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City project funding options, Aboriginal Housing Society plans; City Council preview – My Prince George Now

The Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George will discuss its future projects with City Council at Monday night’s meeting. It’s still seeking a few permits before starting a 3-storey, 27 unit seniors home on Spruce Street. The Society is also seeking a property rezoning for a lot near 17th and Winnipeg before it can develop […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20177 Views

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Ontario Providing Improved Access to Legal Services

Province to Increase Legal Aid Eligibility Threshold on April 1, 2017 March 27, 2017 Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is providing more people with affordable access to legal services by increasing the financial eligibility threshold for legal aid by another six per cent. Effective April 1, 2017, about 140,000 more people will be eligible […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 20174 Views

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Three First Nations students off to National Spelling Bee – MBC

27 March 2017 Three students from First Nation community schools in Saskatchewan will be heading to the National Spelling Bee in Toronto in May after Friday’s Provincial First Nation Spelling Bee in Saskatoon. McKenna Fineblanket of Bishop Roborecki School in Saskatoon won in the primary division. Noah Merasty from Gateway Elementary in Meadow Lake took […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20176 Views

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Aliya Kooistra passionate about helping Northern Canada – TheSpec.com

Hamilton District Christian High School student back from Global Vision’s Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus Aliya Kooistra got a second chance to see an area of Canada most people never get to visit — and it likely won’t be her last trip to Nunavut. She recently returned from her second trip to Iqaluit to attend Global […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20175 Views

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Alberta and Blackfoot Confederacy sign historic agreement

March 24, 2017 The Alberta government and Blackfoot Confederacy have signed a new relationship agreement that will have both parties working closely on shared priorities. The Blackfoot Confederacy includes three First Nations in southern Alberta – the Blood Tribe, also known as the Kainai First Nation, Piikani Nation and Siksika Nation. These Nations have about 25,000 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201713 Views

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Indigenous Health Website Launched – 250 News

March 27, 2017 Prince George, B.C. – What used to be Aboriginal Health is now Indigenous Health and the name change comes as a new Indigenous Health website has been launched. Over the past year, there has been a great deal of work to partner with Indigenous peoples and communities, all with a goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20176 Views

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Federal budget invests in sustainability – Groundwater Canada

Ottawa – The 2017 federal budget includes several initiatives aimed at spurring “clean growth.” The government’s plan to promote sustainability includes the following initiatives: With the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the government and its provincial, territorial and indigenous partners laid out a plan to create good, well-paying jobs and leave a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20176 Views

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Statement from Dr. Jane Aubin: Promoting Equity and Excellence in Health Research

March 24, 2017 Equity is an integral part of a sustainable health research ecosystem. Beyond the obvious reality that all researchers should have equitable access to funding for their research, equity also allows for diversity in the system. There have been countless studies that show that diversity—not just of scientific expertise, but of the people […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 20173 Views

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Law conferences: The many benefits of participation – Canadian Lawyer

March 27, 2017 Attending a law conference last week, I had the chance to participate in the Canadian Law Student Conference, hosted by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. Now in its tenth year, this annual conference held in Windsor, Ont., invites students from across the country to present their own research papers […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20176 Views

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CRTC public hearing for radio licensing to serve urban Aboriginal communities

March 27, 2016 – Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Over the next three days in the National Capital Region, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will be holding a hearing for radio licensing to serve urban Aboriginal communities. At the hearing, the CRTC will consider the five applications received for a radio licence […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 20176 Views

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Initial Findings from the Nunavut Government Employee Survey, 2016

Released: 2017-03-27 The public service is the largest employer in Nunavut. New data from the 2016 Nunavut Government Employee Survey contains information about conditions that create a good work environment, as well as potential barriers to the employment and retention of Inuit in the public service in Nunavut. Approximately 6,300 employees work in the public sector in Nunavut—95% for the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20173 Views

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Jean-Pierre Blais at the public hearing on applications to operate radio stations serving Indigenous Canadians in major urban markets

Gatineau (Quebec) March 27, 2017 Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Scenario –   Introduction of Elder, Ms. Renaud, by CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais. Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to this public hearing. Before we start, I would like to invite Elder Monique Renaud, Métis of Algonquin and Huron-Wendat descent, to open this […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 20178 Views

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Media availability with Minister Bennett and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs on Child and Family Services

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Winnipeg – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will make an announcement that supports Canada’s engagement on child and family services with Manitoba First Nations through its partnership with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 Time: 10:30 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20175 Views

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Budget 2017 supports lifelong learning for a changing job market

Government of Canada makes it easier for adult learners to get post-secondary education support March 27, 2017             Dartmouth, Nova Scotia             Employment and Social Development Canada Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. Canada is home to a well-educated and highly skilled […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 20174 Views

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Saskatchewan rural bus service a must for vulnerable people: B.C. First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 26, 2017 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Saskatchewan needed innovative ways to continue providing rural bus service instead of gutting it altogether, says an advocate for a British Columbia First Nation that fought for 10 years to get transportation along a route where women have been murdered. Dawn George, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20175 Views

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Polling shows hydro was No. 1 concern in Ontario long before relief announced – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2017 By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario’s government learned from its own polling that the rising cost of hydro was people’s top concern 10 months before the Liberals publicly acknowledged it and announced an eight-per-cent reduction on electricity bills. The government-commissioned polling from 2013 to 2016 _ examined […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20175 Views

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The Daily Monday, March 27, 2017

Softwood Lumber Satellite Account, 2013 to 2015 Estimates of the Softwood Lumber Satellite Account (SLSA) are now available for the years 2013 to 2015. Continue reading Study: The Effects of Education on Canadians’ Retirement Savings Behaviour Higher levels of educational attainment are estimated to directly increase the savings and wealth accumulation of Canadians—even after taking […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 20172 Views

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Award winning author Richard Wagamese honoured at Saturday memorial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 25, 2017 By Dale Bass, Kamloops This Week THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ Although Edna Manitowabi did not know author and journalist Richard Wagamese well, she knew the power of his words. The Ojibway elder and professor emeritus at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., spoke at a memorial service on Saturday […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20177 Views

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Trudeau returns to byelection campaign trail, critics say he should stay away – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 24, 2017 By Mike Blanchfied and Stephanie Levitz THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Advance voting began Friday in five federal byelections and the prime minister was back on the stump, appearing at an event for the Liberal candidate in an Ottawa-area riding. Justin Trudeau’s late afternoon visit to Ottawa-Vanier followed an event […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 20177 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

March 24, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in response to the announcement by United States President Donald Trump that his administration has approved the Keystone XL pipeline: “This is an […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 201726 Views

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Canada’s indigenous people determined to improve their lives

Credits: FRANCE 24 English Published on Mar 17, 2017 Although Canada regularly tops international rankings for its quality of life, the daily existence of the country’s indigenous people, also known as “First Nations”, has more in common with that of the world’s least developed countries. Even today, Canada’s indigenous peoples, also known as First Nations, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 201721 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief Isadore day Says ‘World Water day Means Meeting Basic Human Rights dnd Protecting Ontario’s Clean Water for Future Generations’

TORONTO, ON (March 21, 2017) – Tomorrow, March 22 is World Water Day. Since 1993, the United Nations has made this a day of to bring awareness to issues related to the future of water around the globe. Ontario alone has over one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. “Water Day reminds us that water is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201752 Views

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Today’s Federal Budget Builds Upon Last Year’s $8.4 Billion Investment Over Five Years With an Additional $3.4 Billion in New Funding, Which Includes $828 Million in New Health Investments

Today’s Federal Budget Builds Upon Last Year’s $8.4 Billion Investment Over Five Years With an Additional $3.4 Billion in New Funding, Which Includes $828 Million in New Health Investments Ottawa ON (Mar 22, 2017) – “Today’s federal budget has taken a significant step towards addressing the desperate health needs of First Nations, particularly those suffering […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201754 Views

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Media advisory – Community meeting on Métis Rights issues

FORT FRANCES, ON, March 24, 2017  – The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is holding a half-day community meeting in Fort Frances for MNO citizens from Northwestern Ontario. The meeting will focus on Métis rights and outstanding claims in Northwestern Ontario. Time: Lunch will start at 12:00 pm and the meeting will run from 1:00 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201738 Views

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Canadore College Reacts to Federal Budget Commitments

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College president, George Burton, is delighted with the federal government’s focus on lifelong learning for all Canadians in the budget tabled yesterday. “It is great to see our government investing in new funding for skills training, Indigenous education and social innovation,” said Burton. “It is welcoming news to see the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201738 Views

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City of Calgary raises Treaty 7 flag at City Hall

Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Treaty 7 Chiefs joined together in a ceremony to raise the Treaty 7 flag at City Hall today. The ceremony acknowledged that Calgary, traditionally known as Moh’kinsstis, is situated on the traditional territory of the Treaty 7 Nations. The ceremony also blessed the shared journey between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201734 Views

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Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage to Support Workers and Families

Fourth Consecutive Annual Increase Provides Significant Boost to Take Home Pay March 24, 2017 Ministry of Labour Ontario is continuing to boost income for workers across the province by increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, which will bring the wage up to $11.60 this fall. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn made […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201732 Views

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Nine Quebec Cities and their Native Friendship Centres Join Forces to Improve Services for Urban Aboriginal People

VAL-D’OR, QC, March 23, 2017 – As the second meeting between mayors and the Quebec Native Friendship Centre Movement draws to a close, representatives from nine cities and their nine Native Friendship Centres signed the Mutual Commitment to Improve the Living Conditions of Urban Aboriginal People and set up a Joint Committee to solidify dialogue […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201741 Views

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NTI Welcomes Some Parts of Federal Budget, Promotes Further Action

March 24, 2017 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk expressed modest optimism at portions of new funding promised in the federal budget released this week. Budget 2017 commits $240 million over 11 years for Nunavut housing. The budget proposes to invest $828.2 million over five years to improve health outcomes for First Nations and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201734 Views

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Partnership lands invitation for community forest near Fort Nelson

March 24, 2017 FORT NELSON – Opportunities for greater input into local forest management are expanding near Fort Nelson following an invitation from Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson to the Fort Nelson First Nation and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality to apply for a community forest agreement. Fort Nelson First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201738 Views

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Province Issues March Flood Outlook for 2017

March 24, 2017 Flood Risk Remains Moderate to Major in West, Eases in Red River Valley: Pedersen Levels of spring flooding continue to be dependent on future weather conditions, however the risk of overland flooding is slightly reduced since the February outlook while it still remains moderate to major across the province, Infrastructure Minister Blaine […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201729 Views

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Message of Condolence on the Passing of Mr. William Rompkey

It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the passing of the Honourable Bill Rompkey. Mr. Rompkey served the people of Labrador as a Member of Parliament and Senator for over three decades. During those years, he played an integral role in promoting Labrador’s disinctiveness and uniqueness. He fought for Labrador to have its […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201733 Views

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MNO President Froh welcomes investment in Métis self-government announced in federal budget

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) President Margaret Froh welcomed the announcements in the March 22 federal budget that will provide greater support for Métis families, communities and government within the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). The 2017 budget commits significant funding to build the governance capacity of the Métis National Council (MNC), the MNO, and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201738 Views

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NACO to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with national tour

March 23, 2017 Details for Canada 150 Tour released OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 — This spring and fall the National Arts Centre Orchestra will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation by embarking on a national tour— the first to be led by the Orchestra’s highly acclaimed Music Director Alexander Shelley. The Canada 150 Tour begins […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201733 Views

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Savanna Reiterates Rejection of The Hostile Total Offer, Reminds Shareholders Of Superior Transaction With Western Energy

CALGARY, March 23, 2017 – Savanna Energy Services Corp. (“Savanna”) (TSX–SVY) today reiterates the Savanna board of directors’ (the “Savanna Board”) unanimous rejection of the offer from Total Energy Services Inc. (“Total”) to purchase all of the Savanna Shares on the basis of 0.13 common shares of Total (“Total Shares”) and $0.20 in cash for […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201735 Views

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Steve Patry’s NFB doc Waseskun screening in Rivière-du-Loup on March 27. More screenings to come in other regions of Quebec

From National Film Board March 20, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Steve Patry’s new feature-length documentary Waseskun, produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), will be presented at a Cinédit screening at the Cinéma Princesse in Rivière-du-Loup on Monday, March 27. The screening will take place at 7:30 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201738 Views

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Hatch Speaker Series on the mining industry of the future

March 24, 2017 On March 6 and 7 in Toronto, we launched our all-new Speaker Series focusing on the mining industry of the future. For two days, our top-tier experts presented and led discussions on the biggest challenges facing the mining industry today and what we can do, together, to change the face of mining […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201731 Views

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Western Energy Services Corp. Announces Agreements with Savanna Energy Services Corp. Shareholders

Mar, 22 2017 CALGARY, ALBERTA ‐ Western Energy Services Corp. (“Western”) (TSX: WRG) advises that its proposed arrangement (the “Arrangement”) with Savanna Energy Services Corp. (“Savanna”) providing for the issuance of 0.85 of a Western common share and payment of $0.21 of cash for each Savanna common share has gained additional strong support from Savanna […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201731 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation to Invest in North End Hockey Program

March 23, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is proud to make a $10K investment in families and youth in Winnipeg’s North End. Today President David Chartrand made this presentation to the youth and leaders of the North End Hockey Program (NEHP). This donation will help address costs associated with registration, equipment, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201737 Views

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ILA Community Tour: Dates Announced

March 24, 2017 Inuvialuit Land Administration has organized a community tour to explain opportunities related to Inuvialuit Settlement Region mineral development and to understand community attitudes towards mineral exploration and development. Ultimately, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation wants to develop an Inuvialuit Mineral Development Policy. Your community’s involvement will help ensure any policy is meaningful. Specific dates, times and locations […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201735 Views

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National Inquiry: Application – Families and relatives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Quebec

Families and relatives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Quebec, The National Inquiry is looking for you to get involved. QNW encourages you to be in contact with the Inquiry to make your voices heard throughout this process. What you need to know: This inquiry is looking into the systemic causes of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201731 Views

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Five paintings donated by Imperial added to the National Gallery of Canada collection: Gift launches Imperial’s $6 million art donation program commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial

March 23, 2017 In honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Imperial announced the launch of its largest-ever philanthropic art donation program at an event at the National Gallery of Canada. Forty-three paintings by prominent Canadian artists, worth an estimated $6 million, are being donated to 15 museums across the country. The Gallery received five […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201719 Views

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NTI: President extends condolences on passing of Bill Rompkey

March 23, 2017 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he was saddened to hear the news this week of the passing of former Labrador MP and Senator Bill Rompkey. “Mr. Rompkey was a long-time friend of Labrador and a strong advocate for Labrador Inuit and self-governance,” says President Lampe. “During his political career, and even after […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201714 Views

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens with radical political love story – Thestar.com

The program also includes films highlighting Canada’s own historical horrors. March 24, 2017 Human Rights Watch: Cinema remains a powerful tool for raising awareness of issues of human rights and social justice wherever those struggles take place in the world. But while stories from Syria, China, Egypt and Pakistan certainly figure strongly in the latest […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201715 Views

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Margolese Prize Winner Wants Homelessness No More – The Tyee

Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam talks housing, treaty, and LGBTQ2S+ rights in lead-up to Vancouver event. Sylvia McAdam is not one to back down from a human rights fight. A co-founder of the Idle No More grassroots Indigenous advocacy movement that spread across Canada in 2012, McAdam, a member of the nêhiyaw or Cree […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201716 Views

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NAFC is Encouraged by the 2017 Federal Budget

OTTAWA, March 22, 2017 – The Federal Government released its strategy for “Building a Strong Middle Class” today that describes its focus on the middle class as central to strengthening and growing Canada’s economy. The President of the National Association of Friendship Centres, Mr. Christopher Sheppard is cautiously optimistic about the Government’s commitments to the urban […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201710 Views

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JunoFest comes to Ottawa: So many bands, so little time – Ottawa Citizen

March 24, 2017 Blues hero Colin Linden is playing the Rainbow Bistro. Folk-rockers the Strumbellas are at Bronson Centre for an all-ages show. Almost all the Juno jazz nominees can be found at Live on Elgin, while a team of reggae contenders join forces at Cafe Dekcuf and indigenous artists take over Mercury Lounge. Those […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201714 Views

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Sandstorm Gold Announces the Acquisition of 22 Royalties During Q1, 2017

March 23, 2017 Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (“Sandstorm” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: SAND, TSX: SSL) has acquired 22 net smelter return (“NSR”) royalties during the first quarter of 2017 for consideration of US$1.9 million. The assets include royalties on development-stage, advance exploration-stage and exploration-stage projects located in Canada, Mexico and Peru. A complete list of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201713 Views

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With Mistawasis Land Code Vote, Saskatoon Tribal Council First to Regain Control and Management of Lands – SFNEDN

On January 16th, 2017 the members of Mistawasis First Nation voted by a ratio of 9:1 to approve its proposed Land Code, allowing the transfer of control and management of its lands back to the community, under the provisions of the First Nations Land Management Act. Mistawasis was preceded by the other six members of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201723 Views

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2017 Federal Budget Impact on Oilfield Services – MNP

The 2017 Federal Budget announced March 22 by Finance Minister Bill Morneau included some expected and unexpected amendments relating directly to Canada’s oil and gas industry. While a $30-million injection into Alberta’s Orphan Well fund was welcomed by industry, tax changes around drilling new wells and flow-through share credits for junior producer were not. Prior […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201720 Views

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