The province has announced two new revenue-sharing agreements with the Tahltan First Nation.
Minister of Aboriginal Relations, John Rustad says the Tahltan will see revenue from the McLymont Creek and Volcano Creek run of river projects.
“What this will do is this will share the revenue from our water and land rentals that are associated with these clean energy projects back with the Tahltan people to allow them to be able to use that money to reinvest back into their communities.”
Rustad says the projects are still in the construction phase so initial payments to the Tahltan will be small but as after completed the revenues will increase significantly.
He says the two projects also help B.C. meet its clean energy needs in a socially responsible way.