First Nations celebrate landmark ruling 'forcing' Crown to protect interests against northern B.C. dam

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For decades, Stellat’en Chief Robert Michell says his First Nation has been caught in a loop of frustration when demanding change to deal with problems caused by the Kenney Dam.

The company which operates both the dam and an associated reservoir that has literally changed the flow of the Nechako River in B.C.’s north says it has done everything the government requires. 

And the government says management of the dam is the company’s responsibility. 

Michell says a victory at B.C.’s Court of Appeal this week could change that dynamic for good: forcing the Crown to deal directly with the interests of two First Nations that have been fighting for years

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