OLD CROW – The Yukon and the Vuntut Gwitchin governments are pleased to announce the creation of a 1.21 million-hectare Habitat Protection Area (HPA) that will safeguard one of the most important wetland complexes in Canada.
Victoria, British Columbia (June 30, 2009) – Close to 100 local youth will benefit from the Government of Canada’s support of an employment project. The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
Montreal, Quebec (June 30, 2009) – Canadian Royalties Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX:CZZ) announces that it has begun to take the steps necessary to acquire a 100% interest in the Expo-Ungava Property, given that Ungava Minerals Exploration Inc. (subsidiary of Nearctic Nickel Mines Ltd.) (“Ungava Minerals”) has failed to bring its joint venture account into good standing.
Backgrounder: H1N1 Flu Virus: Background on Government Actions (http://phac-aspc.gc.ca/media/nr-rp/2009/2009_0629bck-eng.php)
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq today updated Canadians on the H1NI flu virus response and reemphasized the Government of Canada’s ongoing collaboration with its national and international partners to manage the spread of this virus. The Minister and Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones will be participating in an international meeting on the global response to H1N1 flu virus in Cancun, Mexico from July 1-3.
DUMONT NICKEL INC. (DNI : TSX-Ven, DG7 : Frankfurt)
TORONTO, June 30 – With reference to press release of June 22, 2009, by Metalex Ventures Ltd. (MTX:TSX-Ven), and related release of even date by Arctic Star Diamond Corp. (ADD: TSX-Ven), Dumont Nickel Inc. (DNI:TSX-Ven, DG7:FSE) is pleased to announce that, based on new analytical results obtained by Metalex from recent work completed by it on prior drill core from claims situated approximately seven kilometres south of the Victor diamond mine, Attawapiskat region, Ontario, Metalex has concluded that eight of the nine drill holes tested intersected “the margins or upper levels of buried kimberlite intrusive complexes”. Metalex further concluded that the new results “indicate that a new group of previously unconfirmed kimberlites have been discovered in the area”.
Key findings outline the challenges and opportunities associated with delivering child guardianship services in British Columbia
VANCOUVER, June 29 – The Public Guardian Trustee of British Columbia (PGT) today released the first annual report on its child and youth Guardian of Estate services, which details specific challenges and offers key recommendations for improvements to BC’s child protection and guardianship systems.
Announcing Fall 2009 Issue:
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Victoria Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:VIT) (“Victoria” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the commissioning of a Pre-feasibility Study and a comprehensive Project Proposal that satisfies the requirements of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act, and all associated permits necessary for the development of the Eagle Gold Project.
Vancouver, British Columbia (June 29, 2009) – GE Energy Financial Services and Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) have been granted a 14-day extension to July 20 of the due-diligence period in the partners’ review of the purchase of the 300-megawatt Earthfirst Dokie Ridge Wind Project, located 1,100 kilometers northeast of Vancouver, near Chetwynd. The previous 45-day period for due-diligence would have ended on July 6. Provided that certain conditions are satisfied or waived by July 20, GE Energy Financial Services and Plutonic plan to complete the acquisition of the Dokie assets within a further 45-day period. Satisfaction or waiver of conditions to closing include but are not limited to consent of First Nations and other material stakeholders, assignments of material permits and contracts and receipt of regulatory approvals.
WINNIPEG, June 29 – A fire at an MTS Allstream radio communications site at Notigi Lake, 110 kilometres north-west of Thompson, is impacting telecommunications services for several communities in north-western Manitoba including Leaf Rapids, Lynn Lake and South Indian Lake.
Nursing grads to help Manitoba reserves in swine flu crisis
U of T program sending six students to hard-hit northern communities
Jun 27, 2009
FAITH AND ETHICS REPORTER
Josh Dugard may have ventured no farther north than Algonquin Park before, but in less than two weeks the young nurse will be heading to the remote reaches of northern Manitoba and into the middle of a medical state of emergency.
Manitoba Hydro has announced that it has established a significant new scholarship for Aboriginal students that, over the next four years, will provide $280,000 in financial assistance. The scholarship program will commence in 2009.
The Doctor, the Tar sands, the Government and the Aboriginals
Could tar sands be behind high rates of cancer in Port Chipewyan?
By Stephanie Dearing.
A northern Alberta First Nations community, sited down river from the tar sands, is suffering from a higher-than-normal incidence of cancer. Dr. John O’Connor was instrumental in drawing attention to the cancer rate. So why is he seen as a bad guy?
On June 18, 2009 at approximately 11:30 PM. a boat carrying an off duty officer from the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and a community member from the Peawanuck First Nation capsized on the Winisk River.
Winnipeg, – In commemoration of National Aboriginal Day at the Forks this year, APTN and other corporate sponsor have organized a fun-filled family weekend on June 20 and 21st at the historic Forks. The Forks was used for thousands of years as a meeting place by Aboriginal peoples.
Promoting the province is an integral part of ensuring Newfoundland and Labrador seizes opportunities, attracts investment and is well understood on the international stage. To that end the Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will travel to the European Union (EU) this week to meet with trade, fisheries and other officials.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of you, the educators of First Nations schools on a successful year! I say this with confidence knowing that each and every one of you, regardless of the challenges you all face, have highlights that you can reflect on for the 2008/2009 school year be it in the life of a student, running a classroom or school.
The objective of the Volunteer of the Year Award is to recognize those who volunteer for the Métis Nation year round at the Annual General Assembly. One volunteer per year will be selected as the recipient of the Suzanne-Rochon Volunteer of the Year by a special group of panellists. The winner will be announced and honoured at the 2009 Annual General Assembly which takes place in Sudbury, ON August 23, 24 and 25th, 2009.
National Inuit Leader Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami issued this statement today:
“Inuit were saddened to learn of the death of former Governor General, The Right Honourable Romeo LeBlanc.
Although Mr. LeBlanc may be better known as the first Acadian Governor General, and as a role model for the Acadian people, he also was well known to Inuit.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Below are highlights from the May/June issue of Paediatrics & Child Health, the journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), which is published 10 times a year and reaches 15,500 paediatricians, family doctors and other child health care providers. The studies cited here do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the CPS.
Vancouver, British Columbia (June 29, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the new Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development. This announcement includes a $200-million investment over four years to implement the Framework.
Ottawa, Ontario (June 29, 2009) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, along with Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Frank Plummer, Scientific Director General of the National Microbiology Laboratory, Dr. Danielle Grondin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness in the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Valerie Gideon, Regional Director of First Nations and Inuit Health for Health Canada, will provide an update on the H1N1 flu virus.
Guelph, Ontario (June 29, 2009) – The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today announced that eligible apprentices may apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant starting July 2, 2009.
June 29, 2009 The NWAC Health Unit is seeking to showcase Aboriginal women on the cover of their next newsletter. This competition is open to new and established artists. As an Aboriginal women’s organization, NWAC is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First […]
For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON (June 29, 2009) – The Province of Ontario has approved the development of the County of Simcoe Landfill Site #41 (Site 41), slated to be in full operation later this year. Aboriginal women will protest this decision as it is not in line with legislation noted in Ontario’s Clean Water […]
An election for the new Tsawwassen Government will be held on September 17th, 2009. Find here the official notice of vote, and the official notice of the nomination meeting, which will occur on July 20th, 2009.
Initial Production Data Provided on Next Two Middle Bakken Producers; Wells IP at 1,856 BOE/d and 811 BOE/d on 24-hour Production Tests
DENVER, June 24 — Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) (AMEX: KOG), an oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana and in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming and Colorado, today provided an interim update on its Williston Basin drilling and completion activities.
Vancouver, Canada, June 25th, 2009 – CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V — CVV) (“CanAlaska” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with East Resources, Inc. (“ERI”) to commence exploration of the Company’s Poplar uranium project (“Project”), located in the Province of Saskatchewan on the northern rim of Canada’s Athabasca Basin. In December, 2008, ERI had executed a similar agreement with the Company to undertake uranium exploration at the Company’s NE Wollaston project in the Province of Manitoba. However, due to continual delays encountered since the Fall of 2007 with the award of exploration permits by the Government of Manitoba arising from prolonged consultations with native communities, both CanAlaska and ERI have opted to initiate their cooperation by first conducting uranium exploration in Saskatchewan.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 26, 2009) – Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (“Crosshair”) (TSX:CXX)(NYSE Amex:CXZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joseph Miller, CMA, to the Board of Directors of Crosshair, effective immediately. Mr. Miller received his CMA designation in 1992 and is a member of the Certified Management Accountants of British Columbia. He received his diploma in Business Administration from Mount Royal College in 1989.
WHITEHORSE – The Government of Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie and the First Nation of Nacho N’yak Dun Chief Simon Mervyn Sr. are pleased to announce today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Mayo B project.
WHITEHORSE – Government of Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie and First Nation of Nacho N’yak Dun Chief Simon Mervyn today signed an Intergovernmental Relations Accord at the Nacho N’yak Dun General Assembly in Mayo.
Calgary… The Alberta government has partnered with Calgary’s Fresh Start Recovery Centre to purchase land and build a new treatment facility.
“Addictions are one of the main causes of homelessness and take a terrible toll on communities and families,” said Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit. “The Government of Alberta is proud to support Fresh Start in its efforts to assist residents to re-enter society and maintain a sober lifestyle.”
For Immediate Release
June 25, 2009
Ministry of Education
VANCOUVER – Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid, the Vancouver Board of Education and local Aboriginal communities signed British Columbia’s 45th Aboriginal education enhancement agreement today, agreeing to improve student success and provide Aboriginal students in Vancouver with more Aboriginal culture and history in the classroom.
Sheriffs join gang units and community prevention programs added
Calgary… To combat gangs and organized crime, the Government of Alberta is adding more than 50 Sheriffs to integrated enforcement teams, and increasing support to community partnerships that address the root causes of gang activity.
Release Date: June 29th, 2009 NationTalk speaks with Gary Lipinski, President of The Métis Nation of Ontario. One area of discussion includes a description and explanation of the self-government system in place for the Métis nation and its people, as well, some insight into how cases like that of Powley v. Supreme Court helped the […]
Vancouver, British Columbia (June 26, 2009) – Please be advised that the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, will make a major announcement regarding Aboriginal Economic Development. The Minister will be available to media along with Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band.
Vancouver, British Columbia (June 26, 2009) – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the renewal of arts funding for the next five years. He made the announcement at the Vancouver Arts Summit, where he also discussed the benefits of the creative economy and the opportunities presented to the arts and cultural sectors by the changing technological landscape.
Proposed Facility Would Generate More Than $500 Million in Economic Activity
Vancouver, British Columbia (June 26, 2009) – Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE:CVA), a world leader in the development and operation of Energy-from-Waste and other renewable energy projects, and Green Island Energy today announced the results of an economic impact study which shows 350 construction jobs and 575 indirect jobs would be created by building and operating a proposed Energy-from-Waste facility in Gold River, British Columbia.
ESKASONI, NS, June 26 – Representatives from the Government of Canada and the Eskasoni First Nation community joined today to celebrate the official opening of the Eskasoni Crisis and Referral Center. The project was developed by the Eskasoni First Nation, the largest Mi’kmaq community in Atlantic Canada. The 4-bed project provides on-site counselling services for Aboriginal youth at risk.
TORONTO, June 25 – Today the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) released a new study on “The Best Interests of the Child: Meaning and Application in Canada.” It calls for a new approach to application of the Best Interests of the Child, a core principle in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The report brings together research and the voice of practitioners who gathered for a national, multi-disciplinary conference on this subject at the University of Toronto on February 27 and 28, 2009. The conference was organized by the CCRC, the Law Faculty of the University of Toronto, the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, the International Bureau for Children’s Rights, UNICEF Canada, and Justice for Children and Youth.