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Vote count grows closer as groups push for NDP Green pact in legislature – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017  VICTORIA _ The latest ballot count shows the Liberal candidate taking the lead in a tightly contested British Columbia riding that could determine the outcome of the province’s election. Elections BC’s website shows Liberal Jim Benninger with a three-vote lead over the NDP’s Ronna Rae Leonard at noon today in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20175 Views

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Province donates $100,000 to support Aboriginal tourism – Lethbridge News Now

EDMONTON – Aboriginal tourism across Alberta is getting a boost from the provincial government. The province is providing a $100,000 grant to the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) to establish a provincial Indigenous tourism organization and grow tourism-related businesses. “The Alberta government is proud to work in partnership with ATAC and to be the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20177 Views

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Mooney’s Bay Park totems spark fresh backlash over cultural insensitivity – Ottawa Sun

May 22, 2017 The official unveiling of the new Mooney’s Bay Park is set for Canada Day 2017, but it is already the source of another controversy, this time over what one critic says is cultural insensitivity. The first controversy arose in 2016 from the lack of public consultation about the new park project. Sue […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20177 Views

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Only contestant: Wab Kinew gets more support for Manitoba NDP leadership bid – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 WINNIPEG _ Author and indigenous rights activist Wab Kinew has picked up more endorsements in his bid to become leader of the Manitoba New Democrats. Former member of Parliament Judy Wasylecia-Leis and former provincial cabinet minister Nancy Allan have thrown their support behind Kinew. Michelle McHale, who dropped out of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20177 Views

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Saskatoon art makes patchwork of hope for MMIWG hearings – CBC

Art workshop creates 150 squares with theme of ending violence May 22, 2017 What does ending violence look like to you? That was the question asked of participants at an art event held by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Saskatoon. The Friday event invited the public to draw […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20178 Views

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Blood Tribe members should ask questions – Lethbridge Herald

May 23, 2017 We, the Blood Tribe, are now under a bylaw where non-natives are paying a fee to enter into our community. Along with this is the confusion of who is exempt from this law, and bringing chaos to the delivery of services; namely, those essential services for our people. Under the Indian Act, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20178 Views

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Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs hopes new government will handle issues differently – iNews 880

May 23, 2017 The results of absentee ballots are expected to roll in Tuesday and the head of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs is hoping that the party that forms government will deal with First Nations issues differently moving forward. “Quite frankly there wasn’t a lot to be pleased about.” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20177 Views

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Why the debate over cultural appropriation misses the mark: Cohn – Thestar.com

Wouldn’t social critics find a wider audience — beyond literary and journalistic circles, or the echo chamber of Twitter — by distinguishing between cultural exploration and exploitation? May 22, 2017 What’s mine is mine. What’s yours is yours. If you think that’s what the cultural appropriation debate is about, you’re probably wrong. Wrong, because it […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20176 Views

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University of Regina cuts are bad for Saskatchewan’s economy – Regina Leader-Post

May 23, 2017 The now-infamous provincial budget brought in by the Saskatchewan Party government on March 22 is placing a heavy financial burden on many sectors of Saskatchewan society. Obscured by the dramatic hits taken by, for instance, municipalities and (initially) the library system was the significant impact felt by the University of Regina. U […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20176 Views

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How to finally ignite Ontario’s Ring of Fire – The Chronicle Journal

May 23, 2017 Premier Kathleen Wynne has jumped into the long-standing debate over the Ring of Fire in Northern Ontario. Last week, she called on northern chiefs to seize the province’s offer to spend $1 billion on crucial road development and to not “squander” the opportunity for economic development in an area desperate for work […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20177 Views

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The Seven Year Itch: The SCC Returns to Address an Unresolved Question regarding the Crown’s Duty to Consult Aboriginal People and the Legislative Process – Projectlawblog.com

On May 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear an appeal in an important case that could further define the nature and extent of the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people, including the previously unresolved question as to whether the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people can be triggered by legislative action. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20178 Views

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Kingsclear First Nation set to open new gas bar and convenience store – CBC

New location provides more visibility from the highway May 23, 2017 Kingsclear First Nation is building a new convenience store and gas bar along Route 102 that is set to open in July. Derek Solomon, the assistant manager of the Wulastukw Convenience store, said he is also planning to have a coffee shop in the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20176 Views

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New studies find Alberta Métis face heightened burden of disease, injuries – Edmonton Journal

May 22, 2017 The Métis Nation of Alberta has produced three new health reports detailing higher rates of injuries and tobacco-related diseases among its population, along with disparities in how Métis people access health care. The studies, released to the public Thursday, call for health system reforms to combat the trends, including culturally appropriate anti-smoking […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20178 Views

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What Is Appropriate And What Is Cultural Appropriation? – Huffington Post Canada

I am having a problem. As a strong and deep believer in freedom of expression, and at the same time, a strong supporter of creativity and diversity in all its forms, I am not sure how to advise teachers. Ever since Hal Niedzviecki sarcastically suggested that there should be a literary prize for cultural appropriation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20177 Views

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Woman charged with manslaughter in death of Andrew Pasap – Regina Leader-Post

May 23, 2017 Police have charged a 23-year-old woman in connection with the death of 19-year-old Andrew Pasap. Cheyna Peigan is scheduled to make her first appearance at Regina Provincial Court today at 9:30 a.m. On Saturday at 2:23 a.m., police received a report of an injured man in the 800 block of Albert Street. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20178 Views

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Fort William First Nation hosts Wapikoni mobile film studio – CBC

Studio making its first stop in Fort William to help youth with filmmaking and life May 23, 2017 Young people from Fort William First Nation in northwestern Ontario are getting the chance to explore their cinematic side this month, thanks to a mobile film program. Wapikoni is a mobile recording and filmmaking studio that roams […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20178 Views

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Opinion: Aboriginal fortunes rise and fall at whim of elites – Edmonton Journal

May 23, 2017 As a card-carrying “Indian” and proud “Half-Breed,” I am truly amazed at the silly, contrived debate on cultural appropriation now making the rounds — and the pretentious, sanctimonious stampede toward indigenous political correctness. Out of a genuine sense of curiosity, I did read Hal Niedzviecki’s much-maligned “Winning The Appropriation Prize,” and while […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20176 Views

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BR Adam Beach 150 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 22, 2017 WINNIPEG – Canadian actor Adam Beach says he is walking a fine line in accepting to be an ambassador for the federal government’s Canada 150 celebrations. Beach says he feels he should pay tribute and acknowledge a country that has given him so many opportunities and has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20177 Views

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Police watchdog review to include two recent cases of Indigenous youth – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 THUNDER BAY, Ont. _ A police watchdog will include the recent cases of two teens in its systemic review of how the Thunder Bay Police Service investigates the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous people. The body of 17-year-old Tammy Keeash from North Caribou Lake First Nation was discovered, drowned, in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20178 Views

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NDP holds Courtenay Comox, focus shifts to absentee ballots in B.C. recount – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 VANCOUVER _ ElectionsBC is turning its attention absentee ballots cast in British Columbia’s tight election race after recounts in two ridings upheld the original outcome of the May 9 vote. Following Monday’s recount, the ElectionsBC website shows Courtenay-Comox New Democratic Party candidate Ronna Rae Leonard gained votes and now holds […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20178 Views

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Grand chief’s 120 km walk to counter Canada 150 festivities, honour resilience – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A Manitoba indigenous leader plans to walk 120 kilometres next month in a decidedly different commemoration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Derek Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said his Walk to Remember is to celebrate the resilience of indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 20177 Views

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Paddle sale is another trade injustice – Times Colonist

May 19, 2017 Re: “Historic Salish paddle returns to B.C.,” May 13. I think it is complete exploitation of Coast Salish people, Songhees and Esquimalt nations, to have an art dealer try to value something he is selling, on the backs of literal cultural theft from Coast Salish peoples. It is arrogant and self-serving to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201731 Views

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Jury makes recommendations at end of inquest into Indigenous inmate’s death – The Globe and Mail

May 19, 2017 The inquest into the death of an Indigenous woman who was found unresponsive in her cell at the Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre has wrapped up with the jury making 20 recommendations. The inquest was told that Kinew James, 35, suffered cardiac arrest but also had mismanaged diabetes and a history of schizophrenia, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201734 Views

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4 remote Aboriginal experiences you can only experience in northern Vancouver Island – Daily Hive

Travellers from all over the world arrive year round to the place Barb Cranmer calls a “rare little jewel.” Aboriginal tour operators and businesses in the welcoming communities in northern Vancouver Island open their homes to guests who arrive wanting to know more about First Nations cultures, and how their history and present are connected […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201744 Views

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Look twice before judging an Indigenous person – The Globe and Mail

May 19, 2017 Harold Johnson is an Indigenous lawyer and writer. His most-recent book is Firewater: How alcohol is killing my people (and yours). What we see is not entirely real. Most of us have two eyes. We should see two pictures. Each of those pictures should be clear near the centre and fuzzy around […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201740 Views

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What do we have to celebrate?’ FSIN senator decries Canada 150 as celebration of colonization – The Prince Albert Daily Herald

May 19, 2017 A Federation of Sovereign First Nations (FSIN) leader had harsh words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the first day of the FSIN spring assembly. Senator Ted Quewezance criticized the federal government for being all talk, no action on reconciliation. He also took issue with Canada 150 celebrations, as Indigenous people, he […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201734 Views

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Trudeau to ask Pope to apologize over residential schools – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 19, 2017  OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to ask Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role of the Catholic Church in the residential school system. Trudeau is expected to raise the issue during a one-on-one meeting with the Pope when he visits Vatican […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201736 Views

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Reconciliation Saskatoon media launch – OTC

At a community event on Wednesday, Reconciliation Saskatoon had their annual media launch, kicking off a month of Reconciliation events leading up to the annual Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation happening June 21 – on National Aboriginal Day. The media launch started with the Wild Horse drum group first singing an honour song for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201731 Views

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Loved Ones Lost: Death of a Downtown Poet – The Tyee

Mel Hennan drew a community to him with his art, activism and cheerful embrace of life. On most mornings for years, Mel Hennan would ride the bus from his residence in the Jubilee Rooms, a single-room occupancy hotel near Main and Cordova, get off on Burrard Street and take a short walk to the Dr. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201728 Views

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Commentary: Let’s start with what cultural appropriation is not – Global News

May 19, 2017 Aylan Couchie is an Anishinaabe artist from Nipissing First Nation in Northern Ontario. She is currently an MFA Candidate at OCAD University where she is pursuing her graduate studies. Her research focuses on Indigenous monument and public art. When we were children, my sister and I were bussed to and from separate […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201720 Views

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Healing through art – Moose Jaw Times Herald

May 19, 2017 Students visit Regina after submitting drawings for reconciliation initiative If art is the highest form of hope, Saskatchewan’s children are taking it one step further. Ten young people from across the province were honoured for their efforts May 12 after participating in the Imagine A Canada initiative that saw them create art […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201726 Views

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Vancouver hosts interfaith service for those affected by opioid crisis – The Catholic Register

May 19, 2017 VANCOUVER, British Columbia – As the strains of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” filled the sanctuary of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral in Vancouver, one by one the people in the pews rose silently. Muffled sobbing could be heard from the back corner of the church as a prayer vigil for those affected by the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201733 Views

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Call to recognize Canada’s indigenous founders – Winnipeg Sun

May 18, 2017 The opposition NDP are calling for the provincial government to put a push on Ottawa to recognize indigenous people as the founders of Canada. Amanda Lathlin, the NDP MLA for The Pas, said Thursday the federal government should use the country’s 150th anniversary as an opportunity to recognize indigenous people’s role in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201718 Views

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INAC launches financial review of B.C. First Nation, while RCMP continues investigation – APTN

May 19, 2017 Kenneth Jackson APTN National News Indigenous Affairs has called in auditing firm KPMG to do a financial review of Peters First Nation in British Columbia after an APTN National News investigation found questionable payments last month. “If the review uncovers evidence of what (INAC) believes to be fraud or other illegal activity, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201725 Views

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Dryden police looking for missing teen Tristan Keno-Sawanas – CBC

May 19, 2017 Police in Dryden, Ont. say they’re looking for the public’s help in finding a missing teen. Tristan Keno-Sawanas, 15, was reported missing while en route to Winnipeg, according to a written release from the northwestern Ontario city’s police service. Keno-Sawanas was last in contact with his family on May 14, police said. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201714 Views

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Modular treatment system ends water advisory at Lytton reserve – Journal Of Commerce

May 19, 2017 A community in Lytton First Nation is now enjoying safe drinking water thanks to a small-scale water treatment solution that’s made the process affordable. Lytton First Nation is made up of 56 reserves located on both sides of the Fraser River about 160 kilometres north of Chilliwack along the Trans-Canada Highway. While […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201731 Views

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Vet med scholars share science in the remote Arctic – UToday

May 18, 2017 Local youth in northern schools get hands-on look at research into muskox health This series celebrates University of Calgary community-partnered outreach projects as part of Science Odyssey, Canada’s largest celebration of discovery and innovation and for the way science shapes our daily lives. Their families share the Arctic tundra with muskoxen and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201718 Views

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Dreschel: Pointing the cultural appropriation finger – TheSpec.com

Should a white heterosexual male write a novel from the perspective of a black lesbian? In the name of freedom of expression, absolutely. But clearly these days the author and his publisher — if he’s lucky enough to get one — would be tarred and feathered with accusations of cultural appropriation. What does “cultural appropriation” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201718 Views

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Food insecurity in Nunavut ‘should be considered a national crisis,’ expert says – CBC

Conference Board of Canada releases food report card, gives Nunavut a D for food security May 19, 2017 Food insecurity in Nunavut “needs remedial action,” say the authors of a new report who call for a national food policy. The Conference Board of Canada released its 2016 food report card on provincial performance, which looks […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201723 Views

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Now is not the time – The Chronicle Journal

May 19, 2017 AS if the death of an indigenous youth and the disappearance of another isn’t bad enough, a war of words has erupted between First Nations representatives and the police over the adequacy of police investigations. Every person who is witnessing these two cases play out cannot help but feel immense sympathy for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201718 Views

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First Nations theme for revamped Port Hardy hotel – Times Colonist

May 18, 2017 A redeveloped hotel in Port Hardy is revving up to serve as a tourism catalyst on northern Vancouver Island and to share and foster First Nation language and culture. The 83-room Kwa’lilas Hotel held its opening ceremonies this week. It is owned and operated by the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw First Nation. Chief Paddy Walkus […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201720 Views

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Kinew James Inquest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 19, 2017 SASKATOON – The inquest into the death of an indigenous woman who was found unresponsive in her cell at the Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre has wrapped up with the jury making 20 recommendations. The inquest was told that Kinew James, 35, suffered cardiac arrest but also had […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201730 Views

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Thunder Bay police investigate after body found in McIntyre River – Thestar.com

While they have not been able to confirm the person’s identity, there are fears the body could be that of missing 14-year-old Josiah Begg. May 18, 2017 Thunder Bay police are investigating the discovery of a body that was found in a river Thursday, days after the disappearance of a teenage boy. The Ontario Provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201736 Views

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Canada’s territories should offer the HPV vaccine to boys to help close the health gap – TheSpec.com

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine should be available to all Canadian children. However, the children in the North still don’t have universal access to this life-saving vaccine. Now that Newfoundland and Labrador has announced funding for the HPV vaccine for boys, all children in Canada’s 10 provinces have access to the vaccine that helps prevent […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201717 Views

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Families join forces searching for 2 missing Indigenous women near Prince Albert, Sask. – CBC

Happy Charles last seen April 3, Joanne Laurin last seen April 22 May 19, 2017 The families of two missing Indigenous women have joined forces in an attempt to find their loved ones. Happy Charles, 42, went missing on April 3 after travelling to Prince Albert, Sask. Almost three weeks later, 25-year-old Joanne Laurin was […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201719 Views

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BR Toews Ethics – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 19, 2017  OTTAWA – Former Conservative cabinet minister Vic Toews says ethics commissioner Mary Dawson made inaccurate and inconsistent findings in ruling that he violated conflict-of-interest provisions. Dawson ruled that Toews, now a Manitoba judge, violated the Conflict of Interest Act in matters involving two First Nations after he […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201723 Views

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FSIN backs petition for new prosecutor in trial over Colten Boushie’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017 SASKATOON _ The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is backing a petition launched by the family of Colten Boushie demanding a new Crown prosecutor and an out-of-province lead investigator for the case. Boushie, who was 22 and from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was shot and killed Aug. 9 while […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201735 Views

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Norman Wells mayor hopes for quick approval of Enbridge pipeline repair – CBC

Pipeline has been shut down since November May 19, 2017 The Mayor of Norman Wells is concerned that if work on Enbridge’s Line 21 pipeline does not get underway soon, the oil fields near the town may not return to production. The pipeline, which connects oil fields in Norman Wells to Zama, Alberta, was shut […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201720 Views

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New Policies Needed For Indigenous Youth, Says Huron-Bruce Tory MPP – Bayshore Broadcasting News

May 19, 2017 Lisa Thompson calls for policy updates, after four aboriginal youth missing from group home die. Huron-Bruce Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa Thompson hasn’t received the answer she was looking for, to her call for an inquest into the death of the fourth Aboriginal youth in six months who went missing from a group […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201721 Views

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New joint venture could have Tugaske potash mine running by 2019 – StarPhoenix

May 18, 2017 After months of aggressive cost-cutting, Saskatchewan’s beleaguered potash industry appears to be turning the corner, with established mining companies recording higher profits and several new firms working to develop greenfield projects. The latest is Vanguard Potash Corp., a joint venture formed last month by Gensource Potash Corp. and Essel Group ME Ltd., […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201726 Views

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