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B.C. signs ‘historic’ deal with Blueberry River First Nations
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B.C. signs ‘historic’ deal with Blueberry River First Nations

A B.C. First Nation and provincial government have signed what’s being called a historic agreement towards jointly managing land, water and resource development. The agreement, signed Wednesday with the Blueberry River First Nations in northeastern B.C., includes a $200-million restoration fund and timelines for plans to manage watersheds and oil and gas activities in parts of the First Nations’ claim area, which covers four per cent of the province. Read more: B.C. reaches $65M funding deal with First Nation after Supreme Court ruling Read next: Amazon layoffs: Company to cut nearly 18K jobs in Canada, U.S., Costa Rica The deal comes after a 2021 B.C. Supreme Court decision found the provincial government breached obligations und...