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Province Releases Second Quarter Report for 2017-18 Fiscal Year

December 20, 2017 The province released the second quarter report for the 2017-18 fiscal year citing important progress made on expenditure management offset by a decrease in personal income tax revenue, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. Manitoba’s forecast summary deficit is $827 million, an improvement of $13 million from the projected $840 million deficit […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201781 Views

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AFN BULLETIN – Report on the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly December 2017

AFN BULLETIN – Report on the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly December 2017 Almost 1,500 Chiefs, Elders, youth and other delegates attended the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA) in Ottawa, Ontario held December 5 – 7. First Nations gathered under the theme “Our Languages, Our Land, our Future” to discuss key priorities and set direction for […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017364 Views

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Canada’s non-hydro renewable power capacity continues to increase

December 20, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board Canada’s non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight per cent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 megawatts (MW) of solar, biomass and wind-generated power, according to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada’s Renewable Power Landscape 2017 report. In 2016, Canada’s electricity generation was 66 per cent […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017104 Views

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Risk assessment finds minimal risk of pathogen transfer to wild salmon

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – Scientific research plays an important role in informing our policy choices on sustainable aquaculture activities and management. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) released a science advisory report today on the assessment of the risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon due to Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) transfer […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017100 Views

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BC’s Glass Sponge Reefs added to Canada’s Tentative List for World Heritage Sites – CPAWS

December 20, 2017 Ottawa, Ont. – The holidays are looking brighter this year with the announcement that British Columbia’s Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound glass sponge reefs are being added to Canada’s tentative list for World Heritage Sites. The nomination to the list was made by the Central Coast First Nations, specifically by the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017117 Views

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Ministers McKenna and Morneau outline next steps in pricing carbon pollution

Climate change and extreme weather affects all Canadians, and we all need to be part of the solution. A price on pollution is one of the most efficient tools available to drive clean innovation while curbing greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why pricing carbon pollution is a central part of Canada’s plan for clean growth and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017185 Views

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NL-OCYA: The Child and Youth Advocate Releases 2016 Recommendations Report

December 20th, 2017 The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has released the 2016 Status Report on Recommendations today entitled Not There Yet. This report is issued annually. It reports progress and status of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate and Child Death Review Committee recommendations to December 2016. This report points […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017157 Views

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Province puts more naloxone into the hands of British Columbians to save lives

December 20, 2017 NEW WESTMINSTER – To help save lives and prevent overdose deaths, take-home naloxone kits are now available at community pharmacies throughout British Columbia, free to people who use opioids or are likely to witness an overdose, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy announced today. “Our most urgent priority is to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201795 Views

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PSA – Ring in 2018 at the New Year’s Eve Downtown Festival & Fireworks

December 20, 2017 Celebrate the arrival of 2018 at the Alberta Legislature, as we wrap up the year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. This fun-filled, alcohol-free, family-friendly event has something for everyone! Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017 Time: Family-friendly activities: 6 – 9 p.m. Fireworks: 9 p.m. Location: Federal Building (9820–107 Street), Visitor Centre and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017102 Views

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AADNC: December 20, 2017 – List of recipients with default management under way by region

This section provides a list of recent updates to the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Web site. December 2017 December 20, 2017 – List of recipients with default management under way by region December 18, 2017 – Let’s talk on-reserve education: Survey report December 8, 2017 – Amending Agreement Pertaining to the Agreement to Support […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201787 Views

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BCWF: Government Makes Grisly Decisions by Moving Goal Posts

December 18, 2017 Using post-truth era consultative techniques the B.C. government has now decided to ban grizzly bear hunting to all but First Nations hunters. Government had said it was only going to ban the “trophy hunting of grizzly bears”, but has now changed its mind, and is banning grizzly bear hunting. The government’s change […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201791 Views

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OWA 2017 Year in Review

This year marks the eighth anniversary of the OWA’s Year in Review publication. This publication reviews the key events, policy changes and initiatives the OWA has been working on over the past year on behalf of its members. 2017 was a great year and features articles on; Redefining Sustainable Power Generation, Market Based Procurement, the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017111 Views

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Manitoba Music Year in Review

December 19, 2017 Well just like that it’s December and we’re capping off a busy 2017 with a little look back. It’s been a year filled with Manitoba talent making waves at home and abroad, on the stage, in the studio, and in the news. Manitoba artists and music companies picked up 36 awards and 88 nominations for […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017107 Views

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Year in Review on Protecting Canada’s Land and Freshwater Shows Slow Progress – CPAWS

December 20, 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW ON PROTECTING CANADA’S LAND AND FRESHWATER SHOWS CONTINUED SLOW PROGRESS “ON-THE GROUND” IN 2017, GOVERNMENT ACTION NEEDED Ottawa – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on governments to speed up progress towards protecting at least 17% of Canada’s land and freshwater by 2020. In a report […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201799 Views

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Diversifying Calgary’s economy by bolstering its clean technology sector

Calgary-based organizations receive support to develop and promote clean technology December 20, 2017– Calgary, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada Technology and the innovation it helps promote are key to the future of Canada’s economy. This is why Western Economic Diversification Canada is committed to supporting technologies that will advance the Government of Canada’s environmental […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017115 Views

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UPDATE: Lawsuit over air pollution in Chemical Valley discontinued – Ecojustice

TORONTO — Ecojustice lawyer Kaitlyn Mitchell issued the following statement today about ongoing concerns with Ontario’s chronic failure to address the air quality crisis in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley: “After eight years of government delay, Ecojustice lawyers helped Aamjiwnaang First Nation community member Ada Lockridge launch a lawsuit aimed at forcing Ontario to review how it regulates […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017106 Views

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Grizzlies sleep easier as Province announces total ban on hunting – Grizzly Bear Foundation

VANCOUVER – December 18, 2017 — On behalf of British Columbia’s grizzly bears, we congratulate the Province for listening to citizens, First Nations and other stakeholder groups and establishing a full hunting ban on grizzly bears. Effective immediately, the announcement confirms that the consultation process indicated support for a full hunting ban, and as such the Province has […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017110 Views

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Nipissing University: President DeGagné selected to help shape National Council for Reconciliation

December 20, 2017 Nipissing University President, Dr. Mike DeGagné, has been appointed to the interim Board of Directors for the new National Council for Reconciliation. The council, announced last week by the Trudeau government, is chaired by Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a former member of Parliament and residential school survivor who also served as a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017137 Views

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WAG’s Inuit Art Centre Receives $10 Million from Province of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 19, 2017: Today, Honourable Cathy Cox, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage, announced the government of Manitoba’s contribution of $10 million for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre. The initiative now has support from all three levels of government as well as private sector funding, underscoring the value of the Inuit […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017150 Views

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BC Ferries and FPCC collaborate with First Nations to connect travellers with Region’s Culture

December 19, 2017 VICTORIA – BC Ferries is partnering with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) to facilitate the commission of an original design from a First Nations artist and original text from a First Nations writer to adorn the interior of Northern Sea Wolf. Beginning in summer 2018, Northern Sea Wolf will provide direct […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017114 Views

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MSVU: A holiday message from Dr. Mary Bluechardt, President and Vice-Chancellor

December 20, 2017 This holiday season I find myself thinking often of how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to join the Mount community. My installation last month was a high point of my career and a warm welcome for which my husband Cliff and I are both very thankful. There is something […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017164 Views

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Eight outstanding Canadian places named future candidates for UNESCO World Heritage Sites

December 20, 2017           Ottawa, Ontario          Parks Canada Agency World Heritage Sites represent some of humanity’s most impressive achievements and nature’s most inspiring creations. They are exceptional places that are considered to have Outstanding Universal Value – these sites are as diverse as the Pyramids of Egypt and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – and they […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017111 Views

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UCN: First Issue – Muses From The North

December 19, 2017 We are very pleased to announce to the entire UCN community that the first issue of the students’ online journal Muses from the North (MFTN) has been published. The journal is part of a UCN seed-funded project which studies the impact of publication on the general successes of our students. The journal […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201785 Views

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Woodland Cultural Centre – Attention Artists: Funding Opportunities

The Woodland Cultural Centre continues to be a recommender for two Ontario Arts Council Programs: Exhibition Assistance & Indigenous Visual Artists’ Materials. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm. EXHIBITION ASSISTANCE Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017106 Views

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VIU Community Honours 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

December 19, 2017 – 1:45pm Vancouver Island University Faculty Association, VIUSU and ResTide spearheaded events on Nanaimo campus Hanging a shirt with an anti-violence message, donating a warm coat or lighting a candle to remember a victim of gender-based violence may be small gestures, but these actions can cause powerful ripple effects in communities. These […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201781 Views

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Ontario Lifts Financial Burden Off Families in Need with OHIP+

Province Helping Ontario Families Stay Healthy with Free Prescription Medication for Everyone Age 24 and Under December 19, 2017 9:50 A.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is helping families afford the care they need to stay healthy by making prescription medications free for everyone age 24 and under. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201790 Views

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Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government Offer Condolences to the Family of EEPF Officer Lyes Cherifi Following Tragic Road Accident

NEMASKA, Eeyou Istchee (December 19, 2017) – A tragic road accident on Highway 113 near Ouje-Bougoumou during the evening of December 18, 2017 has sadly taken the life of a member of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force (EEPF), Officer Lyes Cherifi, 26. Originally from Montreal, Officer Cherifi graduated in July 2017 from Nicolet’s Ecole nationale de […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017157 Views

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MMIWG – Media Advisory: Rankin Inlet and Yellowknife Community Hearings

Wednesday December 20, 2017 Vancouver, BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls confirms dates for the following Public Community Hearings to begin the 2018 year: Yellowknife, NT Public Community Hearing – January 23 to 25, 2018 Rankin Inlet, NU Public Community Hearing – February 20 to 22, 2018 The public […]

by aanationtalk on December 20, 2017136 Views

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Manitoba First Nation Chiefs resolve to work together to prevent provincial unilateral approach to child welfare reform

December 19, 2017 TREATY ONE TERRITORY, MB _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Executive Council of Chiefs (ECC) approved a resolution today, that in part, requires the Province of Manitoba to cease further unilateral policy and legislative developments regarding First Nations children and families. “Any reform to the child welfare program must be informed […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017133 Views

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Minister Wilson-Raybould Appoints Deputy Judges to the Territories

December 19, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced 17 appointments of Deputy Judges of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court of Yukon, and the Nunavut Court of Justice. ‎These appointees are all jurists of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201799 Views

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ONWA: Letter of Support for Delilah Saunders

December 18, 2017 Dear Minister Hoskins, I am writing to you regarding my concern for Delilah Saunders, a 26-year old Inuk woman seeking access to a life-saving liver transplant in Ontario, and more broadly on the experience of unique systemic discrimination in the health care system in Ontario, which Indigenous women and girls experience. Denying […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201772 Views

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MNA – Uniting Generations: Youth & Senior’s Symposium 2018

December 19, 2017 The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is excited to announce the second annual Youth & Senior’s Symposium, taking place on January 19, 20, and 21 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort. The 2017 symposium was wonderfully successful in connecting Métis youth and senior’s and we can’t wait to bring even more to the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017221 Views

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Government of Canada announces Federal Court prothonotary appointment

December 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced that Kathleen Marie Ring, General Counsel with the Department of Justice Canada, is appointed a prothonotary of the Federal Court. She replaces Mr. Justice R.R. Lafrenière, who was appointed a judge of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017142 Views

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Suspicious death in Pelly Crossing confirmed to be a homicide

December 19, 2017 Pelly Crossing, Yukon On Monday, December 18th, an autopsy took place in Vancouver on the body of Derek Edwards, a 37-year-old First Nation man who died in Pelly Crossing on December 13th. Results from the autopsy have confirmed his death to be a homicide. If you have any information about the death of Mr. Edwards, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201796 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Wind Energy Study in Canada’s Arctic

CanNor invests $950,000 to foster renewable energy source and offset the use of diesel in Inuvik, Northwest Territories December 19, 2017 – Inuvik, NT – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency The Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Infrastructure is exploring the feasibility of using wind turbines and energy storage devices in the Town of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017182 Views

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Milligan West Drill Program Identifies Target for Follow-up

Vancouver, B.C., December 20, 2017, Serengeti Resources Inc. (SIR: TSX-V) (“Serengeti” or “the Company”) announces results for drilling completed on the jointly-owned Milligan West property (Serengeti: 56.3%, Fjordland Exploration Inc: 43.7%; see news release NR 2017-12, October 4th, 2017), located 75 kilometres northwest of Fort St. James in north-central British Columbia, and four kilometres west of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201797 Views

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AltaGas Commissions North Pine and Provides Update on WGL Transaction and 2018 Capital Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Dec. 20, 2017) – AltaGas Ltd. (AltaGas) (TSX:ALA) is pleased to announce that on December 1, 2017 commercial operations commenced at its North Pine NGL Separation Facility (North Pine Facility). The $120 million project was completed ahead of schedule and approximately $15 million under budget. “The completion of our North Pine Facility is another major […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201773 Views

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Northland Announces Conversion Results in Respect of Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 3

TORONTO, ON–(December 19, 2017) – Northland Power Inc. (“Northland”) (TSX: NPI) (TSX: NPI.PR.A) (TSX: NPI.PR.B) (TSX: NPI.PR.C) (TSX: NPI.PR.D) (TSX: NPI.DB.B) (TSX: NPI.DB.C) announced that as fewer than one million of its Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 3 (“Series 3 Shares”) were tendered for conversion into Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series 4 (the “Series 4 Shares”), no Series 3 Shares will […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017102 Views

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Sabina Gold & Silver Announces 9.9% Strategic Investment By Zhaojin International Mining Co., Ltd.

December 19, 2017 Vancouver, BC – Sabina Gold & Silver Corp (SBB.T), (“Sabina” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Zhaojin International Mining Co., Ltd. (“Zhaojin International”) has agreed to purchase 24,930,000 common shares of the Company at a price of $2.65 per share for a total investment of approximately $66,100,000 in a private […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017100 Views

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MacDonald Mines Exploration Closes Initial Tranche of Private Placement and Provides Overview of Proposed 2018 Exploration Program

Toronto, Ontario –December 19, 2017 – MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: BMK) (“MacDonald Mines”, the “Company”), further to its news release dated December 14, 2017, is pleased to announce that it has closed today the initial tranche of the announced private placement offering of securities of the Company (the “Offering”) and has issued 6,000,000 FT Units […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201778 Views

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ATCO Wins Contract to Service Canadian Armed Forces Sites Across Canada’s North

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 19, 2017  ATCO Ltd. (TSX:ACO.X) (TSX:ACO.Y) announced today it has been chosen by Defence Construction Canada, the procurement partner of Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND), to provide facility maintenance and support services at Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sites across the Canadian North. The contract builds upon ATCO’s long history of delivering operational support solutions for […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017108 Views

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Osisko Announces Intention to Implement Normal Course Issuer Bid

(Toronto, December 19, 2017) Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) (the “Corporation” or “Osisko”) today announces its intention to implement a normal course issuer bid program to purchase for cancellation, from time to time over a 12-month period, common shares of the Corporation (“Common Shares”) listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) in an aggregate amount of up […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201780 Views

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Timberwest: 2017 a Year in Review

December 19, 2017 We published our Sustainability Progress Report this year with clear goals for 2017, and we can proudly say we have accomplished nearly all of them; from signing two important long-term Access Agreements with membership-based outdoor recreation groups, to achieving bronze certification to the Progressive Aboriginal Relations standard – we are extremely proud of our accomplishments. We wanted to take […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017105 Views

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Métis family networks and hospitalization

December 20, 2017 Social networks are important for promoting and maintaining health and well-being. Métis men and women with strong family networks reported better mental health than those with weak networks. This is among the findings of a study released today in the publication Health Reports that examines associations between family networks and self-perceived health among Métis […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201767 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wholesale trade, October 2017 Wholesale sales increased 1.5% to $63.0 billion in October, more than offsetting the 1.1% decline in September. Gains were reported in six of seven subsectors, together representing 81% of total wholesale sales. Continue reading  Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2017 Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $983 in […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201794 Views

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OEB What’s New – The OEB has posted its Strategic Blueprint: Keeping Pace with an Evolving Energy Sector

The OEB has posted its Strategic Blueprint: Keeping Pace with an Evolving Energy Sector. As the energy sector undergoes a period of accelerated change, the Blueprint will serve as a roadmap that will guide the OEB’s work over the next five years. Strategic Blueprint: Keeping Pace with an Evolving Energy Sector NT5

by aanationtalk on December 19, 2017150 Views

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Province releases draft caribou range plan – Government of AB

The government has released a made-in-Alberta draft plan to help woodland caribou populations across the province recover. Alberta’s Draft Provincial Woodland Caribou Range Plan is a working document that seeks to find a balance between achieving self-sustaining caribou populations, meeting federal requirements under the Species at Risk Act and addressing economic and environmental realities here […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2017168 Views

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Better water and wastewater treatment for Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte residents

From Infrastructure Canada Six new projects approved in four communities across Ontario Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Ontario, December 19, 2017— The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to ensuring that all Canadians have access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada is making significant investments to support Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2017128 Views

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NAN Statement as Gord Downie again Named Newsmaker of the Year

WINNIPEG, MB (December 19, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, has issued the following statement as Gord Downie has once again been named the Canadian Press Newsmaker of the Year: “My dear friend Gord made history last year as the first entertainer to be selected Newsmaker […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201797 Views

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NWAC Voices Support For Indigenous Activist’s Liver Transplant

December 19, 2017 The Native Women’s Association of Canada has voiced support to have Indigenous Activist Delilah Saunders immediately placed on the waiting list for a liver transplant. President Francyne Joe stated “We are gravely concerned for the health and wellness of Ms. Saunders and time is of the essence. Although, we recognize the protocols […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2017133 Views

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