First nations get win in ongoing legal battle with RioTinto Alcan – Prince George Citizen

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019222 Views

February 20, 2019

The stakes have been upped in an ongoing legal battle between two north-central B.C. first nations and RioTinto Alcan over the diversion of water out of the Nechako River.

In a decision issued January 30, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Nigel Kent granted the Saik’uz and Stellat’en first nations permission to seek a form of declaratory relief should they prove their allegations against the company.

Specifically, Kent said they could seek an injunction that would require RioTinto Alcan to “reinstate the functional flows that make up the natural flow of the Nechako River.”

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