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Regional Chief Isadore Day Statement: Congratulations to Wataynikaneyap Power

(Toronto, ON, March 22, 2018) “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, and the 133 First Nations that make up our Assembly, I want to acknowledge the leadership and dedication of the Watay Power Executive, led by board chair Frank McKay and CEO Margaret Kenequanash Today’s announcement of $1.6 billion in funding to complete the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018143 Views

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The Future of Coast is Now – Coast Forest Products Association

March 22, 2018 As Coast Forest Products Association completes its final days of operation, I’m reminded of the fact that while the players may change, the coastal forest sector is – and will always be an important and permanent fixture in British Columbia.  In this job I have said a thousand times that every day […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018183 Views

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Media advisory: CIHR’s Dr. Carrie Bourassa to announce steps in supporting research towards reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

Winnipeg, Manitoba – March 23, 2018 – Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal People’s Health, will visit the University of Manitoba to announce steps being taken by CIHR to support research that seeks to improve the lives of Indigenous Peoples. She will be joined by Drs. Marcia Anderson and Digvir […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018164 Views

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Record scholarships and bursaries available to NIC students

March 22, 2018 Generous donors supply more than $375,000 in awards More than $375,000 in scholarships and bursaries are now available to NIC students, thanks to some very generous donors. Students can now apply for more than 415 awards, valued at up to $5,000, up significantly from last year’s record $290,000 award total. “This is […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018126 Views

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NTI Applauds Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s commitment to eliminate Tuberculosis by 2030

(March 23, 2018 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk, on the eve of World TB Day, noted Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s (ITK) announcement and commitment to eliminate tuberculosis across Inuit Nunangat by 2030, aiming for a 50% reduction of active TB by 2025. “NTI applauds the commitment to tackle such a complex […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018125 Views

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Parkland College awards over $90,000 in scholarships

March 22nd, 2018 On Thursday in Yorkton, Parkland College awarded $90,900 to 74 students across the region in this spring’s Internal Scholarships. Combined with Entrance Scholarships handed out in September, Parkland College awarded more than $150,000 in the 2017-18 academic year. This is the seventh straight year in which the College has given out more […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018155 Views

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UCN Professor to publish with Edinburgh University

March 22, 2018 Associate professor of English at UCN, Dr. Sue Matheson has begun editing a volume of collected essays about women in Hollywood Westerns for Edinburgh University Press, Scotland’s premier scholarly publisher. “Edinburgh University Press ensures the highest academic standards,” Matheson said, “It’s an honour to be working with EUP and a great opportunity […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018116 Views

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TransCanada Announces 2018-2019 Revenue Requirement Settlement with NGTL System Shippers

CALGARY, Alberta, March 23, 2018  — News Release — TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), has filed an application with the National Energy Board for approval of a negotiated settlement with its customers and other interested parties on the annual costs required to operate the NGTL […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018129 Views

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Agnico Eagle Completes NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Meadowbank Gold Complex in Nunavut

TORONTO, March 22, 2018  – Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) (“Agnico Eagle”) has completed and filed with Canadian securities regulators a National Instrument 43-101 technical report on the mineral resources and mineral reserves at the Meadowbank Gold Complex, including the Amaruq Satellite Project. The technical report has an effective date of February 14, 2018 and is available on www.sedar.com under Agnico Eagle’s profile. Investor […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018117 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Measures being taken following confirmation of tuberculosis-related death

March 22, 2018 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says all steps are being taken to deal with issues related to a tuberculosis-rated death of a 14-year-old Nain boy. “This is a tragic situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time,” says President Lampe. The boy reported to the Nain clinic on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018132 Views

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MMF: Deflection, Dishonour and Outright Lies: Premier Pallister’s Week in Review

March 23, 2018 What Tall Tales Will the Tall Premier Tell Next? Winnipeg, MB – After a week that saw the mass resignation of the Manitoba Hydro Board and the Pallister Government repeatedly embarrassed and taken to task in the national news because of its own self-inflicted wounds, Manitoba Metis Federation (“MMF”) President David Chartrand continued […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201888 Views

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NAN Applauds Landmark Infrastructure Funding Announcement

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 22, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, applauds the landmark funding announced today for a major First Nation led infrastructure project, as Wataynikaneyap Power was awarded $1.6 billion to connect remote First Nation communities to the provincial power grid. “This is a major […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018108 Views

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Order of Yukon award established to honour outstanding achievement

March 22, 2018 The Order of Yukon Act has now officially come into force with Yukon’s new Commissioner, Ms. Angélique Bernard, assenting to the bill this afternoon. The Order of Yukon will be the territory’s highest honour, allowing Yukoners to formally recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Yukon society. Commissioner Bernard will […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018116 Views

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Opening Statement to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts – Oral Health Programs for First Nations and Inuit—Health Canada

22 March 2018 Michael Ferguson, Chartered Professional AccountantCPA, Chartered AccountantCA Fellow Chartered Professional AccountantFCPA, Fellow Chartered AccountantFCA (New Brunswick) Auditor General of Canada Mr. Chair, thank you for this opportunity to present the results of our audit on oral health programs for First Nations and Inuit. Joining me at the table is Jo Ann Schwartz, the auditor […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018103 Views

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On World Water Day, Indigenous Water Protectors and activists highlight risks of spills from Kinder Morgan pipeline

22 March 2018, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver) — While the protest is still ongoing, four people have now been arrested defending water from Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project today. In recognition of women’s important role in safeguarding water, Indigenous Women Water Protectors, Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Audrey Siegl, led activists as they set out […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018147 Views

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The Government of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami commit to eliminating tuberculosis across Inuit Nunangat by 2030

Active TB cases to be reduced by at least 50% by 2025 March 23, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous Services Canada In 2016, the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit in Inuit Nunangat was more than 300 times higher than in the Canadian-born, non-Indigenous population. This staggering and unacceptable reality has been trending upward […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018143 Views

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AB Government: Budget 2018 speech

March 22, 2018 Read the speech delivered by Finance Minister Joe Ceci to introduce the provincial government’s 2018 budget. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present Budget 2018. Before I begin, I would like to acknowledge that we are gathered here on the traditional territory of Treaty 6. I would also like to acknowledge the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201880 Views

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Strong Indication That Cause of Death in Nain Was Tuberculosis

March 22, 2018 The Department of Health and Community Services advises the public that a resident of Nain has died and there is strong indication that the cause of death was tuberculosis (TB). The individual died on Sunday, March 18. Management of this issue is being coordinated through a team approach involving the Medical Officer […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018112 Views

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AB Government: Budget 2018 – A recovery built to last

March 22, 2018 Budget 2018 focuses squarely on extending the benefits of the province’s recovery to all Albertans by continuing to diversify our economy, create jobs and protect the vital public services families depend on. As Alberta emerges from the worst recession in a generation, things are looking up. Budget 2018 works to move Alberta […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018109 Views

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The Daily Friday, March 23, 2018

Consumer Price Index, February 2018 The Consumer Price Index rose 2.2% on a year-over-year basis in February, following a 1.7% increase in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in February after increasing 0.5% in January. Continue reading  Retail trade, January 2018 Retail sales increased 0.3% in January […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018129 Views

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Finding members of Canada’s newest First Nation

Credits: The National  Qalipu is Canada’s newest First Nation, but there’s an ongoing controversy about who belongs to the band, a process that has literally divided families.

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018296 Views

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Premier’s Statement on the Wataynikaneyap Power Announcement

March 22, 2018 Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today: “Today, I was in Thunder Bay to mark a historic step on our path to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The federal and Ontario governments are partnering with 22 First Nations to provide funding for Wataynikaneyap Power to connect 16 remote First Nations communities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201899 Views

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BC Gov News – Rural dividend grants support three projects in the north coast region

March 22, 2018 PRINCE RUPERT – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $268,600 to the District of Kitimat, Ecotrust Canada and the Kitsumkalum Indian Band for three projects, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice announced today, on behalf of Doug Donaldson, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018162 Views

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Historic Indigenous-led transmission project to connect 16 remote First Nations communities to provincial power grid

From Indigenous Services Canada March 22, 2018 – Thunder Bay, ON – Department of Indigenous Services Canada Access to electricity is key to improved quality of life for Northern Ontario’s remote communities. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018176 Views

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BC Gov News – New framework for natural gas development puts focus on economic and climate targets

March 22, 2018 VICTORIA – As part of a new approach to natural gas development, the British Columbia government is overhauling the policy framework for future projects, while ensuring those projects adhere to B.C.’s climate targets, Premier John Horgan announced today. “Our new approach welcomes investment that puts our province’s people and future first, and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018131 Views

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MB: RCMP charge man with murder for death of Crystal Andrews

March 22, 2018 Two and a half years after Crystal Andrews was last seen by family and friends, the RCMP has arrested and charged a man from her community with her murder. In the early morning hours of November 8, 2015, Crystal Andrews, 22, headed home from an after party, following a Halloween social at […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018133 Views

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NAN: Youth Water Advocate Addresses UN Assembly

NEW YORK, NY (March 22, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum expressed support for youth advocate Autumn Peltier who brought her plea for the protection of water to world leaders this morning at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. “The sacredness of water and Mother Earth must be honoured. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018214 Views

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SCO: First Nations and Municipalities Business, Partnership, and Additions to Reserves Forum

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by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018128 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grants support Okanagan Shuswap communities

March 22, 2018 PENTICTON – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $588,917 to seven projects in the Okanagan Shuswap, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced today. “Government is following through on its commitment to help rural communities navigate changes that have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018133 Views

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PBO: Update on Costs of Incarceration

Get the report Update on Costs of Incarceration.pdf Summary In 2016-17, an average of 14,310 offenders were in federal custody. The average institution-specific expenditure associated with each inmate were $114,587 /year or $314/day per offender and 96% of those cost are attributable to custody. The cost of incarceration varies substantially depending on the type of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018109 Views

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Government of Canada announces plans for new marine protection measures

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The Government of Canada remains committed to increasing the portion of protected marine and coastal areas to 10% by 2020, to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment now and for future generations. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018138 Views

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Inuit Release National Inuit Strategy On Research

March 22, 2018, Ottawa, ON – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is pleased to release the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR), a pivotal document that outlines the coordinated actions required to improve the way Inuit Nunangat research is governed, resourced, conducted, and shared. The document promotes a shared understanding of the legacy of Inuit Nunangat […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018179 Views

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Media advisory: Michael McLeod and Alfred Moses will make an important announcement of benefit to families in the Northwest Territories

From Employment and Social Development Canada Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, together with the Honourable Alfred Moses, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment for Northwest Territories, will make an important announcement of benefit to families in the Northwest Territories. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018150 Views

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Landmark Funding Announced for Canada’s Largest First Nations Led Infrastructure Project – Wataynikaneyap Power

Wataynikaneyap Power Welcomes Major Funding Announcement to Connect Remote First Nations Communities to Ontario Power Grid THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (March 22, 2018) –– One of the most ambitious and transformative infrastructure projects in Canada’s history got the green light today with the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario announcing funding for the Wataynikaneyap […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018137 Views

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NB Power launches ‘Energizing Efficiency’ conference and awards for May 23-24

FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers working or studying in the energy efficiency, housing  and environment sectors are encouraged to attend New Brunswick’s first-ever Energizing Efficiency conference and awards, hosted by NB Power in Fredericton May 23-24. “We are excited to bring energy efficiency leaders together from all over the province to talk about how we […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018197 Views

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Lieutenant Governor announces Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Recipients

March 22, 2018 Today Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy announced the recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal. The medals will be presented to 10 of the province’s most dedicated volunteers at a ceremony during National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, 2018. “The men and women who will receive the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal are an example to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018111 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on World Water Day 2018: “We Must Redouble Our Efforts to End all Drinking Water Advisories by 2021”

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on World Water Day 2018: “We Must Redouble Our Efforts to End all Drinking Water Advisories by 2021” March 22, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on World Water Day 2018 – Nature of Water, marked every year […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018225 Views

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NFB launches “Indigenous Cinema” (#NFBIndigenous) online. Over 200 films by Indigenous creators available for free streaming—including 20 new and recently added titles.

March 21, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) On March 22, the National Film Board of Canada will launch Indigenous Cinema (#NFBIndigenous),  an NFB Web page offering free streaming of more than 200 new and classic titles from its unparalleled collection of films by Indigenous directors—including 20 new and recently added films. Indigenous Cinema has been […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018147 Views

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2018 Book Awards: Longlist Announcements – League of Canadian Poets

This year, the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, we are beyond excited to announce the finalists for our book awards… in longlists – for the first time ever! We receive so many spectacular submissions each and every year and longlists give us yet another opportunity to share more incredible poetry with our community. – Sarah de Leeuw, President […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018126 Views

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Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Indigenous Youth Autumn Peltier has message for Prime Minister Trudeau on pipelines

March 22, 2018 – Autumn Peltier, a 13-year old water advocate from the Wikwemikong First Nation in northern Ontario, is addressing world leaders today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on World Water Day. Autumn is part of the official launch of the United Nations International Decade for Action on Water […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018260 Views

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Postal Banking Debate to Heat up in Parliament

March 22, 2018 Ottawa – Postal union and social justice leaders, along with a mayor on a mission, joined Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen (NDP, London-Fanshawe) on Parliament Hill this morning for a press conference to put pressure on Members of Parliament to support postal banking in Canada. Mathyssen, the NDP critic for Canada Post, recently […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201898 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Responds to Manitoba Hydro Board’s Decision to Resign

March 21, 2018 Federation Calls Out Premier Pallister’s ‘Race Card’ Tactics Against Indigenous Peoples Today, in the wake the resignations of nine members of Manitoba Hydro’s board of directors, Manitoba Metis Federation (“MMF”) President David Chartrand and the MMF Cabinet thanked the former board members for their public service and commended them on the principled […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018131 Views

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Indigenous Forest Certainty: Manufacturing, Forest Management and Engagement – Presentations

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by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018129 Views

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Discrimination in First Nations Public Safety: the AFNQL Declares an Emergency Situation

MONTREAL, March 22, 2018  – Following the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and during its hearing today before the Commission of inquiry on relations between Aboriginal people and certain public services in Quebec: Listening, reconciliation and progress in Montreal, the AFNQL intends to demonstrate that the treatment of First Nation public safety, which among others results in the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018142 Views

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SFU announces 2018 Honorary Degree Recipients

March 20, 2018 An internationally renowned primatologist and animal rights activist, a Haida fashion designer, and an internationally acclaimed paediatrician and advocate for children’s health are among nine distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees from Simon Fraser University in 2018. During the spring convocation ceremonies June 12-15, SFU will confer honorary degrees on: Michael Francis, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018132 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Province Hosts European Union Delegation to Promote Trade and Investment Opportunities

March 22, 2018 The Manitoba government is hosting roundtable discussions with representatives from European Union (EU) member states to raise awareness of trade and investment opportunities in Manitoba under the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “We are pleased to welcome representatives from seven different […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018124 Views

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Diversity, inclusion, and the what’s next for the world: Victoria Forum Report released

March 21, 2018 – From Nov. 17-19, 2017, the University of Victoria, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada, launched the inaugural Victoria Forum to explore diversity and inclusion issues facing society today. On March 21, 2018, the Global Centre for Pluralism release the Victoria Forum Report, which may be accessed here: http://www.victoriaforum.ca/ Bringing together policy makers, business leaders, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018167 Views

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UArctic – Call for applications: My Northern Project Competition

Wed, Mar 21, 2018 This call for applications is open to PhD students from UArctic member institutions outside Québec working in the field of northern or Arctic research. The goal of this call is to identify six finalists that UArctic will select to represent UArctic and present their work at the Arctic Circle Assembly, held from […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018105 Views

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Precautionary approach to managing capelin fishery essential: WWF-Canada

ST. JOHN’S, N.L., March 22, 2018 – WWF-Canada is deeply concerned by the 70 per cent decline in capelin abundance over the last two years, and maintains that capelin are still vulnerable to fishing in the face of declines largely driven by poor environmental conditions. Sigrid Kuehnemund, vice president of oceans conservation for World Wildlife Fund […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018196 Views

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Drone Delivery Canada Commences Development of The Condor – 400Lbs Cargo Delivery Drone – Next Generation Heavy Lifting Drone

Toronto, ON, March 21, 2018, Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it has commenced development of its newest cargo delivery drone, ‘The Condor’ with a lifting capability estimated at 400 pounds of payload. “Our engineering team is focused on building out our fleet to provide drones capable of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018124 Views

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