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11 moms earn certificates at Friendship Centre grad – The Nugget

11 moms earn certificates at Friendship Centre grad

Posted By BY NIKKI JO MATTINAS

The prenatal support program held a baby graduation at the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre for mothers who successfully completed the early years program.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1101619

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Key players open talks into mining controversy – Whig-Standard

Key players open talks into mining controversy

Posted By BY FRANK ARMSTRONG WHIG-STANDARD STAFF WRITER

A group of algonquins that has been protesting uranium exploration north of Sharbot Lake spent yesterday with provincial government and mining company officials trying to hammer out a solution to the nearly year-long controversy.

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1101494

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Takla Band Increases Road Blockade – Opinion250 News

Takla Band Increases Road Blockade

By 250 News
Saturday, July 05, 2008 02:29 AM

Takla Landing, B.C. – ­ The Takla Lake First Nation has escalated the blockade of access roads in its Traditional Territory and is making public several demands that are to be met if access is to be restored.

http://www.opinion250.com/blog/view/9869/1/takla+band+increases+road+blockade

by NationTalk on July 5, 2008774 Views

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Four years on, Tamra Keepness mystery remains unsolved – CBC

Four years on, Tamra Keepness mystery remains unsolved

Police continue to investigate disappearance of 5-year-old

It has been four years since a little girl with black hair and a sweet smile disappeared from her inner city Regina home, setting off an exhaustive, frustrating search that continues to this day.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2008/07/04/tamra-keepness.html?ref=rss

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Derailment leaks toxic chemical into Thompson – Globe and Mail

ENVIRONMENT
Derailment leaks toxic chemical into Thompson
CP Rail disputes government report after divers assess submerged car

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
July 4, 2008

VANCOUVER — A toxic chemical is leaking from a derailed Canadian Pacific Railway car into B.C.’s Thompson River, an Environment Ministry spokeswoman said yesterday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080704.BCRIVER04/TPStory/Environment

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Sask. wildfires force thousands from homes – Globe and Mail

‘THE DREADED RITUAL OF SUMMER’
Sask. wildfires force thousands from homes

DAWN WALTON
July 4, 2008

CALGARY — As wildfires carried thick black smoke too close for comfort to several communities in northern Saskatchewan yesterday, more residents were forced from their homes by the burning forests, bringing the evacuation roll to more than 2,000.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080704.FIRE04/TPStory/TPNational/Prairies/

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Stolen Children Town Hall – CBC

Stolen Children Town Hall

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2008 | 10:11 PM AT

Irene Favel – Residential school survivor (CBC)
Heart-felt stories from former students were told at this CBC News special event.

http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/2008/07/stolen_children_town_hall/

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Dakota chiefs right to refuse Canada’s ‘deal’ – The StarPhoenix

Dakota chiefs right to refuse Canada’s ‘deal’

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, July 04, 2008

I can understand if Canada’s Dakota people didn’t celebrate Canada Day this year.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=80173aa4-ef24-49eb-8834-824a7ae93e76

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Chiefs Make Call for Action from Sask. Premier – The Leader-Post

Chiefs make call for action from Sask. premier

Darren Bernhardt, Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Thursday, July 03, 2008

Frustrated in their efforts to meet with government officials in a dispute over gaming revenues, chiefs of the Battlefords Tribal Council are demanding action from the premier.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=a10b277a-ed1a-4797-b56b-c8eb8803f16e

by NationTalk on July 4, 2008454 Views

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Illegal Native Logging:Judge Overturns Acquittal – Miramichi Leader

Illegal Native Logging:Judge Overturns Acquittal

Published Friday July 4th, 2008

A judge has overturned the acquittal of three native men for unlawful possession of timber from Crown lands.

http://miramichileader.canadaeast.com/article/344390

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Band Angles for More Cash – Winnipeg Sun

Band Angles for More Cash

A southeast Manitoba aboriginal band is refusing to hand over fishing licence revenue to the province in an effort to reel in far more cash it says it needs to patrol for illegal anglers.

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2008/07/04/6063896-sun.html

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Powwow this weekend on Christian Island – Simcoe.com

Powwow this weekend on Christian Island

Beausoleil First Nation is proud to present the Annual “Island in the Sun” Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6 at the Douglas Lake Powwow Grounds on Christian Island.

http://www.simcoe.com/article/109457

by NationTalk on July 4, 2008692 Views

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Native entrepreneurs receive funding help (Prince George Citizen Online)

Native entrepreneurs receive funding help

Written by GORDON HOEKSTRA
Citizen staff
Wednesday, 02 July 2008

Vince Prince, director of the Prince George Aboriginal Business Development Association, sings a warrior song after the association received $750,000 from the federal and provincial governments. (Citizen photo by David Mah) The federal and provincial government awarded Wednesday $750,000 to the Prince George Aboriginal Development Association to help support aboriginal entrepreneurs.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20080702138960/local/news/native-entrepreneurs-receive-funding-help.html

by NationTalk on July 3, 2008695 Views

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SAINTE-MARIE TO OPEN MIRAMICHI FFESTival – Telegraph-Journal

SAINTE-MARIE TO OPEN MIRAMICHI FESTival

Published Thursday July 3rd, 2008

All the lights of Broadway don’t amount to an acre of green, And I’m gonna be a country girl again.

Entrancing, wild, jubilant, like no voice I had ever heard. So beautifully controlled yet so primitive in its passion, evoking visions of native village fires of long ago

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/magazine/article/343520

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Canadian survivors call on Pope to apologize for sex abuse – CBC

Canadian survivors call on Pope to apologize for sex abuse
Pontiff must ‘come clean’ on church’s role, survivor says

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | 12:01 PM CT
CBC News

Canadian survivors of abuse inflicted by Catholic clergy during the 20th century are demanding an apology from Pope Benedict XVI similar to the one he offered to victims in the U.S. in April.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/07/02/pope-apology.html?ref=rss

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Order of Canada for Victor Buffalo – Red Deer Advocate

Order of Canada for Victor Buffalo

By Jack Wilson – Red Deer Advocate – July 02, 2008

A respected Alberta First Nation leader and Hobbema entrepreneur has been named to the Order of Canada.

http://www.albertalocalnews.com/news/local/Order_of_Canada_for_Victor_Buffalo.html

by NationTalk on July 2, 2008782 Views

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Keyoh Dechun IIah open for business – Lakes District News

Keyoh Dechun IIah open for business

By Brian Mills – Burns Lake Lakes District News

A new trim block processing facility commenced operations in Burns Lake at the beginning of June. The company, Keyoh Dechun IIah (KDI) will be processing sawmill trim ends [small pieces of planed board left over after boards are cut to length in mill] into finger-joint ready blocks for sale to finger-jointed lumber manufacturers.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/lakesdistrictnews/news/Keyoh_Dechun_IIah_open_for_business.html

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Who are you calling Indian? – Macleans

Who are you calling Indian?
The number of those with ancestry but no ‘status’ is growing fast

JOHN GEDDES | June 25, 2008 |

Who is a real Indian? It’s a wince-inducing question. For starters, there’s that word — Indian. Replacing it with Aboriginal or First Nations person, though, is hard if the question is asked in the context of Canadian law, since the reply comes down to how the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs interprets the Indian Act provisions on who qualifies as a registered Indian. Beyond the problematic proper noun, there’s something deeply troubling about the notion that such a question should be posed at all. Does anyone really have any right to define anybody else’s racial identity? Is anybody qualified to offer even a tentative reply?

http://www.macleans.ca/canada/national/article.jsp?content=20080625_12461_12461

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Haldimand to take direct action against smoke shops – Haldimand Review

Haldimand to take direct action against smoke shops
Injunction considered last resort

Posted By BY KAREN BEST CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER

Haldimand County council wants to ask Ontario Provincial Police to take enforcement action if any municipal bylaws are broken by operators of smoke shops within Haldimand County’s jurisdiction.

http://www.dunnvillechronicle.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1096145&auth=BY+KAREN+BEST+CHRONICLE+STAFF+WRITER

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Nunavut Filmmakers Find Stiff Competition for Funding – CBC

Nunavut filmmakers find stiff competition for funding

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | 11:04 AM ET
CBC News

The Nunavut Film Development Corp. says it has received more proposals this year from Nunavut filmmakers than before, making it difficult to decide which projects to fund in the territory.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/07/02/nunavut-film.html

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Three Saskatchewan Residents Named To Order Of Canada – NewsTalk650

Three Saskatchewan Residents Named To Order Of Canada
Names overshadowed by Morgantaler

ShareThisReported By David Kirton
Posted July 2, 2008 – 7:54am

Metis Author and elder Maria Campbell is one of three Saskatchewan people named to the Order of canada yesterday. Campbell may be best known for her first book, “Halfbreed” which continues to be taught in schools today. She is being honoured for “her contributions to Canadian literature and media as a writer, playwright, filmmaker and educator, as well as for her advocacy of Métis and Aboriginal issues.”

http://www.newstalk650.com/story/20080702/1910

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Woman still unidentified Police still investigating to identify body found in Belvedere Heights (Sherwood Park News)

Woman still unidentified
Police still investigating to identify body found in Belvedere Heights

Katherine Roth
News Staff
Wednesday July 02, 2008

The body of the woman that was found in Belvedere Heights on June 5 still has not been identified as police continue their investigation.

http://www.sherwoodparknews.com/News/409030.html

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Canadians applaud aboriginal reconciliation on Canada Day (The Sault Star)

Canadians applaud aboriginal reconciliation on Canada Day
PM, Gov. Gen. lead 141st birthday party in Ottawa

Posted By BY TERRY PEDWELL, THE CANADIAN PRESS

This year’s Canada Day festivities are pillared by both celebration and reconciliation, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor- General Michaelle Jean both said Tuesday.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1096609

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Metis group places ads to lobby for Mountie’s remains – MetroNews

Metis group places ads to lobby for Mountie’s remains

ANDREW COWIE
July 02, 2008

The seemingly endless battle over the remains of a slain Alberta Mountie continued this weekend after ads were placed in several western Canadian newspapers.

http://www.metronews.ca/edmonton/Local/article/77426

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Saskatchewan Open revival was a long time coming – StarPhoenix

Saskatchewan Open revival was a long time coming

The StarPhoenix
Published: Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The first taste of greens came at the Saskatchewan Open tee-off golf luncheon held Monday at TCU Place, where golfers, dignitaries, sponsors and diners did lunch and mingled.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/sports/story.html?id=e26248ba-f7f1-4661-8207-ef15dbf0c363

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Harper’s apology to natives puts pressure on Bush – Globe and Mail

TREATMENT OF ABORIGINALS
Harper’s apology to natives puts pressure on Bush
U.S. lawmaker says he hopes President will follow suit as bill acknowledging wrongs winds its way through Congress

BILL CURRY
July 2, 2008

OTTAWA — Canada’s residential-schools apology has opened the possibility that U.S. President George W. Bush may do the same in his final months of office, says Republican Senator Sam Brownback.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080702.APOLOGY02/TPStory/National

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Province budgets $100,000 for aboriginal art at Government House – Times Colonist

Province budgets $100,000 for aboriginal art at Government House

Times Colonist
Published: Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The provincial government is providing $100,000 for aboriginal artists to create art for Government House, Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced Monday.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/arts/story.html?id=d66958d8-a355-4dc8-a7f4-b58aa8b185cc

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Ottawa should change its housing policies for urban aboriginals – The Gazette

Ottawa should change its housing policies for urban aboriginals
Creative programs exist in some big cities but too many Indians still live in poverty

RYAN WALKER, Freelance

There is a shortage of affordable and adequate rental housing in many cities across Canada and this is felt most acutely by many aboriginal households.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=b92c7562-8978-4d77-8d63-f06614a48c84

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Basketball Pilot Project Beginning for Young New Brunswick Aboriginals – Miramichi Leader

Basketball pilot project beginning for young New Brunswick Aboriginals

BASKETBALL — A pilot project to help young Aboriginal New Brunswickers discover basketball this summer was announced today by Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport Hédard Albert.

http://miramichileader.canadaeast.com/article/341567

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Canada’s Federal Government Making a Mess of Aboriginal Land Claims and Mining Issues – Gregory Reynolds

Canada’s Federal Government Making a Mess of Aboriginal Land Claims and Mining Issues

There is a belief among mining people that the land disputes making news almost daily are best left to the two parties directly concerned – provincial governments and Aboriginal groups.

http://www.republicofmining.com/2008/06/30/canadas-federal-government-making-a-mess-of-aboriginal-land-claims-and-mining-issues-gregory-reynolds/

by NationTalk on July 1, 2008612 Views

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Leadership Series: The Evolution of Aboriginal Identity – CBC

Events & Announcements
Leadership Series: The Evolution of Aboriginal Identity

Saturday, Jun. 28, 2008

Thursday July 3, 2008 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Talking Room
16 Spadina Rd (Spadina & Bloor)
Everyone welcome
Free admission
www.nativewomeninthearts.com

http://www.cbc.ca/aboriginal/2008/06/leadership_series_the_evolutio/

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Nunavut braces for pinch of gas price hike – CBC

Nunavut braces for pinch of gas price hike

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2008 | 10:11 AM CT
CBC News

Communities across Nunavut are preparing to pay more for fuel Tuesday, after the territorial government announced gas price increases across the board.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/06/30/nunavut-fuel.html

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Stop building on burial site, band says – Globe and Mail

Stop building on burial site, band says
Tsilhqot’in First Nation threatens legal action over new school in its bid to find remains of executed chief

JEREMY HAINSWORTH
The Canadian Press
June 30, 2008

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A B.C. first nation wants construction work halted at a British Columbia high school which members believe was built over the burial ground of a chief hanged in 1865.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080630.BCREMAINS30/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on June 30, 2008448 Views

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Northern Premiers Assail Liberal Green Plan – Globe and Mail

Northern premiers assail Liberal green plan

BILL CURRY AND NORVAL SCOTT
Globe and Mail Update
June 30, 2008 at 12:39 AM EDT

OTTAWA and CALGARY — Major oil, gas and mineral projects in the Canadian North will be at risk under the proposed Liberal carbon tax plan, warns Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie, who fears the proposal will hurt the diesel-dependent territories and do little to improve Canada’s overall climate-change record.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080630.wgreen30/BNStory/National/home

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Foul play suspected in man’s death – The North Bay Nugget

Foul play suspected in man’s death

Posted By THE CANADIAN PRESS

Provincial police say they’re treating the death of a man on a Northern Ontario reserve as a possible homicide.
Police say the body of the man was found in his home on Brunswick House First Nation Saturday night.

http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1094519

by NationTalk on June 30, 2008484 Views

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Drugs continue to destroy lives – Daily Gleaner

Drugs continue to destroy lives

Published Monday June 30th, 2008

The first step to fixing a problem is to recognize there is one.
Those involved in the battle against drug abuse at St. Mary’s First Nation deserve applause following recent efforts there to give the problem a public face.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/340613

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BC’s Tsilhqot’in Nation claims warrior chief buried under school … – The Chronicle Journal

B.C.’s Tsilhqot’in Nation claims warrior chief buried under school parking lot

By Jeremy Hainsworth, THE CANADIAN PRESS
Sunday, June 29, 2008

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – A B.C. First Nation wants construction work halted at a British Columbia high school which members believe was built over the burial ground of a chief hanged in 1865.

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories_national.php?id=118677

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Old fuel Spills a Threat to Baker Lake Water Supply: Mayor – CBC

Old fuel spills a threat to Baker Lake water supply: mayor
‘Very substantial problem,’ says Qulliq Energy president

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2008 | 10:09 AM CT
CBC News

Fuel spilled decades ago in Baker Lake, Nunavut, is seeping through the ground toward the community’s water supply, something the residents can see and smell, says the mayor.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/06/27/baker-fuel.html

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Metis group unveils new facility – StarPhoenix

Metis group unveils new facility

Wendy Gillis, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, June 27, 2008

The grand opening of the new location of the Central Urban Metis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) was coupled with an announcement the federal government will provide $230,000 to the federation.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=5dde736c-82b5-400e-8608-8447ccf4fec2

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Historic Day for Métis – Sudbury Star

Historic day for Métis

Posted By BY CHELSEY ROMAIN, OSPREY NEWS NETWORK; TIMMINS DAILY PRESS

It was a historic day for the Métis people of Northeastern Ontario, on Wednesday, who took steps to ensure traditional rights and interests are protected as more Crown land is developed.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1091945

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Drug Threat in First Nation Communities (Is Magnified by Isolation, Judge Says) – Daily Gleaner

Drug threat in First Nation communities(is magnified by isolation, judge says

Published Friday June 27th, 2008

Atlantic Canada’s first native judge put down his gavel and picked up a microphone Thursday to talk to St. Mary’s First Nation residents about the danger of drugs.

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/338620

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Courts not the answer (The Brantford Expositor)

Courts not the answer

The pending court action by the Six Nations elected council became inevitable once Brantford city council decided to pursue an injunction against aboriginal protesters.

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1090963

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Aboriginal kids found to do better in cities (Vancouver Sun)

Aboriginal kids found to do better in cities
Persistent disparities for decades, study says

Kerry Benjoe, Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, June 27, 2008

REGINA — Aboriginal children on Canadian reserves are starting out their lives at a disadvantage compared to non-aboriginal kids — and even compared to aboriginal kids living in cities, a new study suggests.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=7ff166dd-8e93-4a4c-b06f-0b49d924f65c&k=52718

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“Frontenac Venures won’t drill before July 21” says Davis – Frontenac News

“Frontenac Venures won’t drill before July 21” says Davis

By Jeff Green

Shabot Obaadjiwan Chief Doreen Davis told the News on Monday that after intensive negotiations with the Ontario Ministries of Mines and Aboriginal Affairs and Frontenac Ventures Corporation, a pilot consultation framework is slated to be announced by the end of this week.

http://www.newsweb.ca/2008/08-25_jun_26/uranium_08-25.html

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Lack of funding the issue Chief says – Red River Valley Echo

Lack of funding the issue Chief says

By Greg Vandermeulen
Friday June 27, 2008

The water bill has been paid, but Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation is still looking at other unpaid bills amounting to nearly $400,000.

http://www.altonaecho.com/News/408546.html

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Winner of seven Stanley Cups gives back by inspring kids – Timmins Daily Press

Trottier returns the favour
Winner of seven Stanley Cups gives back by inspring kids

Posted By BY VINCENT MAN, THE DAILY PRESS

Hockey Hall of Fame member Bryan Trottier scored 524 goals in his NHL career. Now that his playing career is over, he’s hoping to score with the next generation.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1091971

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Forest-dependent towns have brighter future than you might think – Sault Star

Forest-dependent towns have brighter future than you might think

Posted By STEVE DOMINY, NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA

Canada has over 300 communities which depend on the forest sector for at least 50 per cent of the local economy.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1091756

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1987 find leads to $1-billion investment in remote Northern Ontario – Sault Star

1987 find leads to $1-billion investment in remote Northern Ontario

Posted By CHRISTINA BLIZZARD, SUN MEDIA

In southern Ontario, it’s known as the De Beer’s Victor diamond mine. Up here, they joke that it’s Brad’s pit.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1091738

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Aboriginal children in need of most help: new report – Canada.com

Aboriginal children in need of most help: new report

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Friday, June 27, 2008

REGINA — The most disadvantaged group in Canada is aboriginal children, a new report by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) concludes.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=4e1acf2d-cc24-48f5-97ec-d69661e95ec6

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Child predator scare keeps police busy – StarPhoenix

Child predator scare keeps police busy

Lana Haight, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, June 27, 2008

Police no longer believe a child predator is lurking about in northeastern Saskatchewan after they discounted several sightings of a suspicious white van.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=696baec7-bcd2-47c2-9846-d5900ae5323f

by NationTalk on June 27, 2008452 Views

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