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Earlier this week the Upper Nicola Indian Band withdrew their appeal of the Trans Mountain Expansion, leaving the Coldwater Band as the only Nicola Valley First Nation still battling the corporation.

In speaking with Chief Lee Spahan throughout the process, his community has been adamant about getting all the proper information regarding their aquifer study.

“What we want is an accurate study that has the full details, all the data and all the information that is needed. They expect to do it in an expedited fashion. I don’t consider that consultation,” said Spahan.

“We're thinking about what is going to be happening for our future generations and what they have to deal with,” concluded Spahan.

Along with the Upper Nicola, two additional Bands have withdrawn their cases leaving four bands, including the Coldwater, fighting in the courts.


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