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GENIVAR Income Fund Expands Its Presence In Ontario In Acquiring A Multidisciplinary Firm Based In Thunder Bay

The firm strengthens its mining engineering and energy expertise

Montreal, February 1st, 2010 – The GENIVAR Income Fund (“GENIVAR”), one of Canada’s leading consulting engineering firms, is pleased to announce the acquisition of V.B. Cook Co. Limited (“Cook Engineering“), Northern Ontario’s largest independent multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm, with over 110 employees based in Thunder Bay. As a result of this acquisition, GENIVAR now has a workforce of more than 900 employees in Ontario.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2010922 Views

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Matawa First Nations Signs Joint Venture with Helicopter Company

Thunder Bay, ON – Friday 12th February, 2010: – Six Matawa First Nations Chiefs joined officials from Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. today to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enter into a joint venture to provide helicopter air charter services to customers within their traditional territories.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2010968 Views

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Azimut Signs A Letter Of Intent For The Diana Property (Copper-Cobalt-Rare Earth Elements), Nunavik, Quebec

Symbol: AZM.TSX Venture

Longueuil, QC, Feb. 23 – Azimut Exploration Inc. (“Azimut”) announces the signing of a letter of intent with 2227352 Ontario Inc. (“the Partner”) regarding the Diana property, a major exploration project for copper, cobalt and rare earth elements. This property, which comprises 524 claims covering a surface area of 237 km2, is located in Nunavik, Quebec, about 40 km northwest of the town of Kuujjuaq (see press release of February 18, 2010).

by NationTalk on February 23, 2010699 Views

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Calgary Chamber Of Commerce Partners To Provide Aboriginal Awareness Training

For Immediate Release
February 18, 2010

Chamber enters ‘implementation phase’ of Aboriginal Workforce Initiative

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce has contracted with Dr. Neil McDonald of Cross Cultural Consulting Inc. to provide Aboriginal awareness training for businesses and organizations looking to improve Aboriginal hiring and retention strategies, and partner with Aboriginal communities to develop business opportunities.

by NationTalk on February 23, 20102058 Views

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Canadians Have Their Say On Financial Literacy

Task Force releases consultation document announcing online forum and cross-Canada sessions

Ottawa, February 22, 2010 – Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy kicked off an extensive national consultation process with the release of a consultation document exploring key issues about how Canadians make financial decisions.

by NationTalk on February 23, 2010738 Views

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Request For Proposal: Audit Services

The FN Health Society is requesting proposals from licensed certified public accountant firms to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010. This audit is to be performed in accordance with the provisions included in this request for proposal:

by NationTalk on February 22, 20102664 Views

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Labour Shortages Are Not A Thing Of The Past, But An Impending Reality: Canadian Chamber

Ottawa, Feb. 22 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce warned today that the recession and rising unemployment may have diverted attention from labour shortages, but the shortages that existed before the recession will resurface after the economy fully recovers.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2010745 Views

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Silvercorp To Acquire Advanced Stage Silver-Lead-Zinc Project In British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia – February 22, 2010 – Silvercorp Metals Inc. (“Silvercorp” or “the Company”) has signed a definitive purchase agreement with Silver Standard Resources Inc. (“Silver Standard”) to purchase a 100% interest in the Silvertip silver-lead-zinc project covering 216 km2 in northern British Columbia, Canada. Total consideration for the project is CDN$15-million with up to 50% to be paid in Silvercorp common shares and the balance in cash. The closing date is expected on or before February 26, 2010.

by NationTalk on February 22, 2010592 Views

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The Canadian Institute’s 10th Annual Arctic Gas Symposium

Key Players Gather in Calgary at North America’s Premier Arctic Gas Conference

Calgary, Feb. 19 – The Arctic Gas Symposium is the gathering place for those involved in northern projects. Now in its 10th year, this annual event continues to bring together the who’s who of the northern gas delivery world, and the communities involved.

by NationTalk on February 19, 2010962 Views

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Savanna To Release Q4 And Year End 2009 Results On March 10, 2010

Calgary, Alberta–Feb. 17, 2010 – Savanna Energy Services Corp. (“Savanna”) (TSX:SVY) intends to release its Fourth Quarter and 2009 year end results after markets close on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. The results will be available on the Company’s web site after the dissemination has taken place over the news wire service.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010657 Views

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Rare Earth Announces Delay In Exploration Program

Thunder Bay, ON, February 17, 2010 – Rare Earth Metals Inc (“Rare Earth Metals” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture Exchange: RA) advises that the exploration program on the Company’s Clay-Howells project will be delayed pending discussions with an independent First Nations group. The Company has agreed to delay drilling activities pending discussions with various Government agencies and the native group in question. The Company has complied with all government regulations and owns 100% of the surface and mining rights to the patented land on which the drill program is being conducted. In the interim two diamond drill rigs remain on the property and on-site crews continue to conduct core logging and core sampling on the drill core recovered to date.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010652 Views

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Rocking The Runway: A Gala Evening Of Aboriginal Fashion

Vancouver, B.C. – The catwalk at the Aboriginal Artisan Village and Business Showcase lit up tonight as top Aboriginal fashion designers from across Canada showcased their designs on the world stage.

“The Four Host First Nations is proud to present the Aboriginal Fashion Showcase,” said Four Host First Nations CEO Tewanee Joseph. “Our goal is to help bring Aboriginal fashion into the mainstream — so visitors from around the world can experience the power and beauty of these striking designs.”

by NationTalk on February 17, 20101423 Views

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New Gold Mine Benefits All Of Ontario

Ontario Mining Association
02.12.2010

The recent decision by Ontario Mining Association member Northgate Minerals Corporation to develop the Young-Davidson gold mine near Matachewan will benefit the entire province. The property has proven and probably reserves of 2.8 million ounces of gold and the mine is expected to produce 180,000 ounces of gold annually over a 15 year mine life.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010778 Views

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Young Entrepreneurs Launch Businesses On Manitoulin Island

McGuinty Government Supports Economic Development, Northern Communities

February 17, 2010

Six young entrepreneurs are contributing their skills and services to the growth of Manitoulin Island’s business community.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010910 Views

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Bingo Gold Deposit: Expanded Underground Exploration Development Is Underway

GBN: TSX Venture Exchange

Saskatoon, Feb. 17 – Golden Band Resources Inc. (TSXV: GBN) is pleased to announce that further underground exploration is underway at the Company’s Bingo gold deposit in preparation for mine pre-production development work.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010803 Views

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Muskrat Dam First Nation Explores Hydroelectric Power

McGuinty Government Helping Build Green Energy, Create Green Jobs

February 16, 2010

A Northwestern Ontario First Nations community is looking into developing a hydroelectric generating facility to help reduce energy costs and environmental impacts.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010963 Views

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Federal And Atlantic Fisheries And Aquaculture Ministers Work Together To Improve The Atlantic Fishing And Aquaculture Industry

February 15, 2010

Halifax, NS – Federal, provincial and territorial fisheries and aquaculture Ministers concluded the annual meeting of the Atlantic Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (ACFAM) today with agreement to move forward with concrete action on a broad range of issues, including seal management, Atlantic lobster, and the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program. The meeting was co-chaired by the Honourable Gail Shea, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture for Newfoundland and Labrador.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010734 Views

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Agrimarine And Lax Kw’alaams Band Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

Vancouver, British Columbia – Feb. 16, 2010 – AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FSH) (the “Company” or “AgriMarine”) and the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation are pleased to announce that they have signed an important Memorandum of Understanding (the “Agreement”).

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010733 Views

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LIM Receives Government Environmental Approval And Project Release For DSO Iron Ore Operations

Toronto, Ontario – Feb. 16, 2010 – Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited (TSX:LIM) is pleased to announce that it has received final environmental approval and project release from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for its Schefferville Area direct shipping iron ore project in Western Labrador.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010734 Views

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Going For Gold In Clean Energy: GE, Plutonic Advance Construction Of BC’s Largest Private Wind, Run-Of-River Projects

Vancouver, Feb. 14 – Helping British Columbia “Go for the Gold” in clean energy, GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), and Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX: PCC) announced today updates on construction at the 144-megawatt Dokie Wind Project and 196-megawatt East Toba River and Montrose Creek Hydroelectric Project. Announced during a 2010 Winter Olympic Games briefing today at the British Columbia Showcase in Vancouver, these facilities will be British Columbia’s largest independent wind and run-of-river projects and will help the province meet its goal of electricity self-sufficiency by 2016 by using 90 percent clean domestic generation sources.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010749 Views

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Richmond Minerals Inc. – Earn-In Confirmation On Option Agreement With Fort Chimo Minerals Inc.

TSX Venture: RMD

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 76,304,839

TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ – Richmond Minerals Inc. (“Richmond” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce confirmation that it has executed letter agreement with Fort Chimo Minerals Inc. (“Fort Chimo”) whereby Richmond has earned a 50% undivided right, title, and interest in the Grenville Project joint venture properties (the “Properties”) more fully described in an Option Agreement dated May 6, 2006, as amended by letter agreement dated October 3, 2008 (the “Option Agreement”).

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010809 Views

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Improved Oversight Needed To Manage Contamination Risks At B.C. Oil And Gas Sites

For immediate release
February 11, 2010

Victoria – An audit of the BC Oil and Gas Commission has found that it must improve its oversight of oil and gas sites in order to adequately manage the risks of contamination, says Auditor General John Doyle in his latest report, released today.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010638 Views

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Shishalh Nation And Plutonic Power Sign Second Comprehensive Impact Benefits Agreement

Vancouver, Feb. 11 – The shishalh Nation (Sechelt Indian Band) and Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX: PCC) announced today that a long-term Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) has been signed that will facilitate the potential development of transmission within shishalh Traditional Territory for future renewable energy projects.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20101035 Views

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Business Agreement Signed For La Ronge Gold Project Development

Saskatoon and La Ronge, SK, Feb. 11 – Golden Band Resources Inc. (TSXV: GBN) and Kitsaki / Procon Joint Venture are pleased to announce the signing of a General Services Agreement for the company’s La Ronge Gold Project. This agreement confirms business opportunities from the project, including: underground mine development and production mining, mill refurbishment and operation, surface construction, open pit mining, ore haulage, and accommodation services. In addition, the agreement asserts the commitments that both organizations have made to ensure environmentally responsible mineral development, promotion of a safe and healthy worksite, and hiring and training for members of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20101109 Views

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Vocal Native Artist Removed From Olympic Artisan Village For Refusing Censorship

Vancouver – A Local Aboriginal art producer, critical of the Olympics’ Aboriginal Licensing and Merchandising Program has been informed he cannot participate in the Olympic Artisan Village unless he allows approval of his communications regarding the Olympics.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010759 Views

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True To Their Visions, An Account Of 10 Successful Businesses

The Conference Board of Canada

by Ashley Sisco and Nicole Stewart

Preface

Successful Aboriginal businesses create wealth and jobs in Aboriginal communities and Canada at large. This report profiles 10 successful First Nation, Inuit, and Métis businesses from across Canada and highlights common challenges and success factors. It provides an Aboriginal business guide and other resources that Aboriginal entrepreneurs can apply to their own businesses. It also highlights some of the advantages to partnering with Aboriginal businesses. The findings in this report are based on a comprehensive literature review and interviews conducted with our featured businesses and community members as well as other business leaders—both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal.

by NationTalk on February 11, 20101449 Views

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Aboriginal Designers Get Set To Wow Olympic Fashionistas

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games may be the world’s biggest sporting event, but when you put thousands of athletes, spectators, and media together amid a maelstrom of excitement and activity, sport is only one part of the equation. Visitors to the Games looking to really experience the local culture inevitably sample everything the Host Nation has to offer such as the food, art and of course, fashion.

by NationTalk on February 11, 20101244 Views

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Northern Freegold Invests In Business With Yukon First Nations Project 2010 Team

Vancouver, British Columbia–Feb. 11, 2010 – Northern Freegold Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NFR) is pleased to announce that it is a Shared Title Sponsor with Western Copper Corporation of the “Yukon First Nation Business Showcase & Development Program”, which is part of Project YFN 2010. Project YFN 2010 is a tremendous people and project development story that will take 70 Yukon First Nations artists and entrepreneurs to the world stage in Vancouver in February 2010.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2010795 Views

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AME BC: B.C. Government Bows to Narrow Special Interests and Creates a De Facto Park in the Flathead Valley

Vancouver, British Columbia – Feb. 10, 2010 – In response to yesterday’s Throne Speech, the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) calls upon the Government of British Columbia to respect existing land use plans and keep the Flathead Valley open to responsible mineral explorers.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010743 Views

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Unama’ki Economic Leakage Study – Request for Proposal

Deadline February 12th, 2010

Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office (UEBO) is focused on exploring new economic opportunities for Cape Breton?s five First Nation communities and maximizing Aboriginal participation in large industry and major industrial projects in Cape Breton.

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by NationTalk on February 10, 2010735 Views

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Northern Freegold’s Initial Metallurgical Test Results Show Excellent Gold Recoveries From Nucleus Deposit At Freegold Mountain Project, Yukon

Vancouver, British Columbia–Feb. 10, 2010 – Northern Freegold Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NFR) is pleased to announce it has received non-optimized initial metallurgical testwork results from the Nucleus gold deposit. The Nucleus deposit has a NI 43-101 compliant inferred resource estimated at 1.08 million contained gold ounces(1). An updated resource will be released during the first quarter of 2010. The deposit is located within the Company’s road accessible district scale Freegold Mountain Project in the Yukon.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010873 Views

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First Coal Applying For Environmental Assessment For Proposed Central South Mining Operation

Vancouver, British Columbia – Feb. 10, 2010 – First Coal Corporation (FCC), a privately held coal mining company developing properties in northeast British Columbia, will move directly into the Environmental Assessment (EA) process regulated by the BC Ministry of the Environment instead of seeking a small mine permit as originally planned.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010780 Views

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New Small Business Centre Creating Economic Opportunities

February 9, 2010

McGuinty Government Supports Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

A new small business centre in Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation is supporting the local economy and job creation.

The centre was constructed to help local First Nation entrepreneurs and create employment opportunities for members of the First Nation.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2010853 Views

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Synex International Inc. Second Quarter Of Fiscal 2010

VANCOUVER, Feb. 9 – Net income for the second quarter ended December 31, 2009 was $207,903 as compared to $274,300 for the corresponding period in fiscal 2009. The net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 included a recovery of income taxes of $160,000 as compared to a recovery of income taxes of $50,441 in the second quarter of fiscal 2009. Further, no payment by the First Nation of contractor fees was received in the second quarter of 2010 whereas, in fiscal 2009 a contractor fee of $150,000 was received as part of the payments towards the Kyuquot powerline.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2010625 Views

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First Nations Communications Advisory Committee -Call for Members

Purpose

Sound communication is critical to the successful implementation of the Tripartite First Nations Health Plan. It is essential that key messages and information flow between the FN Health Society and First Nations communities, political leadership (both Government and First Nations), Federal (including HQ and Region) and Provincial (including Health Authorities) partners, other Health Partners and the FN Health Council. The FN Health Society has recently concluded a communications strategy, and a Tripartite Communications Plan. Both documents are aimed at ensuring seamless, relevant and accessible information is available to Health Plan partners. Community voice is critical, as we strive to continuously improve upon existing strategies and approaches.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2010816 Views

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Lake Huron Anishinabek Transmission Company Is Open For Business

Serpent River First Nation, ON, Feb. 8 – Chief Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini on behalf of the Board of Directors of the newly formed Lake Huron Anishinabek Transmission Company Inc. (LHATC), hosted a successful inaugural meeting in Serpent River First Nation today.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20101709 Views

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Tribute Announces The Signing Of An Exploration Agreement With Webequie First Nation

Toronto, Ontario – Feb. 8, 2010 – Tribute Minerals Inc. (the “Company” or “Tribute”) (TSX VENTURE:TBM) is please to announce the signing of an exploration agreement with the Webequie First Nation (“WFN”). This agreement is a sign of mutual respect between Tribute and the people of the Webequie First Nation. “I would just like to say that we look forward to working with Tribute Minerals Inc. and look forward to a long business relationship and to the betterment of both parties.” Chief Cornelius Wabasse of the Webequie First Nation stated. Ian Brodie-Brown, President of Tribute added “This agreement will allow Tribute’s exploration to move forward in an organized and cooperative fashion.”

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010621 Views

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Chapel Island Holds Business Workshop “Let’s Build Stronger Communities” – “Ke L’tunej Naji Mlkiknaql Wutanimal”

February 1th, 2010

The First Nation community of Potlotek (Chapel Island) partnered with the Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office (UEBO) to deliver a day-long series of business workshops. The title for the Feb.1 workshops was “Let’s Build Stronger Communities”, or “Ke L’tunej Naji Mlkiknaql Wutanimal” in Mi’kmaw. Workshops included, “Entrepreneurship and Economy Building”, “Career Planning” and “Best Practices in Community Economic Development”. Cape Breton University and the St. Mary’s University business development centre’s presented on economic development best practices and the power of community inclusion and identifying opportunities through asset mapping.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010740 Views

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Brett Reports That The New Sawbill North Road Opens

Vancouver, British Columbia–Feb. 8, 2010 – Brett Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BBR) (the “Company” or “Brett”) is pleased to announce that the Sawbill North road was officially opened on February 2, 2010. Approximately 26 kilometres in length, this road provides a shorter link between Brett’s mineral properties in the Hammond Reef Area and the community of Atikokan. The road will also provide access for other resource related activities in the area.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010753 Views

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Two Areas In Mauricie Are The First To Obtain FSC Certification As A Result Of A Concerted Effort By 15 Companies

Saint-Séverin-De-Proulxville, QC, Feb.5 – Following an audit process conducted by an independent organization, fifteen forest companies obtained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for their management practices on two Forest Management Units, FMUs 041-51 and 043-51, covering a total area of more than 1.5 million hectares. FSC certification is considered globally as being among the most stringent responsible forest management standards.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20101296 Views

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Twin Butte And Frog Lake First Nation Business Acumen Rewarded By Alberta Resource Leaders

Edmonton, Alberta – Feb. 5, 2010 – Twin Butte Energy Ltd. and Frog Lake Energy Resources Corp. (a Frog Lake First Nation Company) are being honoured for their joint venture partnership in the creation and operation of a successful, and growing oil and gas company.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20102405 Views

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Letter Of Understanding Signed On Peel Watershed Planning Process

February 4, 2010

WHITEHORSE – The parties tasked with completing the Peel Watershed planning process have signed a joint letter of understanding (LOU) outlining their commitment to move forward on the work needed to continue the Peel Regional Land Use Planning review and approval process.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2010710 Views

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Stimulus Funds Support Local Road Infrastructure In Yukon

Funding will create jobs, boost local economy

Whitehorse, Yukon, February 4, 2010 – The Honourable Senator Daniel Lang and the Honourable Archie Lang, Yukon Minister of Highways and Public Works, Community Services, and Energy, Mines and Resources, today announced joint funding of $600,000 for local road infrastructure improvements in the territory.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2010768 Views

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Naikun Wind: Quarterly Shareholder Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–Feb. 4, 2010 – NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NKW) distributed a quarterly project update to shareholders after the close of markets yesterday. The content of the update appears below.

NaiKun Wind Quarterly Shareholder Update

by NationTalk on February 4, 2010830 Views

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Trivello Acquires Historic Tom Mine In The Northwest Territories

February 2, 2010

Trivello Energy Corp. (TSX-V “TRV”; the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the historic Tom Gold Mine and related claims, located approximately 10 km northeast of Yellowknife, NWT.

by NationTalk on February 4, 20101063 Views

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Fortune Minerals Announces Appointments For Senior Metalurgist And SMPP Permitting Consultant

02/02/2010

Issued Capital: 94,779,407

TORONTO, Feb. 2 – Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX-FT) (“Fortune Minerals” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jared Orynik, P.Eng, as Senior Metallurgist for the Company’s proposed Saskatchewan Metals Processing Plant (“SMPP”) to be built near Langham, 30 km west of Saskatoon. Fortune Minerals’ SMPP will use modern hydrometallurgical process technologies to treat bulk concentrates from the Company’s wholly-owned NICO mine in the Northwest Territories to produce high value metal products, including gold, as well as cobalt, bismuth and copper cathodes. The NICO mine and concentrator is currently undergoing the second half of an Environmental Impact Assessment in the Northwest Territories, and the SMPP is undergoing a separate concurrent permitting process in Saskatchewan.

by NationTalk on February 4, 2010763 Views

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New Joint Venture Formed By Northwestel And Fort Nelson First Nation

January 28, 2010

A new northern communications company has been formed to serve the Horn River Basin in northern British Columbia. Waterways Communications Limited Partnership (LP) is the result of a new partnership between Northwestel and the Fort Nelson First Nation.

by NationTalk on February 4, 2010965 Views

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First Nations Information Support Services (FNISS)

January 29 2010

In partnership with GeoConnections, the First Nations Technology Council is responding to requirements of all First Nations in British Columbia for a common and interoperable information resource that will enable better information sharing and result in improved decision-making. The First Nations Information Support Services (FNISS) is fulfilling a high priority need of all 203 First Nations and 39 tribal councils within British Columbia by providing access to current and reliable cultural, land and marine resource information and information management tools. Standardized access to essential location-based datasets and tools will support the function of strong First Nations governments and economies.

by NationTalk on February 4, 2010871 Views

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Vroomen.White.Design Takes Top Honours at Canadian Innovation Awards

Six outstanding companies honoured for Canadian excellence, global vision

Ottawa, Ontario – Feb. 3, 2010 – Leading-edge technology and innovative leadership has earned Toronto’s Vroomen.White.Design the title of Canadian Manufacturer of the Year.

by NationTalk on February 4, 2010871 Views

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Energy Futures Conference 2010 – “Building a Sustainable Energy Future” – Information and Agenda

The National Energy Board is hosting a conference in Ottawa, Ontario on March 12, 2010 to discuss long-term energy issues. This is a no-cost one day event for energy market analysts. Attendees include representatives from the energy industry, government, regulatory agencies, environmental non-governmental organizations and academia.

by NationTalk on February 3, 2010826 Views

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