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Aboriginal leaders ask for public inquiry – Canada.com

Aboriginal leaders ask for public inquiry

Lori Coolican, With files from Barb Pacholik, Saskatchewan News Network; Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, September 05, 2008

The latest shooting is bringing back painful memories for one Regina family.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=11fca7d1-f5c2-459f-a0d8-133c94b92f38&p=2

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From protest to prison – Queen’s Journal

From protest to prison
Professor’s experience sheds light on the current state of political repression

By Robert Lovelace, Professor

The evening before I was sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court I e-mailed David McDonald, the head of the department of global development studies, to let him know I expected that I would be unable to finish my winter courses.

http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2008-09-05/opinions/from-protest-to-prison/

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Defence minister announces permanent army reserve presence in Arctic – The Canadian Press

Defence minister announces permanent army reserve presence in Arctic

HALIFAX — Defence minister Peter MacKay says the military will establish a permanent army reserve in Canada’s North.

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5g47N_8ZekJte3uz7lSCg9zS8dFVQ

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008403 Views

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Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Committed to Addressing Key Justice and Public Safety Issues Facing Canadians

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC — 09/05/08 — Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety concluded their meeting yesterday, after in-depth discussions on key justice and public safety issues currently facing Canadians.

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Mt. Milligan Environmental Assessment Application Accepted For Government And Public Review

September 04, 2008

Vancouver, British Columbia: Robert Pease, President and CEO of Terrane Metals Corp. (“Terrane” or the “Company”) (TRX: TSX-V), is pleased to announce the Environmental Assessment Application (“Application”) for the commercial development of the Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold Project (“Project”) has been accepted for review by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (“BC EAO”). The 9,000-page Application is based on two years of comprehensive environmental, engineering and socio-economic studies in consultation with First Nations, stakeholders, BC EAO, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and other government agencies. It is now being distributed for public review.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008659 Views

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Diavik Dialogue Volume 11 Issue 2

Welcome

We are already halfway through the year and enjoying the warm weather both at home and at work.

The warm weather has significantly improved operating conditions, so much so, that our production teams set a new record in May this year, processing over 260,000 tonnes of ore in one month and the underground crews achieved their best ever development meterage – most importantly they did it safely.

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Stornoway Discovers New Kimberlite at Qilalugaq

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September 4, 2008

Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX-SWY) is pleased to announce the discovery of a new kimberlite body on the 1.04 million acre Qilalugaq Project, situated north of Repulse Bay in Nunavut. The property now hosts 18 kimberlites, including the 14 ha coalescing Q1-4 bodies, currently the largest known kimberlite in the eastern Arctic. Under the terms of an option agreement signed between BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. (“BHP Billiton”) and Stornoway on July 10, 2006, and revised June 5, 2008, Stornoway can earn a 50% interest in the project from BHP Billiton by spending $9 million before December 31, 2012.

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Government of Canada Invests in Yukon Geological Mapping

Whitehorse, Yukon –(Sept. 5, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced $1.4 million for new and ongoing geoscience projects in Yukon.

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Government of Canada, Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Set Path for Nunavut Devolution

Ottawa, Ontario –(Sept. 5, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, the Honourable Paul Okalik, Premier of Nunavut, and Paul Kaludjak, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, today signed a Protocol that moves Nunavut one step closer to assuming province-like resource management responsibilities.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008662 Views

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Media Advisory: Former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein First Speaker in Fraser Institute’s Fall Cocktail Series

Calgary, Alberta –(Sept. 5, 2008) – Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein kicks off the first event of the three-evening 2008 fall cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser @ Centini on Tuesday, September 9. Klein will candidly discuss the economic and political issues shaping Alberta’s future.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008575 Views

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Federal Funding to Assess Rural Economic Opportunities in the Kootenay Region

September 04, 2008
Cranbrook, British Columbia

The East Kootenay Region will benefit from three new community capacity building projects, thanks to investments by the Government of Canada, through Western Economic Diversification Canada.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008689 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Central Interior Communities

September 04, 2008
Kamloops, British Columbia

The Government of Canada, through Western Economic Diversification Canada, is investing in three projects in British Columbia’s interior communities that have been impacted by the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008764 Views

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Government Must Prioritize First Nation Youth Suicide Prevention Funding

For Immediate Release: September 5, 2008 WINNIPEG – The Conservative government must take immediate steps to prioritize funding for youth suicide prevention programs and address First Nations most in need, said Liberal Member of Parliament for Churchill Tina Keeper today.“There are communities in northern Manitoba in crisis,” said Ms. Keeper from the Liberal Party’s National […]

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Canada and Nunavut Partner to Strengthen Community Infrastructure Across Nunavut

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Ottawa (September 4, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, with the Honourable Levinia Brown, Minister of Community and Government Services, Government of Nunavut, today announced $24.4 million in joint funding to support economic and community projects in Nunavut communities.

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Federal Funding Awarded to Participate in the Environmental Assessment of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project

OTTAWA, September 4, 2008 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has awarded a total of $125,000 to three applicants in support of their participation in the environmental assessment process of the proposed Lower Churchill project, near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008577 Views

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New Funding for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs

For Immediate Release
2008ARR0022-001344
Sept. 4, 2008

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
Human Resources and Social Development Canada

VICTORIA – New funding will triple the number of Aboriginal communities benefiting from business training to help Aboriginal people become self-employed or start their own business, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

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Media Alert – Anti Poverty Network Releases Open Letter to Premier

TORONTO, Sept. 5 – The ’25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction’ will release a report summarizing what communities want to see in the government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy now under development.

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The Government of Canada Supports Inuktitut Language Preservation

IQALUIT, Nunavut, September 5, 2008 – Young Inuit people will have the opportunity to learn about their language and culture and gain traditional knowledge, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008647 Views

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Area-based Allowable Annual Cut Set for TFL 54

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008FOR0118-001330
Sept. 4, 2008

Ministry of Forests and Range
Chief Forester’s Office

VICTORIA – Effective immediately, tree farm licence 54 in Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Sound region will have an area-based allowable annual cut of 320 hectares for the next five years, deputy chief forester Craig Sutherland announced today.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008786 Views

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Alberta Arts Day – get your tickets now!

September 4, 2008

Calgary… Don’t miss out on a spectacular evening event planned in honour of Alberta’s first Arts Day, featuring some of our province’s top talent.

When:
September 6, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where:
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 -14th Avenue, NW
Calgary

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008653 Views

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Bjornson Congratulates Manitoba Schools Ranked Among Top 25 In Canada

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September 5, 2008

Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson today congratulated three Manitoba schools selected among the top 25 in Canada in the Today’s Parent magazine Great Schools 2008 competition.

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AbitibiBowater Disappointed By End of Greenpeace Talks

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Commitment to Improving Sustainability Continues

MONTREAL, Sept. 4 – David J. Paterson, President and Chief Executive Officer, expressed his disappointment at today’s decision by Greenpeace Canada to pull out of formal discussions towards building a collaborative process with AbitibiBowater on forest management practices in the boreal.

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Aboriginal students pursue post-secondary dreams – Daily Herald

Aboriginal students pursue post-secondary dreams

VERN FAULKNER
The Prince Albert Daily Herald

A nervous, upbeat energy swirled around the more than 200 people packing the conference room of the Marlboro Hotel.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=168174&sc=4

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008472 Views

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Reduced to a symbol – Ottawa Citizen

Reduced to a symbol
With all the native images used to promote the Vancouver Games, you’d think organizers would spare a thought for the iniquities facing aboriginal athletes

Laura Robinson, Citizen Special
Published: Thursday, September 04, 2008

Modern pentathlete, Monica Pinette, who is Métis, was the lone aboriginal person on a team of 331 athletes in Beijing. The 2006 Canadian census tells us 1,172,790 people identify as aboriginal in a population of 32,852,849, which means there should have been at least 11 aboriginal athletes on the team.

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=fcb96f35-c0a8-444b-9c41-1c7623761959

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Canadian Arrow on solid ground with First Nation – Northern ON Business

Canadian Arrow on solid ground with First Nation

By: Ian Ross

First Nation approval was key in Canadian Arrow Mine’s gradual development of its highly-prospective Kenbridge nickel deposit in northwestern Ontario.

http://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/aboriginal-businesses/0908-arrow.aspx

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Chuck Strahl responds – National Post

Chuck Strahl responds

National Post
Published: Thursday, September 04, 2008

Re: And Now, On To The Real Issues, editorial, Sept. 3.

Your editorial on “the real issues” did not clearly outline all of the progress that our Conservative government has made in helping resolve important First Nations land claims issues.

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=767670

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008492 Views

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Minister Day announces Five Appointments to the National Parole Board

OTTAWA, September 5, 2008 — The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, today announced two part-time and three full-time appointments to the National Parole Board.

Atlantic Region

Edwin J. Muise of Dieppe, New Brunswick, is appointed as a full-time member. Mr. Muise joined the Correctional Service of Canada in 1986 and has wide-ranging knowledge and experience working in the federal correctional system. Mr. Muise held the position of Warden at Springhill Institution, a medium security penitentiary in Springhill, Nova Scotia. He also previously held the position of Deputy Warden, Dorchester penitentiary.

by NationTalk on September 5, 2008725 Views

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The map that will open the north – National Post

The map that will open the north

Jon Baird, Financial Post
Published: Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Two of the great features of the Canadian north are found in the Yukon — Mount Logan, Canada’s highest mountain, and Dawson City, the great centre of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s. Both were named after directors of the Geological Survey of Canada–Sir William Logan, the first director who served in the post from 1842-1869, and George Dawson who filled the role from 1895-1901.

http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=764673

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008598 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia Collaborate on Addictions Treatment Programs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Ottawa, Ontario –(Sept. 4, 2008) – Individuals living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside will benefit from two new treatment services thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008787 Views

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Media Advisory: Government of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario –(Sept. 4, 2008) – 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 be available to the media with the Honourable Paul Okalik, Premier of Nunavut and Paul Kaludjak, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) following a signing event.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008704 Views

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Money 101 Seminar for Students Builds Financial Literacy in the Classroom

Canadian Bankers Association Partners with FCAC to Launch Modernized “YourMoney” Seminar

Toronto, Ontario –(Sept. 4, 2008) – Just in time for the back-to-school term, the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) today launched a modernized version of its free, non-commercial financial literacy seminar for high school students and community groups called “YourMoney”. In partnership with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), the new seminar will feature fresh content on budgeting, saving and how to use credit through a 40-minute in-class seminar delivered by volunteer bankers from communities across Canada.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008800 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Aboriginal Participation in 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Whistler, British Columbia –(Sept. 4, 2008) – Aboriginal peoples will have a stronger presence at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008788 Views

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Duncan Event Shares in BC150 Celebration Grant

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008TCA0100-001336
Sept. 4, 2008

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

DUNCAN – The Cowichan Historical Society will receive a $10,000 BC150 Celebration Grant for a community celebration and new First Nations exhibit at the Cowichan Valley Museum, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced today.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008699 Views

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Province Releases First Quarter Financial Report

September 4, 2008

Budget on Track For Ninth Straight Balanced Budget: Selinger

Finance Minister Greg Selinger has released the province’s financial report for the first quarter of 2008-09 which shows the province is on track for its ninth consecutive balanced budget.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008714 Views

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North Nabs New U

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2008

McGuinty Government Invests In Algoma University, More Opportunity For North

NEWS

Sault Ste. Marie has a new university.

Algoma University, formerly known as Algoma College, celebrates a new academic year as an independent, degree-granting institution. The government is investing $2.5 million to help the university make the switch.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008737 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Appointment of Brian Schmidt to the Indian Oil and Gas Co-Management Board

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Ottawa (September 4, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the appointment of Brian Schmidt to the Indian Oil and Gas Co-Management Board.

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Government of Canada Renews Support to Manitoba Aboriginal Entrepreneurs

Rod Bruinooge, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification, today announced the renewal of federal funding of $168,300 to Community Futures Manitoba Inc. (CFM) aimed at strengthening the capacity of Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008763 Views

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$2.9 M Supports Programs for Aboriginal Students

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008ALMD0056-001332
Sept. 4, 2008

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

VICTORIA – Government is investing over $2.9 million in 37 post-secondary projects to help Aboriginal students access and complete their studies, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008651 Views

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Join Us in Support of Walk 4 Justice 2008 Movie Fundraiser – “Finding Dawn”

NFB Documentary directed by acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh

7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Jack Purcell Community Centre
near Corner of Elgin and Gilmour St.

Suggested Donation $5-$15

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Technology Helps to Preserve 32 B.C. First Nations’ Languages

September 4, 2008

The First Peoples’ Council has partnered with TELUS to add powerful multimedia elements to the FirstVoices website.

First launched in 2003, FirstVoices is an online archive that brings First Nations’ youth and Elders together to keep their languages and cultures vibrant and accessible for future generations. The site’s administrator, the First Peoples’ Council, is working with TELUS to create more than 225 short video clips illustrating phrases and words of everyday activities. Once integrated into FirstVoices this fall, the video clips will provide valuable visual cues to assist language learners with the meanings of verbs and phrases. TELUS is funding the entire $25,000 budget of this project for FirstVoices.

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Notice of Community Council Elections for the Niagara Region Metis Council

September 8, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT TO CITIZENS OF THE MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO

Consistent with the Metis Nation of Ontario Community Charter agreement, By-laws and Community Council electoral code, a ballot box election has been called to fill vacancies and renew mandates of the Niagara Region Métis Council. All registered Métis Citizens in the Council area are encouraged to participate fully in this election process either as candidates or through exercising their right to vote.

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MNA Metis Education Foundation and U of A Create $4 Million Endowment

Edmonton–Métis students at the University of Alberta are now eligible for awards of up to $20,000 thanks to a $2 million contribution from the Métis Nation of Alberta through its Métis Education Foundation. This contribution will be matched by the university over time, eventually growing to a $4 million Métis Endowment Fund at the U of A.

by NationTalk on September 4, 20081518 Views

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Environmentalists weigh costs of Alberta oil sands

“You have to consider the environmental impact in a broader context,” Collyer said. “There is significant economic benefit from the development of oil sands.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/08/25/business/sand.php?page=2

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Federal spending in Manitoba continues today – Winnipeg Free Press

Federal spending in Manitoba continues today

Updated: September 4

With federal politicians making pre-election warning noises, yet another Tory funding announcement for Manitoba is coming today.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/story/4221584p-4836701c.html

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Terrane Metals Corp.: Mt. Milligan Environmental Assessment Application Accepted For Government and Public Review

Vancouver, British Columbia –(Sept. 4, 2008) – Robert Pease, President and CEO of Terrane Metals Corp. (“Terrane” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TRX), is pleased to announce the Environmental Assessment Application (“Application”) for the commercial development of the Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold Project (“Project”) has been accepted for review by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (“BC EAO”). The 9,000-page Application is based on two years of comprehensive environmental, engineering and socio-economic studies in consultation with First Nations, stakeholders, BC EAO, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and other government agencies. It is now being distributed for public review.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008705 Views

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Correction From Source/Media Advisory: Canadian Heritage

Whistler, British Columbia –(Sept. 3, 2008) – A correction from source is being issued with respect to the media advisory sent out today at 5:56 PM EDT.

On behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women and Minister for La Francophonie, Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament (Fleetwood-Port Kells), will make an announcement about the Four Host First Nations Society on Thursday in Whistler.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008597 Views

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Finavera Renewables Re-Appoints Board of Directors at AGM and Provides Strategic Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Sept. 3, 2008) – Finavera Renewables Inc. (“Finavera Renewables” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:FVR) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2008 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”). Shareholders unanimously re-appointed Damien Reynolds (Chairman), Jason Bak (CEO), John Icke, David Lamont, and Hein Poulus to the Board of Directors. All of the proposed resolutions were passed at the AGM including the approval of the Company’s rolling stock option plan.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008741 Views

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Federal-provincial Agreement for Northern Saskatchewan Concludes

September 03, 2008
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

A final $1.68 million investment towards four projects brings an end to the $20 million Canada-Saskatchewan Northern Development Agreement (NDA). These last projects will build additional student residences in La Ronge, train northerners in careers such as economic development and local government administration and renew a successful employment-bridging initiative.

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Recipients of 2008 Order of Nova Scotia Announced

Premier’s Office
September 4, 2008 9:49 AM

NHL star Sidney Crosby is the youngest person to receive the Order of Nova Scotia, Premier Rodney MacDonald announced today, Sept. 4th.

by NationTalk on September 4, 20081030 Views

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Minister Announces New Members for Rural Secretariat Regional Councils

Executive Council
September 4, 2008

The Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister Responsible for the Rural Secretariat, today announced 31 additions to the Rural Secretariat Regional Councils. Effective immediately, the new members will build upon the established groundwork of the councils to date.

by NationTalk on September 4, 2008844 Views

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