Catalyst’s Paper mill has been operating for 59 years in Crofton and now the Halalt First Nation is alleging the mill has illegally trespassed on, and caused damages to, the First Nation’s asserted territories and fisheries resources.
The First Nation has launched two civil suits against Catalyst.
The second civil suit is actually a joint one with Sunvault Energy and Aboriginal Power Corporation and it alleging Catalyst breached of a confidentiality agreement.
Eli Enns is the Director of Operations for the Halalt First Nation.
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He says previous to this point in time, Halalt did not have the capacity to assert itself with Catalyst.
Catalyst is denying the allegations contained in both claims and intends to defend itself.