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Halalt First Nation files civil claims

Catalyst Paper has announced it has been served with two Notices of Civil Claim by the Halalt First Nation and its business partners.
The first claim was filed by the Halalt and its members alleging Catalyst has illegally trespassed on, and caused damages to, the First Nation’s asserted territories and fisheries resources through the operation of Catalyst’s Crofton Mill since 1957.

The First Nation is seeking an interim and permanent injunction restraining Catalyst from conducting its operations at the Crofton Mill that interfere with the Halalt’s claimed riparian, water and land rights and are also seeking approximately $2 billion in damages.

The second claim was filed jointly by the Halalt First Nation, Sunvault Energy and Aboriginal Power Corporation alleging Catalyst disclosed certain confidential information pertaining to a proposed anaerobic digester facility in breach of a confidentiality agreement.

Eli Enns is the Director of Operations for the Halalt First Nation.

He says previous to this point in time, Halalt did not have the capacity to assert itself with Catalyst…..

Enns says talks had been going on with Catalyst for while….

Catalyst is denying the allegations contained in both claims and intends to defend itself.

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