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BMO Financial Group to donate $1 million to Youth Fusion for Indigenous communities

MONTREAL, May 22, 2018  – BMO Financial Group is pleased to announce a donation of one million dollars to Youth Fusion for aboriginal programming. This substantial donation is intended to maintain and enhance existing Youth Fusion projects in aboriginal communities in Quebec and to promote the expansion of these programs throughout Quebec and the rest […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018253 Views

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Former National Chief and Experts in Indigenous Law Announced as Summit Speakers

THUNDER BAY, ON : Former National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations Ovide Mercredi and former Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Wally McKay will be among the First Nations leaders addressing the determiNATION Summit over two days in Ottawa. NAN has released a growing list of speakers and facilitators who will guide […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018257 Views

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Toronto Paramedic Services Chief receives Métis sash

On Feb. 20, representatives of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Toronto York Region Métis Council (TYRMC) presented Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Gord McEachen with a Métis sash. The gift, woven in the colours of the local council, was presented by MNO TYRMC Senator Constance Simmonds, in appreciation of the Chief’s attendance at last year’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018198 Views

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MFNERC: Next Education Directors’ Meeting

In partnership with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, MFNERC will host the next ED meeting on May 24 & 25, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport. If you have any questions please contact Christa Lee at 204-594-1290 ext. 2149 or christal[at]mfnerc[dot]com. An agenda will be forwarded once it is finalized. Letter of Invite […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018287 Views

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NAN Special Chiefs Assembly on Education Jurisdiction

The NAN Special Chiefs Assembly on Education Jurisdiction will be held on June 5 & 6, 2018 in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation at the Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre in Thunder Bay, ON. CONFIRMATIONS/REGISTRATION Chiefs/Proxies, NAN Elder Committee, Oshkaatisak Youth Committee, NAN Women’s Committee, and NAN Education Committee are asked to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018271 Views

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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs opposes any provincial legislation that bans night hunting; ban likely unconstitutional

May 16, 2018 Treaty One Territory, MB. _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs opposes any proposed provincial legislation that would ban night hunting and spotlighting. Grand Chief Arlen Dumas warned the Manitoba Government today that a blanket ban on First Nations people exercising their right to hunt at night is an unjustified infringement of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018248 Views

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Dozens of Indigenous and Frontline Community Representatives Call for an End to Bank Financing of Extreme Fossil Fuels

Delegates from Canada to Ecuador and across the U.S. travel to Texas to deliver open letter to Chase shareholders PLANO, TEXAS, May 15, 2018 — The quickly growing international campaign pressuring JPMorgan Chase to end its massive funding of extreme fossil fuels continued to escalate today as a delegation representing Indigenous and nonindigenous communities from […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018179 Views

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Not a Done Deal, Premier Horgan: Federal Government Stands Aside on Treaty 8 Site C Injunction – UBCIC

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – May 14, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) welcomes the federal government’s recent announcement that they will not oppose the court application for an injunction to suspend construction on the Site C Dam while the court determines if flooding the Peace River would violate the rights of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018266 Views

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Frontier College: Literacy and Health

The stigma surrounding low literacy, and medical systems and practices that assume strong literacy skills, may impact a person’s ability to find and use the health services and products they need. In some situations, low literacy can be a life-or-death matter. Find out more about the importance of literacy to good health. And watch the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018203 Views

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2018 IVA Finalists

INDIGENOUS VOICES AWARDS:  FINALISTS The Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs) is thrilled to announce the finalists in this year’s competition celebrating the very best in literary art by emerging Indigenous writers. A jury of renowned Indigenous writers and prominent figures from the Canadian literary world has identified finalists in categories for published and unpublished writing, including […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018433 Views

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NS Government: Biodiversity Council Members Appointed

May 22, 2018 NOTE: Biographical information about the four council members follows this release. Four experts who will help craft new legislation and recommend new actions to promote biodiversity in Nova Scotia have been chosen for the new Biodiversity Council. Today, May 22, is the International Day for Biological Diversity. The members are: — Donna […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018230 Views

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Indigenous Awareness Week: Our work in the communities

The RCMP has a proud history of more than 140 years of service to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Today, we work in more than 600 Indigenous communities across Canada. Read about some of our activities and initiatives. The RCMP has a proud history of more than 140 years of service to First Nations, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018248 Views

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Province Provides Response to Senate Committee on Cannabis Legislation

May 22, 2018 Public Health, Safety Remain Primary Concerns: Stefanson, Goertzen The Manitoba government has provided a submission to the federal Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to highlight ongoing concerns related to cannabis legalization, including road safety, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018209 Views

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Athabasca U: Slow and steady wins the learning race

May 18, 2018 It goes without saying our alumni continue to shine as outstanding and inspiring examples of Athabasca University grads making a difference in their communities. Saskatoon’s Troy Cooper is one of these leaders worth celebrating. On Wednesday, February 28, at Saskatoon City Hall, the board of police commissioners officially made Cooper that city’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018193 Views

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Government of Canada announces new measures to strengthen and modernize family justice

From: Department of Justice Canada Putting children’s best interests first: Creating a more efficient and effective family justice system May 22, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada Protecting families, particularly children, from the negative outcomes often related to separation and divorce is a priority for the Government of Canada. Canada’s family justice […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018210 Views

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President Chartier Attends OECD Forum

May 16, 2018 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) consists of 35 countries working together to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. On May 14, 2018, President Chartier attended the OECD Ministerial Meeting and Policy Forum in Montreal under the theme “Social Policy for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018206 Views

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Too much to bear: Canada once again fails to account for risks of not upholding our Title and Rights – UBCIC

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – May 16, 2018) Billed as a “major announcement” Finance Minister Bill Morneau held a press conference in Ottawa this morning to communicate that bailout talks are ongoing with Kinder Morgan, as stockholders prepare to meet in Calgary later today. Chief Judy Wilson, Neskonlith Indian Band (te Secwepemc Nation) and Secretary-Treasurer […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018211 Views

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SCO: Anishinaabe Summit Announced

OBASHKAANDAGAANG FIRST NATION (WASHAGAMIS BAY): Grand Chief Jerry Daniels (Southern Chiefs’ Organization), Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler (Nishnawbe Aski Nation) and Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh (Grand Council Treaty #3) are pleased to announce an Anishinaabe Summit to be held in Winnipeg in August 2018. All citizens of the Anishinaabe Nation, wherever they may be, are encouraged to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018217 Views

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Pangnirtung waits for GN, RCMP support on suicide, violence – Nunatsiaq.com

May 22, 2018 “Once we know what they can offer, we can look at what the community can do” PANGNIRTUNG—“An urgency” is how Pangnirtung’s hamlet council describes its plea for help in its ongoing struggle with attempted suicide and alcohol-related violence, says hamlet councillor Markus Wilcke. That’s why, within weeks of receiving a formal letter […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018262 Views

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NWAC: An Open Letter to Indigenous Women of Canada

Since 1974, the Native Women’s Association of Canada has been actively involved in advocacy, delivering programs and positive change for Indigenous women of many Nations. As a national association, it is of paramount importance for us to work with grassroots women through our Provincial and Territorial Member Associations (PTMAs). For more than 44 years we […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018179 Views

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Closed Containment Aquaculture: The Solution We Seek – UBCIC

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – May 14, 2018) Citing dangerously low numbers of wild salmon returns, the recreational salmon fishery in the Skeena River has been forced to completely shut down. A ban has also been placed on recreational salmon fisheries in the Nass River watershed, with further limits being placed across various salmon fisheries […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018198 Views

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NAN Mourns Passing of Star of Courage Recipient

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 17, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, offers heartfelt condolences to Neskantaga First Nation following the passing of Star of Courage recipient Thaddeus Moonias, who passed away over the weekend. “We were saddened to learn of the passing of Thaddeus Moonias and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018221 Views

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Ignite a Culture Change as a Mission of Government – Recommendations to Improve Federal Fisheries and Oceans Programs released today by the National Indigenous Fisheries Institute

SYDNEY, NS, May 22, 2018  – The first report on the review of Indigenous fisheries programs calls on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to take a number of practical steps to improve its programs, while igniting an internal culture change to improve its relationship with Indigenous people and groups across Canada. “We’ve come to the point in our relationship […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018359 Views

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Gordon Downie awarded ‘Great Canadian’ distinction, on Canada D’Eh Medal, Eh!

AMHERSTBURG, ON, May 22, 2018  – The largest run IN Canada ON Canada Day has just been given even greater patriotic status. RunningFlat announced today that Gordon Downie will be featured on the medal to honor Downie as the “Great Canadian”. The Canada D’Eh Run is the largest and most bombastic patriotic Canada Day Run in Canada. It’s also the only run that has […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018287 Views

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Mount Saint Vincent University: Spring convocation celebrates achievements of students, faculty and honorary degree recipients

May 18, 2018 Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) celebrated approximately 600 graduates from 29 countries during spring convocation ceremonies held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 17 and 18. Students crossed the stage from arts, science, education, and professional programs to accept a wide range of certificates, diplomas and degrees before becoming part of […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018198 Views

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Mi’kmaq National Flag raised at UPEI

Approximately 100 people gathered on May 7 at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place for the historic raising of the Mi’kmaq National Flag. With blue skies and a brisk wind perfect for the occasion, Elder Junior Peter Paul began the ceremony with a smudge and members of the Indigenous community joined him in performing the Mi’kmaq […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018249 Views

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CMAJ: “All my relations”: experiences and perceptions of Indigenous patients connecting with Indigenous Elders in an inner city primary care partnership for mental health and well-being

May 22, 2018 Abstract BACKGROUND: Mental health services in urban settings generally have not been adapted to serve the needs of Indigenous patients. We explored how patients’ encounters with Indigenous Elders affected their overall mental health and well-being to identify therapeutic mechanisms underlying improvement. METHODS: We conducted qualitative interviews of participants enrolled in a 6-month prospective mixed-methods […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018277 Views

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Cumberland College: Elder-in-Residence Program Makes Huge Impact

Cumberland College recently wrapped up its Elder-in-Residence (EIR) program for the year.  With the theme, Supporting Student Success, the College set out to build a strong foundation towards understanding how traditional ways and cultural practices support on-going student retention and success. From September 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018, the Elder-in-Residence program recorded over 1500 […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018241 Views

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iChurchill steps back from OmniTRAX deal for Hudson Bay Railway; expresses disappointment with Government of Canada

CALGARY, May 22, 2018  – iChurchill Inc. has halted its negotiations to finalize the purchase of the flood-damaged Hudson Bay Railway, the Port of Churchill and associated assets from their current owner, OmniTRAX, due to the Government of Canada’s unwillingness to engage in meaningful dialogue. As a result, iChurchill believes the repairs to the railway are highly unlikely to proceed […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018190 Views

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Federal funding contributes to critical infrastructure projects to support trade through the Port of Vancouver

May 18, 2018 Port authority applauds federal government’s investment in projects that will enable stronger, more efficient transportation corridors, create jobs and boost economic growth The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority received federal funding this week for projects that will improve the flow of goods to and from the Port of Vancouver. Through the collaborative efforts […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018188 Views

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NOSM hosts annual Preceptor Awards and Recognition event

On Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) hosted its annual Preceptor Awards and Recognition event. The event honoured preceptors in the Health Sciences and Interprofessional Education Unit at NOSM, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists and dietitians. This year’s awards focused on preceptors working in Northwestern […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018478 Views

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A quest for knowledge and understanding: The story of John R. Sylliboy – Mount Saint Vincent University

Today, John R. Sylliboy is living his best life. He’s in a loving relationship with his partner, Darrin, has moulded a career he’s passionate about, and this May, he’ll graduate from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Master of Education in Educational Foundations. John has had many exciting and extraordinary experiences, living for many years […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018311 Views

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Jasmine Netsena wins first SOCAN Foundation Indigenous Songwriter Award

TD Bank Group contributes $10,000 for inaugural honour WINNIPEG, May 22, 2018  – The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of organizations, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented its very first Indigenous Songwriter Award to Jasmine Netsena at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. SOCAN member Netsena, from Fort Nelson, BC, received the award – which included a $10,000 cash prize, and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018785 Views

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‘Vote smart, vote strategically’ says Madahbee

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (May 22, 2018)— Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee is encouraging Anishinabek Nation citizens to vote in the upcoming June 7 provincial election – and to vote strategically. “Pay attention to your riding and vote strategically,” says Grand Council Chief Madahbee.  “We cannot go backwards and elect a premier who is […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018146 Views

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Stornoway Diamond Corp.: Renard Team Wins Quebec Mine Rescue Competition

LONGUEUIL, Québec, May 22, 2018 — Stornoway Diamond Corporation(TSX:SWY) (the “Corporation” or “Stornoway”) is proud to announce that the Renard Mine Rescue team comprising David Langlois, Adam Paquet, Danny Bérubé, François Gilbert, Guillaume Lemay, Patrick Tremblay, Raphaël Duchesne, Simon Gélinas, Steve Veillette and Yannick Savard was the overall winner at the 56th Quebec Provincial Mine […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018215 Views

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Serengeti Announces Early Warrant Exercise Incentive Program

Vancouver, B.C., May 22, 2018, Serengeti Resources Inc. (SIR: TSX-V) (“Serengeti” or “the Company”) announces it has received conditional TSX Venture Exchange acceptance to a warrant exercise incentive program (the “Incentive Program”) designed to encourage the early exercise of up to3,306,000 of its outstanding unlisted warrants (the “Warrants”).  The Warrants are currently exercisable at a price […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018192 Views

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Romios Announces Extension of Non-Brokered Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 22, 2018, Romios Gold Resources Inc. (“Romios” or the “Company”) (TSX.V-RG) (OTC-PK: RMIOF) (Frankfurt: D4R) wishes to announce that it is extending the offering, announced on April 9, 2018, of a non-brokered private placement of 5,000,000 flow-through units (the “FT Units”) for $450,000 and 5,000,000 working capital units (the “WC Unit”) for $350,000 for an […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018165 Views

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De Beers Rough Diamond Sales for Cycle 4, 2018

May 22, 2018 De Beers Group today announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the fourth sales cycle of 2018. Cycle 4 2018 (provisional)1 Cycle 3 2018 (actual)2 Cycle 4 2017 (actual) Sales value3 ($m) 550 524 522 Notes to this table are shown at the bottom of this page. Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018196 Views

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Goldstrike Mobilizes for Lucky Strike Drilling and Exploration Program

May 22, 2018 – Goldstrike Resources Ltd. (GSR.V) is pleased to provide details of the upcoming 2018 exploration program at its 100%-owned Lucky Strike Property, located in the heart of The White Gold District, Yukon. The program comes as a highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s first ever drill program on the Monte Carlo zone and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018190 Views

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Tervita Corporation Announces Commencement of an Offering of Senior Secured Notes by Tervita 2018 Escrow Corporation

CALGARY, ALBERTA (May 21, 2018) – Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”) announced today that Tervita 2018 Escrow Corporation (the “Escrow Issuer”) has commenced an offering (the “Offering”) of US$250 million aggregate principal amount of its senior secured notes due 2021 (the “Notes”). The Escrow Issuer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tervita that has been formed for the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018203 Views

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Media Advisory: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority hosts event to celebrate 25 millionth cruise passenger at the Port of Vancouver

May 18, 2018 The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is hosting a celebration to welcome the 25 millionth cruise passenger through the Port of Vancouver! The event will feature the presentation of a special gift to the lucky cruise passenger to commemorate the milestone occasion, and will include remarks by the port authority, Tourism Vancouver, and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018186 Views

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UWinnipeg: Making Indigenous languages accessible through technology

tánisi, Cameron Lozinski nitisinihkáson ékwa nitóhcín Gimli. ninóhté-ininímon píhtaw niwáhkomákanak kí-pikiskwéwak óma ininímowin, nína mína nika-píkiskwán óma ininímowin kapé mína kapé. Hello, my name is Cameron Lozinski and I’m from Gimli. I want to speak Swampy Cree because my relatives spoke this language, I too will speak the language of the Cree forever and ever. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018244 Views

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Mount Royal University: Grade 9 girls Explore STEM – Calgary’s post-secondary institutions welcome the world’s next technical minds

Nearly 1,000 Grade 9 girls, including students from area Indigenous schools, explored STEM at Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) on May 16 as Calgary post-secondaries banded together to showcase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The demand for individuals with an STEM background is increasing […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018175 Views

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Honey Badger Announces Closing of First Tranche of Private Placement

Toronto, Ontario – May 18, 2018 – Honey Badger Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: TUF) (“Honey Badger” or the “Company”) announces the closing of the first tranche of its non-brokered private placement, previously announced on May 14, 2018, for gross proceeds of $1,617,800 (the “Offering“). The Company is pleased to announce that funds managed by Goodman & Company Investment Counsel […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018177 Views

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Tervita Corporation Announces Success of Consent Solicitation to Amend its 7.625% Senior Secured Notes Due 2021

CALGARY, ALBERTA (May 21, 2018) – Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”) today announced that, in connection with its previously announced consent solicitation (the “Solicitation”) with respect to proposed amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the indenture (the “Indenture”) governing its 7.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 (the “Notes”), Tervita had received, as of 12:00 p.m., New York City time, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018177 Views

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UVic: BC public supports forest rehab to address climate change

British Columbians believe replanting forest land destroyed by insects or wildfire, like last summer’s fire in the Hanceville-Riske Creek area near Williams Lake, ought to be the top priority for mitigating climate change. Credit: Government of BC A top climate change mitigation strategy favoured by British Columbians is the restoration of forests ravaged by wildfires […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018239 Views

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UWinnipeg prepares educators for success in Manitoba

The University of Winnipeg is renowned for producing exceptional teachers who are ready to shape young Manitoba minds. And they’re also adept at addressing the challenges of those who hail from the inner city. Since the inception of two unique teacher education programs at UWinnipeg in 1998 — one that combines a bachelor of arts or […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018202 Views

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Media advisory: Canadian Astronaut Jeremy Hansen to Meet with Aboriginal Students in Quebec

Longueuil, Quebec, May 22, 2018 — On Wednesday, May 23, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be meeting with a group of seventh and eighth graders at a Kahnawake school to talk about his career and space exploration and to answer their questions. Media representatives are invited to attend the event at the school. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Time […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018190 Views

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Meet the Nuclear Regulator: Meet the people who keep Canada’s nuclear industry safe

From uranium mines to facilities for research and final waste disposal, Canada’s nuclear facilities remain among the safest and most secure in the world. Come meet the people who make that possible. Join Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) experts at Meet the Nuclear Regulator sessions across Canada. These dynamic sessions will introduce you to the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018175 Views

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