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Dissatisfied Nunavut MLAs Call for Health Minister’s Resignation -CBC

Dissatisfied Nunavut MLAs call for health minister’s resignation

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
CBC News

Two Nunavut MLAs are calling on Health and Social Services Minister Leona Aglukkaq to step down, saying they’ve lost confidence in her.

Quttiktuq MLA Levi Barnabas said he is unhappy that a new health centre planned for Arctic Bay was removed from the territory’s five-year capital plan.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/14/nu-minister.html

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Take Action on TB -The Leader-Post

Take action on TB

Calgary Herald
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Another study, another invitation to inertia. The plague of tuberculosis in Canada’s First Nations communities has been studied to death. Every study repeats the truth of the preceding one — that crowded, unsanitary housing conditions on reserves are a breeding ground for tuberculosis, which afflicts the aboriginal population at much greater rates than non-aboriginal Canadians.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=11d48f7a-a9a0-4ce0-8fce-06942afcb6ea

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CFS Workers Back on the Job at Bloodvein First Nation -CBC

CFS workers back on the job at Bloodvein First Nation

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
CBC News

The head of the child-welfare agency serving aboriginal children in southern Manitoba says she’s seen no evidence of inappropriate conduct by CFS workers on the Bloodvein First Nation, who have returned to their jobs after being evicted by the band last month.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/14/bloodvein-cfs.html

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Scientist calls for more study of Athabasca -Fort McMurray Today

Scientist calls for more study of Athabasca

By MATTHEW HEINDL
Today staff
Tuesday November 13, 2007

Regardless of whether high trace metal levels found in water south of Fort Chipewyan are caused by the oilsands, they pose a health risk and deserve further probing, says an independent Alberta water scientist.

Alberta Health and Wellness has no plans to study the issue, however.

http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/Local%20News/353967.html

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Body of missing Whitehorse woman found -CBC

Body of missing Whitehorse woman found

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
CBC News

The body of a 19-year-old Whitehorse woman missing since May was found over the weekend, RCMP confirmed on Tuesday.

Family and friends had spent the past 5½ months searching for Angel Carlick, who was last seen on May 27.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/13/whse-carlick.html

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Shuffling of Nunavut devolution official worries MLA -CBC

Shuffling of Nunavut devolution official worries MLA
Interim move part of fallout from auditor general’s report

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | 1:16 PM CT
CBC News

The reassignment of a senior official in the Nunavut government has prompted worries for at least one MLA about the future of Nunavut’s devolution talks with the federal government.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/13/nbcc-staff.html

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Teslin Tlingit adds Whitehorse plaza to business acquisitions -CBC

Teslin Tlingit adds Whitehorse plaza to business acquisitions

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | 2:36 PM CT
CBC News

The Teslin Tlingit Council in the Yukon expanded its business base this month with the purchase of the Shoppers’ Plaza in downtown Whitehorse.

The $4.36-million purchase means the Teslin-based First Nation, through its Tle’ Nax T’awei development corporation, now owns more than nine Yukon businesses, including Whitehorse Beverages, Klondike Copiers and Sit Easy Office Furniture.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/13/whse-teslin.html

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Aglukark takes charge of her music – Times Colonist

Aglukark takes charge of her music

Inuk singer returns to stage, happier than before

Adrian Chamberlain, Times Colonist
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

When Susan Aglukark left her record label in 2003, she faced hard decisions.

“Not the least was whether I would continue as a recording artist,” said Aglukark, 40, in an interview from her Oakville, Ont., home.

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=8933808f-b8c6-4ebd-b5fa-c65d49582bda&k=35757

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U of T prof takes up natives’ challenge (Toronto Sun)

U of T prof takes up natives’ challenge

By AJIT JAIN

Broken Promises in Promised Land: This was the title of a major pubic forum organized recently by Dr. Chandrakant P. Shah, one of Canada’s foremost experts on the health issues of aboriginal peoples, at the University of Toronto.

The keynote speaker was former prime minister Paul Martin, who emphasized his commitment to natives and his belief that the current government has reneged on them.

http://torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2007/11/14/4654563-sun.html

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Allegations of racism loom on first day of inquiry (The Globe and Mail)

Allegations of racism loom on first day of inquiry

MARK HUME
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
November 14, 2007 at 3:36 AM EST

VANCOUVER — Before Frank Joseph Paul was dragged out of a city jail like “garbage,” and left in a back alley, where he died of hypothermia, he had been picked up by police 230 times for drunkenness, assault and disturbing the peace.

Now, nine years after he was left lying in the rain on a cold December night, instead of being housed in the Vancouver Police Department drunk tank or sent to a detoxification centre, some big and troubling questions are being raised about Mr. Paul’s last time in custody.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071114.wbcpaul14/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071114.wbcpaul14

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WAFF stays close to home (winnipegsun.com)

WAFF stays close to home

By DAVID SCHMEICHEL, SUN MEDIA

Most years, the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival opens with a Hollywood feature boasting an aboriginal theme or lead actor.

But this year, the fest’s opening slot went to a film from closer to home. A Place Between: The Story of an Adoption charts Winnipeg filmmaker Curtis Kaltenbaugh’s attempts to reconcile his biological family’s turbulent history with the traditions of the white family who adopted him as a five-year-old. Having already played to raves at the ImagineNATIVE festival in Toronto, the doc screens tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Globe Cinema, kicking off four nights of WAFF fare. Below are some highlights, check www.aboriginalfilmfest.org for more info:

http://winnipegsun.com/Entertainment/Movies/2007/11/14/4654388-sun.html

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Cops slammed for dumping drunk in alley -Edmonton Sun

Cops slammed for dumping drunk in alley
Emotional testimony at Vancouver inquiry

By CAMILLE BAINS, THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER — A tearful Peggy Clement said yesterday racism played a part in a police decision to dump her drunk, incapacitated cousin like a pile of garbage in an alley, where he died of exposure nine years ago.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/11/14/4654275-sun.html

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City cops bid to recruit more native officers -Edmonton Sun

City cops bid to recruit more native officers

Wed, November 14, 2007

City cops want to see more aboriginals in uniform.

A program recently rolled out to attract minorities to the Edmonton Police Service has attracted four successful applicants.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Edmonton/2007/11/14/4654261-sun.html

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NAN talks positive: Bryant; Chiefs share issues with new minister – Timmins Daily Press

NAN talks positive: Bryant; Chiefs share issues with new minister

Posted By Chelsey Romain
Posted 25 mins ago

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant says trust must be built in order to achieve success with First Nations.

Bryant was in Timmins on Tuesday for the first day of the three-day Northern Table, a gathering that brings together leaders from Nishnawbe-Aski Nation to discuss Aboriginal issues.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=776095&auth=Chelsey+Romain

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Frank Paul: Mik’Maq grew up on poverty-stricken reserve, sent to … – The Province

Frank Paul: Mik’Maq grew up on poverty-stricken reserve, sent to residential school

The Province
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Frank Paul, the 47-year-old Mik’maq man whose 1998 death in an eastside alley is the centre of a public inquiry, grew up a quiet boy on a poverty-stricken New Brunswick reserve.

Yesterday, his first cousin Peggy Clement, whose mother helped raise Paul, told the inquiry “Frank’s spirit is not resting easy yet, it seems like his spirit is always with us, trying to find answers.”

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=e62497e1-e2e6-4c88-b3f0-0ab86d1c4fc2

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Police ‘hid truth about death’ – The Province

Police ‘hid truth about death’
Sister told it was hit-run accident, says cousin

Suzanne Fournier, The Province
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

More than a month after Vancouver police dumped Frank Paul in a downtown alley where he died, police told Paul’s Mik’maq family in New Brunswick that he’d been killed by a hit-and-run driver.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=fc06c41f-233a-4d1e-8d23-60db12fdee9b

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First witness at inquiry seeks answers regarding death of native – CBC

First witness at inquiry seeks answers regarding death of native

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 | 1:04 AM ET

The family of Frank Paul, the New Brunswick native who died after police left him in a Vancouver alley in 1998, wondered how such a thing could happen.

Peggy Clement, the 47-year-old’s cousin, was the first witness to give evidence Tuesday in Vancouver during the opening of the public inquiry looking into the death of Paul in the Downtown Eastside.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/11/13/bc-frankpaul.html

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Lee Majors, Jordin Tootoo, Adam Beach make ‘Wapos Bay’ appearances -Prine George Citizen

Lee Majors, Jordin Tootoo, Adam Beach make ‘Wapos Bay’

(Lifestyles) Tuesday, 13 November 2007, 13:28 PST
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The Six Million Dollar Man is coming to the APTN animated adventure series “Wapos Bay.”

Lee Majors, best known for his 1970s TV role as crime-fighting bionic man Steve Austin, will lend his voice to a character during the second season of the Gemini Award-winning show. The first episode of Season 2 aired Tuesday morning.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=104003&Itemid=265

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Employment Milestone Both Good and Bad, Observers Contend -Globe and Mail

NUNAVUT: INUIT MAKE UP 50 PER CENT OF GOVERNMENT WORKERS
Employment milestone both good and bad, observers contend

SARA MINOGUE
Special to The Globe and Mail
November 12, 2007

IQALUIT — At 32, Aluki Rojas has a corner office overlooking a rocky tundra slope, a former frontier of quickly growing Iqaluit. She’s well spoken, sharp and prone to laughter, but she also appears a little nervous. This is her third week as deputy minister of Human Resources in a government with a 20-per-cent vacancy rate.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071112.INUIT12/TPStory/National

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Strahl blasts Kelly for name calling -The Chilliwack Times

Strahl blasts Kelly for name calling

Paul J. Henderson, The Times
Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In response to complaints from a local Sto:lo leader that he won’t meet with him, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP and Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, Chuck Strahl, has fired back that he has in fact met with Sto:lo Tribal Council director Doug Kelly many times, and that Kelly is playing a political game.

http://www.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/story.html?id=c617122d-98b6-4928-8e86-7c288105a893&k=79705

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First Nations Vets Remember at Wanuskewin -The StarPhoenix

First Nations vets remember at Wanuskewin

Janet French, The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It was 7 a.m., and Roger Maaka decided not to go to a Remembrance Day ceremony.

By 11 a.m. Sunday, Maaka, a professor and head of Native studies at the University of Saskatchewan who served in the New Zealand Army for 20 years, was carrying the Union Jack into the sunlit atrium of Wanuskewin Heritage Park. It was a hard decision, because he has “mixed feelings” about reliving those memories.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=66b748ba-0a1a-4289-b6e3-14adfdca1b3c

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Diabetes Fundraiser Targets Riders -starphoenix

Diabetes fundraiser targets riders

Saskatchewan News Network
Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

REGINA (SNN) — City slickers with a little horse sense will be able to take part in a wild horse round-up next fall.

This weekend, as part of a trial run to what organizers hope will be a successful fundraising venture, riders from the Piapot First Nation moved 130 head of wild horses from the community pasture at Grandview Beach to an acreage owned by Derek Francis on the Piapot First Nation.

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=c38ddd2a-115e-4985-81eb-66d8fba85ebf

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Federal audit unearths chaos at Nunavut lending agency -Ottawa Citizen

Federal audit unearths chaos at Nunavut lending agency

Sara Minogue, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

IQALUIT – A complete breakdown at one of Nunavut’s Crown corporations has painted a damning picture of financial management in the territory and made for an ugly episode in Nunavut’s legislature.

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=e3242296-4b66-4148-b71d-e979165d2b6c

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Canada’s Air Force Cancels Surveillance Flights to the Arctic for Winter -CBC

Canada’s air force cancels surveillance flights to the Arctic for winter

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | 12:07 AM CT
CBC News

The Canadian air force has cancelled its surveillance flights in the North for the next several months even though Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said protecting Canada’s Arctic sovereignty is one of his government’s top priorities.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/13/arctic-surveillance.html

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Land use tops NAN talks in Timmins; New Aboriginal affairs … – Timmins Daily Press

Land use tops NAN talks in Timmins; New Aboriginal affairs minister in attendance for discussions

Posted By Michael Peeling
Posted 5 hours ago

Ontario’s first dedicated Minister of Aboriginal Affairs meets with the community leaders of Nishnawbe Aski Nation today in Timmins at an annual gathering to discuss the future of Native issues in Northern Ontario.

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=774599&auth=Michael+Peeling

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Fishing king eyes northern Manitoba But First Nations were denied … – Winnipeg Free Press

Fishing king eyes northern Manitoba
But First Nations were denied same property

Mon Nov 12 2007
By Mary Agnes Welch

BOB Izumi, the star of the Real Fishing Show, is looking to snap up dozens of vacant houses in Leaf Rapids and Lynn Lake to turn them into vacation lodges for out-of-town anglers.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4075836p-4676234c.html

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TNW play held over -Prince George Citizen

TNW play held over

Tuesday, 13 November 2007, 01:00 PST
Citizen staff

The Rez Sisters, the current play on stage at Theatre North West, has been held over.

With less than 100 total tickets remaining for the 12 shows still remaining in the scheduled run, TNW general manager Anne Laughlin made the move on Sunday to extend the life of the play even longer. It will now run through the week of November 20.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=103910&Itemid=159

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RCMP death creates a sad circle of history -The Province

RCMP death creates a sad circle of history

Kelly Egan, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police keeps an honour roll of those who died in service. It is a permanent fraternity, now with 220 members, never to grow smaller.

The last officer to die violently, Const. Douglas Scott, 20, has links to the Ottawa area, and so did the first, in 1879.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=519ecc7a-a7a7-4574-bf42-c6ea71f7dc1b

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Group wants Shell to end exploration -Prince George Citizen

SCOTT STANFIELD Citizen staff

The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition wants to keep Shell Canada out of the Sacred Headwaters, an alpine basin historically and economically important to First Nations in northwest B.C. The Hazelton-based organization worries the petroleum company will turn the basin into a gas field while exploring for coalbed methane, a fossil fuel and greenhouse gas trapped in coal seams.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=103904&Itemid=591

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Inquiry into death of native man left by police in alley begins (CBC)

Inquiry into death of native man left by police in alley begins

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | 9:22 AM ET

A public inquiry is set to begin Tuesday in the case of a First Nation man who died of exposure nearly a decade ago after Vancouver police left him in a back alley on the Downtown Eastside.

Frank Paul, a former resident of the Big Cove First Nation in New Brunswick, was picked up by Vancouver police on a rainy night on Dec. 5, 1998, for being drunk in a public place.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/11/12/bc-frankpaul.html?ref=rss

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Canadian on death row may give up fight for life -CTV

Canadian on death row may give up fight for life

Updated Mon. Nov. 12 2007 5:03 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

The only Canadian man on death row in the United States says he may give up his fight to live, after the federal government said it would no longer seek clemency for him.

Ronald Allen Smith, 50, is awaiting execution by lethal injection in a Montana prison for murdering two men in 1982.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071112/ron_smith_071112/20071112?hub=TopStories&s_name=

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Rama Remembers -Simcoe.com

Rama Remembers

Dignitaries and community members from across the region joined the Chippewas of Rama Mnjikaning First Nation in a Remembrance Day ceremony held on Friday morning.

Participants, among them Orillia Mayor Ron Stevens, Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton and Chief Sharon Stinson Henry, paraded from the fire station to the memorial cenotaph along Rama Road as area residents looked on in silence.

http://www.simcoe.com/article/53601

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Slain Mounties honoured in Nunavut on Remembrance Day -CBC

Slain Mounties honoured in Nunavut on Remembrance Day
RCMP constables killed in Kimmirut and Hay River honoured alongside slain soldiers

Last Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2007 | 8:32 PM CT
CBC News

Two recently slain RCMP constables were honoured along with Canada’s war dead at Remembrance Day ceremonies in two Nunavut communities on Sunday.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/11/scott-honoured.html

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FONOM Leaders’ Summit; the beginning or the end? -NOB

FONOM Leaders’ Summit; the beginning or the end?
The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) had a special MEETING the other day IN TIMMINS to consider the state of the North.

It was called the Northern Leaders’ Summit

On the one hand, it was AN historical EVENT ORGANIZED BY A VERY CAUTIOUS organization, which underscores the general unhappiness across the North about the future of economy.

http://www.nob.on.ca/columns/Atkins/11-07-fonom.asp

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‘Lethal indifference’ shown to man in police custody: lawyer (CNews)

‘Lethal indifference’ shown to man in police custody: lawyer

By Camille Bains, THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Frank Paul spent the last night of his life crawling on his hands and knees at the police station, from where he was dragged to a police wagon and then dumped, drunk and soaking wet, in a back alley where he died.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2007/11/08/4641116-cp.html

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The Richest First Nation in Canada – The Dominion

November 12, 2007

The Richest First Nation in Canada
Ecological and political life in Fort MacKay

by Macdonald Stainsby

A plume of smoke from a Syncrude processing plant, viewed from Fort Mackay. Photo: Dru Oja Jay
The primarily Indigenous, mostly Cree (also ‘Chipewyan Dene’) community of Fort MacKay–just north of the internationally famous tar sand “boom” city of Fort McMurray–is said to be the “richest First Nation in Canada.” The alleged wealth is largely due to the fact that the community is surrounded by, and on top of, tar sand.

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/1457

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Mining industry and environmentalists at odds over reporting requirements -CCE Mag

Mining industry and environmentalists at odds over reporting requirements

Environmental groups have brought a lawsuit against Canada’s Minister of the Environment over how the mining industry reports to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI).

The lawsuit launched on November 7 is an application for judicial review filed in the Federal court. It was brought by Ecojustice on behalf of Mining Watch Canada and Great Lakes United. The lawsuit alleges that the Minister is not conforming to the law because he is not requiring mining companies to report the pollutants they release to tailing ponds and waste rock.

http://www.ccemag.com/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=76267&issue=11122007

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He saw the forest for the imperilled trees – Globe and Mail

He saw the forest for the imperilled trees
A graduate student who discovered a unique ecosystem of giant cedars in the Robson Valley is now fighting to save it from loggers

CATHRYN ATKINSON
Special to The Globe and Mail
November 12, 2007

In his search for tiny plants to aid his scientific research, graduate student Dave Radies stumbled upon a huge discovery and possibly a bigger controversy: a 30-hectare grove of mammoth ancient cedars earmarked by the provincial government for logging.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071112.BCCEDAR12/TPStory/National

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Audit cites possible flaws in scholarship program (Canada.com)

Audit cites possible flaws in scholarship program

Jack Aubry , CanWest News Service; Ottawa Citizen
Published: Monday, November 12, 2007

OTTAWA — The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation was at risk of awarding bursaries to non-Canadians because some provinces were not conducting thorough screenings, internal audits of the foundation reveal.

http://www.canada.com/cityguides/winnipeg/info/story.html?id=612a5f04-a61f-4de8-9579-64acbfd7c340&k=1591

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The challenge: protecting our Mounties – Winnipeg Free Press

The challenge: protecting our Mounties
Lone officers proving vulnerable; rank and file pushing reforms

Mon Nov 12 2007
By Bruce Owen

IT’S a situation that’s becoming all too common — lone Mounties in dire trouble being rescued by ordinary folks as they try to deal with unruly criminals.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/story/4075821p-4676181c.html

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Feds are targeting me for reporting cancer-pollution link: whistle … – Montreal Gazette

Feds are targeting me for reporting cancer-pollution link: whistle-blower
Doctor blames contamination on oil patch

MIKE DE SOUZA, CanWest News Service
Published: 7 hours ago

John O’Connor first suspected something was wrong a few years ago, after the family physician discovered a rare form of cancer in a small northern Alberta community of 1,200 people.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=3f770a18-228d-43dc-bb14-f9757fc4bd0d

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Reserves’ future blowing in the wind – Winnipeg Free Press

Reserves’ future blowing in the wind

Mon Nov 12 2007

SOME Saskatchewan chiefs are going green on the rez — in more ways than one.

Cowessess and George Gordon First Nation recently announced they’re the newest members of a First Nations business partnership made up of eight other Saskatchewan First Nations. The group’s main purpose is to develop wind energy on reserve land.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/columnists/top3/story/4075903p-4676165c.html

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Family eager for answers at inquiry into man’s death – Globe and Mail

Family eager for answers at inquiry into man’s death

CAMILLE BAINS
The Canadian Press
November 12, 2007 at 4:47 AM EST

VANCOUVER — Frank Paul spent the last night of his life crawling on his hands and knees at the police station, from where he was dragged to a police wagon and then dumped, drunk and soaking wet, in a back alley where he died.

But Mr. Paul’s family heard a starkly different explanation from police when they were finally called about his death on the night of Dec. 6, 1998.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071112.wbcpaul12/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071112.wbcpaul12

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Feds are targeting me for reporting cancer-pollution link: whistle-blower -The Gazette

Feds are targeting me for reporting cancer-pollution link: whistle-blower
Doctor blames contamination on oil patch

MIKE DE SOUZA, CanWest News Service
Published: 7 hours ago

John O’Connor first suspected something was wrong a few years ago, after the family physician discovered a rare form of cancer in a small northern Alberta community of 1,200 people.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=3f770a18-228d-43dc-bb14-f9757fc4bd0d

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Manitoba reserve fires child-welfare workers -CBC

Manitoba reserve fires child-welfare workers
Band councillors take over social work duties

Last Updated: Friday, November 9, 2007 | 5:53 PM CT
CBC News

A Manitoba First Nation has kicked child-welfare workers off the reserve, saying its members are tired of their heavy-handed efforts.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/11/09/bloodvein-cfs.html?ref=rss

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New report finds elevated arsenic risk in Fort Chipewyan -Fort McMurray Today

New report finds elevated arsenic risk in Fort Chipewyan

By MATTHEW HEINDL
Today staff
Friday November 09, 2007

A new study that claims high levels of arsenic and mercury are in the Athabasca River has many calling for a halt to oilsands growth, but two Alberta government departments are not supporting its findings.

More than 70 people in Fort Chipewyan met Wednesday night to hear Dr. Kevin Timoney of Treeline Ecological Research deliver his findings on river sediment deposits downstream of the oilsands.

http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/Local%20News/353085.html

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Libs’ priorities: My, how they have changed -Vancouver Province

Libs’ priorities: My, how they have changed
The ‘new’ premier fights small biz, courts Musqueam

Michael Smyth, The Province
Published: Sunday, November 11, 2007

Any politician’s priorities can turn upside down to suit the times and circumstances.

But when it comes to Premier Gordon Campbell’s agenda, two days last week showed just how dramatically things can change.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=58de44dd-6805-4aac-8af1-2913f4248634&k=29238

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Mi’kmaq navy veteran honoured -The Daily News

Mi’kmaq navy veteran honoured

Last updated at 6:18 AM on 11/11/07
ROBYN YOUNG

As the first snowflakes of the year began to fall, the first funeral under the Mi’kmaq tradition for a veteran of the merchant navy got underway yesterday afternoon.

Twin Clyde Hyslop, vice-president of the Nova Scotia Native Council, and several family members gathered around a headstone inscribed with the names of his mother, father and two brothers, in a ceremony to honour a third brother who recently died at the age of 83.

http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=79309&sc=89

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Slain Mountie had not completed on-the-job training -CBC

Slain Mountie had not completed on-the-job training

Last Updated: Friday, November 9, 2007 | 8:36 PM CT
CBC News
(RCMP/Canadian Press)

The RCMP posted Const. Douglas Scott to the Baffin Island hamlet of Kimmirut before he had finished his mandatory on-the-job training, CBC News has learned.

The 20-year-old Mountie, who was shot and killed on Monday night while responding to a drunk driving complaint in the community, was supposed to get the standard five months of field training with a senior officer who serves as a mentor.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/11/09/scott-training.html

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Inquest to start in disturbing death case in BC -CTV

Inquest to start in disturbing death case in B.C.

Updated Sun. Nov. 11 2007 2:26 PM ET
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Frank Paul spent the last night of his life crawling on his hands and knees at the police station, from where he was dragged to a police wagon and then dumped, drunk and soaking wet, in a back alley where he died.

But Paul’s family heard a starkly different explanation from police when they were finally called about his death on the night of Dec. 6, 1998.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071111/bc_inquest_071111/20071111?hub=Canada

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