West Moberly First Nations ask for immediate suspension of Site C project
West Moberly First Nations Chief Roland Wilson has sent an open letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan and his cabinet calling for an immediate suspension of the Site C dam project pending a cancellation decision. The letter also stated West Moberly First Nations is prepared to go to court next year to argue construction and operation of the Site C project is a violation of its treaty rights.
Manitoba government calls on feds to help finance outlet channels
The Province of Manitoba is urging the federal government to sign the joint Canada/Manitoba funding agreement for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Channels project. The outlet channels project is the largest and most significant flood mitigation project undertaken in Manitoba since the expansion of the Red River Floodway, Premier Brian Pallister said in a release. The project is estimated to cost a total of $540 million, cost-shared between the federal and provincial governments.
Lowe’s hiring for spring
Lowe’s Canada today announced that in anticipation of a busy spring renovation season it intends to hire 7,000 full-time and part-time positions throughout its network of Lowe’s, RONA and Reno-Depot stores across the country. The firm operates 470 corporate and affiliated stores in Canada.