Citing a lack of hoped for discussions with the industry and the BC Oil and Gas Commission, the Dene Tha’ First Nation is taking the provincial government to court over concerns about Northeast BC shale gas development.In a petition filed with the BC Supreme Court, it is challenging the Energy Ministry’s decision last year to sell oil and gas tenures in the Cordova Basin.- Advertisement -It is located within the First Nation’s traditional Northeast BC territory, and Dene Tha’ is concerned about the impact of shale gas development on its constitutionally-protected Treaty-8 hunting, fishing, and trapping rights.It is also citing hydraulic fracking concerns with regard to water quality and quantity, and the lack of adequate information on potential environmental impacts to area in question.Thus in the lawsuit it is asking the court to set aside the tenure sales, and to order the province to engage in a meaningful consultation process with the Dene Tha’, that fully addresses its concerns.
Tags: NCAA Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailINDIANAPOLIS-Wednesday, the NCAA confirmed Divisions I, II and III are to safeguard student athlete well-being, scholarships and eligibility.ABC 6 Knoxville sportscaster Jordan Crammer had more information on the rulingEach division must determine no later than Aug. 14 the eligibility for student-athletes who opt out of participating this fall or for those whose seasons are canceled/cut short due to COVID-19. Athletes must know what their eligibility status is before beginning the fall season. https://t.co/0iYglngPhu— Jordan Crammer (@JordanCrammer) August 5, 2020For present purposes, the most important bulletin is all fall sports activity, (preseason, regular season and postseason), must follow the recently released return-to-sports guidelines from the NCAA Sport Science Institute for all athletic activity. As the guidelines change based on the ever-changing pandemic, schools must follow any future accommodations.NCAA President Mark Emmert stated the NCAA’s emphasis solely rests on the health and safety of student athletes.Utah collegiate athletics are affiliated with the NCAA at the Division I level (Brigham Young University, Dixie State University, Southern Utah University, the University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University and Weber State University) and Division II (Westminster University) levels. August 5, 2020 /Sports News – Local NCAA Determines All Divisions Can Determine Their Own Postseason Formats Brad James