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Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage to Support Workers and Families

Fourth Consecutive Annual Increase Provides Significant Boost to Take Home Pay March 24, 2017 Ministry of Labour Ontario is continuing to boost income for workers across the province by increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, which will bring the wage up to $11.60 this fall. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn made […]

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Nine Quebec Cities and their Native Friendship Centres Join Forces to Improve Services for Urban Aboriginal People

VAL-D’OR, QC, March 23, 2017 – As the second meeting between mayors and the Quebec Native Friendship Centre Movement draws to a close, representatives from nine cities and their nine Native Friendship Centres signed the Mutual Commitment to Improve the Living Conditions of Urban Aboriginal People and set up a Joint Committee to solidify dialogue […]

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Savanna Reiterates Rejection of The Hostile Total Offer, Reminds Shareholders Of Superior Transaction With Western Energy

CALGARY, March 23, 2017 – Savanna Energy Services Corp. (“Savanna”) (TSX–SVY) today reiterates the Savanna board of directors’ (the “Savanna Board”) unanimous rejection of the offer from Total Energy Services Inc. (“Total”) to purchase all of the Savanna Shares on the basis of 0.13 common shares of Total (“Total Shares”) and $0.20 in cash for […]

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Hatch Speaker Series on the mining industry of the future

March 24, 2017 On March 6 and 7 in Toronto, we launched our all-new Speaker Series focusing on the mining industry of the future. For two days, our top-tier experts presented and led discussions on the biggest challenges facing the mining industry today and what we can do, together, to change the face of mining […]

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Western Energy Services Corp. Announces Agreements with Savanna Energy Services Corp. Shareholders

Mar, 22 2017 CALGARY, ALBERTA ‐ Western Energy Services Corp. (“Western”) (TSX: WRG) advises that its proposed arrangement (the “Arrangement”) with Savanna Energy Services Corp. (“Savanna”) providing for the issuance of 0.85 of a Western common share and payment of $0.21 of cash for each Savanna common share has gained additional strong support from Savanna […]

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ILA Community Tour: Dates Announced

March 24, 2017 Inuvialuit Land Administration has organized a community tour to explain opportunities related to Inuvialuit Settlement Region mineral development and to understand community attitudes towards mineral exploration and development. Ultimately, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation wants to develop an Inuvialuit Mineral Development Policy. Your community’s involvement will help ensure any policy is meaningful. Specific dates, times and locations […]

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Sandstorm Gold Announces the Acquisition of 22 Royalties During Q1, 2017

March 23, 2017 Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (“Sandstorm” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: SAND, TSX: SSL) has acquired 22 net smelter return (“NSR”) royalties during the first quarter of 2017 for consideration of US$1.9 million. The assets include royalties on development-stage, advance exploration-stage and exploration-stage projects located in Canada, Mexico and Peru. A complete list of […]

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2017 Federal Budget Impact on Oilfield Services – MNP

The 2017 Federal Budget announced March 22 by Finance Minister Bill Morneau included some expected and unexpected amendments relating directly to Canada’s oil and gas industry. While a $30-million injection into Alberta’s Orphan Well fund was welcomed by industry, tax changes around drilling new wells and flow-through share credits for junior producer were not. Prior […]

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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Announces 2017 Award Winners

March 17, 2017 Click Here To View Article on NativeNewsOnline.net LAS VEGAS – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) recognized Native American business leaders, advocates, and corporations that have made significant contributions to their communities and fields during this year’s National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES). Award winners were honored […]

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Second round of Economic Opportunities Summits to be held

24 March 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government will host a second round of Economic Opportunities Summits to share actions taken since the original summits held from September 2015 to April 2016, and to identify additional prospects for job creation and economic growth in the province. “New Brunswickers’ number one priority is the economy. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 20175 Views

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Liuna: 2017 Assembly of First Nations Energy Forum

23 March 2017 LiUNA is honoured to participate at the 2017 Assembly of First Nations National Energy Forum in Ottawa discussing Skills Training Initiatives in Canada’s Energy Sector.LiUNA has taken necessary steps to implement Indigenous Training and inclusivity in the workforce with a significant focus on training Indigenous youth, to improve and build better communities […]

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Canada’s Business Investment Hits New Low against US – C.D. Howe Institute

Business investment per worker in Canada is at its worst level compared to the United States in more than a quarter century. March 24, 2017 – Business investment per worker in Canada is at its worst level compared to the United States in more than a quarter century, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute […]

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Federal Budget 2017 can help close Ontario’s prosperity gap – Compete Prosper

March 23, 2017 The federal government recently tabled its 2017 Budget, with a focus on increasing inclusiveness and spurring innovation. The Budget also introduced new programs, structures, and strategies that will affect Ontario in the near future. We review how the Budget announcements will help the province close its $2,740 prosperity gap. The prosperity gap […]

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Western Copper and Gold Announces 2016 Results

March 24, 2017 VANCOUVER, B.C. Western Copper and Gold Corporation (“Western” or the “Company”) (TSX:WRN; NYSE MKT:WRN) reports its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016. “Western is proud to have been able to weather the latest market downturn without share dilution,” said Dr. Paul West-Sells, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With recent […]

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Shore Gold Inc. Announces Year End Results

Shore Gold Inc. (“Shore” or the “Company”) reports that the audited results of its operations for the year ended December 31, 2016 will be filed today and may be viewed at www.sedar.com once posted. A summary of key financial and operating results for the year is as follows: Highlights Announced results of core drilling programs […]

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Pengrowth Announces Sale of Bernadet Montney Lands for $92 Million

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(March 23, 2017) – Pengrowth Energy Corporation (TSX:PGF)(NYSE:PGH) today announced that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of its non-producing Montney lands at Bernadet in North East British Columbia for cash consideration of $92 million. The Bernadet asset encompasses 36.6 sections (100 percent working interest) of land with no associated production, […]

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TransCanada gets U.S. State Department’s OK for Keystone XL pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 24, 2017  CALGARY _ TransCanada has been granted a presidential permit from the U.S. State Department that allows it to move forward on building the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, the latest turn in fortunes for the controversial project. In granting the permit, the U.S. State Department said it concluded that Keystone XL, […]

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Kapuskasing Gold Bolsters Land Position at Lady Pond with Additional Copper/Cobalt Claims in Newfoundland & Labrador

March 23, 2017 – Kapuskasing Gold Corp. (TSX-V: KAP) (the “Company” or “KAP”) announces that the Company has acquired by staking a 100 per cent interest in 15 claims (375 hectares) located in the prolific mining area of Baie Vert, in the Springdale Peninsula area of Newfoundland. These claims are proximal and contiguous to the […]

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Strikepoint Gold Inc. announces $3 Milllion Private Placement

March 23, 2017, Vancouver, BC –StrikePoint Gold Inc. (TSX.V:SKP) (“StrikePoint” or the Company) is pleased to announce that is has arranged a $3,000,000 non-brokered private placement consisting of 6,779,664 Flow-Through Shares (the “FT Shares”) at an issuance price of $0.295 per FT Share for total proceeds of $2,000,000 and 3,389,000 Non-Flow Through Units (the “NFT […]

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TransCanada Receives Presidential Permit for Keystone XL

HOUSTON, TEXAS and CALGARY, ALBERTA–(March 24, 2017) – News Release – TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that the U.S. Department of State has signed and issued a Presidential Permit to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline. “This is a significant milestone for the Keystone XL project,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive […]

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Five stories in the news today, March 24 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 24, 2017 Five stories in the news for Friday, March 24: ___ US GOVERNMENT TO MAKE KEYSTONE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY All signs point to the Keystone XL pipeline project getting approved today. The White House says there will be an announcement. It didn’t elaborate, but the Trump administration has repeatedly said it supports […]

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Canadian Orebodies Mobilizes Drill to Hemlo North Limb Property

TORONTO, March 23, 2017 – Canadian Orebodies Inc. (“Orebodies” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: CORE) is pleased to announce that a Phase 1 drill program of 2,500 metres will be commencing on the Company’s North Limb Property in early April. “We are excited to commence drilling in the next few weeks on our North Limb […]

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Dominion Diamond’s Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results to be released Wednesday, April 12, 2017

YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories–Mar. 23, 2017– Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the “Company” or “Dominion”) will release its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and year-end results for the period ended January 31, 2017, after market hours on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Beginning at 11:00AM (ET) on Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Company will host a […]

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B.C. reports 64 pipeline benefit deals with 29 northern First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017  VICTORIA _ The British Columbia government says it has completed benefit agreements with 90 per cent of the eligible First Nations along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes across northern B.C. The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations says 64 natural gas pipeline benefits contracts have been signed with 29 First Nations […]

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PDAC welcomes support for mineral exploration and mining in Budget 2017

OTTAWA (Wednesday, March 22, 2017) – The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) applauds the Government of Canada for taking steps to support a competitive and responsible mineral exploration and mining industry, as announced in today’s Federal Budget 2017. “A number of initiatives included in Budget 2017 are in line with PDAC’s recommendations to […]

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Ontario and Cliffs Walk Away From One Of Richest Chromite Deposits In The World, The Ring of Fire – KWG

Mr. Michael Mantha: Or what didn’t happen. Mr. Gilles Bisson: — as my good colleague from Algoma–Manitoulin would know—we had an opportunity to develop the primary chromite deposit in the world, at a time when commodity prices were high and demand was high. It was just the perfect alignment to be able to raise the […]

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NACCA Announces Gerry Huebner as Chief Strategy Officer

NACCA Announces Gerry Huebner as Chief Strategy Officer OTTAWA, March 23, 2017  – The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry Huebner as Chief Strategy Officer. Gerry graduated from Trent University in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and went on to earn his Master’s Degree […]

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Natural gas pipeline agreements with First Nations – BC Gov’t

March 23, 2017 VICTORIA – The B.C. government has entered into 64 natural gas pipeline benefits agreements with 29 eligible First Nations (more than 90%) located along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes. These agreements are helping to establish long-term working relationships that include sharing benefits associated with the natural gas pipelines and providing support […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201726 Views

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Media Advisory – CRTC to hold a hearing in Gatineau, Quebec

WHEN: Monday, March 27, 2017 WHERE: Conference Centre, Phase IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Outaouais room, Gatineau, Quebec TIME: 9:00 a.m. OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, March 23, 2017 – The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will hold a public hearing in Gatineau, Quebec from Monday, March 27, to Wednesday March 29, 2017. At this […]

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Air Inuit: New Collective Agreement After Two Years of Talks

Laval, March 22, 2017 – The roughly 160 pilots and flight attendants employed by Air Inuit ratified a new collective agreement that guarantees industrial peace with the air carrier until 2023. Non-monetary and monetary clauses will be enhanced in the new contract. Teamsters Local Union 1999 has represented Air Inuit workers since 1996. Negotiations, which […]

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The Bank of Canada Releases Its Annual Report for 2016

23 March 2017 The Bank of Canada’s Annual Report for 2016 was tabled in the House of Commons today. The Report will be available at 12:00 (ET) on the Bank’s website. For more information, please contact Media Relations at 613-782-8782. Media Relations 613-782-8782 Ottawa, Ontario NT3

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Development in Canmore at crossroads – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Mar 23, 2017 It may seem like a lot of development proposals in and around Canmore are currently being floated and the result has been significant concern among community members over the cumulative impacts of future growth on all aspects of life in the Bow Valley. Yellowstone to Yukon program director Stephen Legault said it […]

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Winnipeg mayor eager to compete for federal dollars – CBC

Brian Bowman OK with ‘Smart Cities’ challenge that will make municipalities compete for cash Mar 23, 2017 Winnipeg’s mayor says he’s eager to take part in what may seem like a game-show aspect of the federal budget. Canada’s spending plan for the year, handed down by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government Wednesday includes something called the […]

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Mayors of Regina and Saskatoon not happy with aspects of Saskatchewan budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 SASKATOON _ The mayor of Saskatoon says the provincial budget announced by Premier Brad Wall is creating a “potential financial crisis” for his city. It used to be that SaskPower and SaskEnergy were able to pay “grants in lieu” instead of taxes to municipalities across the province, but that will […]

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A selection of key quotes from Wednesday’s release of the 2017 federal budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 OTTAWA _ A selection of just what was said Wednesday as Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Liberal government’s second federal budget: “As we create the jobs of tomorrow, we will support a culture of lifelong learning and skills training to help workers and their families adapt to the changing […]

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Arianne Phosphate Reports Financial Results for Q4 and YE 2016

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC – (March 22, 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 project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, reported its financial results for both the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2016. All amounts are in […]

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Amec Foster Wheeler signs MOU with Muskowekwan First Nations and Encanto Potash Corp

March 23, 2017 First mining development in Saskatchewan on First Nations land Muskowekwan to receive revenue stream through participation in the project Amec Foster Wheeler engineers to provide expert support Amec Foster Wheeler announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Muskowekwan Resources Ltd (MRL), a wholly-owned operating company of the […]

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Detour Gold Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 22, 2017) – Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) (“Detour Gold” or the “Company”) reports its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2016. The Company previously released its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 operational results on January 30, 2017. All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. This press release should be […]

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Savanna Reiterates Rejection Of The Inadequate Value Of The Total Offer And Support For Acquisition Of Savanna By Western Energy

CALGARY, March 22, 2017 – Savanna Energy Services Corp. (“Savanna”) (TSX–SVY) today reiterates the unanimous support of the special committee (the “Special Committee”) of the board of directors of Savanna (the “Savanna Board”) and the Savanna Board of the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Savanna (the “Savanna Shares”) by […]

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Detour Gold Provides Updated Life of Mine Plan for Detour Lake

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 22, 2017) – Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) (“Detour Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce an updated life of mine plan for its Detour Lake operation located in northeastern Ontario. All dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. US$ refers to United States dollars. Totals may not add due to […]

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Liberal budget details $11.2B in affordable housing, plus push for private cash – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Cities and affordable housing providers will find themselves with $11.2 billion more to spend on new and existing units over the coming decade, part of a multi-pronged push detailed in Wednesday’s federal budget to help people find homes. The money, which comes […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201712 Views

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Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan enables $2 million for community grants

March 22, 2017 PRINCE GEORGE – Today, the B.C. government announced that 12 northern B.C. communities and organizations will receive community vehicle grants, as part of the B.C. government’s Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan. The provincial funding for this program was increased substantially due to the number of applications received and the costs associated with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201715 Views

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Post secondary funding deserves steady support – StarPhoenix

March 22, 2017 “The level of funding will not define the identity of the University of Saskatchewan,” President Peter Stoicheff said during a recent editorial board with The StarPhoenix. This is an intelligent approach for an institution charged with an educational mission that transcends the bottom line. Without good leadership and a strong sense of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201751 Views

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CRTC honours the late Nunavut broadcasters Jonah Kelly, Jose Kusugak – NunatsiaqOnline

March 22, 2017 CRTC head office to name meeting rooms after Kelly, Kusugak, other Canadian communication pioneers Jonah Kelly and Jose Kusugak are now among a select group of Canadians that includes telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who have been honoured by the CRTC for their contributions to the development and visibility of Canadian communications […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201715 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Board of Directors Meeting

Arviat, Nunavut March 21-23, 2017 NTI Board of Directors Governance Training Nunavut Harvesters Support Program Inc. (NHSPI) Board of Directors Board of Directors Meeting • Call to Order • Opening Prayer • Welcoming Remarks • Housekeeping 1. Approval of Agenda 2. Approval of Minutes 3. Executive Committee Reports a) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Aluki Kotierk […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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The CRTC celebrates 150 years of Canadian communications

From Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission March 21, 2017 – Ottawa – Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) honoured exceptional Canadians who, through their achievements, values and ideals, have marked the development and visibility of Canadian communications over the past 150 years. As part of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20177 Views

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B C Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 22, 2017 (BC-Peel-Watershed) A legal fight over the planning process for a vast wilderness area within Yukon is underway in Canada’s highest court today. The Supreme Court of Canada is hearing from the lawyer for three Yukon First Nations as well as Yukon government lawyers as the two sides […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201712 Views

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Suncor’s plan for tailings clean-up rejected by Alberta’s regulator – Mining.com

Suncor Energy’s plan to clean up tailings in some of its oil sands operations using water capping, also known as an end-pit lake, have hit a snag as the Alberta Energy Regulator rejected the proposal saying the firm’s plan lacked evidence the strategies would work. In a nutshell the ruling is about insufficient information. This […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201714 Views

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Five things to look for in the Trudeau government’s second budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government is introducing the second budget of its mandate today. Here are five things to look for: 1. Will the government provide a timeline to bring the country’s books to balance? The Liberals won the 2015 election on a platform […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201721 Views

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Going once, going twice: Uncertainty high ahead of Stampede chuckwagon auction – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Kurt Bensmiller uses an old expression when asked what he expects Thursday night during the annual chuckwagon canvas auction for the Calgary Stampede. “There’s lots of interest out there but everyone’s holding their cards pretty close to their chests,” says the 17-year […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201713 Views

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