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Government of Canada contributes to resilient communities in British Columbia

From: Public Safety Canada News release November 16, 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia Public Safety Canada Flooding is Canada’s costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Today, Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, and Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness British Columbia, announced more than $16.5 million in federal and provincial funding to support […]

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Canada’s buildings necessary to meeting Paris Agreement targets

November 16, 2018 Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Canada’s buildings is necessary to the reduction of Canada’s carbon footprint. This can be done by using less energy for heating, using energy more efficiently, and switching to electricity for heat sources where possible. Not only will these changes protect the climate, they may help Canadians […]

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‘The writing is on the wall’: B.C. fisherman concerned about what climate change is doing to the oceans – APTN News

November 16, 2018 A fisherman with the Musqueam Nation in British Columbia says that the fishing industry these days is up and down and he points the finger directly at climate change. “Stuff is definitely not getting better,” said Mike Sparrow. “It’s getting worse.” A new report from Ocean Wise backs up what Sparrow is […]

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Let’s create climate policy that will survive elections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 By Chad Walker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Chad Walker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario The […]

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David Suzuki: Tackling climate change requires healing the divide – Straight.com

November 15th, 2018 Canadian climate-change opinion is polarized, and research shows the divide is widening. The greatest predictor of people’s outlook is political affiliation. This means people’s climate-change perceptions are being increasingly driven by divisive political agendas rather than science and concern for our collective welfare. Over the past year, the Alberta Narratives Project gathered […]

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The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has the honour to table its Sixteenth Report

November 16, 2018 Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Thursday, March 10, 2016 to examine and report on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy, now tables its fifth interim report entitled: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Canada’s Built Environment. Respectfully submitted, NT5

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N.S. paper mill seeks public help, as actor Ellen Page sends critical tweets – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 PICTOU, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia pulp mill is asking for public support for more time to build an effluent pipeline to the ocean, even as one of province’s best-known Hollywood actors retweets comments critical of the plant. Kathy Clouthier, a spokeswoman for parent company Paper Excellence, says the Northern […]

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Members of northwest B.C. First Nation to finally return home after wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 TELEGRAPH CREEK, B.C. _ Members of a tiny First Nation in northwest British Columbia are finally returning home after fleeing destructive wildfires last summer. The emergency operations director for the Tahltan First Nation says when residents go home to Telegraph Creek they will find a changed community. Feddie Louie says […]

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New Canadian Coast Guard radar updates marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018  RICHMOND, B.C. _ The federal government is adding to marine traffic monitoring with more radar coverage along the British Columbia coast in order to improve safety for ships travelling through narrow and challenging waterways. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says six new radar installations will fill in existing gaps in coverage […]

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Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey and New Brunswick’s Maliseet Nation Conservation Council launch the International Year of the Salmon in Eastern Canada

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Saint John, New Brunswick — On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Charlottetown Sean Casey, today joined representatives of the Maliseet Nation Conservation Council with other agencies, organizations, Indigenous communities, and academics involved in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201814 Views

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Indspire Says More Funding Needed for Indigenous Post-Secondary Students

November 15, 2018 Ohsweken, ON – A groundbreaking survey has found that Indigenous students in Canada continue to face barriers hindering their ability to complete their post-secondary education. The survey, “Truth and Reconciliation in Post-Secondary Settings: Student Experience,” was released today by Indspire, the national Indigenous charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people. […]

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CFN-GBI welcomes funding to support Coastal Guardian Watchmen

November 14, 2018 Environment and Climate Change Canada has announced close to $6 million in funding for 28 Indigenous Guardians programs across the country, part of the federal government’s commitment to support Indigenous stewardship of their ancestral territories. Representatives from CFN-GBI were on hand to accept funding for the Coastal Guardian Watchmen, who play a […]

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Blackwater Gold Project — Additional Participant Funding Allocated

November 14, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated an additional $28,897 in federal funds to Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation, Nazko First Nation, and Ulkatcho First Nation to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Blackwater Gold Project, located in central British Columbia. Details of Funding Allocation for the Project Recipients Additional Funding […]

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Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Environment Minister in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was confronted with the passions many people in British Columbia have for the plight of the West Coast’s endangered killer whales while she cycled on a Victoria-area bike path Wednesday. The minister said she was cycling to […]

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BR McKenna Whales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 15, 2018  VICTORIA – Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna learned first hand how passionate British Columbia residents are about saving endangered southern resident killer whales when she met a crowd of protesters. McKenna says she was riding a bike along Victoria’s Galloping Goose Trail yesterday to a news conference […]

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Minister LeBlanc announces call for proposals for research and monitoring projects related to Northern contaminants

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada November 14, 2018 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the importance traditionally harvested foods to the diet and cultures of northern and Indigenous people, and supports Northerners and scientists working together to better understand contaminant levels in these foods. […]

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Media advisory: Minister Wilkinson will announce new Oceans Protection measures for British Columbia

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Richmond, BC – The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will announce new measures for British Columbia as part of the Government of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan. This plan is the largest investment ever made in Canada’s coasts and waterways, and will improve marine […]

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Environmental groups call on feds to protect caribou on provincial land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018  By Nicole Thompson THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Three environmental groups are calling on the federal government to protect boreal caribou in northern Ontario, saying a decade of mismanagement by the province has put the animals increasingly at risk. The David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature and the Wildlands League issued […]

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Join Maliseet Nation Conservation Council to launch the International Year of the Salmon in Eastern Canada

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Moncton, New Brunswick – On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Parliamentary Secretary Sean Casey, will join the Maliseet Nation Conservation Council and other agencies, organizations, Indigenous communities, and academics involved in the conservation and research of wild Atlantic salmon to […]

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Blackwater Gold Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency November 14, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Blackwater Gold Project, located approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof, British Columbia. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment […]

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Parks Canada makes additional investment in ?apsc?iik t?as?ii multi-use trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to protect the environment and cultural heritage

From: Parks Canada November 14, 2018 Ucluelet, British Columbia Parks Canada Agency Canadians love nature. The diversity of stunning natural landscapes across our country are preserved and protected by Parks Canada. Our Parks allow us to touch nature in new ways, to see amazing wildlife and stunning vistas, and to understand the natural wonder of […]

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The governments of Canada and Northwest Territories invest in upgrades at the Snare Forks Hydroelectric Facility, providing clean energy for the North Slave Region

From: Infrastructure Canada Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, November 14, 2018—The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are investing in green infrastructure projects to safeguard the environment, grow the economy and improve the quality of life for those living and working in the North. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable […]

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Here Comes More Talent! Whistler Film Festival announces Director Masterclass with Robert Budreau and additional Content Summit and talent program guests.

Whistler, B.C. (November 13, 2018)​– With two weeks to go until show time, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) continues to turn up the heat by announcing a second wave of established industry leaders and creators, as well as the finalists for WFF’s Power Pitch, Producers Lab, Doc Lab and MPPIA Short Film Award talent programs. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201832 Views

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Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana – Socialist Project

November 13, 2018 On August 4, 2014, the dam holding toxic waste from the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in the Cariboo region of British Columbia (BC) collapsed. More than 24 million cubic metres of metals-laden fine sand and water were spilled from the breached dam, creating the largest environmental disaster in Canada’s mining […]

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MNO Grand River Métis Council participates in rare ecological experience – MNO

As part of their Annual General Meeting on Sept. 8, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council helped tag local migrating monarch butterflies to help conservation research. The work was led by University of Guelph PhD student Alana Wilcox, who is conducting studies on the environmental contaminants and stressors which affect local ecosystems […]

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Council approves $2-million funding for wildfire recovery efforts – Fort McMurray Today

The funds match $2 million from the province and Canadian Red Cross, totalling $6 million. Council also approved Fort McKay’s pavilion project, and a request to examine a possible year-round road to Fort Chipewyan. November 14, 2018 Council unanimously approved $2 million in funding for residents still facing rebuild problems related to the May 2016 […]

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Alberta drilling operation has family losing sleep – APTN News

November 14, 2018 An Alberta sour gas drilling operation is causing sleepness nights for neighbours. Darcy Good Running says the noise runs 24 hours a day. And the bright light of flaring – only 700 metres from his home on the Sunchild First Nation – is making things worse. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2018/11/14/alberta-drilling-operation-has-family-losing-sleep/

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28 Indigenous Guardian programs get federal funding – The Narwhal

Pilot programs to help young people get onto land and monitor fishing, tourism activities Nov 13, 2018 There are few eyes and ears on the ground during the winter around the Broken Group Islands in Barkley Sound, but Darrell Ross is hoping that will change with the help of federal funding for the Indigenous Guardians […]

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Nunavut community says Inuit lives need to be protected over polar bear population – CBC

Public consultations on a Nunavut’s polar bear management plan are underway this week Nov 14, 2018 In communities along the west coast of Hudson Bay, Nunavummiut are both scared and angered by the increasing number of polar bear-human interactions. Their concerns are being discussed this week in Iqaluit, during public consultations on a draft polar […]

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Indigenous leaders say reconciliation involves recognition of values, culture – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS SIDNEY, B.C. _ A federal government initiative to support Indigenous conservation efforts will help strengthen reconciliation across Canada, chiefs, leaders and elders said Tuesday. The leaders from British Columbia, Manitoba and Nunavut told federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna that reconciliation involves recognizing and supporting […]

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Government of Canada supports Indigenous leadership in conservation

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada November 13, 2018 – Victoria, British Columbia Indigenous communities have long been stewards of the environment, and the Government of Canada shares their commitment to conserving and protecting Canada’s nature, our diverse ecosystems, and species at risk. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201836 Views

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Notice of public hearing and participant funding offering for the review of Best Theratronics Ltd.’s application to renew its Class IB nuclear substance processing facility operating licence

November 13, 2018 – Ottawa, ON The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public and stakeholders to participate in the review of the licence renewal application and the Commission hearing process for Best Theratronics Ltd. (BTL). The CNSC will hold a public hearing on May 16, […]

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CRD Regional Parks Landscape Evaluation Project

Nov 09, 2018 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) is undertaking a project to identify areas with high natural values that represent the diversity of landscapes in the region and have the potential for connecting with existing parks and protected areas. The CRD is engaging with First Nations, government agencies, stakeholders and the public […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201818 Views

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Government of Canada invests in local conservation projects to protect species at risk and their habitat

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada November 9, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s wildlife and biodiversity and supporting individuals and communities who are dedicated to helping recover Canada’s species at risk and protecting their important habitat. Canada’s goal to conserve at least 17 per cent of its […]

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Media Advisory – Minister McKenna to visit British Columbia: itinerary for November 13, 2018

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada Ottawa, Ontario – November 9, 2018 – Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will visit British Columbia, from November 13 to 15, to help advance nature conservation and climate action. On November 13, Minister McKenna will participate in a round table […]

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So many bears:’ Draft plan says Nunavut polar bear numbers unsafe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 12, 2018  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan _ which is to go to […]

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New federal legislation to protect WLWB

Tłı̨chǫ Government welcomes new federal legislation to protect the Wek’èezhı̀i Land and Water Board. Ottawa, ON (November 9th, 2018) – The Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief and Chiefs are in Ottawa to witness the introduction into Parliament of legislation that will undo previous changes to the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. Those changes would have disbanded the […]

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The Government of Canada supports the protection and recovery of species at risk

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada November 9, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Fisheries and Oceans Canada The Government of Canada is committed to protecting and recovering aquatic species at risk, to the benefit of Canada’s biodiversity and local communities that rely on our natural resources. The Government of Canada has created the Nature Legacy to protect Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201850 Views

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Many step up to help following Iqaluit’s Northmart fire – Nunatsiaq News

November 09, 2018 “We want the leaders of Nunavut to know we are here to help in anyway we can” Now the rebuilding starts, after Thursday’s fire that destroyed the warehouse attached to Iqaluit’s Northmart and badly damaged one of the city’s two major stores. That’s sure to require a continued effort from many players, […]

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BCGEU welcomes B.C.’s Action Plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks

“I am especially pleased to see plans to develop mental health recovery programs and supports for workers and people from affected communities, a wide-ranging emphasis on partnership and coordination with First Nations and Indigenous groups, as well as improvements to Emergency Social Services”—BCGEU President Stephanie Smith Vancouver (08 Nov. 2018) The British Columbia Government and […]

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Newly Introduced Environmental Assessment Bill Goes Beyond the Status Quo and Marks Important Step in First Nation – BC Relations

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council recognizes the significant improvements made by Bill 51 Environmental Assessment Act, which was introduced today, and begins to make space for proper relations between Indigenous laws and legal orders and those of the Crown. Importantly, the legislation supports Indigenous Nations carrying out their own environmental assessment […]

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City of Iqaluit: City Coordination with Government of Nunavut and Community Groups to Deal with Emergency Issues

NOVEMBER 8, 2018 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City has set-up a response and recovery command centre, and is working closely with the Government of Nunavut, retailers and other organizations in the city to assist in coordinating an emergency response and recovery effort to the fire this morning. The City is advising residents of the following: […]

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Government of Canada introduces legislation for responsible co-management of Arctic resources

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada November 8, 2018 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is taking action to protect Canada’s rich natural environment, respect the rights and interests of Indigenous peoples, and support a resilient Canadian natural resource sector, in order to help ensurea healthy […]

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Ahousaht First Nation moves to solve water crisis after leaks – Times Colonist

November 8, 2018 The water level is rising in the reservoir serving the First Nations community of Ahousaht, north of Tofino, but concerns about the capacity to fight fires remain, as does a boil-water advisory. The First Nation declared a local state of emergency after multiple leaks in the community’s water distribution system led reservoir […]

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Ministers Wilkinson, Garneau and McKenna recognize second anniversary of Oceans Protection Plan with Canadian Coast Guard water simulations

Ottawa, Ontario — Ministers Wilkinson, Garneau and McKenna participated in search and rescue and environmental response simulations to commemorate the second anniversary of the Oceans Protection Plan. Since the creation of the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada has worked tirelessly to protect our endangered whales and Marine Protected Areas with over 11,000 hours of […]

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Energy board to hear traditional Indigenous evidence in Trans Mountain review – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 7, 2018 VANCOUVER _ The National Energy Board will hear oral traditional evidence from Indigenous groups in the coming weeks as part of its new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Federal Court of Appeal struck down the federal government’s approval of the project in August, citing inadequate Indigenous consultation […]

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PSA: QIA tours five communities impacted by Tallurutiup Imanga Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement

November 7, 2018 EVENT: QIA tours five communities impacted by Tallurutiup Imanga Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement DATE: November 8 to December 5, 2018 LOCATIONS: Clyde River, Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet, Resolute Bay, Grise Fiord The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is conducting a community tour to the five hamlets impacted by the Tallurutiup Imanga Inuit […]

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New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project receives highest achievement of environmental project leadership

November 6, 2018 The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announced today the New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project has received a gold rating under the Stewardship Centre for B.C.’s Green Shores® for Coastal Development program. The New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project is a collaboration between the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the Vancouver Board of […]

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B.C. First Nation declares state of emergency over water supply – CBC

Officials say leak to blame for critical water shortage Nov 06, 2018 The Ahousaht First Nation has declared a state of emergency over its water supply. The remote First Nation is on a small island north of Tofino. On Sunday, contamination was detected in its reservoir and a boil water advisory went into effect. Later, […]

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Bella Coola First Nations members on patrol to reduce conflict between humans and grizzlies – Globalnews.ca

A new cannabis shop near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border is set to be Canada’s first federally legal marijuana outlet on First Nations territory. The Meta Cannabis Supply Co. store in Opaskwayak is scheduled to make its first sale at noon Wednesday. The store is leasing space in the Otineka Mall, owned by the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201850 Views

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