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Commission Rolls Up Sleeves To Build Labour Force

News Release – July 11, 2007

Members of the new Saskatchewan Labour Market Commission (SLMC) were announced today, marking the official beginning of its work to attract, develop and retain people for the province’s growing labour market.

“Our booming economy has led to record employment levels in the province, and it’s important that we have the people with the right skills to fill the right jobs to meet the growing needs,” Advanced Education and Employment Minister Warren McCall said. “The SLMC brings together a broad range of leaders from throughout the province, who will explore the many opportunities for us to respond to our province’s changing economy and labour market needs. Our government plans to give our stakeholders the tools to get the job done in Saskatchewan’s hot labour market.”

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071509 Views

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Province Helps Secure Future Of Georgian Bay Ferry Service

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Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
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Chi-Cheemaun Engine Retrofit Keeps “Big Canoe” On Lake Huron For Next 25 Years

SUDBURY – Ontario’s M/S Chi-Cheemaun will continue to ply the waters of Georgian Bay for at least another 25 years thanks to a major provincial investment in the ship’s engine retrofit, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071323 Views

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Important KRMA Extraordinary General Meeting Notification

Kootenay Region Metis Association

Kootenay Region Métis Association (KRMA)

Please be advised that a KRMA Extraordinary General Meeting has been authorized, as per the KRMA Constitution and bylaws on Saturday, July 28th, 2007 located in Cranbrook, BC. The KRMA Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church located at:

2100 3rd Street South
Cranbrook, BC
(off Victoria Drive)

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26th Annual Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers responsible for the Status of Women Iqaluit, Nunavut – July 10-11, 2007

Ref: 830-916/004

IQALUIT, Nunavut , July 11, 2007 – Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers (FPT) Responsible for the Status of Women concluded their 26 th annual meeting, agreeing to promote women’s economic self-sufficiency, safety and security, and to work toward improving the situation of Inuit, First Nations and Métis women in Canada.

The meeting was co-chaired by the federal Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, and Nunavut’s Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071447 Views

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Iqaluit Declaration Of The Federal/Provincial/Territorial Status Of Women Ministers On Aboriginal Women


We are concerned that Aboriginal women continue to experience systemic discrimination, economic and social deprivation, alcohol and substance abuse, the intergenerational cycle of violence, the impact of residential school upbringing, loss of language and culture due to historic events, and overcrowded and substandard housing.

We note that there are over half a million Aboriginal women and girls in Canada, making up half of the Aboriginal population, which is statistically the youngest population in Canada.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071956 Views

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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada Identifies Problems with Train Operations on Extreme Mountain Territory

(Gatineau, Quebec, July 11, 2007) – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final investigation report (R05V0141) today into the Canadian National (CN) train derailment near Squamish, British Columbia, on August 5, 2005. Nine cars derailed, including one tank car that ruptured, spilling approximately 40 000 litres of sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda, into the Cheakamus River. The spill killed over 500 000 fish from 10 different species and caused extensive environmental damage. The Board investigation revealed that a number of causes and contributing factors led to the derailment, and uncovered safety deficiencies in the Canadian railway transportation system, some of which still need to be addressed.

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Canada’s New Government and University of Manitoba Launch Canada’s Largest International Polar Year Research Project

July 11, 2007
WINNIPEG – Today the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, joined the University of Manitoba for the official launch of the Circumpolar Flaw Lead System (CFL) Study, the largest project in Canada’s International Polar Year research program.

The CFL Study is based aboard the Canadian Coast Guard research icebreaker, CCGS Amundsen, and includes project team leaders from the University of Manitoba, the Université Laval, the Université du Quebec, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), and DFO.

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Attention Pic River First Nation Members

Pic River First Nation Nomination Meeting For Chief and Council
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pic River Community Centre

Pic River First Nation Election Day For Chief and Council
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Polls open – 9:00 am to 8:00 p.m.
Pic River Community Centre

Updates of Election Nominees will be added here as soon as they become available.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071241 Views

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Northern Youth Roundtable To Address Gang Violence In The North

Manitoba News Release
July 11, 2007

Youth representatives from the isolated Island Lake region of Manitoba are wrapping up meetings in Winnipeg today as part of the Northern Youth Roundtable, organized by Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Eric Robinson.  The two-day gathering is intended to generate new ideas for dealing with the inter-related issues of gang violence, poverty, lack of opportunity and suicide in the north.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071167 Views

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Assembly of First Nations’ 28th Annual General Assembly – “Exercising our Rights and Accountability”, Halifax, Nova Scotia – July 10-12, 2007 – Final day is tomorrow, Thursday, July 12, 2007

OTTAWA, July 11 – Over 1,000 Chiefs, delegates, and observers from across Canada have gathered at the AFN’s 28th Annual General Assembly at the World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tomorrow is the final day of the three day assembly.

For further information: Bryan Hendry, A/Director of Communications, (613) 241-6789, ext. 229, cell (613) 293-6106, [email protected]; Nancy Pine, Communications Advisor – Office of the National Chief, (613) 241-6789, ext 243, (613) 298-6382, [email protected]; Rene Pollett, Communications Specialist, (613)241-6789, ext. 314, cell (613) 295-2149, [email protected]

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071267 Views

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