BC Hydro formally apologizes to members of Treaty 8

first_imgBC Hydro has apologized for drilling in an important Treaty 8 Tribal Association archaeological site.Last July, members from the Site-C team were conducting geotechnical investigation work in the area.Spokesperson David Conway says the team changed locations at last minute, in an effort to reduce environmental impact. Conway says the team did not check the mapping correctly, and accidently drilled in the archaeological zone.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1585|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=82e35a3d2e3399abc4b6c0c387f81623-Conway 1_1_Pub.mp3]He says the team immediately stopped working as soon as they realized they were drilling in a culturally sensitive area. They also notified members from Treaty 8 and the archaeological branch in Victoria.Then,  BC Hydro hired an archaeological firm to conduct a study on the extent of damage. Conway says the study concluded that no scientifically important archaeological artifacts were found at the site.Advertisement Now, BC Hydro recently met with members from Treaty 8 to issue a formal apology.[asset|aid=1586|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=82e35a3d2e3399abc4b6c0c387f81623-Conway 2_1_Pub.mp3]He says it was also an opportunity for the Site-C team to hear directly from Treaty 8, in regards to the importance of the archaeological sites to First Nations.In a Treaty Eight Tribal Association news release, Chief Liz Logan calls the apology “An important first step, to acknowledge our Treaty Rights in the area.”Advertisement She also says Hydro outlined steps taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.They include the appointment of on-site external environmental managers and archaeologists, who have authority to stop any Hyrdo work, in the area.last_img read more

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MOTHER-OF-FIVE USED FALSE DRIVING LICENSE TO CLAIM JOB-SEEKER’S ALLOWANCE

first_imgA widowed mother-of-five has been given the probation act after admitting using a false driving license to claim job-seeker’s allowance.Letterkenny court.Martina McDonagh, of 93 Meadowbank, Letterkenny, appeared before Letterkenny District Court yesterday. The court heard McDonagh, 35, went to the Department of Social Protection offices in Letterkenny on August 5th last year.She filled out forms and produced both her birth certificate and her driver’s license.However a clerk at the office noticed the driving license was a forgery and she later admitted so when interviewed by detectives.She told Gardai she had bought the license in Athlone because her real license had ben in a camper van which was now in Garda custody.Her solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian said his client was perfectly entitled to make a claim for job seeker’s allowance.“She was providing accurate information but the problem was the document was a forgery,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly asked if Ms McDonagh had assisted Gardai in the issue of where she obtained the forged license but was told she had not.He considered the case and then applied the probation act.MOTHER-OF-FIVE USED FALSE DRIVING LICENSE TO CLAIM JOB-SEEKER’S ALLOWANCE was last modified: July 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtforgeryGardailetterkennyMartina McDoaghMeadowbanklast_img read more

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