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Ontario Honouring Indigenous Youth with Bartleman Award

Five Talented Young Indigenous Writers Recognized December 15, 2017 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Ontario is honouring five young Indigenous writers from across the province with the James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award. The award celebrates the work of Indigenous youth and encourages them to share their unique perspectives and experiences with […]

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Deadline for Public Comments on Draft 2030 Energy Strategy – Government of NT

YELLOWKNIFE (December 14, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) would like to advise residents that the deadline for submitting feedback to the Draft 2030 Energy Strategy is January 3, 2018. The GNWT has made commitments in its mandate to investigate and implement renewable and alternative energy solutions, explore the potential for the development of hydroelectric […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201751 Views

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NEB approves the purchase of the Albersun Pipeline

December 14, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) is recommending that NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) be granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to continue operating the 179-kilometre long Albersun Pipeline in Northeastern Alberta. The NEB also approved NGTL’s purchase of the pipeline. NGTL applied to the NEB […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201741 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for Science and Technology and Knowledge Management projects across Canada’s North

December 15, 2017 Ottawa, ON Polar Knowledge Canada Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs are pleased to announce that 41 projects are confirmed to receive a total of nearly $ 8.1 million in funding as a result of POLAR’s 2017-2019 Competitive Funding Process. These projects […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201748 Views

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Ajax open-pit copper and gold mine not granted an environmental assessment certificate

December 13, 2017 VICTORIA – Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman and Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Michelle Mungall have decided not to issue an environmental assessment certificate to KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. for the Ajax project. The company proposed a 1,700-hectare open-pit copper and gold mine, located approximately 10 kilometres southwest […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201743 Views

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Escape and Recapture of Inmate from Willow Cree Healing Lodge

December 15, 2017 – Duck Lake, Saskatchewan – Correctional Service Canada On December 13, 2017 staff members at Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum security federal institution, determined that Dean Lachance had left the property without authorization. He was immediately apprehended by CSC staff members. CSC is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201732 Views

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2018-2019 Call for Proposals for the Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program

December 15, 2017     OTTAWA, ONTARIO        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working with Indigenous and Northern partners to address and mitigate the impacts of the changing climate on their communities. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, announced the opening of the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201759 Views

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National Arts Centre Appoints Lori Marchand as the First Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre

December 13, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is very pleased to announce that Lori Marchand, the longstanding, highly-respected Executive Director of Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia will be the first Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre. She will take up her post in April […]

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The Daily Friday, December 15, 2017

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, October 2017 Manufacturing sales declined 0.4% to $53.5 billion in October, following two consecutive monthly increases. Sales of motor vehicles and other transportation equipment accounted for most of the decline in October. Continue reading  Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2016 The eligibility rate for receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits was 85.4% in […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201754 Views

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Province partners with Columbia Basin Trust for new affordable housing

Dec. 14, 2017 VICTORIA – People struggling to find an affordable place to live in the Columbia Basin region will have access to new affordable rental housing, thanks to a partnership announced today between the B.C. government and the Columbia Basin Trust. This new partnership will create a variety of new affordable housing options that […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201774 Views

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Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

From Parks Canada Parks Canada announces plan to connect Canadians to nature in NWT’s Sahtu Region December 14, 2017          Tulita, Northwest Territories                      Parks Canada Agency The first management plan for Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve was tabled in Parliament recently. Management plans are a legislative requirement of the Canada National Parks Act and guide the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201793 Views

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Create Fairness and Opportunity

New Changes Will Create Conditions for Businesses, Families and Communities to Thrive December 14, 2017 Today, Ontario passed legislation that will create fairness and opportunity for people across the province by furthering the economic plan set out in the 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. Highlights of the Budget Measures Act include: Creating an Ontario […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201788 Views

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James Bay Lithium Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency December 14, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the James Bay Lithium Mine Project located approximately 100 kilometres east of James Bay and the Eastmain Cree Village, Quebec. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to […]

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Eighth Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and Cabinet

December 14, 2017 The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and cabinet ministers met in Millbrook First Nation today, Dec. 14, to discuss opportunities and accomplishments related to economic development, education and culture, infrastructure, as well as social and justice matters. “We have established a unique relationship here in Nova Scotia with the government,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 2017103 Views

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Minister Philpott congratulates Whitefish River First Nation, ON, on progress toward future elevated water reservoir

From Indigenous Services Canada December 14, 2017 Ottawa, ON Indigenous Services Canada Today the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Whitefish River First Nation on the awarding of a contract to construct an elevated water reservoir in the community. Ceccetto & Sons Ltd. was awarded the contract through a public tendering process by […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 201762 Views

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RCMP investigating suspicious death of a man in Pelly Crossing

December 14, 2017 Pelly Crossing, Yukon The Yukon RCMP are investigating the death of a 37-year-old First Nation man in Pelly Crossing. His death was reported on December 13th and is being treated as suspicious. The Yukon Coroner’s Service is assisting with the investigation. An autopsy has been ordered and is expected to take place in Vancouver on […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201765 Views

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Economy making solid progress, but more work to be done, Bank of Canada Governor Poloz says

December 14, 2017 The Canadian economy has made excellent progress during 2017, but there is still important work to be done on several longer-term issues, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz said today. In a speech to the Canadian Club Toronto, Governor Poloz noted that the Canadian economy was the fastest-growing among the Group […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201756 Views

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Fond du Lac RCMP – Plane Crash

December 13 , 2017 Fond du Lac, Saskatchewan 10:30 p.m. December 13 Update: Fond du Lac RCMP can now confirm that all 22 passengers and 3 crew members aboard the West Wind Aviation flight out of Fond du Lac have been accounted for and removed from the scene of the crash with no fatalities reported. There was no explosion or […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201774 Views

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Long-term drinking water advisories lifted in two First Nation communities

Kahkewistahaw First Nation and Serpent River First Nation successfully end advisories December 14, 2017     Ottawa, ON            Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Our government remains steadfast in our commitment – to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201756 Views

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Christian Island residents to benefit from Beausoleil wharf expansion

Christian Island, Ontario, December 14, 2017— Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transportation services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time, and back home safely at the end of a long day. The governments of Canada and Ontario are making investments that will help create […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201765 Views

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Métis Nation General Assembly Prepares for Budget 2018

December 13, 2017 A special sitting of the MNC General Assembly in Ottawa concluded today with delegates focused on the upcoming federal budget and the relationship with the Trudeau government. Since the last sitting of the General Assembly in July 2017, the Métis Nation has made significant strides in developing its nation-to-nation relationship with Canada. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201748 Views

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Government uses procurement to help small businesses grow and create jobs

Innovative Solutions Canada is a $100-million program to fuel innovation and create middle-class jobs December 14, 2017 – Ottawa As the single-largest purchaser of Canadian goods and services, the Government of Canada will use procurement to help Canadian small businesses innovate and create employment opportunities for Canadians. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and […]

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Commissioner Viens satisfied with first year accomplishments – Government of QC

VAL-D’OR, QC, Dec. 14, 2017 – Jacques Viens, President of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress is satisfied with his team’s achievements during the first year of the mandate. A significant challenge Since its creation on December 21st 2016, everything was to be […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201761 Views

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GNT: Trapper Recognition Awards 2016-2017

YELLOWKNIFE (December 13, 2017) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources would like to congratulate the winners of the Trapper Recognition Awards for 2016-2017. The NWT Trapper Recognition Program recognizes the hard work NWT trappers put into their craft and the contribution they make to our economy. Awards are given out to the top trapper […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 2017128 Views

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Canada and the Metis Settlements General Council moving forward on reconciliation with signing of Memorandum of Understanding

December 14, 2017             Ottawa, Ontario        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership is key to achieving reconciliation. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Darren Calliou, Vice President of the Metis Settlements General Council, signed a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201793 Views

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Minister Bennett Announces Interim Board of Directors for the National Council for Reconciliation

Canada is making progress on implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action December 14, 2017  Ottawa, ON  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, announced the appointment of six members to the Interim Board of Directors for the National Council for Reconciliation. Grand Chief Wilton […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201787 Views

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Global Water Futures to fund Laurier water research addressing climate change in Canada’s North

Dec. 12, 2017 Waterloo – Two Wilfrid Laurier University led research projects will receive funding from Global Water Futures for their research focused on addressing environmental issues facing Canada’s North. “Laurier has an extraordinary strength and capacity in impactful water research,” said Robert Gordon, vice-president: research at Laurier. “This investment, through Global Water Futures, further demonstrates the […]

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NCCDH collaborates with Toronto Indigenous Health Advisory Circle and MUSKRAT

December 12, 2017 This past month, staff from the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), a public health knowledge centre hosted by StFX, sat in circle with members of the Toronto Indigenous Health Advisory Circle (TIHAC) to begin writing the Circle’s story. The NCCDH is co-writing TIHAC’s story with Rebeka Tabobondung and Erica Commanda of MUSKRAT, an online […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201772 Views

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Lieutenant Governor in Council orders appointments to BC Utilities Commission

December 13, 2017 Vancouver – By Order in Council No. 509, on December 11, 2017, the Lieutenant Governor in Council ordered the following appointments to the British Columbia Utilities Commission: Effective December 11, 2017: Anna Fung, Q.C., appointed for a term of four years. Effective December 31, 2017: Dennis Cote and Bernard Magnan, reappointed for […]

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Carleton University Creates Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada

December 12, 2017 Carleton University is pleased to announce the creation of the Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada, which will work with undergraduate and graduate students and research topics of Canadian music. This endowed Chair is established thanks to a transformational commitment of $2 million from Carleton Distinguished Research Professor Elaine Keillor. The […]

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Cumberland College: Great Stocking Stuffer!

December 12, 2017 In need of a 2018 calendar?  Cumberland College and the North East School Division (NESD) partnered to develop the “Celebration of Indigenous Art Calendar”.   Students from NESD and the College submitted a variety of artwork using different media.  Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go towards a scholarship for an […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201757 Views

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Vaccine to prevent deadly infections in Canada’s North reaches manufacturing milestone

December 14, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Children and immunocompromised adults at risk of Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) bacterial infections are one step closer to having access to a vaccine that will help protect them from the potentially deadly infection. The vaccine developed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Public Health Agency of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201764 Views

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Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge

Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge TORONTO, December 14, 2017 – By almost every measure, Ontario students in grades 7 through 12 are drinking, smoking, and using  drugs at the lowest rates since the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) began in 1977.  This according […]

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U of S-led Global Water Futures announces 21 new projects

SASKATOON – Global Water Futures (GWF), the world’s largest university-led freshwater research program, has announced 21 new projects across Canada—valued at over $10 million in total—to address critical water security challenges, from the melt of mountain glaciers and the thaw of northern permafrost, to prairie food production, river basin prediction and the health of the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201758 Views

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IUS Map of the Month: At-risk trees in Winnipeg

December 13, 2017 Earlier this year, UWinnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) started a rotating Map of the Month web feature that turns large amounts of data into accessible visuals. These maps are created from publicly available data and are intended for public use and information. By not including significant commentary, maps such as Winnipeg’s Year […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201742 Views

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MAC releases its 2017 TSM Progress Report

December 14, 2017 Details sustainability performance; celebrates outstanding achievements The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has released its 13th annual TSM Progress Report. The 2017 report takes a detailed look at MAC members’ performance in key environmental and social areas under the Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM®) program. The report includes 2016 performance results for 65 […]

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CBU Geology Professor Receives Federal Funding for Research in Nunatsiavut

December 13, 2017 Dr. Deanne van Rooyen, Associate Professor of Geology at Cape Breton University’s School Science and Technology has recently received federal research funding for a long-term research project that focuses on structural geology, geochronology, and tectonics. The $195,000 grant will be received over a two-and-a-half-year period and is part of a program from […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201761 Views

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Appointment of the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq president and of the executive committee members

Montreal, Qc. (December 7, 2017) – The members of the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq Council of Commissioners elected on November 15th are holding their first meeting this week in Montreal, from December 4 to 7. During this first sitting of the Council of Commissioners, the Commissioners elected, from amongst themselves, the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq President, the Vice-President and two other […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201751 Views

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Carleton Announces 2018 Travers Fellowship Recipients Aleksandra Sagan and Laura Kane

December 11, 2017 Carleton University’s Susan Harada, associate director of the School of Journalism and Communication, announced today that Aleksandra Sagan and Laura Kane have received this year’s $25,000 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship. The fellowship is administered by Carleton and supports a significant foreign reporting project by Canadian journalists or journalism students. “It’s heartening that we […]

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University of Regina honoured with Eagle Staff presentation

On December 11, 2017, Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina was honoured  to receive on behalf of the University, an Eagle Staff created by Elder Roy Bison and his son Teddy Bison, a student in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance. “It is a tremendous honour for our University to be […]

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Rubicon Minerals Provides an Update on its Completed 2017 Exploration Program

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2017 – Rubicon Minerals Corporation (TSX: RMX | OTCQX: RBYCF) (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) provides an update of its 2017 Exploration Program at the Phoenix Gold Project with the remaining drill results from its planned 23,500-metre drill program and further observations. Assay Results Highlights (as of December 14, 2017) representing approximately 4,592 metres (“m”) of drilling: Infill and […]

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Golden Predator Drilling Extends 3 Aces Project High Grade over 200 m and Confirms Near Surface Bulk Tonnage Type Mineralization

Vancouver, BC, December 14, 2017: Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSX.V: GPY; OTCQX: NTGSF) (the “Company” or “Golden Predator”) is pleased to report results for 36 reverse circulation drill holes at the 3 Aces Project in southeast Yukon. Step-out drilling has extended the southern extent of the Spades zone by over 200 m and confirmed high-grade […]

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Arianne Phosphate Names Dominique Bouchard As Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC – (December 14, 2017) – Arianne Phosphate (the “Company” or “Arianne”) (TSX VENTURE: DAN; OTC: DRRSF; FRANKFURT: JE9N), a development-stage phosphate mining company, advancing the Lac à Paul phosphate rock project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, has today named Mr. Dominique Bouchard as Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bouchard’s appointment was […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201758 Views

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Auryn Identifies 8 High Priority Gold-in-Till Anomalies across the Gibson MacQuoid Greenstone Belt

December 14, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia – December 14th, 2017 – Auryn Resources Inc. (TSX: AUG, NYSE American: AUG) (“Auryn” or the “Company) is very pleased to announce results from its initial regional till sampling program at the Gibson MacQuoid Gold Project located 70km northwest of Agnico-Eagle’s Meliadine project in Nunavut, Canada (figure 1). Highlights […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201747 Views

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Durango Positioned Beside Metallis in Golden Triangle, BC

Vancouver, BC December 13, 2017 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO), (the “Company” or “Durango”) announces that further to the news of December 8th, 2017, it has acquired a fractional claim adjacent on the eastern boundary of the Metallis Resources Inc. (TSX.V-MTS) Kirkham Property for staking fees. The new claim fraction is located southeast of the Nickel Mountain […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201776 Views

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FMCC – Presentation: Working with Municipal Councils: Teaching the Importance of Community Broadband

December 13, 2017 This resource will be helpful for municipal and local governments interested in community broadband. Developed by Craig Dobson and Jennifer Massig from Taylor-Warwick Consulting, this presentation is from the Nov 2017 Digital Futures conference in Westlock, AB. It addresses several questions and points of interest for local governments interested in community broadband : How do […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201760 Views

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Colorado Announces Warrant Extension

December 13, 2017 COLORADO RESOURCES LTD. (TSX-V: CXO) (“Colorado” or the “Company”) proposes to extend the expiry dates of 1,900,000 outstanding share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) that were issued pursuant to a private placement completed in December 2016.   Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share in the capital of the Company at a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201748 Views

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Northland Power’s Board Declares December Monthly Dividend of $0.10 per Share Reflecting an 11% Increase

TORONTO, ON–(December 13, 2017) – Northland Power Inc. (“Northland” or the “Company”) (TSX: NPI) (TSX: NPI.PR.A) (TSX: NPI.PR.B) (TSX: NPI.PR.C) (TSX: NPI.DB.B) (TSX: NPI.DB.C) Board of Directors declared the December dividend to be $0.10 per share. The dividend, payable in January 2018 is an increase of 11% over its previous $0.09 per share. John Brace, Northland’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This is […]

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NaiKun Wind: Results from Annual General Meeting

Vancouver, BC – December 12, 2017 – NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc (TSX-V NKW) (the “Company”) held its Annual General Meeting in Vancouver British Columbia On December 5, 2017. With over 20 million shares of the Company voted, the results of items put before the Company’s shareholders include: Election of Board of Directors: Philip Hughes, Joseph Houssian, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201739 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Carolyn Bennett, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Grand Chief Peter Johnston and Yukon First Nations Chiefs Meet at Intergovernmental Forum in Whitehorse

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, along with Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Kaaxnox, Dän nätthe äda (Chief Steve Smith) will be available for a brief media availability to share outcomes […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201765 Views

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