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Gun Laws Don’t Need Tightening: Nunavut Leaders -CBC

Gun laws don’t need tightening: Nunavut leaders

Last Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2007
CBC News

The shooting death of an RCMP officer in Nunavut this week should not prompt tighter gun laws, leaders in the territory said Wednesday.

As Nunavut MLAs voiced their sadness over Const. Douglas Scott’s death, questions arose in the legislative assembly over gun safety in a territory where most households have at least one firearm, which is used to hunt seals, caribou and other wildlife.

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Controversial plan to hand over UBC golf course finalized -CBC

Controversial plan to hand over UBC golf course finalized

Last Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 4:17 PM ET

A deal has been reached that will see the Musqueam First Nation Band given the University Golf Course, millions of dollars and a portion of Pacific Spirit Park, CBC News has learned.

The deal includes the 50-hectare University Golf Course, located on University of British Columbia endowment lands, 14 hectares of land from Pacific Spirit Park, which is adjacent to the current Musqueam location, plus millions in cash, sources said Wednesday night.

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Chief Demands $2B More for Education -Winnipeg Free Press

Chief demands $2B more for education

Thu Nov 8 2007
By Nick Martin

CANADA is denying 10,000 aboriginal young people a post-secondary education because of federal underfunding, Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine charged Wednesday.

“Young people are being shortchanged. It’s not fair in a country as rich as Canada is. We need $2 billion in new funding.

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Book Details Life of Riel Supporter -StarPhoenix

Book details life of Riel supporter

Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, November 08, 2007

REGINA (SNN) — Honore Jaxon was a man eager to stand with pickets and challenge the status quo. Relatively unknown, he has peppered news pages since 1885.

University of Regina history Prof. Donald Smith’s book Honore Jaxon: Prairie Visionary, once again reinforces the story of Jaxon in Canadian history.

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Sexual Health Conference – Resource Development and Sexual Health in Inuit Communities: Call For Abstracts

Sexual Health is Everyone’s Responsibility
Sexual Health Conference – Resource Development and Sexual Health in Inuit Communities

February 12, 13 and 14,
2008 Inuvik, NT

We invite workshop presenters to share their knowledge, skills and experience in supporting the cultural strengths of Inuit and exploring the vast resources of Industry partners in the following areas:

1. Research
2. Mental Health Issues related to Sexual Health
3. Prevention of STIs (Including HIV/AIDS and Hep C) approaches/best practices
4. Stigma/legal and human rights issues
5. Sexuality and gender issues and the workplace
6. Treatment, care and support of HIV/AIDS and other STIs
7. Resource extraction & development impacts on Sexual Health and mitigation strategies
8. Youth Empowerment
9. Culture in the face of economic prosperity
10. Social Determinants that impact Inuit Sexual Health

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Towards Self-Government – A Year After The Socio-Economic Forum, First Nations Present Their Own Political Platform

MONTREAL, Nov. 8 – A year after the First Nations Socio-Economic Forum held in Mashteuiatsh, positive and concrete actions on the part of the Quebec and Canadian governments continue to languish. Faced with these governments’ inertia, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) announces today that it does not intend to sit still anymore. They have developed their own political platform that will generate a series of actions aiming at significantly altering relations with the provincial and federal governments. “We are done with waiting. From now on, we are going to take the actions required to implement conditions that will provide for a genuine and peaceful coexistence between First Nations and governments, which is a very, very far cry from the current inadmissible standstill,” declared the Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard.

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Schools Model Success for Aboriginal Students

KELOWNA, BC, Nov. 8 – A groundbreaking national conference to be held in Winnipeg, November 23-24 promises to be a powerful catalyst for increasing achievement for Aboriginal students.

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Northland Power Income Fund Increases Distributable Cash Per Unit 9% in Third Quarter 2007

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Nov. 8, 2007) –


Northland Power Income Fund (the “Fund”) (TSX:NPI.UN)(TSX:NPI.DB) today reported financial results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2007.

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Paramount Resources Ltd. Third Quarter 2007 Highlights

November 8, 2007

Principal Properties

Commenced the North Dakota oil drilling program with Paramount’s new drilling rigs.

Brought additional coal bed methane wells on production in the Chain area of Southern.

Received regulatory approval for waterflood and commenced good production practice at Crooked Creek in Grande Prairie.

Continued to divest of non-core assets. Year-to-date proceeds from the disposal of strategic investments and non-core assets total $1,023.7 million.

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Western Indian Art Show Premiers in Calgary – November 23-25, 2007

For Immediate Release

Moonstone Creation’s Yvonne Jobin presents the Western Indian Art Show from Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25 at the H4 building of the Currie Barracks in Calgary Alberta.

This action packed three day event is a celebration of Aboriginal art and culture. “We have some of the top artists from Western Canada coming” says show organizer and artist, Yvonne Jobin. “It’s a venue for both established and emerging artists to showcase their art.”

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