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West Moberly First Nations chief denounces ‘fear mongering’ over caribou protection plan – CBC

Fears over job losses and closing backcountry are overblown and boiling over into racism, Roland Willson says

Apr 18, 2019

Over the past several weeks, a controversy has been brewing in B.C.’s northeast over a draft plan aimed at preventing the region’s caribou herds from disappearing.

On Monday, Premier John Horgan visited Dawson Creek to express regret his government hadn’t done a good enough job explaining the deal, amid fears that the plan would curtail local industry and backcountry access.

He also appointed former B.C. Liberal Cabinet Minister Blair Lekstrom as a liaison between the premier’s office and communities in the northeast, and added an extra month to the public consultation period.

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