Chad Day

Tahltan government president suspended

Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day has been suspended following a signed complaint.

  • Dec. 14, 2016 7:00 a.m.

From the Terrace Standard:

The president of the Tahltan Central Government has been suspended with pay by its central board of directors following a signed complaint sent to it.

Details of the complaint against Chad Day, 29, re-elected to a second two-year term as president this past July, are not being released.

The complaint is being investigated by a third party, said Tahltan Central Government executive director Calvin Carlick.

“This is not a disciplinary measure. This is a process that we would follow through with any employee,” said Carlick of the paid suspension.

“The [Tahltan Central Government] has a prescribed set of steps for the investigation of complaints.”

It is not yet known how long the third party investigation might last.

The Tahltan Central Government is the political arm of the Tahltan nation and is separate from the councils governing the Tahltan First Nation which has reserves in Telegraph Creek and Dease Lake and the Iskut First Nation which has a reserve at Iskut.

As such it speaks for Tahltan people on issues involving the approximately 94,000 square kilometres of traditional Tahltan territory which includes the headwaters of the Stikine, Nass and Skeena rivers.

The territory is also rich in minerals and has within it the Red Chris copper and gold mine.

Following the completion of the investigation, the board of directors, which is made up of representatives of the 10 main Tahltan families, will decide on next steps, said Carlick.

Shortly after his 2014 election, Day found himself dealing with a blockade staged by Tahltan and others on the road leading to the Imperial Metals-owned Red Chris copper and gold mine which was then under construction.

That blockade went up after the tailings pond burst at the Mount Polley copper mine which is located in the Cariboo and also owned by Imperial Metals.

The blockade went up in support of those affected by the Mount Polley tailings pond failure and to ensure more stringent environmental measures would take place at Red Chris.

Day was involved in the sequence of events which did lead to changes in the way waste and tailings would be handled at the mine.

That led to a permit being granted for the mine to open in 2015.

Just Posted

Smithers Gallery Association cancels Divas Friends Variety Show

The gallery says they can’t find anyone to book artists. Also, a look at arts 2018 funding requests.

VIDEOS and PHOTOS: 20th anniversary of the Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa court decision celebrated

Chiefs and elders from different houses spoke at the feast discussing their memories of the case.

No charges against Smithers RCMP officer for in-custody death

The Independent Investigations Office conducted an investigation into the actions of the officer.

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Pair of Bulkley Valley Otters named top swimmers

Zach Durnin was bronze medalist in 10 and under. Fergus Hobson, 16, took bronze in the senior boys.

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Family suspends search for missing Alberta couple, plane near Revelstoke

Due to bad weather, families of missing Albertan couple say they will resume in the spring

Canadian grocers make $3M per year from penny-rounding: UBC study

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the copper coin

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

B.C. anti-hate campaigner finds Google search on his efforts redirects to porn

Text from online news article about Cran Campbell being used to link to suspect websites

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

As anticipated, the movie fell shy of the opening weekend for J.J. Abrams’ 2015 franchise reboot

2 couples tie the knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

West Australian couple Anne Sedgwick, Lyn Hawkins have been together for 40 years

B.C. concert promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows

A man was witnessed making a Nazi salute during a heavy metal show at Pub 340

Most Read