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Calling All Youth (14 – 18 Years) of The Cowessess First Nation

LITTLE CHILD HOLDINGS INC. IS EXTENDING AN INVITATION TO BE A PART OF THE LOGO DESIGN FOCUS GROUP

by NationTalk on January 30, 2009526 Views

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Knowledge Ontario Celebrates Minister of Culture $5 Million Investment in Library Digital Resources

Toronto, Ontario –(Jan. 29, 2009) – Students researching school assignments; people planning or changing careers, or repairing their car; advice on health and wellness or the latest consumer products. The suite of electronic databases just negotiated by Knowledge Ontario has something to improve the lives of all Ontarians. Timely, reliable information at your fingertips – anytime, anywhere.

by NationTalk on January 30, 2009779 Views

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Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan –(Jan. 29, 2009) – Please be advised that the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, will be speak at the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Canada’s Economic Action Plan. Media availability to follow.

by NationTalk on January 29, 2009677 Views

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Elijah Harper On Campus

All invited: “Indian Residential Schools, Healing and Reconciliation”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB – Renowned Aboriginal leader and activist Elijah Harper will be on campus February 4, 2009 to give a public address devoted to the topic of Indian residential schools, healing and reconciliation. The University of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Governance program is presenting the evening as part of its Speakers Series and the public is invited to attend. There is no admission fee.

by NationTalk on January 29, 20091169 Views

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Indigenous Tourism: Cultural Revitalization or Cultural Erosion? Dr. Pamela Wright Gives Public Lecture

January 28, 2009 —Thunder Bay, ON) Northern British Columbia is rich in indigenous tourism experiences that showcase local First Nations’ tradition and culture through celebrations, festivals, art, and everyday life. However, tourism has the potential to come at a cost and may ultimately contribute to a breakdown in the social structure of the community.

by NationTalk on January 29, 2009684 Views

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Information Sessions for Credit Union Teller Aboriginal Initiative Program

The Louis Riel Institute, working in partnership, will deliver a 17-week training program for Aboriginal people interested in a career in the banking industry. Does this sound like you? Then register for an information session on February 12 or February 26! To register for a session or request an application package, simply call Kirsten Michaud at 984-9480.

by NationTalk on January 29, 2009683 Views

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NAN Hosts Youth Gathering

YOUTH GATHERING TO BUILD STRENGTH, RESILIENCY IN NAN YOUTH

THUNDER BAY, ON Thursday January 29, 2009: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose together with the NAN Decade Youth Council officially launched the Fourth Annual Seven Sacred Teachings Youth Gathering during opening ceremonies in Thunder Bay today.

by NationTalk on January 29, 2009583 Views

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Mountain Caribou’s Ancient Ancestry Revealed

January 28, 2009

Rockies’ endangered populations are a unique hybrid of tundra and woodland animals

The declining mountain caribou populations of Canada’s southern Rockies are a more distinct breed than scientists previously believed, according to a new study by University of Calgary researchers that is shedding light on the ancient ancestry of the mountain-dwelling herbivores.

by NationTalk on January 28, 2009716 Views

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Health Living In The Inner City Speaker Series: Youth Engagement: Barriers & Promises

Date:
Jan 29 2009 – 18:00 –
Jan 29 2009 – 20:00
Location:

Carol Shields Auditorium
251 Donald
Winnipeg, Manitoba

by NationTalk on January 28, 2009693 Views

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Scholarship To Honour Stan Hagen

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Office of the Premier
Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development

COURTENAY – A new $105,000 scholarship at North Island College in memory of Agriculture and Lands Minister and Comox Valley MLA Stan Hagen will carry on the legacy of a dedicated and caring public servant, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.

by NationTalk on January 28, 2009613 Views

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Provincial Government Announces International Education Strategy

January 27, 2009

To further tap into the estimated $5 billion dollars that international education contributes to Canada’s economy annually, strengthen the workforce and add cultural diversity to the education system, Competitiveness, Training and Trade Minister Andrew Swan today released Manitoba’s International Education Strategy.

by NationTalk on January 27, 2009645 Views

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Flicks International Film Festival for Young People and the Humanities Research Unit of the University of Saskatchewan are proud to present award-winning filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin February 10, 2009 at the Neatby-Timlin Theatre (formerly Place Riel)

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Saskatoon, SK: The Flicks International Film Festival for Young People has partnered with the Humanities Research Unit of the University of Saskatchewan for their second annual Industry Film Forum. The theme this year is Social Action Documentary, a mode that epitomizes the work of award-winning Canadian filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin.

by NationTalk on January 27, 2009704 Views

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NAN Veterans Flag Contest

NAN wants to ensure that the significant wartime contributions of Aboriginal veterans are remembered and recognized.

FACT: Aboriginal participation in Canada’s war efforts has been proportionately higher than that of any group of Canadians.

by NationTalk on January 27, 2009752 Views

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Norman Taylor Memorial Scholarships Awarded

AFOA is pleased to announce that scholarships have now been awarded to take AFOA’s on-line courses and attend the National Conference through the Norman Taylor Memorial Aboriginal Financial Management Scholarship Program.

The scholarships recipients are:

• Margaret White , Nanaimo, BC – National Conference Scholarship
• Natasha Goulais , Sarnia, ON – National Conference Scholarship
• Jennifer Martin , Membertou, NS – On-line Course Scholarship

by NationTalk on January 27, 2009591 Views

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Two Honoured with Aboriginal Achievement Award

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Jan. 26, 2009

Office of the Premier
British Columbia Achievement Foundation

VANCOUVER – Premier Gordon Campbell and Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation announced today that Dorothy Grant of Vancouver and Angelique Merasty Levac of Prince George are the recipients of the inaugural BC Aboriginal Business Award for Individual Achievement recognizing outstanding accomplishments in the Aboriginal business community.

by NationTalk on January 26, 2009705 Views

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Millions for Research Projects

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Manitoba government announced that it has awarded the University of Manitoba more than $2.3 million in funding to support research projects relating to health, the environment and advances technologies.

by NationTalk on January 26, 2009875 Views

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Canada’s Labour Ministers Work Together to help Workers and Employers Succeed in the Current Economy

LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA, January 23, 2009—At their annual meeting, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial labour ministers underscored their commitment to protecting the well-being of workers and employers, while improving working conditions and living standards in Canada.

The meeting, which began on January 21 and concludes today, was co-chaired by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, federal Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Hector Goudreau, Minister of Employment and Immigration for Alberta.

by NationTalk on January 24, 2009713 Views

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You are Invited to the 1st Annual Aboriginal Student Discovery Day

University of Alberta
March 6, 2009

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by NationTalk on January 24, 2009406 Views

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MFNERC – Message from the Executive Director, Lorne Keeper

Greetings all! I hope in this new year you are all well and happy. The MFNERC specialists are busy back in the communities working with you, the educators.

Most recently the First Nations planetarium which has been travelling to schools with Wilfred Buck and Ron Hallock got a change to the interior of the planetarium. The First Nations constellations have been accentuated in detail. It is very striking and of course pertains to the legends and songs shared in the teachings.

by NationTalk on January 24, 2009966 Views

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Holy Trinity Roman Catholic School Division Looks to the Future with Partnership

News Release – January 23, 2009

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic School Division today joined with Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Relations to sign an Aboriginal Employment Development (AED) partnership agreement focused on jobs and the school board’s future workforce.

by NationTalk on January 23, 2009688 Views

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Canada’s Labour Ministers Work Together to Help Workers and Employers Succeed in the Current Economy

Human Resources, Labour and Employment
January 23, 2009

At their annual meeting, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial labour ministers underscored their commitment to protecting the well-being and rights of workers and employers, while improving working conditions and living standards in Canada.

by NationTalk on January 23, 2009608 Views

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Government of Canada Improves Training and Job Opportunities for Aboriginal People

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, January 23, 2009—At least 200 Aboriginal people will gain valuable skills and employment experience leading to work in the aerospace industry through a new project announced today by the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Provencher. Minister Toews made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, at the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg.

by NationTalk on January 23, 2009911 Views

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Manitoba Research Projects Receive More Than $2 Million In Funding

January 23, 2009

The Manitoba government will provide more than $2.3 million to support 19 research projects at the universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg relating to health, the environment and the development of new technologies, Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau announced today.

by NationTalk on January 23, 2009592 Views

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BEAHR Calendars on Sale Now!

Help to support Aboriginal youth by ordering your 2009 Aboriginal EnviroCareers Calendar today.

These calendars feature the artwork of First Nations’, Métis, and Inuit youth (grades 7–12) from across Canada, and the environmental careers in their communities.

Calendars are $15 each, with reduced pricing available for larger orders.

To request an order form, please send an email to info@beahr.com.

by NationTalk on January 23, 2009550 Views

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Premier Recognizes Vancouver Island Public Servants

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Office of the Premier
BC Public Service Agency

VICTORIA – Vancouver Island’s exceptional B.C. public servants were the focus at a ceremony tonight hosted by Premier Gordon Campbell, where they received a Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Award for their creativity and dedication.

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009631 Views

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Governor General Announces the Awarding of the Northern Medal to Mr. Georges Henry Erasmus, O.C.

Ottawa, Ontario –(Jan. 22, 2009) – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today that Georges Henry Erasmus, O.C., is the newest recipient of the Governor General’s Northern Medal. Mr. Erasmus will receive the award at a ceremony at a later date.

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009705 Views

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Canada Student Loan Debt Surpasses $13 Billion

OTTAWA, Jan. 21 – Canada Student Loan debt will surpass the $13 billion mark today for the first time in the nation’s history.

“The students and families who can least afford to pay for post-secondary education are carrying a $13 billion burden,” said Katherine Giroux-Bougard, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. “Saddling a generation of students with billions in debt will have far reaching implications for Canada’s economy and socio-economic inequality.”

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009672 Views

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Trudeau Foundation Announces 10 New Mentors

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MONTREAL, Jan. 21 – The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation today announced ten new Trudeau Mentors, including former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario James Bartleman and former Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan. The ten new Trudeau Mentors hail from a variety of professional, academic, business, arts and Aboriginal affairs backgrounds, and each will be linked with an exceptional doctoral student who has been awarded a Trudeau Scholarship.

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009875 Views

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Trent University Presents Nishinaabemowin Naakgonigewin January 23 to 25

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Connections Between Indigenous Language, Culture and Performance Explored Through Series of Workshops and Events

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, Peterborough

Indigenous Performance Initiatives (IPI) and the Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University will present a gathering about Indigenous languages, culture and performance entitled Nishinaabemowin Naakgonigewin from Friday, January 23 to Sunday, January 25 at the Nozhem First Peoples Performance Space.

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009584 Views

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FNSA AGM & Conference – Realizing the Potential of Each Student: Approaches that Work Call for Exhibitors

April 24-25, 2009, Coast Plaza Hotel Vancouver

Call for Exhibitors – Deadline: March 20, 2009

We invite applications for exhibitors at the annual First Nations Schools Association Conference. In past years, approximately 300 educators have been in attendance at the conference.

by NationTalk on January 22, 2009526 Views

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Norris Meets with Ministers Responsible for Labour

News Release – January 21, 2009

Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris meets today with Federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose and his provincial and territorial counterparts to discuss a range of issues.

Canada’s labour ministers are meeting at Lake Louise, Alberta. The gathering, chaired by Ambrose and Alberta Employment and Immigration Minister Hector Goudreau, concludes on Friday.

by NationTalk on January 21, 2009687 Views

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Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) R-2000 Training

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is pleased to announce R-2000 Training for First Nations. As a delivery agent the OFNTSC, is the liaison between First Nations/Tribal Councils and Natural Resources Canada to provide training for the R-2000 intiative. The courses offered will test and certify home builders to be a licensed R-2000 builder. The first course offered will take place March 10-12, 2009, Sudbury, ON. The second course offfered will take place March 24-26, 2009, Sudbury, ON. All workshops including code courses will be located at the:

by NationTalk on January 21, 2009759 Views

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CMEC Releases the Pan-Canadian Interim Report on Official Languages in Education

Toronto, January 20, 2009 — The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) released today the Pan-Canadian Interim Report on Official Languages in Education. Compiled jointly by the provinces and territories through CMEC, and funded by the Government of Canada, the report is for the public and describes the achievement of outcomes called for in the provincial/territorial action plans for official languages in education between 2005-06 and 2006-07.

by NationTalk on January 21, 2009706 Views

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Distinguished Canadian Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin to Receive Outstanding Achievement Award

RON MANN SELECTED AS SUBJECT OF CELEBRATORY FOCUS ON PROGRAM

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Toronto, January 19, 2009 – The Hot Docs Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen celebrated Canadian filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin as the recipient of its Outstanding Achievement Award, which will be presented at the Hot Docs Awards Presentation on Friday, May 8, at the Isabel Bader Theatre. As part of the honour, Hot Docs will screen a retrospective celebrating Obomsawin’s distinguished career during the 16th annual Festival, April 30-May 10. Hot Docs is also pleased to pay tribute to Toronto’s own Ron Mann with this year’s Focus On retrospective.

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009695 Views

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30th Annual American Indian Language Development Institute

June 8 – July 2, 2009
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Symposium: June 29 – July 2, 2009

The American Indian Language Development Institute’s (AILDI) mission is to mobilize efforts to document, revitalize and promote Indigenous languages, reinforcing the processes of intergenerational language transfer. AILDI plays a critical role in ongoing outreach, training, and collaborative partnerships with educators, schools and Indigenous communities nationally and internationally through the use of multiple resources.

Download our 2009 Flier now!

by NationTalk on January 20, 2009654 Views

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SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards of Excellence

The SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards of Excellence are a celebration of achievement by Saskatchewan Aboriginal youth in nine categories:

Outstanding Achievement
Leadership
Education
Community Service
Culture
Sports
Fine Arts/Performing Arts
Technology/Science
Spirit

by NationTalk on January 20, 20091220 Views

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Labrador Metis Nation Funding Deadline for 2009-2010

Labrador Metis Nation Funding Deadline for 2009-2010
The Labrador Metis Nation wishes to advise their membership that anyone requesting funding assistance for Post Secondary studies for the period of April1, 2009-March 31, 2010 is asked to submit their application before the deadline of February 28th, 2009.

by NationTalk on January 20, 20091052 Views

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Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Announces Five New Inductees

January 15, 2009
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TORONTO, January 15, 2009 – The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame will induct four new members at its 21st annual induction ceremony, to be held this evening, Thursday, January 15, 2009, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto. The new inductees will bring the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 140 since the Hall was established in 1988.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2009803 Views

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Media Advisory – NATCON 2009: National Consultation on Career Development and Workforce Learning

TORONTO, Jan. 16 – Canadian schools provide a good education, but our institutions don’t focus on work-based skills training and lifelong learning. Business leaders and policy makers discuss leading-edge career development and workforce learning practices at NATCON 2009: National Consultation on Career Development and Workforce Learning, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada, January 19 – 21, in Toronto.

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009745 Views

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Major Investment for Saskatchewan Youth

News Release – January 16, 2009

Crown Corporations Minister Ken Cheveldayoff today announced Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan is investing $1 million in the One Life Makes a Difference Foundation to help at-risk youth obtain a university education.

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009620 Views

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Fort Simpson Fire Hall Grand Opening and Service Awards

Safety & Emergency Services

Fort Simpson held the grand opening of the expanded fire hall, and presented fifteen past and current firefighters with service awards, on the evening of January 10th, 2009.

by NationTalk on January 18, 20091120 Views

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UPEI Aboriginal Student Centre Officially Opens on January 20

Friday, January 16, 2009

Aboriginal students attending the University of Prince Edward Island now have a place on campus they can call their own.

Located on the fifth floor of historic Dalton Hall, the Maoi Omi Aboriginal Student Centre will be officially opened on Tuesday, January 20, at 2 pm. The name Maoi Omi, which means gathering place—a place to share and support one another—in the Mi’kmaq language, was chosen after consulting aboriginal students and elders.

by NationTalk on January 18, 20091652 Views

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Call for Aboriginal YouthCall for Aboriginal Youth to attend Aboriginal Policy Research Conference

Sponsored by Motivate Canada

Deadline: Application must be received by February 6, 2009

Click here for Application details

by NationTalk on January 18, 2009607 Views

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10th Annual Aboriginal Studies Symposium

On January 24th 2009,Queen’s University Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre will be hosting the 10th Annual Aboriginal Studies Symposium.This year’s theme is ‘Spirituality’.

The Symposium will be held at Policy Studies Building Room 202, Queen’s University from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm with a feast to follow at the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre at 146 Barrie Street.

by NationTalk on January 16, 2009670 Views

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Provincial Aboriginal Youth Conference

The Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort and Conference Centre

Held On Mar 17, 2009 – Mar 20, 2009

Aboriginal Youth aged (14-24) are invited to take part in a dynamic conference on Aboriginal Language, Culture and Employment. Many workshops, cultural activities, an interactive career and education fair, evening entertainment and afternoon sport and recreation activities will be offered.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009694 Views

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Provincial Officials Meet In Snow Lake, Flin Flon

January 15, 2009
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Rondeau Announces Formation of Work Force Adjustment Committee To Help Deal with Chisel Mine, Concentrator Closure

SNOW LAKE – Following the announcement by Hudbay Minerals on Friday, Jan. 9, that it will suspend operations at its Chisel North Mine and its concentrator in Snow Lake, Science, Technology Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau led a provincial delegation here and to Flin Flon today. Members of the delegation are meeting with council members from the respective communities, the union, the company and the workers.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009678 Views

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Crime Prevention Pilot Promotes Youth Development

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Jan. 15, 2009

Ministry of Children and Family Development

WILLIAMS LAKE – A community-based crime prevention pilot program focused on promoting positive youth development through inclusive and caring communities is being implemented in Williams Lake and Anahim Lake, announced Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2009649 Views

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Order of Ontario Appointments Announced

January 15, 2009

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Former Premier David Peterson, former Chief Justice Patrick LeSage, human rights activist George Brady, former Olympic figure skater Barbara Ann Scott-King, medical researcher Dr. Michael Baker and publisher Ellen Seligman are among the new appointees to the Order of Ontario.

by NationTalk on January 15, 20092240 Views

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RBC After-School Grants Program calls for Grant Applications

Deadline to apply is March 2, 2009

TORONTO, January 14, 2009 — The RBC After-School Grants Program today announced its call for grant applications for the 2009-2010 school year. In its 11th year, RBC is offering more than $2 million in grants to fund first-time and renewed grant recipients.

by NationTalk on January 14, 2009596 Views

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