Courtenay hands out $200K in fines after 107 protected trees damaged

An arborist is pictured cutting branches with chainsaw in this file photo. (iStock) An arborist is pictured cutting branches with chainsaw in this file photo. (iStock)

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Assembly National Chief Archibald takes stage at meeting despite suspension

Dressed in Indigenous regalia, National Chief RoseAnne Archibald strode into the annual Assembly of First Nations gathering in Vancouver ahead of a group of chanting supporters on Tuesday. Just the day before, Archibald said she had been 'erased' from the agenda after her suspension in June. Instead, she led opening ceremonies and welcomed attendees in her opening address.