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More solidarity protests promised – Hamilton Spec

More solidarity protests promised
Blockade at Highway 6 bypass still standing in Caledonia

Dana Brown
The Hamilton Spectator
CALEDONIA (Apr 29, 2008)

A Six Nations spokesman warns that supportive protest actions on a “grander scale” are coming, as a committed Iroquois Confederacy continues to stand together.

http://www.thespec.com/article/361474

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Cape Breton represented at National Federal Contaminated Sites … – Cape Breton Post

Cape Breton represented at National Federal Contaminated Sites

VANCOUVER – Three Unama’ki construction companies from Cape Breton are in Vancouver this week to participate in the National Federal Contaminated Sites Workshop.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=130283&sc=145

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Aboriginal protesters charged in Deseronto appear in court – St. Catharines Standard

Aboriginal protesters charged in Deseronto appear in court

Two of four protesters charged after last week’s melee involving provincial police officers along Deseronto Road walked out of court Monday into the arms of waiting family members.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1006067

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008682 Views

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Kashechewan Damage ‘Minimized’ – Globe and Mail

KASHECHEWAN DAMAGE ‘MINIMIZED’

The Canadian Press
April 29, 2008

OTTAWA — Infrastructure improvements have “minimized” flooding in the Northern Ontario aboriginal community of Kashechewan, and the native band wants to continue living on the floodplain, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said yesterday as the evacuation of the 1,500-member community continued.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080429.EVACUATE29/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

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Indian, Jewish groups to discuss Ahenakew – Globe and Mail

Indian, Jewish groups to discuss Ahenakew

The Canadian Press
April 29, 2008

Ottawa — The Federation for Saskatchewan Indian Nations has requested a meeting with a prominent Jewish group to discuss the proposed reinstatement of disgraced aboriginal leader David Ahenakew.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080429.NATS29-4/TPStory/?query=ABORIGINAL

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008632 Views

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N.W.T. ready with new plan to crack down on illegal squatters – CBC

N.W.T. ready with new plan to crack down on illegal squatters

The Northwest Territories government has a new plan to get tough on land squatters around Yellowknife, as area residents notice many cabins and even full-fledged homes going up on Crown land without permission.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/04/29/nwt-squatters.html

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Judge orders U.S. government to decide polar bear listing – CBC

Judge orders U.S. government to decide polar bear listing

A U.S. federal judge has ordered the Interior Department to decide within 16 days whether polar bears should be listed as a threatened species because of global warming.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/04/29/polarbear-us.html

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A vital step toward healing – Daily Herald

A vital step toward healing

For the most part, it is hard to criticize the federal government’s plan to create a special commission devoted to hearing the aftermath of the residential school disaster.

http://www.paherald.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=130269&sc=12

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Aboriginal poverty conditions unacceptable — Houle – Cold Lake Sun

Aboriginal poverty conditions unacceptable — Houle

Tuesday April 29, 2008

Federal Liberal candidate for Westlock-St Paul, Leila Houle, wholeheartedly agrees with Paul Martin’s Private Members Bill, C-292.

http://www.coldlakesun.com/News/396366.html

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008690 Views

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Grant keeps youth shelter operating for six months – Nanaimo News

Grant keeps youth shelter operating for six months

Nanaimo’s only youth safe house has had its life extended a little further.

Grace Elliott-Nielsen, executive director of Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre, said the organization was given $230,000 from the provincial government.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/nanaimonewsbulletin/news/18182929.html

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Canada reassessing First Nations water and wastewater systems – CCEMag

Canada reassessing First Nations water and wastewater systems

The Canadian government has announced it will conduct a national assessment of water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities.

http://www.ccemag.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=83483&issue=04282008

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Mining company gets prospecting permits near Nunavut bird sanctuary – CBC

Mining company gets prospecting permits near Nunavut bird sanctuary

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2008 | 4:20 PM ET
CBC News

A Vancouver-based junior mining company has acquired prospecting permits to explore for diamonds in an area in Nunavut that includes Canada’s largest migratory bird sanctuary.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/04/28/maud-mining.html

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Nunavut biologists pursue less intrusive wildlife monitoring – CBC

Nunavut biologists pursue less intrusive wildlife monitoring

Government biologists in Nunavut say they will explore new techniques for conducting scientific tests on wildlife such as polar bears, following concerns raised by Inuit that satellite collars, tags and other devices currently being used are harming the animals.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/04/29/wildlife-tests.html

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Cool mission helps map under Arctic – Chronicle Herald

Cool mission helps map under Arctic

By CHRIS LAMBIE Staff Reporter
Tue. Apr 29 – 5:31 AM

It’s something of a peaceful bombing campaign, with Canada’s stake in the Arctic on the line.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1052736.html

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‘There Will Be no More Secrets’; Aboriginal Judge to Lead Truth Commission on Native Schools Abuse – Standard Freeholder

‘There will be no more secrets’; Aboriginal judge to lead truth commission on native schools abuse

Posted By Sue Bailey

An aboriginal judge who has talked openly of his own struggles with racism will lead a long-awaited commission to hear “horrendous” accounts of abuse in native residential schools.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1005554

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008541 Views

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Native judge named to lead healing forum – National Post

Native judge named to lead healing forum
Commission part of aboriginal schools settlement

Norma Greenaway, Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

OTTAWA – The aboriginal judge appointed to head a federal truth and reconciliation commission exploring the legacy of abuse in Indian residential schools says he hopes the process will allow the country to come to terms with its past and move forward.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=478101

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008616 Views

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Renewed Six Nations blockade pushing residents to the brink: Caledonia mayor – The Guelph Mercury

Renewed Six Nations blockade pushing residents to the brink: Caledonia mayor

April 29, 2008
Chinta Puxley
The Canadian Press
TORONTO

A renewed Six Nations blockade of a southern Ontario highway is pushing residents to the brink and is paving the way for a repeat of violent clashes between protesters and town residents, the mayor of the beleaguered town said yesterday.

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/322233

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008543 Views

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‘We’re Here to Stay’: Mohawks; Trailer Placed at Site of Original Native Village on Glebe Lands – The Expositor

‘We’re here to stay’: Mohawks; Trailer placed at site of original native village on Glebe lands

Posted By Michael-Allan Marion

A native group that calls itself the Mohawk Nation is trying to heighten its profile by placing a trailer on a portion of the Glebe lands, near the entrance to Mohawk Park.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1005476

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008535 Views

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No special treatment for First Nations – The Gazette

No special treatment for First Nations

The Gazette

Last week a judge released on bail a 33-year-old man said to have been caught on videotape helping set two police cars on fire during the April 21 hockey-night disturbances. A Crown prosecutor is considering appealing the decision.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=677ad069-f28f-4436-b854-fb36d89eeb48

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008638 Views

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Akwesasne Tackling Domestic Violence – Standard Freeholder

Akwesasne tackling domestic violence

Posted By David Nesseth

Akwesasne may be partnering with the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres for a two-day workshop focused on domestic violence in aboriginal communities.

http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1005538

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008664 Views

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Prisoners at federal facilities will soon have to butt out – OHS Canada

Prisoners at federal facilities will soon have to butt out

By: Canadian Occupational Health & Safety News
April 28, 2008

MONTREAL (Canadian OH&S News) — The union that represents guards at federal prisons across the country is hopeful that a complete smoking ban at jails — indoors and outdoors — will finally stop exposure to second-hand smoke in the workplace.

http://www.ohscanada.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=83619&issue=04292008

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Paul inquiry examines programs to help homeless alcoholics – Times Colonist

Paul inquiry examines programs to help homeless alcoholics

Gerry Bellett, Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

VANCOUVER – The inquiry into why a drunk homeless man was dumped by police, soaking wet and freezing cold, in an alley where he later died is now focusing on how B.C. deals with homeless, chronic alcoholics.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/story.html?id=8f37dcb0-0a57-4288-90fb-9b281839beb8&k=63599

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008608 Views

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‘Now more than ever’ – St. Thomas Times

‘Now more than ever’
Day of Mourning labour’s loss

Tuesday April 29, 2008
By Jackie Gill
for The Times-Journal

All was quiet in Pinafore Park on Saturday as about 40 people bowed their heads, clasped their hands and shared a few minutes of silence during the annual Day of Mourning in St. Thomas.

http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/News/395992.html

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008576 Views

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McGuinty asked to end native bargaining – National Post

McGuinty asked to end native bargaining
Land Claims

Joseph Brean, National Post
Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ontario’s Opposition is calling for the government to suspend negotiations with Six Nations groups over disputed land claims, after a weekend of protests crippled two small Ontario communities.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=478100

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008618 Views

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Council Supports Long Plain Proposal – Portage Online

Council Supports Long Plain Proposal

Long Plain First Nation’s bid for a casino complex near Keeshkeemaquah Centre has gained momentum, with Portage City Council throwing its support behind it.

http://www.portageonline.com/index.php?option=com_ezine&task=read&page=9&category=21&article=7959&Itemid=86

by NationTalk on April 29, 20081587 Views

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“We take our duty to consult very seriously” — MNDM Gravelle – Net Newsledger

“We take our duty to consult very seriously” — MNDM Gravelle

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

The Minister for Northern Development and Mining, Michael Gravelle was questioned in the legislature by NDP Leader Howard Hampton on Monday on the subject of a statement from the Matawa First Nations issued on Friday.

http://netnewsledger.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=505&Itemid=26

by NationTalk on April 29, 2008919 Views

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‘Anxiety’ deepens as floods force another Kashechewan evacuation – CBC

‘Anxiety’ deepens as floods force another Kashechewan evacuation

An airlift of about 1,100 people remaining in the flood-prone Kashechewan area of northern Ontario resumed Monday, as river levels remained dangerously high.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/04/28/ontario-flood.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008822 Views

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Eastern Ontario land dispute heats up – CTV

Eastern Ontario land dispute heats up

Updated Mon. Apr. 28 2008 1:35 PM ET
ctvottawa.ca

An escalating land dispute in eastern Ontario is heating up a confrontation between native protesters and police in Deseronto, Ont., near Belleville.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080428/OTT_Deseronto_080428/20080428?hub=Canada&s_name=

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008630 Views

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Renewed Six Nations blockade pushing residents to the brink: Caledonia mayor – Hamilton Spec

Renewed Six Nations blockade pushing residents to the brink: Caledonia mayor

TORONTO – A renewed Six Nations blockade of a southern Ontario highway is pushing residents to the brink and is paving the way for a repeat of violent clashes between protesters and town residents, the mayor of the beleaguered town said Monday.

http://www.thespec.com/article/361114

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008621 Views

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Time to break off negotiations until native blockades come down: Opposition – Hamilton Spec

Time to break off negotiations until native blockades come down: Opposition

TORONTO — The Opposition says the Ontario government should immediately break off all talks with aboriginal groups until their roadblocks come down.

http://www.thespec.com/article/361138

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Carmacks residents’ concerns ignored by environmental board: mayor – CBC

Carmacks residents’ concerns ignored by environmental board: mayor

The mayor of Carmacks, Yukon, accused the territory’s environmental assessment board of ignoring her residents’ concerns about a proposed mining operation in the area.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/04/28/carmacks-yesab.html

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008644 Views

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Kashechewan evacuees arriving in Stratford – CTV

Kashechewan evacuees arriving in Stratford

Updated Mon. Apr. 28 2008 4:10 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

The federal government says moving Kashechewan’s residents to higher ground would still leave the northern Ontario community prone to flooding.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080428/Kashechewan_airlift_080428/20080428/

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Bridging past and present to create a cultural legacy – Vancouver Sun

Bridging past and present to create a cultural legacy
Native carver hopes to find a the right log to start working on a totem pole for the Olympics

Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun
Published: Monday, April 28, 2008

Squamish First Nation artist Klatle-Bhi is putting out a call to log brokers and timber companies for a particularly special length of old-growth red cedar log.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=57510ca6-b78d-4f30-8bba-1f247196059f

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008720 Views

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LaForme appointed head of Indian residential schools commission – CBC

LaForme to lead residential schools commission
Apology from PM expected soon: Strahl

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2008 | 1:30 PM ET
CBC News

An aboriginal judge with Ontario’s Court of Appeal has been appointed to head the Truth and Reconciliation Commission examining the legacy of decades of abuse at Indian residential schools.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/04/28/laforme-appointment.html

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008653 Views

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Native Protesters Threaten to Escalate Standoff – Globe and Mail

Native protesters threaten to escalate standoff

The Canadian Press
April 28, 2008 at 3:06 AM EDT

DESERONTO, ONT. — Six Nations protesters in Caledonia say they won’t remove a blockade until the police back down at another aboriginal protest in eastern Ontario.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080428.wstandoff0428/BNStory/National/home

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Mohawk Leader Warns of Another ‘Oka’ – Sault Star

Mohawk leader warns of another ‘Oka’

A Mohawk leader says police can expect “another Oka crisis” if they enter a quarry occupied by aboriginal protesters for more than a year.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1004389

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Aboriginal Standoff Protests – CTV

Aboriginal standoff protests

Updated Mon. Apr. 28 2008 7:36 AM

Six Nations protests are continuing in Caledonia and Deseronto after a weekend of tension in both communities.

http://southwesternontario.ctv.ca/news.php?id=1501

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Kash flood evacuees settle in Cochrane – Timmins Daily Press

Kash flood evacuees settle in Cochrane

Posted By Brandon Walker

This isn’t the first time 61-year-old Kashechewan Elder Rita Koosees has had to flee her home due to flooding, but she hopes it’s the last.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1004225&auth=Brandon+Walker

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Police remove Deseronto roadblock, but road through community … – The Chronicle

Police remove Deseronto roadblock, but road through community remains closed

Article online since April 28th 2008

DESERONTO, Ont. – Provincial police have removed a roadblock set up by aboriginal protesters on a rural road north of Deseronto, Ont.

http://www.westendchronicle.com/article-cp52747026-Police-remove-Deseronto-roadblock-but-road-through-community-remains-closed.html

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Med school costs discourage applicants: Study – Toronto Star

Med school costs discourage applicants: Study

Apr 28, 2008 06:42 AM
Anne-Marie Tobin
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada needs more physicians to serve rural and aboriginal communities, but the prospect of medical school debts may be discouraging promising students from those regions – who might eventually return home to practise – from even applying to med school, doctors-in-training say.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/419136

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Protest held in Ottawa over aboriginal land claims (CTV.ca)

Protest held in Ottawa over aboriginal land claims

Updated Sun. Apr. 27 2008 5:58 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

About two-dozen protesters rallied in front of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Ottawa office Sunday to fight for faster action on aboriginal land claims.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080427/natives_protest_080427/20080427?hub=Canada&s_name=

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Ontario aboriginal judge to head Indian residential schools commission (CBC)

Ontario aboriginal judge to head Indian residential schools commission

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2008 | 10:05 PM ET
CBC News

An aboriginal judge with Ontario’s Court of Appeal will head a commission looking into abuse at Indian residential schools, CBC News has learned.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/04/27/judge-laforme.html?ref=rss

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Caledonia protesters will stay until OPP back off – CTV.ca

Caledonia protesters will stay until OPP back off

Updated Mon. Apr. 28 2008 9:35 AM ET
The Associated Press

DESERONTO, Ont. — Six Nations protesters in Caledonia say they won’t remove a blockade until the police back down at another aboriginal protest in eastern Ontario.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080428/caledonia_opp_080428/20080428?hub=Canada

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Ads aim to curb meth use in native communities – CTV.ca

Ads aim to curb meth use in native communities

Updated Mon. Apr. 28 2008 8:01 AM ET
The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An ad campaign has been launched in hopes of raising awareness and curbing the use of methamphetamine in American Indian communities across the U.S.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080428/meth_ads_080428/20080428?hub=Health

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Scientists link 17 living people to an aboriginal man found frozen … – Globe and Mail

Scientists link 17 living people to an aboriginal man found in glacier

MURRAY LANGDON
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
April 28, 2008 at 5:40 AM EDT

Scientists have found a direct link between the frozen remains of a man found in a glacier in northern B.C. and 17 people living in B.C., Yukon and Alaska.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080428.wbcfrozen28/BNStory/National/home

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National aboriginal tournament offers last chance to showcase talent – Sault Star

National aboriginal tournament offers last chance to showcase talent

Posted By Ben Leeson

Jenesica Drinkwater wants to leave the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships with more than just a championship trophy.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1004396

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008476 Views

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Kelowna Accord should get passed – Regina Leader-Post

Kelowna Accord should get passed

Doug Cuthand, Special to The Leader-Post
Published: Monday, April 28, 2008

The Kelowna Accord seems to have a longer life than the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going and going. Its latest incarnation is a bill before the Senate that was passed by the House of Commons in March of 2007.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/city_province/story.html?id=232add7a-4769-441a-8c8b-92985a5c9272

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The sad story of Kashechewan – Guelph Mercury

The sad story of Kashechewan

April 28, 2008
KATE HOPWOOD

One of the neatest things about my job is reading the wire. It’s amazing how many funny, interesting and just plain weird stories are out there. There are sad ones, too.

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/321826

by NationTalk on April 28, 2008599 Views

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Airlift of northern communities resumes – Globe and Mail

FLOODING
Airlift of northern communities resumes

COLIN PERKEL
The Canadian Press
April 28, 2008

TORONTO — A massive airlift of flood-threatened aboriginal communities on the shore of James Bay resumed yesterday, one day after rain, fog and snow scuttled evacuation plans, Ontario’s Community Safety Ministry said.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080428.STRATFORD28/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

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Native protesters still blocking Highway 6 bypass – Hamilton Spec

Native protesters still blocking Highway 6 bypass

April 27, 2008
Dana Brown and Rachel DeLazzer
The Hamilton Spectator

Six Nations protesters are continuing to block the Highway 6 bypass today after police backed off an attempt to clear the road last night.

http://www.thespec.com/News/BreakingNews/article/360699

by NationTalk on April 27, 2008724 Views

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