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I always knew he was meant for something great’: Family of Brennan Ahenakew fights for justice after his death – Starphoenix

May 19, 2018 Barely more than a week has passed since Jared Ahenakew woke up on May 10 to discover his oldest son, 20-year-old Brennan Ahenakew, wasn’t home AHTAHKAKOOP FIRST NATION — Jared Ahenakew is already sobbing with fresh grief as he steps out of his car beside the burned grove of trees. “Sorry,” he […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20184 Views

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Playwright shares experiences and writing advice with drama students in Truro – Truro Daily

TRURO, N.S. Given the choice, Drew Hayden Taylor has found the best way to reach people is through humour. The Ojibwe writer from Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, sat down recently with a grade 11-12 drama class at Cobequid Educational Centre to talk about his experience as a writer, tackling Indigenous literature through multiple […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20184 Views

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Wood heating program could jumpstart North’s bio-economy – Northern Ontario Business

Green energy provider preparing for the long haul to deliver wood pellets to customers Vince Rutter hopes a new provincial wood heat pilot program awarded to select Northern Ontario communities will provide a “starting line” to finally get the ball rolling with the region’s bio-economy. In early May, Queen’s Park dropped $6.7 million from its […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Trans Mountain: Meet the people who live along Canada’s most controversial pipeline – CBC

Kinder Morgan’s 1,000 km pipeline expansion has divided the country, and communities along its route May 21, 2018 There’s probably nothing more controversial in Canada right now than Kinder Morgan’s plan to expand its 1,000-kilometre Trans Mountain pipeline. The idea is to triple the amount of bitumen the pipe can carry from Alberta’s oilsands to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20184 Views

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Identity, diversity, and supporting students – Queen’s Gazette

May 17, 2018 The Division of Student Affairs hosted a morning town hall to help staff consider how to incorporate diversity and inclusivity principles into their work. Student Affairs staff members are better equipped to help build more inclusive living and learning spaces at Queen’s, thanks to a special town hall this week. The entire […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20182 Views

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A humbling (foundation) admission about Indian mascots …and a glimmer of hope for the future – NCRP

May 17, 2018 In a May 7 op-ed in USA Today, Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), publicly acknowledged changes to the foundation’s annual Sports Award. This annual competitive award is intended to recognize “sports teams, athletes and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20184 Views

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She was our powwow dancer:’ Tears shed as Ministikwan baby joins powwow circle after mother’s death – CBC

Baby ‘has brought so much life back into our family after losing our sister,’ says aunt May 21, 2018 For the family of a Ministikwan Lake Cree Nation woman who died less than two months ago, the smiles of the seven-month-old she left behind as he jolly jumped his way into the powwow circle this […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Ontario doesn’t have enough doctors – The Star

May 22, 2018 I’m often asked if attracting new doctors to Ontario is the key to putting an end to wait times and hallway medicine. I reply, “It’s complicated” — and it is — which proves once again that our health care system is not only inefficient, it’s downright inexplicable. Consider this: in Ontario, some […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20184 Views

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Death on the Hill: An Algonquin artist’s 30-year struggle to preserve the memory of a Parliament Hill tragedy – Edmonton Journal

May 22, 2018 She rests in a corner of the new Ottawa Art Gallery, a brown-skinned girl seated on the trunk of a birch tree, her dark hair blowing free in the wind. In front of her, birch bark canoes are pulled up along the shore of the Ottawa River. Behind her, dense forest and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20184 Views

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Métis and Treaty 6 flags rise high at HRHS – Lloydminster Meridian Booster

May 22, 2018 Holy Rosary High School (HRHS) took a step towards reconciliation, as their school now flies the Métis and the Treaty 6 flags. The flag raising was also part of the Lloydminster Catholic School Division’s Aboriginal Awareness Week. Aislinn Whitstone, Grade 11, was one of many dignitaries who spoke to the crowd before […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20189 Views

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First Nations member sought for health board – Chathamthisweek.com

May 18, 2018 The Chatham-Kent Board of Health has voted to add a new seat to the board to be filled by a member of an Indigenous community. Teresa Bendo, director of public health with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit, said the move was in response to the recommendations under Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20184 Views

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‘The power of the north actually declined’: Ontario’s newest ridings in the north bring some election hope amid harsh realities – The Globe and Mail

From his office window, Chief Paul Burke can see the vast, clear sky and the ice breaking up across the Severn River. On a May afternoon, it is -3 degrees Celsius outside and the ground is clear of snow. Many of Mr. Burke’s community members are out on the land, hunting caribou and harvesting geese […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20188 Views

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Opinion: Reduce the poverty-to-prison pipeline for women – The Province

Over the last decade, the number of women in Canada’s jails has spiked 30 per cent. Even more troubling, after a 60-per-cent increase over the same period, Indigenous female prisoners now account for 37 per cent of all incarcerated women, and 50 per cent of women in maximum security. According to the 2017 correctional investigator […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Meet Mushkegowuk–James Bay, one of Ontario’s newest and most unusual ridings – TVO

Vast and sparsely populated, the constituency was created in 2017 to amplify the voices of francophone communities in the north May 18, 2018 SUDBURY — Last year, the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission made recommendations to create more ridings in northern Ontario. The idea was to improve representation for those who live in remote communities, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Lack of clean drinking water in our own province is an issue Winnipeggers can’t ignore – CBC

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s water, has been under a boil-water advisory for decades May 20, 2018 I saw a meme the other day that said most people in this world drink water dirtier than the water in our toilets here in North America. I was shocked, then sad, then angry. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20184 Views

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New Six Nations program trains women to become welders – CBC

May 22, 2018 A Six Nations school has launched a new program to train low-income women to be welders. Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) will teach the trade tuition-free to women, Indigenous or not, to fill what it says is a dramatic local need for more welders. Over 28 weeks, the women will also learn resume […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Simons: Creating hope no easy task when children in care keep dying anonymous deaths – Calgary Herald

“When it’s about Aboriginal children, people don’t show up. Why should they care? It’s just another statistic.” May 22, 2018 On a sunny May Friday, a few dozen people gathered at the Edmonton Intercultural Centre in the gym of the old Macauley School on 95 Street for the 11th annual Blanket of Remembrance ceremony. It’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Hajdu Focuses On Reconciliation – Magic 99.9

May 22, 2018 Reconcilliation was a big focus at a recent public meeting. Thunder Bay Superior North MP Patty Hajdu heard from residents, including one who was concerned smaller Indigenous organizations might not be listened to. “We talked about how with the national and regional chiefs they’ve done a wonderful job advocating for First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Former Yukoner to head up major Toronto art exhibition – CBC

Candice Hopkins says Canadian art is among the best in the world right now May 22, 2018 For Candice Hopkins, it’s an excuse to return to Canada and an opportunity to explore what she thinks is some of the most exciting art in the world right now. The Carcross/Tagish First Nation citizen has been named […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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There is a bright future in STEM for Indigenous youth – My West Nipissing Now

May. 22nd, 2018 Indigenous youth from local school boards attended a series of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related workshops at Canadore College yesterday. Close to 60 youth participated in the 8th annual Kendaaswin Day, an Ojibway word that broadly translates into “learning.” The event is planned to provide a taste of applied learning […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Unauthorized Pender Harbour docks ordered demolished – Times Colonist

May 22, 2018 PENDER HARBOUR — Two to three dozen private docks could be demolished in Pender Harbour as part of a new dock management plan negotiated by the provincial government and the shíshálh (Sechelt) First Nation. More than 320 owners of docks that have provincial permits will be able to re-apply for 10-year approvals […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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I want it to be over’: Henry Kipling’s partner to speak at sentencing hearing for second attacker – CBC

May 22, 2018 Peguis First Nation man died after attack from woman, then man who robbed him, outside of the Northern Hotel The partner of a Peguis First Nation man who was killed in Winnipeg after violent assaults from two separate people will read her impact statement Tuesday at the sentencing of a man involved […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20184 Views

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Feds must allow First Nations to tax, regulate cannabis – Policy Options

There was little surprise when the Assembly of First Nations, at its Special Chiefs Assembly in early May, called on the government of Canada to amend Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. The chiefs sought to prevent provincial regulations from applying on reserves and to allow First Nations to share in the revenue that will be […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20186 Views

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Canada’s G7 goal on development: luring private capital to poor nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ When G7 finance and international development ministers convene in British Columbia next week, Canada hopes the meetings will generate fresh ideas on how aid money can be leveraged to entice the private sector to boost investments in poorer parts of the world. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Apartment building involved in massive Brandon fire can hopefully be saved – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2018 BRANDON, Man. _ One of the community organizations that manages apartments in a building that was damaged by a massive fire that spread through downtown Brandon, Man., over the weekend says it looks like the building can be fixed. Stephanie Lockerby, with the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20187 Views

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Fisheries Closed Whales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 22, 2018 MONCTON, N.B. – Fishermen in certain parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence have to get their gear out of the water today after endangered North Atlantic right whales were spotted in the area. Federal authorities are closing several fishing areas in the Gulf in an ongoing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20187 Views

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Where the leaders are for Tuesday, May 22 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 22, 2018 Where the leaders of Ontario’s main political parties are campaigning on Tuesday, May 22: ___ Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne 11:30 a.m. _ Makes an announcement, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, 180 Dundas St. W., Unit 1400, Toronto. 4 p.m. _ Visit Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave., Toronto. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Ferry Fuel Rebates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 22, 2018 VANCOUVER – B.C. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena says she is “extremely disappointed” by a plan by BC Ferries to remove fuel rebates, less than two months after the provincial government put a fare reduction strategy in place. In a letter to BC Ferries board chairman Donald Hayes, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20186 Views

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Notley to skip premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018  EDMONTON _ There won’t be any fireworks between the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia at the Western premiers conference this week, because Alberta Premier Rachel Notley isn’t going. B.C.’s John Horgan and Notley, who have butted heads over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, were both scheduled to be […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20185 Views

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Meet the Métis artist who gets art supplies to Indigenous schools and promotes artists – CBC

Art for Aid helped launch young Indigenous artist’s exhibit at gallery in Ottawa May 21, 2018 Thanks to the efforts of Ottawa-area Métis artist Colleen Gray, a 16-year-old from a First Nation in Saskatchewan will be showcasing and selling her artwork at a gallery in Ottawa from June through December. But promoting the work of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 20189 Views

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Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre unveils Passive Housing Certified Affordable Housing development – CHEK News

Chris Beaton, executive director of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, proudly explains the details behind a new 25 unit affordable-housing development for youth, families, and elders from Nanaimo’s First Nation community. “It’s the first affordable family housing facility built in this city in the last 20 years,” says Beaton. “That, in itself, makes it special. And […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 20189 Views

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Should inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women get more time and money? – Thestar.com

May 20, 2018 OTTAWA—Considering that Prince George is the biggest city on British Columbia’s Highway of Tears, Mary Teegee expected the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to hold a full-scale hearing there. The city sits at the eastern end of an area that became an emblem of the killings and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 20187 Views

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Teams from Alberta, Ontario now assisting in P.A. National Park wildfire – paNOW

All available resources have been deployed to assist in mopping up the Rabbit Creek wildfire burning primarily in Prince Albert National Park. Additional crews from the province, Little Red First Nation, Alberta and Ontario have joined the fight in the now 17,500 hectare fire and are helping manage a few hot spots to the south […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201810 Views

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Increase in Indigenous candidates in Ontario election – CBC

Last Indigenous MPP was NDP Peter North of Elgin May 21, 2018 Indigenous politicians are lending their voice to Ontario’s provincial elections, but some are saying they can’t be pigeonholed into party platforms. Ontario’s New Democrat Party says it has five candidates in the upcoming election. The Liberal Party says it has three Indigenous candidates, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 20189 Views

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‘It is a community divided’: Lakeview residents want city and province to block traffic from Tsuut’ina First Nation – Global News

May 20, 2018 Residents in Calgary’s Lakeview neighbourhood are concerned about increased traffic that could flow into their community following the construction of a new development on the Tsuut’ina First Nation. A letter from the Lakeview Community Association to the province and City of Calgary requests a meeting with the province to “re-engage discussion about […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201816 Views

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Lakeview letter ‘unproductive and regressive,’ Tsuut’ina chief says – Edmonton Sun

Tsuut’ina First Nation Chief Lee Crowchild is urging “sober reflection” in response to a letter by a Lakeview Community Association committee that called on elected officials to reconsider plans for a stretch of the southwest ring road that would link the community to a Tsuut’ina development. The stance has split the southwest Calgary community, as […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201813 Views

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CUPW pushing to have post offices provide banking services in rural areas – Northumberland News

Trent Hills — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is pushing for the federal government to allow Canada Post to provide banking services in rural and Indigenous communities. So far more than 900 municipalities have expressed their support for the idea and Rob Cowell, president of CUPW Local 590 in Peterborough, asked Trent Hills council […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201812 Views

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The growing impatience of an industry town: ‘This has really created tension’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2018  By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS PICTOU, N.S. _ The picturesque harbour town of Pictou, N.S., has had an uneasy relationship with its job-rich, toxin-spewing neighbour almost since it opened in 1967. Now, the Northern Pulp mill is facing a possibly existential challenge over the massive amounts of effluent it […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201815 Views

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Ontario Liberals target ‘fiscal mistakes’ made by NDP as campaign heats up – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2018  TORONTO _ Ontario’s governing Liberals are calling on the New Democrats to adjust their platform a day after NDP leader Andrea Horwath admitted her party made a $1.4-billion annual costing mistake. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne said Horwath has a responsibility to correct the error _ in which the NDP counted […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201811 Views

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BR Fisheries Probe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 19, 2018 OTTAWA – The federal ethics watchdog is examining the actions of Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc over the granting of a controversial clam fishing licence. The office of conflict of interest and ethics commissioner Mario Dion says confidentiality requirements limit it to revealing that a probe into LeBlanc’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201811 Views

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Trans Mountain pipeline won’t cause tension with Notley at meeting: Horgan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS LANGFORD, B.C. _ The premiers of British Columbia and Alberta will join their counterparts from Western Canada and the North at meetings next week in Yellowknife, but John Horgan doesn’t expect any drama over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Horgan acknowledges he and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201813 Views

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Ethics czar investigates fisheries minister LeBlanc over licence award – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal ethics watchdog is examining the actions of Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc over the granting of a controversial clam fishing licence. The office of conflict of interest and ethics commissioner Mario Dion said Friday that confidentiality requirements limit it to revealing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201811 Views

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Contentious Calgary area flood control project delayed 10 months – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 CALGARY _ A project to build a reservoir that would help protect Calgary from a repeat of the 2013 flooding that ravaged parts of the city has been delayed 10 months. The Alberta government says more time was needed to provide information on the Springbank off-stream reservoir to the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201815 Views

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Grassy Narrows chief skeptical as Ontario party leaders pledge mercury clean up – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS GRASSY NARROWS, Ont. _ The leaders of all three of Ontario’s major political parties pledged Friday to clean up a mercury-contaminated river that has plagued the Grassy Narrows First Nation for decades, as NDP Leader Andrea Horwath toured the community. However, the New Democrat […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201812 Views

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B.C. First Nations regulate pickers arriving for post wildfire mushrooms – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 CACHE CREEK, B.C. _ A bounty of prized morel mushrooms is emerging after last year’s devastating wildfires in British Columbia, but pickers hoping to cash in will be required to get permits from two First Nations. Chief Ron Ignace of the Secwepemc Nation said Friday that five of its 17 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201817 Views

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Things Are Not Looking Good – Wawatay News Online

I don’t understand what is happening in the world these days. For example, I thought things were getting better between First Nation people and non-Natives in this country. There has been so much bad history having to do with violence, residential schools, and hundreds of years of colonization. It seemed that under a federal Liberal […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201814 Views

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It pays to invest in biodiversity – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018  By Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia 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: Rashid Sumaila, Director & Professor, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201836 Views

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Riding Mountain National Park ready for the season – Brandon Sun

Riding Mountain National Park is open for the season just in time for the May long weekend, with a slew of upcoming events. National Indigenous Peoples Day will be held June 21, and on June 23 it’s free entry day for National Indigenous Peoples weekend. On July 1, there will be an annual Canada Day […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201824 Views

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Notley tells B.C. pipeline backers: ‘This is becoming an issue of how Canada works’ – Calgary Herald

May 17, 2018 About 100 senior British Columbia business, Indigenous, community and labour leaders went to Edmonton for a one-day business and economic mission Thursday to hear Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speak and attend a special Edmonton Chamber of Commerce luncheon to meet business people from Edmonton and Calgary. Read More: http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/premier-rachel-notley-this-is-becoming-an-issue-of-how-canada-works/wcm/00b7d41c-62b3-4154-9996-be4c665ed125

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201835 Views

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Three Found Guilty In Death Of Baptiste – 730 CKDM

A jury has found Regan Carlson, Raymond Bonser and Robert Laba guilty of manslaughter in the death of Garnett Baptiste from Ebb and Flow First Nation. After an eight-day trial in Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench, the verdict came in last night, just before 7:00. All three of the accused originally pleaded not guilty to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201824 Views

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