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Northern residents benefiting from safer, more affordable travel on Highway 16

Feb. 2, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – One year into the Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan implementation, approximately 5,000 people have used BC Transit’s new, expanded transit service to travel between northern communities safely, reliably and affordably. “People in northern B.C. ­ in particular, women and teenaged girls – are benefiting from these new transportation services, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018354 Views

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Congratulations to Yukon’s 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize winners – Government of YT

February 01, 2018 Two Yukon projects were among the winners of the Arctic Inspiration Prize at a ceremony held in Ottawa last night. Our Families, Our Way: The Peacemaking Circle – a project based in the Carcross/Tagish First Nation – has received $500,000 to support its initiative, which merges the best of old and new […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018335 Views

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Steam Whistle Brewing Pledges to Donate 50% of Profits to the Downie Wenjack Fund Throughout Entire Month of February

The funds raised will go towards supporting national projects that build positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2018 – In an effort to support national projects that build positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, Steam Whistle Brewing has pledged to donate 50% of all profits from beer sales during the month […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018336 Views

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Twelve members appointed to poverty-reduction advisory council – Government of PE

February 02, 2018 Supporting Island Families The twelve members appointed to the Poverty Reduction Advisory Council bring a variety of experience and knowledge that will help to reduce the impact of poverty in the province. “We have a strong group of diverse individuals and I’m really looking forward to working with them,” said advisory council […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018337 Views

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Canada Fails to Grasp the “Emergency” in First Nations Child Welfare: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Finds Federal Government Non-Compliant with Relief Orders

OTTAWA, ON (February 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m.) – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has issued a fifth legal order (2018 CHRT 4) against the Federal government in an ongoing case for equity for First Nations children and families. A landmark ruling by the Tribunal in January 2016 found Canada to be racially discriminating […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018432 Views

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Yukon Premier, Grand Chief and President Barnes to showcase Yukon University in Ottawa

February 01, 2018 WHITEHORSE—Conversations about the strengths of Canada’s first university north of 60 will be front and centre in Ottawa next week. Investing in Northern Potential, a roundtable luncheon on Yukon University, will take place as part of this year’s Yukon Days. Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston and Yukon College […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018287 Views

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BCAFN: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry visits Prince George from February 5-7, 2018

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, BC – February 1, 2018) – BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee will attend and welcome the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls to the Civic Centre in Prince George next week at the latest stop on its tour of community hearings. The National Inquiry is mandated to examine and report on the systemic […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018223 Views

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Supporting the Next Generation of Indigenous Health Scholars – Trent University

February 02, 2018 Collaborating to encourage, recruit, train and support the success of a greater number of young Indigenous scholars in the Indigenous health research realm. This is the goal behind a new research project Dr. Chris Furgal, associate professor with the Indigenous Environmental Sciences/Studies program is involved in. Professor Furgal collaborated with colleagues from education institutions across […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018261 Views

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IRC: Canadian North and BBE Expediting Announce Innovative New Northern Cargo Service

February 01, 2018 Canadian North and BBE Expediting have announced the upcoming launch of ‘Fetchable’, a new easy-to-use 24/7 online shipping solution that will allow seamless, cost-effective, and efficient shipping to and from almost anywhere in the world. This new service will commence on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. “Canadian North is extremely excited to join with BBE Expediting to introduce […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018255 Views

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Sault College Hosts Annual Pow Wow On Campus

Sault Ste. Marie, ON February 1, 2018 – “Love and Unity” will fill the air on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11 at Sault College’s annual Pow Wow taking place in the College’s Health and Wellness Centre. Sault College is proud to continue the tradition of hosting the Pow Wow on campus and, for the fourth […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018329 Views

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Government of Yukon and First Nations leaders set course for final Regional Land Use Plan for the Peel watershed

February 01, 2018 Leaders from the Government of Yukon and affected First Nations met in Dawson on January 29 to discuss next steps for finalizing the Regional Land Use Plan for the Peel watershed. Premier Sandy Silver, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai, Minister of Environment Pauline Frost, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Chief Roberta Joseph, First […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018327 Views

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Paul Dalla Lana commits second $20-​million gift to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

February 01, 2018 Almost a decade after making a $20-million gift to establish the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Paul and Alessandra Dalla Lana are doubling down on their investment. Today, the couple announced they are making an additional $20-million gift to the school, located in the heart of Toronto’s innovation and health […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018614 Views

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Mi’kmaw Mid-Winter Feast at the Mount a celebration of thanksgiving and renewal

The Aboriginal Student Centre and Office of the President at Mount Saint Vincent University today hosted students, faculty and staff at the Mount’s first Wi’kapaltimk Aqtapuk or Mid-Winter Feast. “The Mi’kmaw Mid-Winter Feast is an ancient Mi’kmaw Feast. It was traditionally celebrated shortly after the first new moon of Punamuiku’s (January). Mid-winter was the end of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018273 Views

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Beer and Cider Coming to 87 More Grocery Stores in April – Government of ON

Ontario Improving Convenience and Choice for People Across the Province February 2, 2018 6:00 A.M. Ministry of Finance Starting in April 2018, Ontario will expand beer and cider sales to 87 more grocery stores, increasing convenience and choice for people across the province. The winning grocers were selected via a competitive bidding process held by the LCBO. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018216 Views

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Fine Arts students, BU Theatre Club collaborate for exhibition on mental health

February 1, 2018 BRANDON – Members of the Brandon University (BU) Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art and the BU Theatre Club are teaming up to launch a new exhibition at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Fine Art. Coinciding with Brandon University Students’ Union (BUSU) Mental Health Week, the exhibition is titled “Drawing the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018262 Views

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UVic: Experts Q&A on Indigenizing education

February 01, 2018 As K-12 schools in BC work to Indigenize curriculum and Canadian post-secondary institutions respond to the TRC’s Calls to Action to promote, recruit and support increased Indigenous research and teaching, the following three Indigenous scholars in the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Education are available to provide context and comment on the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018289 Views

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Ontario Seeking Public Input in Oshawa to Develop the 2018 Budget

Provincewide Pre-Budget Consultations Support Government Plan for Fairness and Opportunity February 1, 2018 3:30 P.M. Ministry of Finance Ontario is seeking public input to help shape policies and programs that will be part of the province’s 2018 Budget. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, was in Oshawa today to conduct annual pre-budget consultations. He was joined […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018217 Views

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Community Wide Screening for Tuberculosis in Qikiqtarjuaq

February 02, 2018 The Department of Health advises residents of Qikiqtarjuaq that a community-wide screening clinic for tuberculosis (TB) will take place to reduce the rising number of active cases in the community. Community participation is encouraged to help eliminate TB and ensure proper treatment is accessible for all community members. The screening will start […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018314 Views

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MRU: Office of Academic Indigenization celebrates grand opening

The new Office of Academic Indigenization (OAI) celebrated its grand opening on January 26, marking a significant milestone towards indigenizing curriculum across programs and disciplines. Nearly 200 people from across campus and Indigenous communities attended the event, which included a pipe ceremony, a blessing by Elder Miiksika’am Clarence Wolfleg, the unveiling of a mural by Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018267 Views

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Supporting Métis research and students – U of Winnipeg

January 31, 2018 The University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that brings an additional $600,000 to campus to support Métis scholarship at UWinnipeg over the next decade. Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg and Dr. David Chartrand, President, MMF, say the new initiative builds on a strong […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018229 Views

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Interior Design Concept Boards for New Stanton Hospital Complete – Government of NT

YELLOWKNIFE (February 1, 2018) – Interior design concept boards for the new Stanton Territorial Hospital are complete and available for public viewing. The concepts were developed by Kasian Architects with input from a panel of regional NWT representatives. Engagement sessions took place in December 2016 and June 2017 to ensure that the designs accurately reflected the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018201 Views

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B.C. communities hardest hit by overdose crisis supported through community action teams, funding

February 01, 2018 ABBOTSFORD – Eighteen B.C. communities hardest hit by the overdose crisis are the first to get the support of on-the-ground community action teams (CAT) and dedicated funding as part of government’s escalated response to the overdose crisis. “This bold, new approach is vital as families in every corner of the province continue […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018233 Views

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Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq 2018: promoting Inuktut through Inuit Ukpirijangit Unikkaangillu

IQALUIT, Nunavut (February 1, 2018) – February is Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq – Inuktut Language Month, a time for Nunavummiut to celebrate Inuit language and culture. This year’s theme is Inuit Ukpirijangit Unikkaangillu – Inuit beliefs and myths. “Inuit beliefs and myths have been passed on in our language for thousands of years,” said Minister of Languages David […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018210 Views

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40th Winterlude Opening Weekend Highlights

OTTAWA, February 2, 2018 The 40th edition of Winterlude opens in Canada’s Capital Region on Friday, February 2, to the delight of the thousands of people who flock to the popular winter festival every year. The three official Winterlude sites will host an impressive variety of activities, live shows and fascinating exhibitions until February 19. Here’s an overview of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018224 Views

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GNWT Congratulates the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation on winning $1 million Arctic Inspiration Prize

OTTAWA (February 1, 2018) – Premier Bob McLeod, accompanied by Minister Glen Abernethy, was in Ottawa to present the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation with the 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize. The Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation (the Foundation) has been working to advance an independent and culturally-rooted healing program for Indigenous residents facing mental health and substance abuse […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018221 Views

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Oil Spill Near Vancouver Proves Risk of Increase in Kinder Morgan Tankers

VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2018  – An oil spill off the coast of Vancouver in Howe Sound, which has dumped hundreds of litres of diesel into the local marine environment is being decried by environmental groups today as proof of the danger of increased tanker traffic that could result from the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Howe Sound is the unceded […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018224 Views

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Nemaska Lithium Announces the Completion of the Sale of Sirmac Lithium Property to ABE Resources and the Filing of Early Warning Report

QUÉBEC, QUÉBEC–(Feb. 2, 2018) – Nemaska Lithium Inc. (“Nemaska Lithium” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:NMX)(OTCQX:NMKEF)(FRANKFURT:N0T) is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of its 100% undivided interest in the Sirmac lithium property (the “Property”) to ABE Resources Inc. (“ABE”) (TSX VENTURE:ABE)(OTC:ABEPF), as previously announced on December 14, 2017. The Property consists of 24 map designated mining claims covering […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018210 Views

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Wasaya Group and Exchange Income Corporation Announce Partnership

WINNIPEG, Feb. 1, 2018  – We are pleased to announce Wasaya Group (“Wasaya”), its shareholders and Exchange Income Corporation (“EIC”) (TSX:EIF) have entered into an agreement to partner whereby EIC will both recapitalize Wasaya and the Wasaya shareholders will exchange a portion of their interests in Wasaya for shares of EIC.  These transactions, together with anticipated […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018247 Views

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ATAC Resources Ltd. Grants Incentive Stock Options

February 1, 2018 – ATAC Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ATC) announces that it has granted incentive stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants, entitling those parties to purchase up to a total of 3,165,000 common shares at a price of $0.55 for a period of five years. All options will vest on a quarterly basis […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018239 Views

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Explor Announces A Common And Flow-Through Shares Offering

Rouyn-Noranda, Canada, February 1st, 2017 – Explor Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQB: EXSFF, FSE & BE: E1H1) (“Explor” or the “Corporation”) announces a non-brokered private placement offering of up to 2,000 Units, for total gross proceeds of up to CDN $2,000,000. Each Unit is offered at a price of $1,000 and is composed of: i) […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018216 Views

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Pieridae Grants Options

CALGARY, ALBERTA – February 01, 2018 – Pieridae Energy Limited (PEA-TSXV) announces that in accordance with its stock option plan, Pieridae’s Board of Directors granted on January 29, 2018, 1,007,400 stock options to 23 of its employees and directors. The price has been set at $ 5.67 per share, and the expiry date for these options […]

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MacDonald Mines Discovers New Oxide Sands Zone at its Wawa-Holdsworth Project; Results include 9.31 g/t AuEq over 1.83 m within 5.71 g/t AuEq over 3.05 m

Toronto, Ontario – January 31, 2018 -MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: BMK) (“MacDonald Mines”, the “Company”, or “BMK”) announces that it has received gold and silver assays for 100 sonic boreholes at its Wawa-Holdsworth Project. Most of boreholes were drilled in an exploration target that was defined using geophysical methods, in a previously non-excavated area. Nine […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018198 Views

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The Port of Montreal’s container terminal project at Contrecœur crosses a key milestone in its progress with the filing of the environmental impact assessment

MONTREAL, Feb. 1, 2018 – At a technical briefing for the media, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) presented its container terminal project at Contrecœur. This large-scale project aims to support the growth of the container market, a sector that generates economic development for Montreal, Quebec and Eastern Canada As part of the presentation, the MPA released the main findings of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018193 Views

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Government of Canada announces appointments to the Social Security Tribunal

February 1, 2018         Ottawa, Ontario                 Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today announced the appointment of 8 members to the Social Security Tribunal of Canada. The Tribunal renders fair and impartial decisions on appeals regarding the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018181 Views

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Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project – Environmental Assessment Decision

February 1, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is working to protect the environment for future generations while growing our economy. The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced that the proposed Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects and the project […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018228 Views

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The Daily Friday, February 2, 2018

StatsCannabis data availability: Crowdsourced cannabis prices from January 25 to January 31, 2018 Crowdsourced cannabis prices, for the period from January 25, 2018 to January 31, 2018, are being released today and can be downloaded from the crowdsourcing application StatsCannabis. Canadians submitted 5,882 price quotes during this period. The data are representative of the population […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2018293 Views

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Multi-million dollar settlement approved for flood victims

Credits: The National A Manitoba court has approved a $90 million settlement for the victims of a 2011 flood. A lawsuit alleged that members of the four First Nations were forced to leave their homes when the Manitoba government diverted water from the Assiniboine River to reduce the risk of flooding in Winnipeg.

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018641 Views

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Immediate Relief Essential in Moving Forward on Child Welfare Reform; CHRT Issues Fourth Ruling to Canada

February 1, 2018 Immediate Relief Essential in Moving Forward on Child Welfare Reform; CHRT Issues Fourth Ruling to Canada (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today said immediate relief for First Nations children and families must be the next urgent step in child welfare reform, and the Government of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2018705 Views

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BCAFN: Tripartite Working Group response to Federal Meeting on Child Welfare

January 31, 2018 The Editor, Last week’s meeting in Ottawa to address the urgency around the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care highlighted that we are on the right path in British Columbia. We, the members of the Tripartite First Nations Children and Families Working Group (comprised of Indigenous Services Canada, the Province […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018383 Views

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Crown decision to quash Mount Polley private prosecution makes no sense – First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining

February 1, 2018 How can the worst tailings pond disaster in Canadian history not have legal consequences? The BC Prosecution Service announced Tuesday that they were taking over and quashing the private prosecution of Mount Polley Mining Corporation over the tailings dam disaster. The charges were laid by Bev Sellars, Grandmother, former Chief of Xat’sull […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018263 Views

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Satellite Personal Trackers (SPOT) prove successful in search for missing Hopedale men

February 1, 2018 Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador On January 26, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Hopedale RCMP received a report from the SPOT call centre advising of two SOS activations. Earlier that morning, two men set out from Hopedale to visit family in Natuashish. Before leaving they borrowed one of the RCMP SPOT devices from the Hopedale Conservation office. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018270 Views

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WWF-Canada supports full environmental assessment of Grays Bay Road and Port proposed mega-project

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Jan. 25, 2018 – WWF-Canada supports a full environmental assessment that takes into account cumulative and transboundary impacts of the proposed Grays Bay Road and Port mining and shipping project. The assessment was recommended by the Nunavut Impact Review Board and accepted by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, though no funding is in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018217 Views

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Statement by Minister Philpott on the February 1 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Compliance Orders and immediate actions being taken by the Federal Government

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 1, 2018) – The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement: “Today, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released a new ruling, and the Government of Canada has taken immediate action as part of its commitment to continue fully implementing all of the Tribunal’s orders. Our government has been working […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018222 Views

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New Parliamentary Assistants to Focus on Key Government Priorities

Former Ministers Will Build on Plan to Create Fairness and Opportunity in Ontario February 1, 2018 9:00 A.M. Office of the Premier Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced the appointment of three new Parliamentary Assistants, Liz Sandals, Deb Matthews and Brad Duguid. Their experience and insight will be focused on priority areas as the government works […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018318 Views

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Explore bursary for Nunavut students

February 01, 2018 If you are a full-time grade 11, 12 and post-secondary student, the Department of Education wants you to apply for a $2,200 bursary through the Government of Canada’s Explore program! Explore is a five-week intensive French language-immersion program offered in the spring or summer. Participants from Nunavut can have their travel fees […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018291 Views

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Women’s heart health is another glass ceiling we need to smash: Heart & Stroke 2018 Heart Report

Women’s hearts are victims of a system ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them, according to the 2018 Heart Report Feb 01, 2018 Women in Canada are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease because of inequities and biases that have resulted in a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them. “Heart […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018284 Views

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NAN: CHRT Decision A Huge Win for Children

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 1, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler welcomes a ruling released today by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) on immediate relief in a landmark legal battle against the Government of Canada on child welfare. “Canada’s attempted justification for its inaction in the wake of a 2016 finding of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018331 Views

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Minister’s Message – Heart Month – February 2018

Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults, and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. We can all reduce our risk of heart disease by making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking, eating a healthy and balanced diet, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol intake. To help make the healthier […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018391 Views

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Revealed: Gaps in polar bear conservation in Canada – WWF

IQALUIT, Jan. 29, 2018 – WWF’s first Polar Bear Scorecard found that Canada has shown leadership by investing in subpopulation monitoring, but two years into the 10-year, five-nation Circumpolar Action Plan for the Conservation of Polar Bears (CAP) it has not met its goals in identifying critical habitat nor in setting out best practices for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2018239 Views

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National Accounting Firm to Bolster Montreal Presence – Stratège services comptables inc. joins MNP to offer enhanced services to medical professionals

Stratège services comptables inc. joins MNP to offer enhanced services to medical professionals ​January 31, 2018, CALGARY, AB – MNP, Canada’s fifth largest national accounting and business consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Montreal-based accounting firm, Stratège services comptables inc. (“Stratège”), will merge with MNP, effective February 1, 2018. While Stratège sought to deliver […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2018354 Views

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