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Day marks awareness of violence against women – The Daily News

Day marks awareness of violence against women

HALIFAX
ROBYN YOUNG
The Daily News

In a neatly penned letter secured to a swath of purple fleece hanging on a clothesline at Province House, an anonymous woman described the first time her husband beat her.

http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=87182&sc=89

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Mackenzie gas line rework lauded – Canoe.ca

Fri, December 7, 2007
By CP

Mackenzie gas line rework lauded

Analysts say a reworking of the Mackenzie Gas Project in the Northwest Territories will be a boon for all involved.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/Business/2007/12/07/4712559-sun.html

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Nina Courtepatte fundraiser a success – Canoe.ca

Nina Courtepatte fundraiser a success

By KEVIN CRUSH, SUN MEDIA
The Edmonton Sun

A soldout fundraising gala last night for Nina’s Dreams shows the death of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte has deeply resonated with Edmontonians, say organizers.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/12/07/4712676-sun.html

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Canadian shipped south in controversial extradition – Times Colonist

Canadian shipped south in controversial extradition

CanWest News Service
Published: Friday, December 07, 2007

A Canadian aboriginal man accused of killing an activist with the American Indian Movement in 1975 was sent to Rapid City, S.D., yesterday after the Supreme Court of Canada rejected his attempted appeal.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=63a5d026-fd85-41e9-9f1a-c68cf102d37e

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Showing their colours – ChronicleHerald.ca

Showing their colours
Victims of abuse exhibit courage with messages on scarves

By SHERRI BORDEN COLLEY Staff Reporter
Fri. Dec 7 – 5:58 AM

Eighteen differently designed fleece scarves hung on a clothesline, each a poignant reminder of women beaten and broken.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/996576.html

by NationTalk on December 7, 2007754 Views

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GORDON CAMPBELL – Globe and Mail

NATION BUILDER 2007

GORDON CAMPBELL
December 7, 2007

Today’s nominee for The Globe and Mail’s Nation Builder of the Year award for 2007 is B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell.

One online nomination puts it this way:

“He came to office on a platform that included opposing aboriginal treaties and weakening environmental protection. Yet in the past year, he has taken a bold leadership role in both fields. …

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071207.A2BUILDER07/TPStory/National

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Rights panel calls police in Winnipeg racist, abusive (The Globe and Mail)

Rights panel calls police in Winnipeg racist, abusive

JOE FRIESEN
From Friday’s Globe and Mail
December 7, 2007 at 4:46 AM EST

WINNIPEG — A report released by the Manitoba Human Rights Commission accuses the Winnipeg police of being racist and abusive, and says there is profound distrust of police among the city’s black and aboriginal communities.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071207.wcomplaints07/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071207.wcomplaints07

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Catch Aboriginal Fine Crafts and Arts show at Victoriaville -Tb News Source

Catch Aboriginal Fine Crafts and Arts show at Victoriaville

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 12/6/2007 9:19:54 PM

Aboriginal artisans from across the region have descended on the city for their 4th Annual Aboriginal Fine Crafts and Arts Christmas Gift Show.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=102680

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Ongoing domestic violence keeps urban Aboriginal shelter busy (The Canadian Press)

Ongoing domestic violence keeps urban Aboriginal shelter busy

Thu Dec 6, 6:09 PM
By James Stevenson, The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Margaret was fleeing her boyfriend’s house late Wednesday night to escape an inevitable beating when she saw a pamphlet for the native women’s shelter and gave them a call.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071206/national/aboriginal_women_s_shelter_1

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Venne laid strong foundation for La Ronge Band – StarPhoenix

Venne laid strong foundation for La Ronge Band

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, December 07, 2007

An old friend, Myles Venne, passed away last week. It was an occasion of sadness, but also a chance for his family and community to celebrate his long and productive life of community service.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=0ddcec70-05ca-46db-89b7-7ab0c14ff066

by NationTalk on December 7, 20071650 Views

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Training centre widens employment, training options – The Chronicle Journal

Training centre widens employment, training options

By PETER BURKOWSKI
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Matawa First Nations members now have several new employment and training options at their fingertips.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_local.php?id=79019

by NationTalk on December 7, 2007722 Views

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Support land deal, Musqueam ask Vancouver – Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF
Support land deal, Musqueam ask Vancouver

The Canadian Press
December 7, 2007

Victoria — The Musqueam First Nation is calling on Metro Vancouver to support a deal with the B.C. government even if it means giving up municipal parkland.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071207.BCBRIEFS07-3/TPStory/National

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Leach aims to help youngsters avoid the demons of alcoholism – Globe and Mail

HOCKEY
Leach aims to help youngsters avoid the demons of alcoholism
‘I screwed up royally,’ former Flyers star says of his years of drinking

NEIL STEVENS
The Canadian Press
December 7, 2007

Alcoholism probably kept Reggie Leach out of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and he’s determined to do whatever he can to help young people avoid the downward spiral in which he became trapped.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071207.LEACH07/TPStory/Sports

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Aboriginal Leaders Propose Ways to Protect N.W.T. Caribou Herds -CBC

Aboriginal leaders propose ways to protect N.W.T. caribou herds

Last Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2007 | 10:36 AM CT
CBC News

Dene leaders meeting this week in Yellowknife to discuss how to protect the territory’s declining caribou herds made a variety of suggestions Wednesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/12/06/nwt-caribou.html

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007693 Views

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Labrador lockup, facilities unacceptable: Kennedy -CBC

Labrador lockup, facilities unacceptable: Kennedy
New minister tours controversial holding area in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Last Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2007 | 7:59 AM NT
CBC News

Controversial facilities for inmates in central Labrador failed to impress the provincial justice minister during a tour on Wednesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/12/06/labrador-lockup.html

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007702 Views

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Businesses Eye Natives’ Settlement Money -The Globe and Mail

Businesses eye natives’ settlement money

JOE FRIESEN AND KATHERINE O’NEILL
From Thursday’s Globe and Mail
December 6, 2007 at 4:29 AM EST

The sign said “We Welcome First Nations,” and it stood outside a Regina car dealership for three days before complaints from the public forced the owner to take it down last week.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071206.wresidential06/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail

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Up Where She Belongs – Winnipeg Sun

Up Where She Belongs
Buffy the guest of honour at Folk Fest Winter Wassail

By DAVID SCHMEICHEL

Since the start of her career, singer-activist Buffy Sainte-Marie has been one of the most — and at times, one of the only — recognizable aboriginal presences in the pop-culture realm.

http://winnipegsun.com/Entertainment/Music/2007/12/06/4710296-sun.html

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A family Christmas event – without the Christmas -Toronto Star

A family Christmas event – without the Christmas

What’s On: Events and listings Submit an event A Story Before Time brings aboriginal creation tale to life

Dec 06, 2007 04:30 AM
Susan Walker
DANCE WRITER

The creation story is to aboriginal culture what the nativity story is to Christianity.

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/282683

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007634 Views

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Curve Lake rescinds eviction of Rick Hayes – Kawartha Media Group

Curve Lake rescinds eviction of Rick Hayes

Date: 2007-12-06
By Lindsey Cole

The Curve Lake First Nation has rescinded its council’s decision to evict Rick Hayes from the reserve.
Rick Hayes, a non-native, was banished from the reserve in October after a Sept. 26 conviction on numerous drug charges.

http://www.mykawartha.com/ka/article/23889

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Airlines feud over password-protected site – Globe and Mail

Airlines feud over password-protected site
NAC Air accuses rival of accessing its fares from an Internet portal intended for Health Canada employees

PAUL WALDIE
December 6, 2007

When officials at NAC Air LP in Thunder Bay, Ont., noticed a big drop in a key part of their business last spring they immediately suspected their crosstown rival, Wasaya Airways LP.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071206.RAIRLINE06/TPStory/TPBusiness/Ontario/

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007721 Views

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Sainte-Marie to be honoured – Jam! Showbiz

Sainte-Marie to be honoured

By DAVID SCHMEICHEL — Sun Media

Since the start of her career, singer-activist Buffy Sainte-Marie has been one of the most — and at times, one of the only — recognizable aboriginal presences in the pop-culture realm.

http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/S/Sainte-Marie_Buffy/2007/12/06/4709911-sun.html

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007713 Views

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Community searches for missing man -Sudbury Star

Community searches for missing man

Posted By Carol Mulligan
Posted 12 hours ago

About 35 people joined in a second day of searching for a Mindemoya man missing since early Sunday morning.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=804873&auth=Carol+Mulligan

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007673 Views

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Public assistance sought in locating missing person -Nipawin Journal

Public assistance sought in locating missing person

Carrot River RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Brant Ellery Whitehead, 22, of the Red Earth First Nation.

Wednesday December 05, 2007

He was last seen Saturday, Dec. 1, at a licensed premise in Nipawin at 2 p.m.

http://www.nipawinjournal.com/News/359478.html

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Northern Stores To Aid Residential School Survivors -CJOB

Northern Stores To Aid Residential School Survivors

DEC 05 2007 02:40 PM

Residential school survivors in remote communities now have a way of processing the money they’ve been given from the Federal government as compensation.

http://www.cjob.com/news/news_xml.aspx?src=loc&rem=80960

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007625 Views

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Farley Flex coming to Bow Valley High -Cochrane Times

• Canadian Idol judge’s appearance organized by school’s First Nations club

Wednesday December 05, 2007

Rocky View School Division
Bow Valley High’s newly-formed First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Student’s Club is bringing in Canadian Idol judge Farley Flex on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

http://www.cochranetimes.com/News/359766.html

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Cochrane-area First Nation and OPG sign agreement -NOB

Cochrane-area First Nation and OPG sign agreement

The Taykwa Tagamou Nation, located 20 km west of Cochrane, has signed an agreement with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), resolving impacts of OPG operations in the First Nation territory and setting the groundwork for a commercial relationship for hydro development.

http://www.nob.on.ca/aroundtheNorth/12-05-07-opg.asp

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007710 Views

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Friend finds no one to join her vigil -Globe and Mail

THE ROBERT PICKTON TRIAL
Friend finds no one to join her vigil
Aboriginal woman saddened by absence of Alberta natives at court as jury deliberates

ROBERT MATAS
December 5, 2007

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Evelyn Youngchief was brought to Room 102 in B.C. Supreme Court in July to testify at Robert Pickton’s first-degree-murder trial about her friend Georgina Papin, one of the women Mr. Pickton is accused of murdering.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071205.BCPICKTON05/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007647 Views

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Language of Inuvialuit goes in for update -CBC

Language of Inuvialuit goes in for update

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 | 10:41 AM CT
CBC News

Words like “coffee” and “internet” could soon have equivalents in the Inuvialuktun language, as Inuvialuit elders and teachers meet this week in Inuvik, N.W.T., to update their native vocabulary.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/12/05/inuvialuktun.html

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007604 Views

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Nunavut unveils changes for troubled credit corp. -CBC

Nunavut unveils changes for troubled credit corp.

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 | 9:30 AM CT
CBC News

The Nunavut government says efforts are underway to make the Nunavut Business Credit Corp. function properly, with an action plan in the works for the struggling Crown corporation.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/12/05/nu-nbcc.html

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Inuit sign deal with Quebec, Ottawa on Nunavik government -CBC

Inuit sign deal with Quebec, Ottawa on Nunavik government

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 | 5:03 PM CT
CBC News

Representatives of Quebec’s northern Inuit signed an agreement in principle Wednesday with Quebec and the federal government to establish new powers of self-government.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/12/05/nvk-sign.html

by NationTalk on December 6, 2007688 Views

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New RCMP backup policy could cost millions -CBC

New RCMP backup policy could cost millions

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 | 5:55 PM CT
CBC News

The RCMP’s new backup policy could cost tens of millions and see some remote detachments get more officers, while others might be served by Mounties who are flown in by plane, an official with the force said Wednesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/12/05/rcmp-backup.html

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Language of Inuvialuit Goes in for Update -CBC

Language of Inuvialuit goes in for update

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 | 10:41 AM CT
CBC News

Words like “coffee” and “internet” could soon have equivalents in the Inuvialuktun language, as Inuvialuit elders and teachers meet this week in Inuvik, N.W.T., to update their native vocabulary.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/12/05/inuvialuktun.html

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Nunavut Unveils Changes for Troubled Credit Corp. -CBC

Nunavut unveils changes for troubled credit corp.

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 | 9:30 AM CT
CBC News

The Nunavut government says efforts are underway to make the Nunavut Business Credit Corp. function properly, with an action plan in the works for the struggling Crown corporation.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/12/05/nu-nbcc.html

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Kapyong Reserve Land Deal Nixed: Toews -The Winnipeg Sun

Kapyong Reserve Land Deal Nixed: Toews

By SHANNON VANRAES, SUN MEDIA

The Kapyong barracks near Kenaston Boulevard doesn’t qualify to become First Nation treaty land, government officials say.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/12/05/4708351-sun.html

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Pipeline plan revived – Financial Post

Pipeline plan revived
TransCanada steps in to jump start Mackenzie

Claudia Cattaneo And Jon Harding, Financial Post
Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2007

CALGARY – A deal that restructures the stalled Mackenzie natural-gas pipeline appears to be close at hand, and would involve TransCanada Corp. and the Aboriginal Pipeline Group taking control away from a consortium of oil companies led by Imperial Oil Ltd., sources said yesterday.

http://www.financialpost.com/money/wealthyboomer/story.html?id=145263

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Norval Morrisseau, 75: Famed native painter (Toronto Star)

Norval Morrisseau, 75: Famed native painter

Dec 05, 2007 04:30 AM
Peter Goddard
Visual Arts Columnist

Copper Thunderbird has taken flight.

Norval Morrisseau’s death yesterday at Toronto General Hospital, at age 75 after a long and feisty battle with Parkinson’s disease, won’t end of the gritty story of the great Anishinabe painter once called “the Picasso of the north” who signed his canvases “Miskwaabik Animiki” or Copper Thunderbird.

http://www.thestar.com/article/282655

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Commission seeking ways to get more first nations to table – Globe and Mail

Commission seeking ways to get more first nations to table

SCOTT SUTHERLAND
The Canadian Press
December 5, 2007

VICTORIA — The B.C. Treaty Commission is trumpeting some breakthroughs on land claims this year but warning it may be time to come up with new approaches to get more first nations to the negotiating table.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071205.BCTREATY05/TPStory/National

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BC crash victim ‘was always there for us’ – Globe and Mail

B.C. crash victim ‘was always there for us’

CATHRYN ATKINSON
Special to The Globe and Mail
December 5, 2007

As a support worker at William Konkin Elementary in Burns Lake, B.C., Brenda Levick would often spend her lunch breaks watching over the school’s 184 pupils, including her adopted children Starla, 12, and David, 9, and two foster sons, brothers Keenan, 12, and Dean, 8, as they played outside.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071205.BCCRASH05/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on December 5, 2007661 Views

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Neighbours flee from floods – Nanaimo Daily News

Neighbours flee from floods
Many vehicles remain stranded in four feet of water

Martha Tropea , Daily News
Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Swollen rivers forced the evacuation of dozens of Cedar residents on Tuesday, with some being rescued by boat from their waterlogged homes.

http://www.canada.com/vancouverisland/nanaimo/story.html?id=06912de9-3868-4ad0-8b8b-5dfeec3bf802

by NationTalk on December 5, 2007681 Views

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Panel warns of problems for BC treaty process – Times Colonist

Panel warns of problems for B.C. treaty process

Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist
Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The B.C. treaty process still faces major hurdles despite breakthrough deals with the Tsawwassen and Maa-nulth First Nations, according to the independent body that oversees negotiations.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=2ff87743-e794-46ee-bb2a-b3d17ff30471

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Iconic Canadian painter Norval Morrisseau dies at 75 – CBC

Iconic Canadian painter Norval Morrisseau dies at 75

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2007 | 7:51 PM ET
CBC News

Norval Morrisseau, one of Canada’s foremost aboriginal artists and the founder of an entire art movement, has died.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2007/12/04/norval-morrisseau.html

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artist Norval Morrisseau dead at 75 – National Post

Ojibwa artist Norval Morrisseau dead at 75
First native artist to have solo show at National Gallery

CanWest News Service
Published: Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ojibwa painter Norval Morrisseau, one of Canada’s most celebrated artists, has died at the age of 75.

He was called the Picasso of the North and rose to prominence in the 1960s, the first aboriginal artist to achieve success in the mainstream art world. Last year he became the first aboriginal artist to have a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=144191

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BC Treaty Commission predicts busy year – CTV.ca

B.C. Treaty Commission predicts busy year

Updated Tue. Dec. 4 2007 7:01 PM ET
The Canadian Press

VICTORIA — The B.C. Treaty Commission is trumpeting some breakthroughs on land claims this year but warning it may be time to come up with new approaches to get more First Nations to the negotiating table.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071204/Treaty_Commission_071204/20071204?hub=Canada

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Wasaya Group branches out into new business ventures – Thunder Bay’s Source

Wasaya Group breaks ground in First Nation banking plan

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 12/4/2007 7:46:53 PM

The Wasaya Group announced two business deals on Tuesday that could greatly benefit remote First Nation communities across the north.

http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=102544

by NationTalk on December 5, 2007689 Views

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No money to fix reserve’s sewage problem: chief – CBC

No money to fix reserve’s sewage problem: chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2007 | 3:59 PM CT
CBC News

People on the Roseau River First Nation who have frozen sewage in their yards may have to hold their noses indefinitely, according to the band’s chief.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/12/04/roseau-sewage.html

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27 Year Old Man Still Missing -Photo – Soonews.ca

27 Year Old Man Still Missing -Photo

SooNews Wire for SooNews.ca
Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 4:12PM

Manitoulin OPP and the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service are continuing their search for a missing man and are asking for the public’s assistance.

http://www.soonews.ca/viewarticle.php?id=15125

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City police accused of racial profiling after school tour – Thunder Bay’s Source

City police accused of racial profiling after school tour

Tb News Source
Web Posted: 12/4/2007 7:48:32 PM

The Thunder Bay Police Service is being accused of racial profiling and has launched an internal investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred November 7th, during a class field trip to police headquarters.

http://www.tbsource.com/localnews/index.asp?cid=102534

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Andersen on leave -The Labradorian

Andersen on leave
Nunatsiavut Government president off until further notice

The Labradorian

The Nunatsiavut Government announced last week William Andersen III, President of the NG, has been granted an indefinite leave of absence.

http://www.thelabradorian.ca/index.cfm?sid=85897&sc=347

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Arctic tourists should proceed with caution -The Gazette

Arctic tourists should proceed with caution
Northern ecotourism has never been hotter

PEGGY CURRAN , The Gazette

Buried deep within the master plan for Kuururjuaq, Quebec’s new wilderness park in the mountain valley near Ungava Bay, are a few telling warnings and recommendations for tourists.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=1bab78c6-6db1-4bea-a85f-911479d79f73

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Native-Run Smoke Shop Closes after Weekend Clash -CTV

Native-run smoke shop closes after weekend clash

The Canadian Press

CALEDONIA, Ont. — A native-run smoke shop on disputed land in Caledonia is being shut down after a clash last weekend in which two people were injured.

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20071204/Caledonia_clash_07124/20071204?hub=TorontoHome

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