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Media Advisory: St'at'imc Opposition to Ski Development

Released: July 26, 2005

Who:       Chief Garry John, Chair - St'at'imc Chiefs Council 

           Chief Stewart Phillip, President - Union of BC Indian Chiefs

What:      St'at'imc Chiefs Council Press Conference


When:      TUESDAY JULY 27, 2005   10:00 AM


Where:     Suite 500 – 342 Water Street, VANCOUVER , B.C. (Union of BC Indian Chiefs' Office).


Why:        1.        The Province of British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Office is considering extending a granted certificate originally issued in August 2000 to develop a 500 million dollar ski resort in Stuikalh (Melvin Creek Watershed).  The original certificate is to expire August 14.


            2.        Chief John will speak to the 63 months of St'at'imc opposition to this development.

For more information on this media advisory, contact Chief Garry John, at (604) 868-8560.

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