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Blizzard Uranium Claim Update
We are living through days where our current actions could bring changes to our planet that we have never seen throughout recorded history. Through my deep desire to act, I would like to bring a very important issue to your attention and ask for your help.
'Prospectors' have had their sights on BC's rich supply of uranium for at least 30 years. I live in the Kettle Valley watershed that could very likely become the location of BC's first uranium mine. If BOSS POWER CORPORATION succeeds in their court battle against the Province of British Columbia, re: the Blizzard claim, it will be one more nail in our proverbial nuclear casket.
I have dedicated many hours over the last few years gaining awareness of the deadly consequences that follow a nuclear path. I am weary of the corruption and political tyranny, but I believe in the people around me and the power we have to resist corporate terrorism.
The Blizzard claim was a uranium exploration site in late 1970s. As the local residents and all of BC learned more about the risks they were being exposed to, resistance grew rapidly. The protests became so inflamed that Premiere Bill Bennett enacted a seven year moratorium on the exploration of uranium and thorium on February 27, 1980.
By 2006 the moratorium had lapsed, The Mineral Tenures Act was stripped of pages of regulations, the price of uranium rose steadily and the malignancy that is the Blizzard claim began to metastasize.
The ever-burning coal of resistance was fanned into life again and the people of the Kettle Valley and BC spent the next couple of years expressing their concerns about the health and safety of their watershed and themselves, by continuously voicing their unwavering opposition to uranium exploration.
On April 24, 2008 the province of BC put out a press release stating “The Province will not support the exploration and development of uranium in British Columbia...”
Quotes from REASON FOR JUDGEMENT November 23, 2010
On April 21, 2008, Boss Power submitted a Notice of Work and Reclamation Program (the “NOW”) to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (the “MEMPR”) pursuant to s. 10 of the Mines Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 293. The NOW outlined approximately $4 million of work, including exploratory drilling, which the plaintiffs planned to perform on the Mineral Claims before May 12, 2009 (the “Work”). The Work was required to validate earlier feasibility studies and to assist the plaintiffs to obtain financing. It was also needed to satisfy regulatory requirements so that Boss Power could apply for federal government approval to undertake uranium and thorium mining activities on the Claims Area.The defendant intended to proceed with this action by way of summary trial on August 13, 2010. However the plaintiffs applied for leave to amend their statement of claim to include a claim for misfeasance in public office. The defendant objected to this amendment and the parties used the August 13 court date to argue the amendment.
The plaintiffs’ application was successful. The amended pleading is in the form of a notice of civil claim and alleges that the Regulation, the News Release, the Order-in-Council and the conduct of the Province, through its agents at MEMPR, constitute an expropriation of the Mineral Claims to the benefit of the Province. It also advances the claim of misfeasance in public office.
'The plaintiffs seek a declaration that their interest in certain mineral claims has been expropriated and compensation in the range of $42 million to $59 million. They also allege that the Province is liable for misfeasance in public office and claim the misfeasance caused them damage equal to the damage caused by the alleged expropriation.' To read the whole document please see. http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/10/16/2010BCSC1648.htm
Background on Boss Power Corporation
In order to understand the threat this action poses to B.C., I offer you some background on Boss Power. This is not Boss Power's first kick at the cat. CEO of Boss Power, Randall Stewart Rogers, is also the CEO of a mining venture called Solomon Resources LTD. In Mongolia, in December of 2009, Solomon was instrumental in helping create and pass 'The New Nuclear Act', that supported their claim of expropriation. In Mongolia, they used the same legal arguments being offered to BC Supreme Court. They secured an exploration permit for their Baruunbayan property under the New Nuclear Act. This, after Mongolian civilians were shot and killed for protesting fixed elections in 2008.
Randall Rogers is also a former RCMP officer who was a member of an elite branch called IMET or Integrated Market Enforcement Teams. (Below taken for www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca)
An Integrated Market Enforcement Team (IMET) is a group of highly specialized investigators dedicated to ensuring that those who commit serious capital markets fraud offences will be discovered, investigated, prosecuted, and incarcerated in an effective and timely fashion.
This training in market fraud has made Mr. Rogers and expert in how to manipulate global markets and should not be taken lightly. While investigating other global companies for market fraud, Mr. Rogers has had a chance to study first hand how to use global market laws to achieve his odious goals.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
Inspired by her wise words, I as a thoughtful, committed, citizen call on you for help.
REASON FOR JUDGEMENT November 23, 2010. 'In deciding whether the case is an appropriate one for judgment under R. 18A [now Rule 9-7] the chambers judge will always give full consideration to all of the evidence which counsel place before him but he will also consider whether the evidence is sufficient for adjudication. For example, the absence of an affidavit from a principal player in the piece, unless its absence is adequately explained, may cause the judge to conclude either that he cannot find the facts necessary to decide the issues, or that it would be unjust to do so' (Author's underscore)
I have seven weeks to collect as many statements from other thoughtful, committed, citizens as an affidavit to submit to the supreme court: evidence that must be considered at the October 3, 2011 trial. We constitute 'principal players in the piece.' The very survival of our watershed is at stake. Our very DNA is at risk.
If you have a moment to write a brief statement, there are a number of ways to get me a copy, so I can forward it to the appropriate eyes and ears. If you have internet/email the easiest way is to write your statement in the body of your email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send everyone who makes a statement a confirmation number. If you submit and don't receive a reply please resend or call me directly at 250 446-2156. You can join the Facebook group boss.vs.bc and post your statement there or you could tweet boss.vs.bc on twitter.
If you prefer to mail a statement to me, my address is
Erika Tafel Box 28, Rock Creek British Columbia V0H 1Y0
I won't respond to these unless a phone number is included where I can reach you. Lastly, if you would like to make a verbal statement I am able to record you, so please call the phone number above to set up an appointment.
Canada's mining laws are archaic and obsolete. Please help.