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CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. – Summer Exploration to Commence at Poplar Uranium Project

Vancouver, Canada, June 25th, 2009 – CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V — CVV) (“CanAlaska” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with East Resources, Inc. (“ERI”) to commence exploration of the Company’s Poplar uranium project (“Project”), located in the Province of Saskatchewan on the northern rim of Canada’s Athabasca Basin. In December, 2008, ERI had executed a similar agreement with the Company to undertake uranium exploration at the Company’s NE Wollaston project in the Province of Manitoba. However, due to continual delays encountered since the Fall of 2007 with the award of exploration permits by the Government of Manitoba arising from prolonged consultations with native communities, both CanAlaska and ERI have opted to initiate their cooperation by first conducting uranium exploration in Saskatchewan.

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Crosshair Appoints New Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 26, 2009) – Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (“Crosshair”) (TSX:CXX)(NYSE Amex:CXZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joseph Miller, CMA, to the Board of Directors of Crosshair, effective immediately. Mr. Miller received his CMA designation in 1992 and is a member of the Certified Management Accountants of British Columbia. He received his diploma in Business Administration from Mount Royal College in 1989.

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Governments Move Forward On Mayo B Project

FOR RELEASE #09-154
June 26, 2009

WHITEHORSE – The Government of Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie and the First Nation of Nacho N’yak Dun Chief Simon Mervyn Sr. are pleased to announce today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Mayo B project.

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Experts share Strategies for Aboriginal Economic Development

News Release
June 26, 2009

Gathering for Success symposium attracts international speakers

Edmonton… More than 550 delegates from Alberta, across Canada and around the world are meeting in Banff next week to share their insights and successful strategies for Aboriginal economic development.

by NationTalk on June 27, 20091096 Views

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Covanta Energy Releases Economic Study of Proposed Gold River Energy-From-Waste Facility

Proposed Facility Would Generate More Than $500 Million in Economic Activity

Vancouver, British Columbia (June 26, 2009) – Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE:CVA), a world leader in the development and operation of Energy-from-Waste and other renewable energy projects, and Green Island Energy today announced the results of an economic impact study which shows 350 construction jobs and 575 indirect jobs would be created by building and operating a proposed Energy-from-Waste facility in Gold River, British Columbia.

by NationTalk on June 26, 20091362 Views

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Imperial Oil outlines Citizenship Progress and Commitments

Review Imperial’s environmental performance and other important results in 2008 Corporate Citizenship Report

In 2008, Imperial:

– Cut total greenhouse gas emissions by four per cent
– Invested $105 million in Aboriginal businesses through procurement contracts
– Improved employee safety performance by 17 per cent
– Contributed $12.1 million to more than 600 community initiatives across Canada

by NationTalk on June 26, 20091119 Views

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Akwesasne teachers ratify first tentative agreement with Mohawk Council

AKWESASNE, QC, June 24 – Teachers in Akwesasne represented by PSAC ratified a first tentative agreement with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne on Wednesday June 24, 2009. The agreement will expire August 31, 2011. It provides Akwesasne teachers with improvements to workplace rights, working conditions, and salaries, including:

by NationTalk on June 26, 20091011 Views

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Annual CEMA Awards to be presented June 26, 2009

TORONTO, June 24 – The 31st annual Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) Awards will be presented Friday, June 26 in Toronto.

Winners range from Stephen Hui for an article in Georgia straight on the plight of the In-Shuck-chs on a reserve near Vancouver to a searching documentary by Lalita Krishna on a Toronto photographer’s work with at-risk youth of the Peruvian rain forest.

by NationTalk on June 26, 20092527 Views

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Enterprise Saskatchewan Board releases Progress Report

News Release – June 25, 2009

The Board of Enterprise Saskatchewan, the agency representing the province’s new approach to stimulating increased economic growth and development, released its progress report today detailing its efforts and key accomplishments of its first year of operation.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009755 Views

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BC Hydro plans to purchase one-third interest in Waneta Dam

June 17, 2009

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro plans to purchase a one-third ownership interest in Teck Resources Limited’s Waneta Dam and generating facility near Trail, B.C., the two companies announced today.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2009861 Views

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RBC on “A Chosen Journey” with Canada’s Aboriginal people

Inaugural Report and Community Events Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

TORONTO, June 18, 2009 — As Canadians celebrate Canada’s National Aboriginal Day, RBC has released A Chosen Journey: RBC Aboriginal Partnership Report 2008, which highlights RBC’s collaboration with Aboriginal communities, businesses, governments and individuals to help them reach their immediate and long-term goals.

by NationTalk on June 24, 20091216 Views

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BacTech Lays Groundwork for Feasibility Study

Toronto, Canada (June 24, 2009) – BacTech Mining Corporation (“BacTech” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:BM) today announced that it has engaged the services of MPI Drilling of Picton, Ontario, to conduct a sonic drill program on the Castle Mine tailings near Gowganda in northern Ontario. The drill program is anticipated to begin the week of July 6th and will recover large 4 inch diameter cores from 10-12 holes.

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009809 Views

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Media Advisory – Ridley Terminals and Coast Tsimshian First Nation to sign groundbreaking Opportunities Agreement

PRINCE RUPERT, BC, June 23 –

What: Ridley Terminals Inc, a federal Crown Corporation in Prince Rupert, BC and the Coast Tsimshian First Nation, will sign a unique, groundbreaking economic Opportunities Agreement.

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009765 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Biomass Project Endorsed by City Council

Vancouver, BC – June 15, 2009 – The city council of Williams Lake, BC has endorsed the development of 60 MW biomass power project by a joint-venture subsidiary of Run of River Power Inc. (“ROR Power” or “the Company”) (TSX-V: ROR).

by NationTalk on June 24, 2009843 Views

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Media Advisory: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Sioux Lookout, Ontario (June 23, 2009) – Mr. Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, will make an important announcement about skills, employment training and improved services for Aboriginal people in Northwest Ontario.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009670 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Yukon First Nations Engagement in Oil and Gas Industry

Watson Lake, Yukon (June 23, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced funding for the Guidelines Project an initiative to facilitate First Nations participation in the oil and gas industry.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009853 Views

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Ontario Native Literacy Coalition Federal Project Funding Approval

Posted: June 23, 2009

‘ONLC is pleased to announce that it has received federal funding for a 20 month project titled ‘Aboriginal Labour Force Development in Ontario: A Collaborative Approach’.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009706 Views

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Launch of the Second Edition of Aboriginal Peoples – Fact and Fiction

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For Immediate Release

Montréal, June 10, 2009 – The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse will be launching the second edition of Aboriginal Peoples – Fact and Fiction on June 15 during its conference Dare to Reach Higher! Human Rights and Freedoms which will be attended by members of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies, as well human rights advocates and community organizations.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20091052 Views

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Media Release – Frontier Centre releases 2009 Aboriginal Governance Index

2009-06-11

Alberta First Nations Surveyed for First Time

In Brief:

. Alberta’s O’Chiese First Nation wins first place and the $50,000 Big Bear* prize
. Almost 100 First Nation reserves surveyed in this year’s index

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009831 Views

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Sego Resources Inc. – Miner Mountain Property Payments Complete

June 22, 2009

Sego Resources has completed the third and final payment of cash and shares to the vendors of the Miner Mountain Property. A further payment of 300,000 shares is payable upon the completion of a positive feasibility study and there is a 3% net smelter return to the vendors of which one-half of the net smelter return can be purchased by Sego for the sum of $1,500,000.00. The complete agreement can be found on Sedar.

Download press release Miner Mountain Property Payments Complete

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009611 Views

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FortisOntario to Acquire Great Lakes Power Distribution Inc.

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (June 23, 2009) – Fortis Inc. (“Fortis” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:FTS) announced today that FortisOntario Inc. (“FortisOntario”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation, has entered into an agreement with Brookfield Renewable Power Inc. (“Brookfield”) to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Great Lakes Power Distribution Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $68 million, subject to adjustment.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20091089 Views

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Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Annual Report 2008-2009

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Available in Adobe PDF

To support new initiatives and existing ministry programs, the government, through the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, invested approximately $900 million in the North and in Ontario’s mineral sector in 2008-09.

Northern Highways and Winter Roads
For 2008-09, the ministry invested approximately $546 million in northern highway rehabilitation and expansion. Highlights include:>

by NationTalk on June 23, 2009931 Views

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TD Bank Financial Group donates $1M to UBC in support of Aboriginal Business Education

Media Release | June 22, 2009

The University of British Columbia received a $1 million donation from TD Bank Financial Group today to create an endowment that will provide a lasting legacy in business education for Aboriginal students.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2009908 Views

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Silver Quest Acquires Slate Falls Gold Property, Ontario

Vancouver, British Columbia (June 22, 2009) – Silver Quest Resources Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:SQI) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Slate Falls Gold Property, located in the Sioux Lookout District of northwestern Ontario. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company can acquire a 100% interest in the property from a private vendor, Jerrold Williamson, for cash payments totaling $100,000 ($15,000 upon signing) and the issuance of 500,000 shares (150,000 upon signing) over a three year period. The property is comprised of three claims totaling 48 units (768 ha) and is located 120 km north of the community of Sioux Lookout and 30 kms southwest of the former producing Golden Patricia mine which produced 860,000 tons grading 0.58 ounces per ton (oz/t) (19.9 grams per tonne (g/t)) of gold (Au). Slate Falls First Nation Community, accessed by plane and winter road, is located 5 km south of the property. For further information and property maps refer to www.silverquest.ca.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2009781 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Training for Inuit People to Participate in Fishing Industry

Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 19, 2009) – Inuit will receive skills and employment training leading to long-term jobs in the fishing industry through a major training investment by the Government of Canada, announced the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

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Pacific Iron Ore Corporation Announces Results of Wardrop Engineering Study on Bugaboo Creek

Calgary, Alberta (June 19, 2009) – Pacific Iron Ore Corporation (TSX VENTURE:POC), announces that it has received and filed a Engineering Study and resource estimate completed by Wardrop Engineering Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia. This document is now available on SEDAR.

by NationTalk on June 22, 2009629 Views

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Suncor sees possibilities, outlines environmental goals in Sustainability Report

Calgary, Alberta (June 18, 2009) – Suncor Energy Inc. today announced the release of its web-based 2009 Report on Sustainability – a comprehensive review of the company’s environmental, social and economic performance for the past two years.

by NationTalk on June 19, 2009875 Views

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49 North Announces the Results of Its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (June 18, 2009) – 49 North Resource Fund Inc. (“49 North” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:FNR) is pleased to announce that at the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held June 17, 2009 (the “Meeting”) the Company’s shareholders elected Jeffrey N. Green and Stephen P. Halabura to the board of directors of the Company.

by NationTalk on June 19, 20091436 Views

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Media advisory – National Chief Phil Fontaine to open trading on Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO, June 18 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine will have the honour of opening trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday, June 19 to celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2009763 Views

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New Partnership Paves Way for Representative Workforce

Media release: June 12, 2009 – The Pas, Manitoba

The University College of the North (UCN) and Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs are entering into a new agreement that will help UCN achieve a workforce that is reflective of the communities it serves. They are partnering on a representative workforce initiative. A signing ceremony took place at the UCN campus in The Pas earlier today.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2009825 Views

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Highway Investments Boost Northern Ontario Economy

McGuinty Government Releases Details Of Annual Northern Highways Program

Ontario continues improving the safety and efficiency of highways throughout Northern Ontario.

The province will invest $648 million in its Northern Highways Program, including approximately $295 million for expansion and safety initiative projects and about $353 million for rehabilitation projects. These investments will spur the economy in northern communities and create approximately 4,700 jobs across the North.

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009882 Views

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Government of Canada Helps Aboriginal Involvement in Manitoba Hydroelectricity Partnership

Ottawa, Ontario (June 17, 2009) – The Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Provencher, on behalf of Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced a $3 million contribution to Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) to help it partner in a hydroelectric project within the First Nations traditional territory in northern Manitoba.

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009890 Views

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$20 Million Invested in Territorial Business 2008/2009

Yellowknife (June 3, 2009) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) invested $20 million last year in individuals and businesses in the Northwest Territories (NWT) to support economic prosperity and community self-reliance.

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009803 Views

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SLAAMB AGM & Grand Opening of HRSDC Service Canada Office!

SLAAMB’s Annual General Meeting will take place on June 24-26, 2009 at the new SLAAMB office on 80 Front St. and the Grand Opening of the new HRSDC Service Canada’s Full Service Outreach Offices will be on Wednesday June 24/09 at approximately 10:30AM. To officially open the new offices will be Mr. Greg Rickford, MP Kenora Riding and Ms. Suzanne Dupont, Service Canada, Kenora Area Director.

by NationTalk on June 17, 2009774 Views

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Canadian Mining Firms Recognized for Highly Credible Social Responsibility Program

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Saskatoon, June 16, 2009 – Member companies of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) were recently recognized for having one of the most effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs with their Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative.

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2009 Yukon Public Service Week Celebrations

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June 15, 2009

WHITEHORSE – Yukon government employees will be celebrating Yukon Public Service Week at various events June 15 to19.

Since 2005, public servants in Yukon have come together to recognize accomplishments and to share in the pride of public service.

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Aboriginal Employment Development Partnership Signed with Meadow Lake Tribal Council

News Release – June 16, 2009

The Meadow Lake Tribal Council brings an extensive and experienced network of First Nations representatives to a new Aboriginal Employment Development (AED) partnership signed today with the governments of Saskatchewan and Canada in Meadow Lake.

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Government Accepting Applications for Community Enhancement Employment Program

Municipal Affairs
June 16, 2009

The Provincial Government is now accepting applications for funding under the Community Enhancement Employment Program. The Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Municipal Affairs, announced today that the application deadline for this year’s program is July 31, 2009.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009788 Views

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Xstrata Nickel: Inuit communities receive $6.8 million in profit-sharing from Xstrata Nickel’s Raglan mine

Montreal, Québec, June 4, 2009

Xstrata Nickel is pleased to announce that it has presented a cheque in the amount of Cdn$6.8 million to the Makivik Corporation, representing its share of the profits generated in 2008 by the Raglan nickel mine operation, located in the Nunavik Territory of Northern Québec.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009813 Views

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Diavik 2008 Sustainable Development Report

President’s message

Welcome to our ninth Diavik Diamond Mine sustainable development report.

At Diavik, sustainable development means that we continue to use all our resources wisely. As a Rio Tinto company, this approach governs the way we work.

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Value of NWT & Nunavut Mine Production in 2008

June 8, 2009

The value of mineral production in the NWT & Nunavut totaled $2,163,067,000 during the calendar year 2008 according to recently obtained statistics from corporate and government sources. The Northwest Territories produced diamonds and tungsten concentrates during calendar year 2008 at a value of $2,084,047,000 and $55,510,000 respectively. Nunavut territory and its single diamond mine produced at a value of $12,654,000. Quarry production for both the NWT and Nunavut was valued at $6,452,000 for sand and gravel production of 534,000 tonnes and $6,452,000 for stone production of 665,000 tonnes.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009776 Views

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CEMA Welcomes New Aboriginal Members

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, June 16 – The Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) is pleased to announce the addition of two important Members to their Board; the Fort McMurray Métis Local 1935 and the Nistawayou Association Friendship Centre. Their Membership applications received unanimous approval from the presiding Members at the June 3 General Meeting. With the addition of these two Members this brings the Aboriginal Membership in the multi stakeholders association up to eight. CEMA engages Aboriginal Members through all its Working Groups and particularly the Aboriginal Roundtable Task Group and the Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK) Advisory Committee.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009893 Views

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Raytec Signs Letter of Intent With Proposed Amalgamated Angus Ventures Corp. & Encanto Potash Corp.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 16, 2009) – Raytec Metals Corp. (the “Company” or “Raytec”) (TSX VENTURE:RAY) announces that it has entered into a letter of intent to sell a 100 percent interest in its potash assets, including the Spar Property and KP452, to Angus Ventures Corp. (“Angus”) (TSX VENTURE:AGN.H) and Encanto Potash Corp. (“EPC”). Angus and EPC have agreed to merge by way of an amalgamation (the “Amalgamation”) and the merged company will also have the name Encanto Potash Corp. and is hereinafter referred to as “Encanto”.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2009784 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Biomass Project Endorsed by City Council of Williams Lake, BC

VANCOUVER, June 15, 2009 – The city council of Williams Lake, BC has endorsed the development of a 60 MW biomass power project by a joint-venture subsidiary of Run of River Power Inc. (“ROR Power” or “the Company”) (TSX-V: ROR).

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009830 Views

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Western Forest Products Appoints Stephen Frasher as President and Chief Executive Officer

DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 15, 2009) – The Board of Directors of Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) today named Stephen Frasher as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Dominic Gammiero, who has served in this position for the last six months while a recruitment process was underway, will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board.

by NationTalk on June 15, 2009745 Views

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OMA presents Mining´s Contributions at International Forum

Ontario Mining Association

The Ontario Mining Association highlighted many of the contributions of mining in a web-based seminar of the Lake Superior Binational program. “Ontario Mining: A Partner in Prosperity Building” was the title of the OMA presentation in a workshop on the Socio-Economic Aspects of Mining in the Lake Superior Basin.

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009797 Views

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Canada Post Issues Second Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Ottawa, Ontario (June 12, 2009) – Today, Canada Post issued its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The Report presents Canada Post’s CSR objectives, strategies and performance for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.

by NationTalk on June 12, 2009861 Views

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TransCanada and ExxonMobil to Work Together on Alaska Pipeline Project

Anchorage, Alaska (June 11, 2009) – TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that TransCanada and ExxonMobil have reached an agreement to work together on an Alaska gas pipeline.

by NationTalk on June 11, 2009798 Views

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Inuit Respond to New Truth & Reconciliation Commission * Pass Resolution at Annual General Meeting

Thursday June 11, 2009 – Nain, Nunatsiavut – National Inuit leader Mary Simon commented today following the announcement of the composition of the new Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

“It was our wish and strong desire that an Inuk would have been one of the commissioners,” said ITK President Mary Simon. “It will be incumbent on the federal government and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to ensure that Inuit be an integral part of the Commission by the establishment of an Inuit Sub-Commission.”

by NationTalk on June 11, 2009661 Views

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Emerging Trends Offer Promise To Aboriginal Peoples: TD Economics

TORONTO – A new report from TD Economics argues that an economic transformation for Aboriginal Peoples and their communities could be finally at hand. (www.td.com/economics) The report credits an “alignment of interests” between Aboriginal communities, business and governments as the main driver for improved conditions.

by NationTalk on June 11, 20091008 Views

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