charlottes.

      The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the B.C. government must consult more meaningfully with First Nations on land-use issues.

      a.. FROM NOV. 18, 2004: Governments must consult First Nations, says top court

      Parnell says the Council of Haida Nations met with provincial government officials this week.

      The council is asking the province for an interim agreement on land-use issues until a final plan is developed for the islands.

      a.. INDEPTH: Haida Gwaii: The Islands of the People


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