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Sasquatch Cited in Mine Hearings (B.C. Canada)
The Prince George Citizen ^ | August 21, 2013 | Peter JAMES

Posted on 08/27/2013 8:49:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

sasquatch photo: Sasquatch Sasquatch.jpg

Sasquatch cited in mine hearings

Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into the proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine.

While most of the attention focused on more tangible creatures like trout, salmon and grizzly bears, members of First Nations community have repeatedly brought up the sasquatch during community hearings over the past three weeks.

In most cases, the aboriginal speakers talked about the ape-like man in the context of legend, but others treated sasquatches as something the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency panel should seriously consider. It is studying a proposal by Taseko Mines to construct an open-pit facility about 125 km south of Williams Lake.

Former Esdilagh chief Thomas Billyboy said not only has he noticed grizzly bears leaving the Cariboo - which he attributes to increased development in the region - he said sasquatches have been leaving, too. Billyboy interpreted the movement of all the animals as a sign everything in the Chicoltin area could die if more industry is allowed to set up camp in the area.

Billyboy told the panel that he's heard that sasquatches have been spotted as far away as Vanderhoof.

"I'm not kidding you," he said. "One fella said there's something really stinking in the bush when he was coming back and the image of a person standing there."

Other speakers told the panel about the cultural value sasquatches play in their society.

During hearings in Tl'etinqox-tin, Angelina Stump told the panel that her people's oral history includes a time many generations ago when animals spoke directly with people. At that point in their history, the aborginals had to kill the sasquatches or risk being killed themselves.

"If that did not happen, to this day they might have taken us over if that did not happen," she said of the sasquatches. "That is what I hear."

Also at Tl'etinqox-tin, university student Colton Phillips said the story of the last sasquatch was an important component of a culture camp he recently attended. He said the creature is buried near a place where a woman was turned into rock and three dogs were transformed into stone.

"The sasquatch story happened up right on top of this mountain here," he told the panel. "It's history over there. You can walk up and probably try to find that cave."

Meanwhile, Esdilagh First Nation Chief Bernie Elkins spoke of the sasquatch during both his opening and closing remarks, but he used to creature to lighten the mood in the hearing room.

"Just watch out for the sasquatch on your way out," he said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bigfoot; britishcolumbia; canada; coppermining; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; godsgravesglyphs; goldmining; legend; mining; sasquatch; skunkape
 photo ALGORE-ManbearpigGIF_zpsbcf4101c.gif "You can't put a strip mine here. I'm super cereal!"
1 posted on 08/27/2013 8:49:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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 photo original_zps189bba25.gif What's wrong with mining for godl and copper?!? I think Sasquatch's ancestors would approve of using tools to improve living standards and create prosperity.
2 posted on 08/27/2013 8:51:10 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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 photo BigFoot.jpg Just in case ...
3 posted on 08/27/2013 8:52:44 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

There’s a reason I always check out these threads.......LOL!

Excellent Ad!


4 posted on 08/27/2013 8:54:25 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s called mitigation. Build the mine.
Find out what Bigfoots like and give them free stuff.


5 posted on 08/27/2013 8:58:20 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: DogByte6RER
While most of the attention focused on more tangible creatures like trout, salmon and grizzly bears, members of First Nations community have repeatedly brought up the sasquatch during community hearings over the past three weeks.

Oh boy. Native Americans (or "First Nations" or whatever they are called these days) try to hold up tangible economic development based on a fantasy creature. In a sane world, their "issue" would be laughed right off the agenda the same as if a Greek claimed that the mine would disrupt the habitat of Zeus or Apollo. But we don't live in a sane world. We live in a PC world where you would get sent to sensitivity re-education prison if you laugh at a First Nation person. So we have to take this s___t seriously.

6 posted on 08/27/2013 9:01:40 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: DogByte6RER

BC boy here. Pretty much sasquatch sightings are so-so in the Interior BC. Lower Nelson or Cranbrook at the US-CA border, you get the odd stories when hiking or fishing. They’re the original illegal alien, crossing from North Cali to WA into BC and vice versa. MonsterQuest even did the episode called Ape Island (Vancouver Island) where the sasquatch swims across the islands. Now I see the other sasquatch in the White Hut.


7 posted on 08/27/2013 9:06:52 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I guess you didn’t read the entire excerpt above. Be sure to read the last two lines. You’ll get a laugh.


8 posted on 08/27/2013 9:07:09 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

First Nations’ are a bunch of pampered drunkard natives canucks who get free money from the BC govt and squander it every first wednesday of the month, aka Mardi Gras’. Even when I was in high school in vancouver, they got free land, no tax, free education but the worst villages. However, you marry one, you are set for life receiving at least 2.5K/mo as ‘reparations’ from whitey. We even have an Aboriginals Minister whose sole duty is to be a liberal white-guilt ridden idiot.


10 posted on 08/27/2013 9:14:06 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Slyfox; Jewbacca

Jewbacca with a shiksa? Say it isn’t so!


11 posted on 08/27/2013 9:23:05 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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14 posted on 08/27/2013 11:30:53 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: null and void

Apparently, I was spared by a moderator.

Doubt they were looking out for me, however.


15 posted on 08/28/2013 7:38:06 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: DogByte6RER; JoeProBono; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...

Thanks DogByte6RER.
...at environmental review hearings into the proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine... the aboriginal speakers talked about the ape-like man in the context of legend, but others treated sasquatches as something the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency panel should seriously consider... Former Esdilagh chief Thomas Billyboy said... sasquatches have been leaving... a sign everything in the Chicoltin area could die if more industry is allowed to set up camp in the area.. During hearings in Tl'etinqox-tin, Angelina Stump told the panel that her people's oral history includes a time... the aborginals had to kill the sasquatches or risk being killed themselves. "If that did not happen, to this day they might have taken us over if that did not happen," she said of the sasquatches... university student Colton Phillips said... the last sasquatch... is buried near a place where a woman was turned into rock and three dogs were transformed into stone.
Dueling oral traditions / cryptobiology / cryptozoology ping.

16 posted on 09/01/2013 8:46:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Other speakers told the panel about the cultural value sasquatches play in their society.

Angelina Stump told the panel that her people's oral history includes a time many generations ago when animals spoke directly with people. At that point in their history, the aborginals had to kill the sasquatches or risk being killed themselves. "If that did not happen, to this day they might have taken us over if that did not happen,"


17 posted on 09/01/2013 10:44:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv; All

The article mentions a cave connected with the Sasquatch story. I wonder if it has every been studied/excavated by archeologists?


18 posted on 09/01/2013 1:26:20 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: DogByte6RER

There was no word on the theory that the feast day main course for Big Foot is Spotted Owl. It is believed by many and confirmed by a computer simulation study that increases in Big Foot (cant’s spell sasquatch) population is directly correlated to dramatic decrease in spotted owl habitat.

The spotted owl population decrease to the verge of endangerment was previously thought to be caused by timbering old growth forest. Current studies now indicate that is not the case. The owls are merely eaten by the more plentiful Big Foots.


19 posted on 09/01/2013 1:53:06 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: DogByte6RER

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/03/elf_detection_101.html

The search for elves delayed Aloca 6 months in Iceland.

A friend of mind used scientific methods to evaluate a proposed road in Hawaii for burial sites. Found several areas with possible sites. However, the local native said that they didn’t care about graves where the spirit had left the body already. They were only concerned about graves where the spirit was still there. And for that they needed the native guy (a Shaman or some-such).

I wonder how much of this is for “real” (the natives really believe these things), and how much of it is just made-up to extort money from the interested parties?


20 posted on 09/01/2013 10:47:18 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: SunkenCiv

And people wonder why these primitives never advanced....


21 posted on 09/02/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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