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Nicola Valley First Nation Chiefs Occupy Premier's Office to Protest Sludge

Nicola Valley First Nation Chiefs Occupy Premier’s Office to Protest Sludge

by Jon Manchester / West Kelowna News (via Warrior Publications)

(April 15) Nicola Valley First Nation chiefs are occupying Premier Christy Clark’s West Kelowna constituency office in protest over the trucking of sewage sludge from the Central Okanagan to land near Merritt.

The five chiefs represent the Upper Nicola, Nooaitch, Lower Nicola, Shackan and Coldwater Indian bands.

They are Chief…

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Kelowna Protest Over Sewage Waste May Escalate

Kelowna Protest Over Sewage Waste May Escalate

from Warrior Publications

Saturday marked day four of a protest at Premier Christy Clark’s constituency office in West Kelowna. The demonstration began last Wednesday when a handful of native chiefs from the Nicola Valley occupied the office to take a stand against bio-solid sewage waste being trucked from the Okanagan to land near Merritt.

On Saturday a rally was held outside Clark’s office…

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Nicola Valley First Nations Occupy Premier's Office to Protest Bio-Waste Dumping Plan

Nicola Valley First Nations Occupy Premier’s Office to Protest Bio-Waste Dumping Plan

Compiled by Warrior Publications

from CBC News

A group of about 25 people including chiefs representing Nicola Valley First Nations are occupying the Kelowna office of Premier Christy Clark.

They are protesting a contentious proposal to truck in and dump treated bio-waste on to local farmer’s fields as compost.

“Trucking thousands of tons of sewage treatment waste to be spread onto our farms,…

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