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Nova Scotia unveils community group grants, free Halifax bus passes for poor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017  HALIFAX _ A new grant program will provide up to $50,000 for community projects aimed at helping Nova Scotians living in poverty. The government says the Building Vibrant Communities grants are the first initiative in a $20-million, four-year plan to help reduce poverty levels. The grants will focus on areas […]

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Advocate calls for full review of Indigenous Affairs departments and bureaucrats that run them – APTN

December 13, 2017 The executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society is calling for a complete review of both departments under the Indigenous Affairs umbrella and the bureaucrats running them. “The operating system in INAC is still protecting what the bureaucrats think what the government’s interests are,” said Cindy Blackstock. “At […]

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RDV 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Delivers Strong Economic Impact Results

December 12, 2017 An economic analysis released today, Dec. 12, found the Rendez-Vous 2017 (RDV 2017) Tall Ships Regatta event generated $14.4 million in new money for the provincial economy, and $3 million in additional provincial tax revenue. RDV 2017 attracted an estimated 94,000 visitors from outside Nova Scotia. Total attendance at the various events […]

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Winnipeggers’ Need for Better Quality, More Affordable Housing Increases for First Time Since 1996

“Core housing need” measures the percentage of households within a city whose housing either: i) costs them more than 30 per cent of their income; ii) requires major repairs; or iii) is not big enough for their family size. What else can Peg tell us about core housing need in Winnipeg? Peg tells us… Winnipeg’s […]

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Helping Families Save Money and Fight Climate Change At Home – Government of ON

Green Ontario Fund Offering Rebates for Energy-Efficient Renovations December 13, 2017 Ontario families can now access rebates to complete low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations to their homes through a new program from the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. New GreenON Rebates will cover: […]

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Bowman reappointed as NIC President

December 12, 2017– NIC’s Board of Governors has renewed and extended its employment contract with John Bowman to serve as NIC President and CEO for a second term, until June 30, 2022. “You always want a successful team leader to feel appreciated, and to have no doubt about their being valued by the organization,” said […]

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Rabies in Cape Dorset

13 December 2017  The Department of Health would like to notify residents of Cape Dorset that a fox has been confirmed to have rabies. People are reminded to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. If you see an animal behaving strangely, staggering, frothing at the mouth, choking or making strange […]

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BC First Nations Legally Challenging Site C Decision – CKLB

December 13, 2017 At least two First Nations in BC are planning to legally challenge the government of BC’s decision to move forward with Site C construction. The project, which is behind schedule and over budget, has already used $4 billion, leading the government to and utilities commission conclude it would be a disservice to […]

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Survivor wants the world to know her residential school story – but first, she must get permission – The Globe and Mail

The federal government says an Indigenous woman who was abused at a residential school must get Ottawa’s permission and that of the Catholic Church, which ran the institution, before she can donate documents related to her case to a centre that is preserving the horrific legacy of the schools. Angela Shisheesh, 72, says she wants […]

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New funding to replace mouldy daycare in tsunami path – CBC

Grant will be used to create 34 new daycare spaces for the Ucluelet First Nation Dec 13, 2017 New daycare funding for the Ucluelet First Nation will be used to replace a mouldy building located in a tsunami flood zone. The $500,000 grant will help create 34 spaces in a new daycare centre to be […]

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Grades 11 and 12 to see redesigned curriculum in 2019

December 12, 2017 Yukon’s secondary schools will now have until September 2019 to prepare for the implementation of the redesigned curriculum for Grades 11 and 12, instead of September 2018 as originally planned. This aligns with the Government of British Columbia’s announcement that they have extended their implementation timeline for these grades. The Grade 10 […]

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Artist collective Isuma to represent Canada at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2019

December 13, 2017 The National Gallery of Canada announced today that the artist collective Isuma, led by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, will represent Canada at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2019. Isuma, meaning “to think, or a state of thoughtfulness” in Inuktitut, is Canada’s first Inuit video-based production company. […]

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Ontario Working to Reduce Poverty in the North

Province Partnering with First Nations to Increase Food Access and Employment Opportunities December 13, 2017 Ontario is investing in four community projects that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase access to safe and nutritious food, find good jobs and end homelessness in Kenora and the surrounding area. Pikangikum […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Métis Settlements General Council

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with representatives from the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC). Those who wish to attend are invited to contact Minister Bennett’s Press Secretary, Sabrina Williams. The event […]

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All Provinces and Territories Are Now Represented on the Centennial Flame

From Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, December 13, 2017 As part of Canada 150, the Government of Canada has added the symbols of Nunavut to the Centennial Flame so that every province and territory, from coast to coast to coast, is now represented. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada and the Right […]

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The Government of Canada protects Species at Risk habitat

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is dedicated to the protection of species at risk and their habitat from coast to coast to coast and is taking action to ensure their recovery. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Dominic LeBlanc has today signed eight Critical […]

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Photographer captures ‘the heart of Turtle Island’ in new book – Toronto Star

Photographer Mark Zelinski to hold Toronto launch of latest photo project Dec. 13, 2017 After five years of work, photographer Mark Zelinski will be in Toronto this week to launch the Heart of Turtle Island a book of photos and stories from a landscape that features in some of his earliest memories — the Niagara […]

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Short-sighted Site C – Salmon Arm Observer

Flooding land should no longer be an option Dec. 13, 2017 Fifteen thousand scientists can’t be wrong. But two political parties can. A month and a day after 15,000 scientists issued a warning to humanity about the state of the world – just their second in 25 years – Premier John Horgan gave the go-ahead […]

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Artist collective Isuma to represent Canada at the 2019 Venice Biennale – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017  OTTAWA _ The artist collective Isuma, led by filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, will represent Canada at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Isuma is an Inuit video-based production company co-founded in 1990 by a team of filmmakers including Kunuk and Cohn. Its goal is to preserve Inuit culture and language […]

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National inquiry into MMIWG comes to Inuvik after push from Inuit and Inuvialuit – CBC

Statement taking and outreach is taking place from Monday to Wednesday Dec 13, 2017 The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is in Inuvik this week in response to pressure from some members of the community. Staff arrived on Monday and are set up at the Capital Suites Hotel to hear […]

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Adoption and Permanancy Numbers Flagging for B.C.’s Children and Youth in Care

VICTORIA – The provincial government is faltering in its efforts to find permanent homes for the children and youth in its care – particularly for Indigenous children and youth – shows a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth. Only 84 B.C. children and youth in care were adopted during the first […]

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Romios Appoints New Vice-President, Exploration

TORONTO, ONTARIO, December 13, 2017 Romios Gold Resources Inc. (“Romios” or the “Company”) (TSX.V -RG) (OTC-PK: RMIOF) (Frankfurt: D4R) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Biczok, P.Geo., as Vice-President, Exploration effective December 13, 2017, subject to the approval of the TSXV. Mr. Biczok is an exploration geologist with 38 years of experience […]

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Red Pine Exploration announces resignation of Board member

Toronto, Ontario – December 13, 2017 – Red Pine Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: RPX) (“Red Pine” or the “Company”) announces that effective immediately, Mr. Michael Newman has resigned from the Board of Directors due to health concerns. The Company thanks Mr. Newman for the contributions he made during his tenure and wishes him a full and […]

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Arts/crafts show takes over Victoriaville – The Chronicle Journal

Dec 13, 2017 Victoriaville Centre is filled with authentic and traditional Aboriginal fine arts and crafts during the 16th annual Christmas Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts show and sale that is underway this week. More than 80 artisans, painters, crafters and artists from communities in Northern Ontario, have gathered in Victoriaville mall with a variety […]

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Rob Clarke drops out of Sask Party leadership contest – The Battlefords News-Optimist

December 13, 2017 Rob Clarke’s brief bid for the Saskatchewan Party leadership is at an end. He has withdrawn from the race, and in a media release announced he is endorsing Ken Cheveldayoff for the leadership. “For months now, Ken has been engaging old and new members in every corner of the province, including northern […]

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East-West Tie development pushes forward – Tbnewswatch.com

Contracting agreement signed for 450-kilometre transmission line project, which includes equity stake and partnership for six First Nations communities. THUNDER BAY – A $777-million power transmission line project that has been more than four years in the making is one major step closer to fruition. The East-West Tie transmission project, a 450-kilometre line that would […]

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Encanto Potash Corp and the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Met to Discuss Potential Federal Support for the Project and Muskowekwan First Nations Economic Development

VANCOUVER, Dec. 13, 2017 – Encanto Potash Corp. (“Encanto Potash” or the “Company”), an emerging potash development, mining and operating company advancing the Muskowekwan property in Saskatchewan, in partnership with Muskowekwan First Nations, is pleased to announce the most recent meeting between the Muskowekwan First Nation (“MFN”), Encanto Potash and several federal departments where information […]

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Canadian Orebodies Discovers New Gold Zone at Wire Lake Property

TORONTO, December 13, 2017 – Canadian Orebodies Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX Venture: CORE) is pleased to announce results from the Company’s prospecting program at Wire Lake and the discovery of a new gold zone that potentially extends the Wire Lake Gold Zone between 500 and 700 metres to the south. “This was a brand new […]

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Enterprise machine learning will double and jump start business growth and adoption, Deloitte predicts

Toronto, December 12, 2017 – Machine learning will intensify amongst medium and large-sized enterprises, doubling the number of implementations and pilot projects using machine learning technology in 2018 compared to last year, and then doubling again by 2020. According to Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions, advancements in machine learning technology include data science […]

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B.C. children adoption rates lagging, despite increased funding: watchdog – Columbia Valley Pioneer

More than 1,000 children are still waiting to be adopted, new report shows Dec. 13, 2017 Despite an increase in funding last year, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) says the Ministry of Children and Family Development is lagging far behind its annual goal for adoption placements of children and youth. From March to […]

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Mentorship program aims to support Indigenous health researchers – U Calgary Today

Network part of nationwide initiative to recruit and retain First Nation, Inuit and Métis scholars The University of Calgary is partnering with institutions across Alberta for a unique mentorship program to bolster supports for Indigenous scholars in health research. The Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation Network (AIM-HI Network) will build a community of support […]

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Leamington volunteers slice and dice 250K servings of food for remote First Nation communities – CBC

‘What we do here gives life to many people’ Dec 13, 2017 Alison Klassen holds an orange carrot that’s nearly as thick and wide as a can of Pringles. That giant carrot is set to be sliced up along with thousands of other similar-sized vegetables then dried out and packaged as soup mix to be […]

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Taking action on violence against women – Golden Star

The Golden Women’s Resource Centre set up a memoial at the fountain on Wednesday, December 6. Dec. 13, 2017 On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 6, a small group gathered at the fountain in downtown Golden to honour the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. The day was established […]

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Teck Resources Ltd.: Labour Action at Quebrada Blanca Operations; No Impact on Production

Vancouver, B.C. – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) announced today that the Union of Workers of Quebrada Blanca (Union No. 1), which represents 105 workers at Teck Quebrada Blanca Operations, has indicated that it may proceed with strike action as early as Wednesday, December 13. Operations will continue during a […]

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Osisko Mining Closes “Bought Deal” Private Placement Of Flow Through Shares For Ontario Properties

(Toronto, December 12, 2017) – Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) (“Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce, that it has completed a “bought deal” brokered private placement of an aggregate 479,550 common shares of the Corporation that will qualify as “flow-through shares” (within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada)) (“Flow-Through […]

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Active Energy Group Plc (‘Active Energy’ or ‘the Group’) Corporate Update

Active Energy, the London quoted international biomass based renewable energy and forestry management and business, announces that, given the increasing commercial interest in CoalSwitch™, Brian Evans-Jones will be changing his responsibilities to focus exclusively on Advanced Biomass Solutions Plc (‘ABS’) in his role at Managing Director. ABS is focused on commercialising CoalSwitch™. Following the achievement […]

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Good advocacy ‘exceptionally’ important to Supreme Court’s incoming judge Martin – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 13, 2017 Litigators take note: the Supreme Court of Canada’s latest nominee says she sets great store by incisive legal advocacy that helps her to do her job. “I find oral argument fascinating and very persuasive,” said Justice Sheilah Martin a former University of Calgary law dean, who spent nine years in private practice […]

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Ojibway ‘Netflix’ launches on Apple store – CBC

Ojibway TV believed to be world’s first Indigenous language streaming app Dec 12, 2017 The world’s first Indigenous language TV streaming app launched on the App Store Tuesday, allowing people to access Ojibway education and entertainment programming through an Apple TV device. The Winnipeg-based developers jokingly call it “the Ojibway Netflix.” It’s all part of […]

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Commentary: Tradition triumphs as Trudeau names Richard Wagner chief justice of Canada’s top court – Globalnews.ca

December 13, 2017 Hail to the new chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada — Justice Richard Wagner, replacing the outgoing Beverley McLachlin, who served in the position for 17 years. Here’s what McLachlin had to say about her successor: “I congratulate Justice Wagner on his appointment to this important and challenging role … […]

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Harte Gold Announces $27 Million Bought Deal Private Placement

Toronto – December 12, 2017 – HARTE GOLD CORP. (“Harte Gold”) (TSX: HRT / OTC: HRTFF / Frankfurt: H4O) is pleased to announce a Bought Deal Private Placement (the “Offering”) of approximately 55.3 million common shares at C$0.47 per common share and approximately 1.8 million flow through common shares at C$0.56 per flow-through common share […]

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Mason Graphite Announces $45 Million Bought Deal Private Placement Offering

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–( Dec. 12, 2017) – NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. Mason Graphite Inc. (“Mason Graphite” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:LLG)(OTCQX:MGPHF) announces that the Company has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. (together the “Underwriters”), under […]

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$3.2 billion is a drop in the bucket for clean water – Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser

December 13, 2017 Three billion dollars sounds like a lot of money and, in my family, we’d be set for life if we had access to that kind of cash but to the federal government, it’s a drop in the bucket so I really hope they don’t bat and eye because $3.2 billion is the […]

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Centennial Flame updated to include Nunavut, 18 years after territory created – CBC

Parliament Hill monument was built to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967 Dec 13, 2017 It’s taken almost two decades, but Nunavut finally has a spot on Parliament Hill’s Centennial Flame monument. The monument was built to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967, long before the creation of Nunavut some 32 years later. For weeks, […]

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Discovery Air Inc. Announces Results for the Quarter Ended October 31, 2017

Toronto, ON, December 12, 2017 – Discovery Air Inc. (the “Corporation”) announced its financial and operating results for the quarter ended October 31, 2017.  The interim condensed consolidated financial statements and management discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Corporation’s website at www.discoveryair.com. Financial Highlights Consolidated revenues for […]

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The North West Company Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings and a Quarterly Dividend

Winnipeg, December 12, 2017 (TSX: NWC): The North West Company Inc. (the “Company” or “North West”) today reported its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended October 31, 2017. It also announced that the Board of Directors have declared a dividend of $0.32 per share to shareholders of record on December 29, 2017, to […]

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Indigenous cancer study launched – Dawson Creek Mirror

December 13, 2017 Indigenous cancer survivor Johnna Sparrow says when it comes to cancer, knowledge is power. “Everyone needs a treatment strategy that suits their disease and their physical and spiritual needs. Yet our communities are used to being disempowered and to losing battles. The Indigenous Cancer Strategy has the ability to turn that around. […]

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Census 2016: Where is the discussion about Indigenous education? – The Globe and Mail

Recently, Statistics Canada released the final batch of results from the 2016 census. It included education statistics for Canadians – including Indigenous Canadians. Perhaps Indigenous education outcomes are the most important findings in this final batch, and among Indigenous education outcomes, perhaps the most important are high school completion results among young adults. They provide […]

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Cocaine, marijuana and cash used to buy votes in Saskatchewan First Nation election, report says – CBC

Report says ‘no doubt’ ballot-buying occurred at Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man First Nation election Dec 13, 2017 The whistleblower in a drugs-for-votes scheme on a Saskatchewan First Nation says the corruption needs to stop now. “I want people to know it’s OK to speak out. It’s been going on long enough,” Glenn Moosomin […]

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Regional Chief Day Condemns Bill 174 Receiving Royal Assent in The Ontario Legislature Without Adequate Engagement With First Nation Communities

Regional Chief Day Condemns Bill 174 Receiving Royal Assent in The Ontario Legislature Without Adequate Engagement With First Nation Communities (Toronto, December 12, 2017) The Chiefs of Ontario are condemning today’s vote in the Ontario Legislature which gives Royal Assent to Bill 174: Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017. Passing […]

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NWAC Declares Sex-Based Discrimination and Boycotts Historic Ministers Meeting

NWAC Declares Sex-Based Discrimination and Boycotts Historic Ministers Meeting December 11, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is boycotting a federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) meeting in Gatineau, QC with Ministers from across the country as a consequence of sex-based discrimination.  The Ministers’ Meeting has failed to provide NWAC a […]

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