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RCMP investigating three suspicious fires on Piikani First Nation – Calgary Herald

March 21, 2017 The Piikani RCMP are asking for tips from the public in an investigation into three suspicious fires. RCMP say the evening of March 7, a home on 15 Ave. in the Piikani town site was destroyed by fire. The structure fire follows a blaze at an abandoned gas station on Feb. 12 […]

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Indigenous voice’ added to Thunder Bay police board – CBC

Serenity Perry has special interest in addressing issues affecting Indigenous women, children Mar 22, 2017 A member of Fort William First Nation, was introduced Tuesday as the new Indigenous Resource Person on the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. “I think it’s really important to have an Indigenous voice on this board and I really want […]

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Twelve Outstanding Athletes Honoured with Prestigious Award! – ISN

B.C. and I·SPARC Honour Provincial Recipients of Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented this evening to twelve outstanding Aboriginal youth athletes from British Columbia. The awards were presented by Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport, during a formal celebration held […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201716 Views

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Cash strapped Liberal budget likely more policy document than spending plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 By Joanna Smith and Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government will unveil a federal budget today that’s expected to be heavy on policy and light on spending. The second budget of the Liberal mandate is poised to focus more on the social policies central to its […]

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Manitoba Tory government accused of setting election rules in its favour – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The next provincial election in Manitoba could look very different under proposed rules that critics say would limit voting by the poor, silence detractors and allow political parties _ notably the governing Progressive Conservatives _ to raise and spend more money. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20177 Views

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Métis and non-status Indians want action following historic Daniels ruling – CBC

Two-day symposium to discuss impact of Daniels decision on Métis and non-status Indians Mar 22, 2017 Métis and non-status Indigenous people from across Canada are in Ottawa this week for the Daniels Symposium, a two-day gathering to discuss last year’s landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision that ruled the federal government has the same responsibility […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201718 Views

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Saskatchewan budget coming with tax increases; taxpayers group critical of move – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government is about to unveil a deficit budget with tax increases. The province is facing about a $1.3 billion deficit and Premier Brad Wall has said some of the shortfall will be made up with tax increases. Wall said there will be a shift away from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201713 Views

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Senators Meredith, Beyak textbook examples of communications gone wrong: Powers – The Hill Times

If Conrad Black is practically the only one who will man the barricades on their behalf, they should just wave the surrender flag now and do us all a favour. March 22, 2017 OTTAWA—For a second week in a row, my focus is going to be on the Senate. Not for some of the good […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201720 Views

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered – CBC

Putting onus on families to register is ‘problematic,’ says advocate Mar 21, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting names for its database. To date, there are just 122 family members’ names in the commission’s database, despite other databases […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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Negotiations between City of Winnipeg and police union at an impasse – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  WINNIPEG _ It appears that negotiations are not going well between the City of Winnipeg and the local police union on a new collective bargaining deal. Mayor Brian Bowman had told radio station CJOB that the police union has walked away from contract talks, saying it is needed back at […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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Flags of of the Métis Nation and Treaty 6 to fly outside Edmonton City Hall – Edmonton Sun

March 21, 2017 Edmonton will add two new flags to the cast of three outside City Hall this spring — flags of the Métis Nation and Treaty 6. The flags will recognize the particular legal relationship that exists with indigenous peoples because of the history and treaties signed in this part of Canada. “Treaty 6, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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Elections postponed again for Liard First Nation – CBC

Chief returning officer, former MLA Lois Moorcroft, suddenly resigns Mar 22, 2017 The Liard First Nation elections have been postponed again. That’s despite the chief and council’s term having expired back in December. ​Elections were supposed to happen April 10. But the First Nation announced on Tuesday that chief electoral officer Lois Moorcroft has resigned. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201711 Views

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EU trade chief sees rising anti populism following Brexit and Trump – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The European Union’s trade chief says she appreciates having Justin Trudeau and his international brand on her side in the fight against the forces of anti-trade populism. But these days, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is channelling another prominent Canadian _ legendary […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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Central Okanagan residents receiving training for local jobs with government support

March 21, 2017 KELOWNA – Up to 322 job seekers are receiving training for jobs in the Central Okanagan, thanks to support from the federal and provincial governments. The governments have allocated more than $1 million in total to Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) and YMCA of Okanagan to deliver three training programs from fall 2016 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201722 Views

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Hot Docs fest to open with ‘Bee Nation,’ about First Nations spelling bee – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017 TORONTO _ A film about Saskatchewan students competing in the first provincewide First Nations Spelling Bee will help kick off this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Organizers say “Bee Nation” will be the opening-night film for the Toronto fest, which runs April 27 to May 7. Guests expected […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201724 Views

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Judge questions Nunavut custom adoptions after baby returned to mother – APTN

The Canadian Press IQALUIT, Nunavut – A Nunavut judge is pointing out problems with how the territory handles traditional Inuit adoptions after a mother lost custody of her daughter without her consent. In a ruling last week that reversed a custom adoption for the three-year-old girl, Justice Susan Cooper said an institution with roots in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201715 Views

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Asylum Statistics – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 21, 2017  By Stephanie Levitz OTTAWA – Data released today shows that the RCMP have arrested nearly half as many illegal border crossers this year as they did in all of 2016. Figures provided by the federal government show that in the first two months of this year, the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201715 Views

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We must all put First Nations children first – The Hill Times

We have arrived at a crossroads, where all levels of government must take active steps to ensure that First Nations children are not relegated to second-class status, and can access the same services—without denial, delay, or disruption—as all other children in this country. March 7, 2017 It has been a full decade since the First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201716 Views

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First Nations demand change to Alberta’s child intervention system – CBC

‘Obviously the number of aboriginal children coming into care has not gone down’ Mar 21, 2017 First Nations leaders are calling on the Alberta government to take a new approach when it comes to dealing with Indigenous children in care. “It’s time to look at something different because obviously the number of aboriginal children coming […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201714 Views

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Canada looking carefully at facts behind electronics on board aircraft: Garneau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  OTTAWA _ Canada’s transport minister says the federal government is taking a close look at the circumstances behind efforts in the United States and the U.K. to ban certain electronic devices from carry-on baggage. But Marc Garneau is stopping short of saying whether Canada will follow the lead of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201716 Views

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Trump urges support for health care plan so he can move on – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 21, 2017 By Julie Bykowicz And Ken Thomas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ President Donald Trump is trying to give the teetering Republican plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law a new sense of urgency by saying he’d like to get it over with and move […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201718 Views

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EU trade chief expects Canada will ratify trade deal within weeks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  OTTAWA _ The European Union’s trade chief says she expects Canada to ratify a landmark free trade agreement within weeks. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says she expects the Canada-EU pact to stand as an example of the merits of free trade for the protectionist Donald Trump administration in Washington. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201716 Views

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Wall considering PST hike, but Notley says she wouldn’t go there without mandate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  STONY PLAIN, Alta. _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wouldn’t bring in a provincial sales tax without seeking a mandate from voters. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said this week his government is considering an increase to consumption taxes as it wrestles with a budget deficit brought on by low […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201715 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations Science Fair held at Prairieland Park – Globalnews.ca

March 20, 2017 The ninth annual Saskatchewan First Nations Science Fair kicked off Monday at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Aboriginal students from grades 6 to 12 had the choice of showcasing science and math from a traditional indigenous knowledge, a western perspective or both. “This is an opportunity for our First Nations kids to experience […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201719 Views

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Man who beat, raped, and lit woman on fire has no pattern of brutality: doctor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 20, 2017  PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ A psychologist says a man who beat, raped and then set a woman on fire is not necessarily at high risk to reoffend. Dr. Terry Nicholaichuk testified Monday at a hearing to determine whether Leslie Ivan Roderick Black should be declared a dangerous offender. Black pleaded […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201714 Views

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Challenge of Quebec secession law finally makes it before the courts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 20, 2017  By Pierre Saint-Arnaud THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ The long-awaited constitutional challenge of Quebec’s secession law finally found its way before a judge on Monday, nearly 16 years after it was launched. The provincial law, known as Bill 99, was adopted in 2000 by the Parti Quebecois government of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201714 Views

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Legal News Roundup for March 21 – CBA

March 21, 2017 CBA in the News Focus: Number of fraudulent immigration consultants growing Law Times Find out who gave $478K to candidates in Halifax’s last election CBC.ca MPs push for direct access to representatives Law Times Speaker’s Corner: Missed opportunity for family law Law Times Read More: http://www.cba.org/News-Media/In-the-Media/2017/March/Week-4/Legal-News-Roundup-for-March-21

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201711 Views

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Q&A: Canada’s $1M teacher on how she won and what she’ll do with the money – CBC

Maggie MacDonnell honoured for her work in Salluit, Que., with coveted Global Teacher Prize Mar 20, 2017 Maggie MacDonnell has travelled the globe working as a teacher, with stints in Botswana, Tanzania and Congo. But it was her seven-year experience in Salluit, Que., the province’s second most northern community, that landed her a coveted $1-million […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201715 Views

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First Nation plunges into mine training – Northern Ontario Business

Wahgoshig, Primero Mining finds common ground in hard rock mining A Northern College mining training program is providing a path to employment for a northeastern Ontario First Nation community. A Feb. 24 ceremony held at the college’s Timmins campus for five Wahgoshig First Nation residents who graduated from the underground hard rock miner common core […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201719 Views

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Call your first hearing,’ former TRC chair advises missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry – CBC

Impatience grows among families as inquiry makes slow progress Mar 21, 2017 The former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls needs to start taking testimony from victims’ families. “Call your first hearing,” Senator Murray Sinclair said when asked Monday evening how he […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201718 Views

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Organized sport bringing Indigenous students back to school in northern Alberta – Yahoo News

When Danielle Cardinal started at the reserve school at Peerless Lake First Nation, she rarely stayed late. Now, as she finishes Grade 12, the 19-year-old regularly finds herself in the gymnasium after class. Cardinal plays for the school’s senior girls volleyball team, which became part of a formal league this year under a joint partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201712 Views

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What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca from March 12 to March 19- Nunatsiaqonline.ca

Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson set to stay on March 21, 2017 Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson said he won’t resign his seat this fall, news that become the most-read story of the week on Nunatsiaq Online. Patterson’s March 14 comments to Nunatsiaq News came despite a promise he made in 2009 to quit the Senate after […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201710 Views

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Girl’s family will be 1st to know if inquest held – The Chronicle Journal

March 21, 2017 As the first anniversary of her untimely death approaches, advocates for a Grassy Narrows First Nation 14-year-old girl are renewing a demand for a coroner’s inquest into her case. The parents of Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace “and her community have received no information from any government agency about when, or if there will be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201717 Views

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What Canada could learn from the search for a missing Indigenous girl in Kenora, Ont. – CBC

Delaine Copenace, 16, was found dead a year ago in Lake of the Woods Mar 21, 2017 The search for a missing 16-year-old First Nations girl in Kenora, Ont., last year ended in tragedy. But the relationships built during the weeks of pursuing a common goal are giving many in the small city hope for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201713 Views

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Letter: Budget 2017 – a strong vision for N.L.? – The Telegram

How can this really be a way forward, when the vast majority of us are struggling? As N.L. experiences negative economic growth, the only province in Canada to do so, it’s more like a way backward. The economic model championed by government is based on inequality and insecurity, which is not able to bring about […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201713 Views

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Giving credit where it’s due – Winnipeg Free Press

March 21, 2017 Son of residential school principal reflects on father’s legacy It’s difficult — and for some, impossible — to find any good in the never-ending landslide of horror that the federal government triggered when it conspired with Christian churches to bury indigenous culture with the Indian residential school system. But early this month, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201726 Views

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Yellowknife city council debates employment program for homeless – CBC

$50,000 earmarked for program, expected to launch in May or June March 21, 2017 Homeless people in Yellowknife may soon be able to find regular employment helping keep the city clean. On Monday, city council debated how to use $50,000 set aside in the 2017 budget for a new Homelessness Employment Program. Most councilors said […]

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Keeping children in care connected to indigenous culture critical, government panel told – Edmonton Sun

Representatives from Treaty 6 First Nations stressed the importance Monday of preserving children’s cultural ties when they end up in the child intervention system. “We find a lot of our youth are lost because they have no sense of identity,” said Loiselle Arcand, the band designate for Alexander First Nation. Arcand wants to make sure […]

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Liberal budget unlikely to include airport sales or major tax hikes – The Globe and Mail

Mar. 21, 2017 There’s only one more sleep until the federal budget (can you tell we’re excited?) and sources tell The Globe that two controversial, much-talked-about measures will not appear in this week’s fiscal plan: a sell-off of Canada’s airports and an increase in the capital-gains tax — even if Charles Sousa wants it. Who […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201712 Views

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She shoots, she scores in Nunavut: Sanikiluaq girls hit the ice – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

March 20, 2017 “If we continue to see the commitment, the sky’s the limit” These days, the hockey arena in Sanikiluaq is full of girls and young women—38 of them, to be exact—all dressed in brand new equipment. Some of the girls are wobbly on their skates, but since the beginning of the year, the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201723 Views

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New maps to depict pre-colonial ‘Turtle Island’ Canada – CBC

Traditional Indigenous territories, trade routes, resources and more to be shown Mar 21, 2017 The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is teaming up with five First Nation, Métis and Inuit organizations to redraw the map of Canada. The new maps will be wiped clean of political lines, then rebuilt using Indigenous territories, trading routes, language groups, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201716 Views

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Ending racial discrimination means overhauling our employment laws: Opinion – Thestar.com

Modernizing the laws are not just an issue of fairness, it is a fundamental issue of racial justice and equity for Ontarians. Besides, our economy prospers when more workers have access to decent jobs and make decent income. March 21, 2017 March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, as named […]

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Analysis: How the federal budget could spare Justin Trudeau some difficult conversations – CBC

Experts want to see the government help Canadian workers prepare for economic changes ahead Mar 21, 2017 A year ago, the prime minister came face to face with the reality of economic dislocation and hardship. And in that moment he seemed hard-pressed to offer a tidy solution. “It was a really difficult conversation,” Justin Trudeau […]

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Rural municipalities open to paying more for policing: SARM – StarPhoenix

March 21, 2017 People living in rural Saskatchewan pay about 20 per cent as much for policing as people living in the province’s largest cities, but that could start to change as concerns about “out of control” crime in remote areas intensify. Saskatchewan’s 296 rural municipalities would likely be open to paying more for policing, […]

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Feds postpone initial Access to Information reforms, cite need to ‘get it right’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Liberal government is delaying promised Access to Information reforms that would bring ministerial offices under the openness law, saying it needs more time to get right what it describes as a complex initiative. The government had pledged an initial wave of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201722 Views

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Ontario to push for Canadian exemption to New York state Buy American policy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Two Ontario cabinet ministers are heading to New York state to urge legislators to exempt Canada from a Buy American policy it plans to introduce, warning that it could lead to trouble on both sides of the border. Economic Development Minister Brad […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201719 Views

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BR Alta PC Leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 21, 2017 EDMONTON – The leaders of Alberta’s two main conservative parties have gotten together to discuss what steps they should take toward a potential merger. Newly elected Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney says a team of Wildrose and P-C party members will try to come up with a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201712 Views

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BR Cda EU Trump – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 21, 2017  OTTAWA – The European Union’s trade chief is hailing Canada as a key partner against what she calls the job-killing, anti-trade sentiment of the Trump administration. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom delivered the hard-hitting message in a speech in Toronto yesterday. She also visited Canadian businesses that she […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201711 Views

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More asylum seekers cross the Manitoba border at Emerson over weekend – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 20, 2017  EMERSON, Man. _ Another 29 asylum-seekers walked into Manitoba from the United States over the weekend, the largest group to have crossed the border at Emerson so far this year. CTV Winnipeg says a cluster of different groups made the trek following railroad tracks and roads between Saturday and Monday. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201712 Views

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Company: Dakota Access pipeline on track, despite “threats” – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 20, 2017  BISMARCK, N.D. _ The company building the Dakota Access pipeline said Monday that the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent “co-ordinated physical attacks” along the line. The brief court filing late Monday from Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn’t detail the attacks, but said they […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201712 Views

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