Archive for category First Nations

Residents say no notice on smart meters

Dawn Russell is on member of a group concerned that FortisBC has begun swapping out old electrical meters for smart meters on the Penticton Indian Band. by  Steve Kidd – Penticton Western News  posted May 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM A group of residents on the Penticton Indian Band are upset that installation of smart electricity meters by FortisBC went […]

Kanesatake says no to Hydro-Quebec smart meters

Posted on 4/1/2015 1:44:00 AM by James Foster The Mohawk community of Kanesatake has said no to the installation of new Hydro-Quebec smart meters, and for the time being, the utility is listening. Radio-Canada is reporting that Grand Chief Serge Simon told Hydro workers himself that it would be in their best interest to leave. Simon said that some […]

Osoyoos Indian Band Prohibits Smart Meter Installations

  Okanagan First Nation Bans Fortis from installing Smart meters OLIVER/CKNW (AM980) Laura Baziuk 6/13/2013 Another group in B.C. has come out fiercely opposed to smart meters. The Osoyoos Indian Band says its council has voted to ban Fortis BC from installing the electricity meters at its 700 homes and businesses. The chief, Clarence Louie, […]

Village of Widows

Village of Widows on Vision TV Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services NNSL (Feb 22/99) – The story goes something like this: Many years ago there existed the world’s first uranium mine. It was located on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories. Many Sahtu Dene men worked for the mine, transporting uranium ore in gunnysacks on […]