APTN National NewsAbout 50 opponents and leaders from British Columbia were on Parliament Hill today to condemn Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for approving permits on the controversial Site C Dam and to talk to people about UNDRIP.The group ctravelled by bus from B.C. to Ottawa, making stops along the way to raise awareness about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and their opposition to the multibillion-dollar dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River.At the end of July, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans approved permits allowing construction to proceed on the dam despite ongoing court challenges.The department says this authorization followed extensive First Nations consultations.West Moberly First Nations Chief Roland Willson strongly disagrees with the permit approval, saying the Liberal government shouldn’t have allowed it while the courts are still reviewing the project.Willson says the decision is not in keeping with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge for a new nation-to-nation relationship with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.–with files from the Canadian Press
Guy, and three A&M students, wheelbarrow the mix to the construction site. June 1, 2011A group of students of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture visit Arcosanti for an afternoon of assisting the construction crew in forming a new set of steps for the Energy Apron project. Here, the students learn about the plan for the construction of the Energy Apron’s first full-size greenhouse. Guy Flagg [right of center], Arcosanti resident and crew leader in construction, explains the work to be done. [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] Two A&M students become thoroughly engaged in shoveling silt for the concrete mix.
Cable operator Numericable is to absorb Valvision, a local cable operator with networks in Dole and Audincourt in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France.Numericable already supplies services on the Valvision network and the fusion of the two, which will see Valvision’s ownership transferred to Numericable, will be retroactively dated to January 1 2013.Numericable said the reorganization was in response to a need to simplify the company’s legal and accounting status and that the integration would deliver synergies to the group.