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Rural Canada doesn’t need subsidies to fill the Greyhound gap: Sean Speer and Ken Coates in the Globe and Mail – MLI

August 14, 2018 The recent announcement that Greyhound will cancel bus services in Northern Ontario and parts of Western Canada has provoked strong reactions – ranging from despair to calls for the affected towns “to die.” Both are wrong. There are more options for rural Canada than a binary choice between taxpayer subsidies to restore […]

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Ledcor readies to lift sunken tug from mouth of B.C.’s Fraser River – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018  VANCOUVER _ A larger crane and barge, along with specialized crews, are expected to go to work today in the Fraser River to lift a capsized tug from the muddy bottom. The George H. Ledcor, a barge-hauling tug operated by the Ledcor Group, went down Monday night between Vancouver and […]

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McKenna Statues – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 15, 2018  OTTAWA – The minister responsible for Parks Canada says tearing down statues is not the solution when it comes to addressing the darker side of Canadian history. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has asked the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to look at how to address […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201813 Views

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How to conserve half the planet without going hungry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018  By Zia Mehrabi, Research Associate, University of British Columbia; Erle C. Ellis, Professor of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Navin Ramankutty, Professor, University of British Columbia THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201814 Views

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Letter: Nalcor failing to consult with Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq – The Aurora

The Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq Band is an Indigenous group, with recognized and protected rights under section 35 of the Constitution Act, who collectively hold Aboriginal Title over Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula. Transmission lines that form part of the Muskrat Falls Project run through the Northern Peninsula. Without consultation with the Mekap’sk, Nalcor Energy recently decided to remove […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201818 Views

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NDP try again to get Northlander commitment from new Tory government – My North Bay Now

Aug. 15th, 2018 An attempt by the NDP to get a commitment from the new government on when the Tories will bring back the Northlander has failed. Rookie MPP Guy Bourgouin, who represents the new riding of Mushkegowuk-James Bay, said the north is slowly losing its transportation modes. “First the train to Cochrane was cut, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201811 Views

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People who helped name new bridge endured racism, committee hears – StarPhoenix

August 15, 2018 Naming a new Saskatoon bridge to honour Indigenous heritage heralded a new era for city hall, but the people involved also encountered racism, a city council committee heard. The process for naming the new Chief Mistawasis Bridge entailed an unprecedented level of community engagement and also involved the Indigenous community. The name […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201818 Views

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Grassy Still Seeking Answers On Mercury Clean Up – 89.5 The Lake FM

August 15, 2018 The NDP MPP for the Kiiwetinoong Riding is seeking more information about remediation work that’s supposed to be carried out on the English-Wabigoon River system. Sol Mamakwa says he was told last week Ministry officials were meeting to discuss the issue, but local residents are still in the dark. “Chief Rudy Turtle […]

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LNG Canada still faces numerous gas terminal hurdles – Business In Vancouver

August 15, 2018 Aside from one opposition First Nation, all signals point to $40 billion project proceeding Judging by recent investment decisions, contract awards and the general buzz in Kitimat, it seems like a foregone conclusion that a final investment decision on the $40 billion LNG Canada project will be taken this year. But the […]

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City of Thunder Bay issues survey asking what residents want in a police chief – APTN News

August 14, 2018 The Thunder Bay Police Service is asking the community to help them find the qualities they want in the next chief of police. The search is on after J.P Levesque stepped down shortly after being acquited of charges he interfered with a police investigation. The police force has also been critisized for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201813 Views

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Recent cases of anti-Indigenous racism in Southern Alberta town aren’t “isolated instances,” Indigenous activists say – Thestar.com

Aug. 14, 2018 CALGARY—A small Southern Alberta town has made recent headlines for not one, but two alleged incidents of anti-Indigenous racism, prompting activists to say these are not “one-off events.” First, a Cardston doctor allegedly told a group of homeless Indigenous people to “get a job” and sardonically offered them Tylenol 3s in May. […]

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Caldwell First Nation Chief Says She Is Being Silenced – Blackburn News

August 15, 2018 The Chief of Caldwell First Nation says she has been locked out of her office. Chief Mary Duckworth was placed on leave June 13 by her council and says she “feels like she is being silenced.” An audit looking into finances surrounding a 2016 Pow Wow was being done but that was […]

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BR Surf Clam Reversal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 15, 2018  CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. – The new federal fisheries minister has made his first visit to Newfoundland and Labrador following the cancellation of a controversial surf clam fishing license. The multimillion-dollar license was awarded to the Five Nations Clam Company and was supposed to offer 25 per […]

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Ottawa plans to announce new stat holiday – CTV News

August 15, 2018 OTTAWA – The federal government is planning to announce a new statutory holiday to mark Canada’s destructive residential school legacy. CTV News has confirmed that the government is consulting with Indigenous groups ahead of moving forward with declaring an annual day to acknowledge what has been declared a time of cultural genocide […]

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First Nation near Fraser Lake frustrated about lack of firefighting support – Global News

August 14, 2018 A First Nation near the ongoing Shovel Lake fire is frustrated over a lack of support in battling the flames. Martin Louie from the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation says his community was not informed when the BC Wildfire Service decided to do a controlled burn in the area on Monday. The concern […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201814 Views

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Rising Sun daycare shines a light on learning through songs of the ancestors – CBC

Kanien’kehá:ka elder teaches Montreal preschoolers social songs in her own language Aug 15, 2018 For the past eight years, Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio has spent her Wednesdays teaching preschool children traditional Haudenosaunee social songs and dances. Some of those children are as young as three months old and attend the Rising Sun Childcare Centre, the only […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 20189 Views

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NAN Elections Taking Place Today – 89.5 The Lake FM

August 15, 2018 Two people are vying for the position of Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. Incumbent Alvin Fiddler from Muskrat Dam First Nation and Rosemary McKay from Bearskin Lake. Eight candidates are running for the three positions of Deputy Grand Chief. The vote is taking place today and will be livestreamed on […]

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BR Tug Capsize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 15, 2018 VANCOUVER – A company that operates a tugboat that capsized in the Fraser River between Vancouver and Richmond says it’ll pull the vessel from the water today. Ledcor says a large crane and barge will be used to lift the George H. Ledcor tug from the waterway […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 20189 Views

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BR Sewage McKenna – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 15, 2018  OTTAWA – Data shows Environment Canada is only investigating two of more than 100 cases of municipal wastewater systems failing to report how much raw sewage overflowed from their pipes last year. Environment and Climate Change Canada officials would not comment on the investigations and refused to […]

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Stitching a story – CBC

About 70 years ago, Therese Pierrot bought a Singer sewing machine from an RCMP officer’s wife. Now the 84-year-old has tracked down the family to return her precious machine. August 15, 2018 Therese Pierrot runs her hand across the splintered wood of her Singer sewing machine. She’s had it since she was 14 years old, […]

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Metis Trans Mountain – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 14, 2018 LAC LA BICHE, Alta. – An organization that represents Metis in Alberta says it supports the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline through B.C. The Metis Nation of Alberta says members voted in favour of the resolution at a conference on Sunday. President Audrey Poitras says […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201814 Views

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Constellation Brands spending $5 billion to increase stake in Canopy Growth – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018 SMITH FALLS, Ont. _ Constellation Brands has signed a deal to invest $5 billion in Canopy Growth Corp. to increase its stake in the marijuana company to 38 per cent and make it its exclusive global cannabis partner. Under the agreement, Constellation, a global producer of beer, wine and spirits, […]

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Plaque replacing Sir John A. Macdonald statue defaced, Victoria keeping monument – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2018 VICTORIA _ An offer from Ontario to find a new home for a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald has been declined by the city of Victoria. Mayor Lisa Helps says the city is carefully storing the statue of Canada’s first prime minister after recently removing it from the grounds […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201819 Views

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Hydro power storage project to be built near retired open pit coal mine – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2018  CALGARY _ A hydro power storage project proposed at the site of one of the worst coal mining environmental disasters in Canada has been given regulatory approval. Turning Point Generation, developer of the Canyon Creek Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project, says the recent ruling by the Alberta Utilities Commission means […]

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Tug carrying up to 22,000 litres of fuel capsizes in Fraser River off Vancouver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2018  VANCOUVER _ A tug carrying as much as 22,000 litres of diesel fuel has capsized in the Fraser River between Vancouver and Richmond. Canadian Coast Guard spokesman Dan Bate said it’s unknown what caused the George H. Ledcor tug to capsize early Tuesday, just east of Vancouver International Airport. There […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201834 Views

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Plaque unveiled to honour former students of Regina residential school – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2018 REGINA _ Students who died while attending a residential school in Saskatchewan more than 100 years ago are being remembered. A plaque has been unveiled at the Regina Indian Industrial School cemetery west of the city. Parks Minister Gene Makowsky says the provincial heritage property designation ensures that the school’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201829 Views

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Indigenous-led committee will help pick a new name for Amherst Street – CBC

Street will be renamed after an Indigenous person who helped shape the city Aug 14, 2018 The Plante administration is creating a committee of Indigenous people to help pick a new name for Amherst Street. The street will be renamed after an Indigenous person who helped shape the city, and the committee will come up […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201814 Views

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NFN leukemia patient getting help from two young friends – My West Nipissing Now

Aug. 14th, 2018 The family of a 10-year-old Nipissing First Nation boy who has seen his leukemia return, is getting help to cover some expenses the family faces. The help is coming from the friends of Makenzy Lariviere who are holding a lemonade and baked goods fundraiser this weekend with all the proceeds going to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201835 Views

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Major crimes unit investigates death of female on Paul Band First Nation – Edmonton Journal

August 14, 2018 RCMP major crimes investigators are looking into the death of a woman on a First Nation west of Edmonton. Stony Plain RCMP were called to the Paul Band First Nation at 7:38 a.m. Tuesday morning, police said in a news release. Officers found the body of a female and called in the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201823 Views

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Macdonald took land from First Nations – Times Colonist

August 14, 2018 Few people will doubt that in establishing the residential school system, Sir John A. Macdonald had contempt for the languages and culture of Canada’s Indigenous people, but that was not his only crime. Here on Vancouver Island, he gave a enormous swath of Aboriginal land, without consultation or compensation, to Robert Dunsmuir […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201816 Views

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Kenora OPP Update #1 – Missing Person – Netnewsledger

13 August 2018 KENORA – The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 17-year-old female from Kenora. Latoya ASSIN was last seen on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. on Pire Lane in the City of Kenora. Latoya ASSIN is 17 years old, 5′ […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201813 Views

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‘Come home’: Mother pleads for help finding missing daughter in British Columbia – APTN News

August 13, 2018 Shawnee Morita Inyallie has been missing for almost a month. Inyallie is from Chawathil First Nation about an hour’s drive east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley. “She is 29, she’s homeless, but she always comes home and that is here on Chawathil,” said her brother Patrick Pete. They organized a search […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201811 Views

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Mohawk chief suspects arson in Kanesatake youth-centre fire – Montreal Gazette

“If there’s someone out there starting fires, we have a duty to bring that person to justice,” Serge Simon said about the ongoing investigation August 14, 2018 Ever since the Kanesatake youth centre burned down in July, a question has been gnawing at Serge Simon. Was it an electrical fire that laid waste to the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201818 Views

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AGO curator Wanda Nanibush on editing the art book, Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental – Quill & Quire

In October 2017, Wanda Nanibush was named the Art Gallery of Ontario’s first Indigenous curator for its new Department of Indigenous and Canadian Art. Nanibush’s promotion was key to the cultural institution’s broader strategy to reframe how it presents its collections and to increase the visibility of First Nations artists. With her new show for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201822 Views

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami in Inuvik for presidential election – CBC

Annual general meeting kicks off Wednesday Aug 14, 2018 Members of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) are in Inuvik, N.W.T. this week, preparing for their annual general meeting and presidential election. Three candidates are vying for organization’s top job — Peter Williamson, former MP Peter Ittinuar, and incumbent president Natan Obed. The election is taking place […]

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Tug carrying 22,000 litres of diesel capsizes in Fraser River off Vancouver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2018 VANCOUVER _ A tug carrying as much as 22,000 litres of diesel fuel has capsized in the Fraser River between Vancouver and Richmond. Information on the Ministry of Environment website says the tug, George H. Ledcor, capsized near Deering Island, just east of Vancouver International Airport, early Tuesday morning. The […]

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Canada still has an ‘Indian Affairs’ department, 1 year after the government promised change – Global News

August 13, 2018 Canada hasn’t had an “Indian Affairs” minister in the public eye since 2011. But that title, for both the minister and the department, is still legally on the books as of August 13, and used across government websites. The most recent case is found in a document pertaining to the assignment of […]

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UVic makes push for Indigenous medical students – Sooke News Mirror

Aug. 14, 2018 For more than 15 years James Andrew has been the Indigenous student initiatives manager leading a campaign to increase the number of Indigenous medical doctors in the UBC (and by extension UVic) faculty of medicine. The Island Medical Program delivers UBC’s medical doctor program in collaboration with the University of Victoria and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201819 Views

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3 territorial capitals have highest percentage of recent pot users, says StatsCan – CBC

High rates in North most likely due to territories’ young populations, says analyst Aug 13, 2018 With the legalization of marijuana only two months away, new Statistics Canada data shows urban northerners smoke pot more frequently than their provincial counterparts. Statistics Canada released the second-quarter results of its National Cannabis Survey on Thursday. It compared […]

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Community-wide TB screening effort in Nunavut involved 100 health workers: researcher – Nunatsiaq News

August 14, 2018 Details of Qikiqtarjuaq campaign surface at International Congress on Circumpolar Health COPENHAGEN—The Government of Nunavut and the federal government deployed roughly 100 health personnel to Qikiqtarjuaq for a military-like public health operation earlier this year, during which they commandeered the community centre for a fully equipped medical clinic and laboratory. Their goal: […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201821 Views

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Canada is one of the most socially mobile countries in the world. Here’s why. – Macleans

Maclean’s Editorial: Canada is doing well on social-fluidity measures, like the ‘Great Gatsby’ curve. But challenges remain—and so we beat on, boats against the current Aug 14, 2018 When economic policy talk turns to social mobility these days, it has become popular to point to the “Great Gatsby curve,” a figure that compares countries in […]

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RDBN expands Shovel Lake evacuation order area – CFNR

August 13, 2018 The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has expanded the evacuation order for the Shovel Lake wildfire. The newly expanded area stretches to the boundary, but does not include, the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation. The order is in effect for an area east of the center of Taltapin Lake to West of the Sutherland […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201818 Views

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Elsipogtog player with Titan brings Memorial Cup to First Nation community – CBC

Elijah Francis credits his success on Memorial Cup-winning hockey team to support back home Aug 14, 2018 The Elsipogtog First Nation community is celebrating one of its own. Elijah Francis was an offensive defender for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan when the team brought home the Memorial Cup this year after winning the championship game in Regina. […]

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Election chief and council in Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation – My Espanola Now

August 13, 2018 Members of Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation will be going to the polls. There are several nominees running for chief and council in the First Nation. Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15th is Election Day. Polls open in the Millenium Centre at nine am and close at eight am. The results will be released Thursday. Read […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201821 Views

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Metis song shows need for Treaty education, vice chief says – StarPhoenix

August 14, 2018 A First Nations leader says some of the lyrics in an upbeat song of Metis pride show a need for more Treaty education. The country song by Beauval musicians Derek Maurice and Dean Gauthier declares, “We’re Metis. We don’t get five dollars ’cause we’re Metis.” “We pay our taxes on our very […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201819 Views

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Victoria plans to keep removed John A. Macdonald statue, says mayor – CBC

‘I expected the controversy. I expect that there’ll be more controversies,’ says Lisa Helps Aug 14, 2018 Victoria’s mayor says the city has no intention of getting rid of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue that was recently removed from the steps of city hall, after the Ontario government wrote asking about acquiring it. The […]

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John A. Macdonald should not be forgotten, nor celebrated – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2018 By Robert Alexander Innes, Associate Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan 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: Robert Alexander Innes, […]

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Metis Nation of Alberta hold annual meeting – APTN News

August 13, 2018 Lac La Biche hosted this year’s 90th annual Metis Nation of Alberta general assembly. Thousands of members from across the province gathered. Some to see old friends, maybe make new ones and celebrate Metis culture. But they also had some decisions to make on the future. APTN’s Chris Stewart was there. Read […]

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Hydro One names new board of directors after en masse resignation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2018 TORONTO _ A new board of directors has been appointed to Hydro One Ltd. just over a month after its chief executive retired and the entire board resigned en masse. Ten new board members were named as replacements for Hydro One’s previous 14-member board, which resigned last month. The power […]

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Peter Ittinuar emphasizes communication in his run to lead ITK – Nunatsiaq News

August 13, 2018 There are 4,000 Inuit who speak Inuktitut only, and ITK is charged to be the unifying body of Inuit This is the second of the profiles of the three candidates running for the position of president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to appear in Nunatsiaq News. ITK’s board of directors will pick a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201814 Views

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