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Health care, housing and infrastucture: 3 election issues to watch in Hay River – CBC

R.J Simpson acclaimed in Hay River North, Wally Schumann and Rocky Simpson running for Hay River South seat Sep 19, 2019 Many issues facing candidates for MLA in Hay River, N.W.T., this election mirror those facing communities across the North — but with a unique South Slave focus. The town, which had a population of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201917 Views

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Yukon Forum sees progress on justice, family and children services, fish and wildlife

Joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations and Yukon First Nations governments Yukon’s Premier, Cabinet members, Council of Yukon First Nation’s Grand Chief and Yukon First Nations Chiefs met today at the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre for the third Yukon Forum of 2019. This Forum marks the second year of implementing the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201920 Views

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BCAFN 16th Annual General Assembly Being held in Musqueam

(Xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Musqueam Territory, BC – Sept. 18, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is holding their 16thAnnual General Assembly this week at the Musqueam Recreation Centre in Vancouver, BC. Chiefs from over 200 British Columbia First Nations have been invited to attend the three-day event which starts on Wednesday September 18. “We […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201925 Views

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Journées de la culture at the MAC: Marie Chouinard exhibition and public reading, Festival international de la littérature and Art Workshop

MONTREAL, Sept. 18, 2019 – The Journées de la culture (Sept. 27-29) will be another great opportunity to visit the MAC and discover its exhibitions. On September 28 and 29, the museum will offer two free activities: free entry to the ZÉRO DOUZE exhibition by dancer and choreographer Marie Chouinard, who will be on-site September […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201926 Views

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Raising flag — and awareness — about suicide prevention – Brantford Expositor

September 18, 2019 A small group assembled near the city hall flagpoles Wednesday at noon to raise suicide prevention awareness. At the same time, at local schools, homes and offices and at local organizations involved in suicide prevention, similar gatherings were held. Meet Me at the Pole is a simple invitation to stand together in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201911 Views

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BC Government: First Nations pursue energy efficiency, reduced reliance on diesel

Sept. 18, 2019 VICTORIA – Four First Nations on Vancouver Island are moving ahead with clean-energy projects that will reduce greenhouse gases and lead to substantial cost savings for their communities. “We all have an important part to play in moving B.C. toward a future increasingly powered by clean, renewable energy sources,” said Scott Fraser, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201921 Views

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Yellowknife workshops how to do reconciliation right – APTN News

September 18, 2019 Sacred spaces, street name changes, and monuments of residential school survivors were some of the ideas voiced at a recent, city-led reconciliation event. But people of the Northwest Territories’ capital wonder if there’s more they should be doing? Yellowknife Indigenous Relations Adviser Maggie Mercredi says it’s all part of creating an action […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201915 Views

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Nunavik’s fall evictions postponed until spring – Nunatsiaq News

18 September, 2019 Regional council hears from housing authority on new builds, remaining needs As officials from the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau took their seats in front of the Kativik Regional Government council in Kuujjuaq on Sept. 12, council chairperson Jennifer Munick delivered some good news. “Last week we had a meeting with the executive […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201913 Views

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Federal Government issues apology to Métis World War II veterans

The Canadian federal government officially recognized the contributions and sacrifices of Métis WWII Veterans with a formal apology from Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence on September 10, 2019 at a ceremony in Regina, SK. With Métis leaders and veterans in attendance, Minister MacAulay acknowledged the history of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201912 Views

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Investments Help More Nova Scotians Access Affordable Housing

September 18, 2019 Every Nova Scotian deserves a safe, suitable and affordable place to call home. That’s why government is investing $88 million over three years to ensure nearly 3,000 Nova Scotian households in need have access to more affordable housing options. The province’s three-year action plan is the first under the new federal-provincial housing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201914 Views

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Nipissing FN eyed for cannabis store, grow ops – The North Bay Nugget

September 18, 2019 Nipissing First Nation is allowing the community to have its say on a series of applications for a cannabis retail store and a pair of grow operations. Notices posted online state that those with “legitimate concerns or valid objections” about a business licence application for an indoor cannabis grow operation at the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201923 Views

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The Daily Thursday, September 19, 2019

September 18, 2019 Consumer Price Index, August 2019 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.9% on a year-over-year basis in August, following a 2.0% increase in July. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI was unchanged in August. Continue reading Oil and gas extraction, 2018 Total revenue for the Canadian oil and gas extraction […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201911 Views

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‘It’s up to us’: A Mi’kmaq mother’s killing drives Cape Breton community to action – The Globe and Mail

When Cassidy Bernard was killed in her home last fall, she left behind twin baby girls – and a family and community that rallied to care for them. The people of We’koqma’q are pressing for answers and reforms to the systemic problems behind violence against Indigenous women and girls The familiar voice fills the living […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201939 Views

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Nuxalk Nation puts up stop signs in traditional language – CBC

The First Nation has purchased 37 new stop signs, with more on the way Sep 17, 2019 The Nuxalk Nation, near Bella Coola, B.C., is installing stop signs in the Nuxalk language as a way to promote their traditional language. Evangeline Hanuse, the language enthusiast who helped spearhead the effort, says she was inspired by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201911 Views

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FNS joins call for Provincial government to address dangerous road conditions

Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – The First Nations Summit is joining Huu-ay-aht First Nation in calling on the provincial government to immediately address the dangerous road conditions and the lack of emergency communications infrastructure on the road between Port Alberni and Bamfield. The call for improved road conditions comes following the tragic bus accident that claimed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20197 Views

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Fox Lake RCMP Warn Public of High Risk Offender

September 18, 2019 In the interest of public safety, Fox Lake RCMP are issuing the following information and warning in regard to the release of Sheldon Jimmy Laboucan on Sep. 16, 2019, upon completion of his sentence, having served three years for manslaughter. Sheldon Laboucan is described as 36 years old, First Nations male, 183cm […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201916 Views

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Water flowing again on Neskantaga First Nation but chief awaiting all-clear – APTN News

September 18, 2019 Officials in Neskantaga First Nation say their water issue appears to be fixed. Last week, more than 200 members of the Ontario community were sent to Thunder Bay after a broken water pump affected water pressure in homes. However, the chief is waiting to get an all-clear the water is safe for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201918 Views

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Inuit Heritage Trust seeks nominees for 2019 elder recognition award – Nunatsiaq News

18 September, 2019 “IHT would like to honour their efforts in keep Inuit culture alive” If you know of an elder who passes on traditional knowledge, you may wish to nominate him or her for the Inuit Heritage Trust’s 2019 recognition award. “Perhaps you know elders in your community who love sharing their stories and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201912 Views

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Southern Chiefs’ Organization signs ‘groundbreaking’ child welfare agreement with Macdonald Youth Services – CBC

‘If 90% of kids in care in Manitoba are Indigenous, then Indigenous people have to have a say’: SCO adviser Sep 18, 2019 A group that represents 34 First Nations in Manitoba has signed a new partnership with a child welfare agency that it hopes will lead to better treatment for Indigenous children in care. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201930 Views

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Elections Nunavut: Municipal Election Day is Oct 28, 2019.​

Mayor, Council and members of a District Education Authority (DEA) Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted Sept 23-27. More information on becoming a candidate for Mayor and Councillor can be found here. More information on becoming a member of a  DEA can be found here. NT5

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201921 Views

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UBCIC Congratulates Squamish Nation on BC Court of Appeal Decision to Send TMX back for Environmental Approval

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – September 17, 2019) Today, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) celebrates the significant blow that has been dealt to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX). The BC Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Squamish Nation, determining that the Provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate issued […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201916 Views

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Explor Closes a Private Placement of $500,000

Rouyn-Noranda, Canada, September 18, 2019 – Explor Resources Inc. (“Explor” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V: EXS, OTC PK: EXSFF, FSE & BE: E1H1) is pleased to announce the closing of a non-brokered private placement of CDN $500,000 in units (the “Private Placement”). This private placement is in connection with the Transaction with Pure Nickel Inc. which […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20199 Views

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Max FineDay teaches students about reconciliation – Tbnewswatch.com

The executive director of a reconciliation initiative organization visited Edgewater Park Public School THUNDER BAY – Students at Edgewater Park Public School believe reconciliation can be achieved within their lifetime. The question was posed to students after Max FineDay, executive director of Canadian Roots Exchange, spoke to Grade 7 and Grade 8 students about the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201913 Views

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Send pipeline fights right to Supreme Court for speedy decision, Scheer says – Times Colonist

September 18, 2019 HAMILTON — A Conservative government would overcome legal objections to building new petroleum pipelines by fast-tracking any cases right to the Supreme Court, party leader Andrew Scheer says. Scheer and other Conservatives have for years said Ottawa has to “assert federal jurisdiction” to get important projects built, but he has not until […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201933 Views

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International aid organization steps in to help Montreal homeless – APTN News

September 18, 2019 The closure of a prominent Montreal homeless shelter has directly affected the city’s urban Indigenous population. To fill that gap an international aid organization has stepped in until more resources are made available from the municipal and provincial governments. Among other things, Medecins du Monde is dispensing medical care to the city’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20199 Views

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Cast revealed for CBC’s upcoming series, The Trickster – CBC

Sep 18, 2019 Newcomer Joel Oulette has been cast as the star of the upcoming CBC television series The Trickster, adapted from Eden Robinson’s bestselling novel Son of a Trickster. Oulette will portray Jared, an Indigenous teenager trying to keep his dysfunctional family afloat with his after school job and by selling ecstasy. When Jared […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201912 Views

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Stornoway Common Shares and Convertible Debentures to be Delisted From TSX

LONGUEUIL, Québec, Sept. 18, 2019 — Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX-SWY; the “Corporation” or “Stornoway”) announced today that it has received notice that the Continued Listings Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) has determined to delist the Corporation’s common shares and convertible debentures effective at the close of market on October 18, 2019. The Corporation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20199 Views

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National Access Cannabis Corp. to Participate at the Eight Capital & Cassels Global Cannabis Conference on Thursday September 19, 2019 and Announces Change to Management Team

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2019 – National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or “the Company”) (TSXV: META), today announced that it is scheduled to participate in a panel at the Eight Capital & Cassels Global Cannabis Conference being held on September 19, 2019, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. Panel details are as follows: Presenter: Mark Goliger, Chief Executive Officer […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201916 Views

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BC Environmental Certificate for the Expansion Project is Valid and Remains in Place

Sep 18, 2019 The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled that the BC Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project is valid and remains in place. Trans Mountain is continuing with construction and planning of the Expansion and is committed to building the Expansion in a manner that minimizes impacts to the environment […]

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Indigenous group renews calls for Saskatchewan to end ‘birth alerts’ – National Post

REGINA — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations in Saskatchewan is urging the province to follow British Columbia’s lead by ending the practice of “birth alerts.” Such alerts inform government officials or child-welfare agencies when an infant is born to potentially high-risk parents, which can result in an investigation and a child being seized. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 20198 Views

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Hanover School Division’s Indigenous Day only the beginning of learning for students – CBC

Knowledge of Indigenous cultures needs to ‘percolate,’ says teacher, to further reconciliation, understanding Sep 18, 2019 Students crowd around Métis storyteller Joe McLellan as he tries to engage them in a song. They’re shy at first, until he suggests they try the Cree laughing song. He bangs on a drum and starts laughing heartily. The […]

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Fundraising efforts underway to build much-needed Indigenous healing lodge in Toronto – APTN News

September 18, 2019 The plan to build Toronto’s first Indigenous women’s healing lodge for women who are in trouble with the law is underway. The shelter was approved by Toronto city council in August but money must be raised to buy the property. Kelly Potvin, a member of the Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society, says […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201933 Views

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Breaking down the barriers indigenous people face in Canada’s health-care system

Credits: patientsafetycanada At the age of 40, Samaria Cardinal found herself homeless and alone, living under a bridge in Calgary, calculating miseries endured and all the hopeless days ahead.

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201938 Views

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(Okanagan) College to host 11th Annual Youth Exhibition Powwow

September 18, 2019 The Annual Youth Exhibition Powwow returns to Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus on Thursday for its 11th year in celebration of Indigenous culture. The Powwow is a high-energy, family-friendly event that draws participants from across the B.C. interior. Dancers and accompanying drummers perform in a variety of dance categories including grass, fancy, chicken, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201924 Views

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Media Advisory – Chief Commissioner of Human Rights Commission to visit greater Abitibi-Témiscamingue region

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2019 – The Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, will visit Algonquin communities in the greater Abitibi-Témiscamingue region from September 23 to 27, 2019, to discuss human rights issues affecting Indigenous communities. The Chief Commissioner will also participate in at the Conference of l’Association des avocats et avocates […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201928 Views

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U of Lethbridge: University sets multiple enrolment records for start of Fall 2019 semester

On the heels of opening Science Commons, Canada’s most advanced facility for scientific research and education, the University of Lethbridge has set multiple enrolment records to begin the Fall 2019 semester. Current total enrolment for the fall term is a U of L record at 8,956 students, representing a 2.2 per cent increase over last […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201919 Views

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Ministerial Order to Support New Impact Assessment System

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada September 18, 2019 – On August 30, 2019, the Minister of the Environment issued the Order Designating Classes of Projects (Ministerial Order) under section 88 of the Impact Assessment Act (IAA). For the reasons set out in the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS), the Minister is of the opinion […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201914 Views

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Health Gap Widens Between First Nations and Manitobans – Net Newsledger

September 18, 2019 WINNIPEG – The health gap between First Nation people and all other Manitobans is growing. That’s a key finding of a joint study by the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201912 Views

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New provincial Reciprocal Education Approach will remove barriers to education for First Nation students – Anishinabek News

NIPISSING FIRST NATION — Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare says that the provincial Reciprocal Education Approach (REA) will remove barriers to education for First Nation students. “First Nations have long advocated for better access to education. It’s time we seize the opportunity to work with the province,” states Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201943 Views

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Nova Scotia had secret pact with Northern Pulp to share environmental assessment costs – TheChronicleHerald.ca

The province made a secret agreement with Northern Pulp to pay part of the cost of producing its environmental assessment documents. Furthermore, it contractually forbade Northern Pulp from revealing any details of the agreement to the taxpayer. “Except as required by law, regulatory or judicial authority, Northern Pulp shall keep private and confidential and not […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201922 Views

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Cree Nation Government Enacts ‘Historic’ Cree Language Bill

The Cree Nation Government unanimously passed its first Bill – An Act respecting the Cree language of Eeyou Istchee on September 17, 2019. Waswanipi, Eeyou Istchee (September 17, 2019) Today, the Cree Nation Government unanimously passed its first Bill – An Act respecting the Cree language of Eeyou Istchee. The objectives of the Act are […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201932 Views

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Ontario encouraging participation in child welfare system engagement

September 18, 2019 MISSISSAUGA — Ontario wants every child and young person in care to receive the quality of support they deserve. The child welfare system is facing challenges: too many children are confronted with obstacles and barriers that prevent them from success and far too many young people are struggling once they leave care. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201923 Views

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City (Lethbridge) and College team up to offer students design opportunity

​A unique opportunity to design a flag pole structure in front of City Hall is being opened students in the Engineering Design and Drafting Technology at Lethbridge College. As part of its commitment to reconciliation, the City plans to permanently fly the Blackfoot Confederacy flag and the Reconciliation Lethbridge flag, as well as having dedicated […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201920 Views

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Editorial: First Nations lead in tackling addictions and mental health issues – Manitoulin Expositor

September 18, 2019 Addictions and the issues surrounding mental health and wellness do not recognize boundaries defined by race or religion, although it has been well established that some communities are more systemically challenged by root causes associated with those issues: poverty, isolation and discrimination. But when it comes to proactively tackling addictions and mental […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201914 Views

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Dance group that raises awareness of missing Indigenous women now looking for one of their own – APTN News

September 18, 2019 A dance group from British Columbia that travels around the world doing performances to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women is now looking for one of their own. Butterflies in Spirit is a Vancouver-based dance group that was started by MMIWG advocate Lorelei Williams in 2011. Today that issue is […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201952 Views

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Mississauga bans Indigenous logos for non-Indigenous teams in sports facilities, but uniforms ‘outside city’s jurisdiction’ – mississauga.com

Ban follows 2015 complaint about 5 teams in city Mississauga city council has formally banned non-Indigenous teams from displaying Indigenous logos, mascots and imagery in the city’s sports facilities. The ban, which will not affect Indigenous teams using their cultural images, follows a 2015 complaint that five hockey teams in Mississauga had logos that were […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201934 Views

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2019 Sobey Art Award Residencies Program participants announced

International partnerships in Germany, the US and the UK support artistic exchange and excellence For its second year, the 2019 Sobey Art Award Residencies Program continues its partnerships with the Delfina Foundation (London, UK), International Studio & Curatorial Program (Brooklyn, USA) and Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany) Canadian artists Marie-Michelle Deschamps, Logan MacDonald and Erdem Taşdelen […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201921 Views

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Meetings to update communities on Columbia River Treaty

Sept. 18, 2019 VICTORIA – A series of meetings this fall will seek public input and update Columbia Basin communities about the current Columbia River Treaty negotiations. “As we continue discussions about the future of the treaty, it’s vital that we stay connected with basin communities and engage them in a way that wasn’t done […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201917 Views

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Red Pine Exploration Completes Diamond Drilling in the Cooper Shear Zone; Makes Positive Preliminary Observations

Toronto, Ontario – September 18, 2019 – Red Pine Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: RPX) (the “Company” or “Red Pine”) announces that it has completed ten (10) exploration diamond drill holes, covering a strike length of 325 metres, in the Cooper Shear Zone at its Wawa Gold Project. The Cooper Shear Zone is part of the Cooper […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201916 Views

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October 4th to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Lethbridge – Lethbridge News Now

LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge City Council has voted unanimously to proclaim October 4th, 2019 as “Sisters in Spirit Day”. It coincides with Amnesty International’s Sisters in Spirit Vigil, which honours the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) across Canada. Reconciliation Advisory Committee Co-Chair Amanda Scout believes the proclamation is important because […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201936 Views

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