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Transportation watchdog must revisit air passenger obesity complaint – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 19, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada says a federal transportation watchdog was too hasty in dismissing a consumer advocate’s complaint on behalf of obese airline passengers. The high court’s 6-3 decision today means the Canadian Transportation Agency must take a fresh look at Gabor Lukacs’ complaint against Delta Air […]

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First Nations hockey player preparing to represent Team Canada at Olympics – APTN News

January 18, 2018 From the small community of Mallard, Man., to representing her country and making history. That’s what Brigette Lacquette is about to accomplish when she suits up for the Canadian women’s hockey team next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Once she steps on the ice she’ll be the […]

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Gas plants verdict coming down today; ex premier’s top aides to learn fate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 19, 2018 TORONTO _ A judge is set to deliver his verdict today related to Ontario’s gas-plants scandal. Former top political aides David Livingston and Laura Miller are charged over the destruction of documents. The senior staff to former premier Dalton McGuinty are accused of attempted mischief and illegal use of a […]

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HMCS Charlottetown due back in port after six month overseas deployment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 19, 2018  HALIFAX _ HMCS Charlottetown is due back in port today following a six-month deployment overseas. The Halifax-based frigate is returning home after taking part in exercises in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas as part of Operation Reassurance. HMCS St. John’s and its 240-member crew left earlier this week to replace […]

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Scientists find link between group of pollutants and health problems in Inuit – CBC

New studies have connected high levels of persistent organic pollutants to diabetes and high cholesterol Jan 19, 2018 A new study from the University of Ottawa has found a link between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and high cholesterol levels among Inuit. The study follows earlier work that found a similar link between the group of […]

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First Nations partner with U of M in study of on-reserve health care – UM Today

January 18, 2018 — Dr. Alan Katz says the evidence is clear: health care on Manitoba’s First Nations is falling short. Primary health care reform has been underway in Canada for more than 20 years. Strides are being made to strengthen the system overall, but there’s been little effect on reserves, the U of M […]

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Indigenous woman plans to deliver baby in secret over foster care fears – CTV News

January 18, 2018 Ottawa is preparing for an emergency meeting of Indigenous leaders, provincial and territorial governments, child-welfare agencies and advocacy groups next week to address the staggering overrepresentation of Indigenous children in foster care. Meanwhile in Winnipeg, an Indigenous woman is preparing a home birthing kit. She’s afraid a trip to the hospital will […]

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Nunavut senator to tour the territory this winter – Nunatsiaq Online

January 18, 2018 Dennis Patterson will visit all 25 communities, starting in south Baffin in February If you live in Nunavut and have ideas about federal policies affecting the territory, you’ll have a chance to convey those opinions to your federal senator in the coming weeks. Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson is touring all 25 of […]

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Two Mi’kmaq First Nations fighting for rights in P.E.I. court – APTN News

January 18, 2018 Two Mi’kmaq First Nations in Prince Edward Island are in court this week to establish their right to be consulted on what happens to land they say they’ve occupied for more than 10,000 years. And the outcome could have major implications for the Mi’kmaq of P.E.I., and potentially throughout the traditional and […]

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Kelly McParland: Indigenous women inquiry is a disaster Trudeau simply can’t keep ignoring – National Post

A two-year extension is the best thing the Liberals can hope for. Pushing the windup to 2020 would take it conveniently past the next federal election It must come as a relief in Ottawa that the mainstream media exhibits no more than moderate interest in the activities of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous […]

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Inuk actor Natar Ungalaaq has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for the film Iqaluit – CBC

‘It started off with the director who really believed I could play that role,’ he says Jan 19, 2018 An Inuk actor got a nod from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television this year with a Canadian Screen Awards nomination in the category of best performance by an actor in a supporting role for […]

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Alberta naloxone kits may not contain life saving anti opioid overdose drug – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018  EDMONTON _ The Alberta government is urging people who have naloxone kits to check them to ensure that they actually contain the drug that is used to prevent deadly opioid overdoses. Alberta Health Services says some of the kits that have been distributed to clinics and pharmacies across the province […]

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The Kinder Morgan pipeline and Pacific salmon: Red fish, black gold – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018 By Sarah L. Alderman, Research Associate in Environmental Physiology, University of Guelph 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: Sarah L. Alderman, Research […]

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Job site accident kills worker involved in northern Manitoba power project – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018 GILLAM, Man. _ An employee with Edmonton-based contractor that’s building a transmission line for Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask generating station is dead after a job-site accident. The contractor, Forbes Brothers Ltd., said the man was critically injured while securing a load on a semi-trailer truck early Wednesday at a construction materials […]

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Whales, dolphins will no longer be displayed at Vancouver Aquarium – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018  By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Whales, dolphins and porpoises will no longer be kept at Vancouver’s aquarium, a move that animal advocates say is a step toward the end of cetaceans in captivity. The Vancouver Aquarium announced Thursday that is ending the display of cetaceans following a […]

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Pat Sorbara out as co chair of Ontario Liberals’ 2018 election campaign – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018  TORONTO _ Premier Kathleen Wynne says Pat Sorbara will not be the managing co-chair of the Ontario Liberals’ 2018 election campaign. “Pat Sorbara will not be joining the campaign team,” Wynne said in a statement Thursday evening. “However, I will continue to count upon her personal friendship.” Sorbara, who was […]

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Correctional Service fires 2 more staff at Edmonton prison after bullying probe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018 EDMONTON _ The Correctional Service of Canada has fired two more workers at a maximum security prison in Edmonton following an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment, intimidation and bullying. The move follows the termination of four other staff from Edmonton Institution on Jan. 9, including two managers. Commissioner Don […]

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B.C. premier tells truck loggers he wants reconnect communities with forestry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan says the relationship between British Columbia and the forest industry has fractured over outdated government policy that hurts communities and threatens many small business contractors. He told delegates at the Truck Loggers Association’s convention on Thursday that the once […]

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N.W.T. needs to step up its climate change strategy, says auditor general – CBC

October audit made 8 recommendations for Infrastructure and Environment and Natural Resources Jan 18, 2018 Canada’s auditor general was in Yellowknife on Wednesday to talk with territorial legislators about the N.W.T.’s climate change strategy. In a report released in October, federal Auditor General Michael Ferguson found that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) […]

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Kwadacha, Tsay Keh Dene First Nations receive federal support – Alaska Highway News

January 18, 2018 A partnership between the federal government and the Northern Development Initiative Trust will support four paid internship programs in First Nations communities throughout the north. NDIT and the Department of Indigenous Services Canada have pledged $480,000 over three years to support four paid, 12-month internships per year from 2018 to 2020, according […]

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BR Alta Notley Sask – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 18, 2018 CALGARY – The premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan are trading jabs again over the economy. Rachel Notley says she has some advice for Brad Wall’s successor — handle the economy differently if Saskatchewan wants to create jobs and lift itself out of the recession. The governing Saskatchewan […]

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First Nations, municipalities and industry stakeholders form forestry alliance – Northern Ontario Business

Group said it formed to “defend way of life” Indigenous communities, municipalities and other Northern leaders and organizations have formed an alliance to promote forestry in Northern and rural Ontario. On Jan. 18, the group, which goes simply by “the Alliance,” issued a press release indicating its concern about the province’s proposed policies on species […]

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Council of Yukon First Nations appoints new interim regional chief – CBC

Kluane Adamek will be the interim chief until the election in the summer Jan 18, 2018 The Council of Yukon First Nations has appointed a new interim regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations. This comes after the passing of Chief Mike Smith. Kluane Adamek, a citizen of the Kluane First Nation, will serve […]

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NEB sets out dispute resolution process for Trans Mountain permits – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018 CALGARY _ The National Energy Board is setting up a process to resolve future permitting issues between Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. and provincial and municipal authorities on the Trans Mountain expansion project. The NEB said Thursday that under the process, it will take about three to five weeks to reach […]

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Minnesota lake named for pro slavery Calhoun gets new name – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jan 18, 2018 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS _ A popular Minneapolis lake named in honour of slavery supporter and former Vice-President John Calhoun will get its original American Indian name back, Minnesota officials announced Thursday. Lake Calhoun will be renamed Bde Maka Ska, the Department of Natural Resources announced. The name, which is […]

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University of Manitoba’s upcoming community events – UM Today

January 18, 2018 — The University of Manitoba invites you to a variety of public events on campus and in the community from January to February, 2018. THE BLACK HOLE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: PITH! It is the summer of 1931 in Providence, Rhode Island. Jack, a quick-witted sailor, dives into the dreary world of reclusive […]

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Council of Yukon First Nations takes over Native Language Centre – CBC

Jan 18, 2018 Grand Chief Peter Johnston pledges big changes and more community presence The Yukon government is handing responsibility for its Indigenous language centre to the Council of Yukon First Nations, and CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston is pledging some profound changes. The Yukon Native Language Centre trains and certifies teachers of Yukon First […]

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Ontario agrees to end solitary confinement for mentally ill inmates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Inmates with mental health disabilities will no longer be placed in solitary confinement barring exceptional circumstances under an agreement announced Thursday between the Ontario government and the province’s human rights commission. The consent order issued by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario […]

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Sports opinion – Thoughts on two hockey pioneers – Yorkton This Week

January 18, 2018 Two former hockey players from Saskatchewan have been in the news, one, Johnny Bower sadly on his passing, and the other Fred Sasakamoose who has been recognized for his contribution to the game. The news of both events had a personal element for me as I have interviewed both men in the […]

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Peterborough visionary wants land to return to First Nation – Peterborough Examiner

January 18, 2018 Three years ago, a dynamic woman, retiring teacher Janice Keil, 59, chose to relocate to Peterborough from Toronto. She had done research, looking for a small city that had a good cycling infrastructure and a progressive cultural/political community. We qualified. Clear-eyed about her goals and values, with prodigious energy, she moved ahead; […]

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BR Sask Spill Records Sealed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 18, 2018  REGINA – A Saskatchewan judge has ruled that 93 of 96 documents related to the Husky Energy pipeline spill into the North Saskatchewan River should remain out of the hands of government lawyers. The documents were created by Husky after the 2016 spill of 225-thousand litres of […]

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Small acts of reconciliation: 2 Durham teachers create Indigenous literature course – durhamregion.com

Pilot project course features novels, poetry, art from Indigenous perspective DURHAM — Two Durham high school English classes are doing “small acts of reconciliation every day” through a new Indigenous literature pilot project. Jennifer Henderson, a teacher at Henry Street High School in Whitby, and Jada Temple, a teacher at J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate in […]

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The Duty to Consult at the Supreme Court in 2017: Part 2 – Accommodation – First Peoples Law

January 18, 2018 This is the second part of my review of the development of the duty to consult at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2017. In Part 1 I outlined the Court’s principles underlying the delegation of the duty to administrative tribunals and considered potential implications. Below, I consider the issue of accommodation. […]

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B.C. civil rights group files complaint about RCMP arrest of man who later died – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 17, 2018 By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A civil rights group has filed a complaint with the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, alleging officers told witnesses to delete cellphone video of the arrest of a man who later died. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association filed the […]

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Update: ‘The Crown did not act honourably,’ lawyer for P.E.I. Mi’kmaq argues in Mill River case – The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The sale of Mill River to a private developer in 2017 happened with no meaningful consultation and has “left the process of reconciliation in need of repair,” the lawyer for the Mi’kmaq First Nations argued Wednesday in P.E.I. Supreme Court. Wednesday marked day two of hearings dealing with a judicial review application […]

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Alberta Indigenous leaders hope emergency summit leads to ‘bringing the kids home’ – CBC

High number of Indigenous children in care subject of national meeting in Ottawa this month Jan 18, 2018 Indigenous leaders from Alberta are holding out hope that a first-of-its-kind national meeting on child welfare will finally lead to changes they’ve been demanding for years. Their misgivings about the alarming rates of Indigenous children in government […]

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Talks underway for Indigenous communities to start their own children’s aid group – CBC

Jan 18, 2018 Wheels are in motion to create a new child welfare agency that will be run by a group of seven First Nation communities. The agency would serve seven communities in the Sudbury, Nipissing and Parry Sound areas. It would replace the current Children’s Aid Society. “It’s really important to ensure that culture […]

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Strengthening Indigenous voices – Queen’s Gazette

January 18, 2018 Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill) accepted the new role of Director, Indigenous Initiatives in October. Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill) accepted the new role of Director, Indigenous Initiatives in October. The Gazette caught up with her to find out more about her priorities for the year ahead. Since transitioning to your new role, what have you […]

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BR Carry Kettle Lawsuit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 18, 2018  A Saskatchewan First Nation is suing the province and Ottawa to regain some control over its traditional land. A lawyer for the Carry The Kettle band says its territory in southern Saskatchewan has been whittled away by agricultural and industrial development. Estella White says it will be […]

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Nunavut hamlet to hold new election March 5 – Nunatsiaq Online

January 17, 2018 But Kugluktuk candidates must re-file nomination papers before Jan. 29 The Hamlet of Kugluktuk has rescheduled it municipal election for March 5. Hamlet elections were scheduled to be held in communities across the territory last Dec. 11, but a complaint filed by a local voter three days before that election forced officials […]

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Let residential school survivors share their stories – The Star

The Catholic groups that ran the schools, if they have any sense of shame or any concern for the project of reconciliation, should immediately heed the call of Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and grant permission to Shisheesh, and all those in a similar position, to tell their stories. Jan. 17, 2018 Angela Shisheesh, a […]

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Huron Wendat actor turns to director’s chair in Where the Blood Mixes – APTN News

January 17, 2018 It’s a play Huron Wendat actor Charles Bender has a connection with as previously starred in it years ago. Now he’s directing Where the Blood Mixes because he wants to bring the story to a new audience. “That play stayed with me for a good eight years and the necessity to bring […]

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BR NS Election Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 18, 2018 HALIFAX – A new report has come up with some recommendations to address confusion around the withdrawal of political candidates after nominations close. The Elections Nova Scotia report says there were three incidents in last spring’s provincial election campaign, involving one from each party. Chief electoral officer […]

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2018 Olympics see historic first for Canadian women’s hockey – CJME

January 17, 2018 As the Canadian women’s hockey team gears up for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, one player has made history before even stepping onto the ice. Defenceman Brigette Lacquette is the first-ever First Nations woman to make the team, and she’s been basking in an outpouring of well-wishes from […]

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New abuse evidence not enough to reopen rejected Indian residential school claims, says court – CBC

Ottawa went to court seeking to stop the reopening of rejected cases Jan 17, 2018 A British Columbia Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday that new evidence of abuse was not enough to reopen rejected Indian residential school compensation claims. Justice Brenda Brown said that reopening concluded compensation claims based on new evidence broke the rules […]

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Clean Tech Funding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 18, 2018 OTTAWA – The federal government will give $700 million over the next five years to the Business Development Bank of Canada in a bid to grow Canada’s clean technology industry. The funding is intended to enable the bank to take on more risk, providing high-potential clean tech […]

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BR Loneliness Solution – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 18, 2018  VANCOUVER – The appointment of a minister of loneliness in the United Kingdom is an acknowledgment of a problem Canadian experts say needs to be addressed. B-C’s seniors’ advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, says whether government intervention is the right approach remains to be seen. But she says it’s […]

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Playwright’s journey of discovery, re-connecting with Indigenous roots, inspires new work – CBC

Matthew MacKenzie’s Bears to premiere in Toronto on Thursday Jan 18, 2018 A play inspired by a journey of self discovery, after a family secret hidden for generations was revealed, will be premiering in Toronto this week. Bears, written and directed by Matthew MacKenzie, materialized after he found out he had a Métis heritage that […]

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BR SeaRose Iceberg Suspension – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 18, 2018  A federal-provincial regulator says a floating oil production vessel should have disconnected and sailed away from an approaching iceberg off Newfoundland. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board says that was not donw and personnel were at one point instructed to “brace for impact” when the iceberg […]

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Several Cree communities in Quebec slated to get high speed internet by March – CBC

Plan is to connect 14 communities in Eeyou Istchee and James Bay to modern fibre optic network Jan 17, 2018 Residents in several communities in the James Bay region of Quebec will soon have access to high speed internet, phone and television services. It’s thanks to a partnership agreement announced Wednesday between the Cree-owned Eeyou […]

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