Pressure is mounting on the Federal Government to drop their controversial court case against Nuu-chah-nulth fishing rights
The case, which was won by the Nuu-chah-nulth tribes almost a decade ago, has been wrapped up in federal appeals ever since
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns stood in the House of Commons yesterday to demand that the Liberal Government recognize that First Nations can sell some of the seafood they harvest, and end the legal battle against Aboriginal rights.
The Assembly of First Nations and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs added their voice to the issue yesterday at a press conference in Vancouver sponsored by the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.
A prolific shoplifter received a heavy sentence yesterday, and will have to explain his crimes to any store he enters once released
35-year old John Jones faced ten counts of Theft under $5000, and 18 breach charges after going on a shoplifting spree only days after being released from jail on similar charges.
He stole more than $4500 worth of tools from Home Hardware, Canadian Tire and Walmart , $100 worth of lighters from 7-11, $500 worth of camping equipment from the Ucluelet Co-op, and $200 in meat and cheese from No Frills.
Most of the stolen items were never recovered.
Jones was sentenced to 2 years less a day in jail plus a continued 2 years probation that he was already on.
He is prohibited from going into any Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, Walmart, Co-op or No Frills store in BC, and must show store staff his probation papers whenever he attends a retail store of any type.