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Nunavut MLA calls for early election after finance minister quits -CBC

Nunavut MLA calls for early election after finance minister quits

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
CBC News

The resignation of David Simailak as Nunavut’s finance minister has one MLA calling for an early territorial election.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/12/12/simailak-reax.html

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Pickton gets maximum sentence for murders -CBC

Pickton gets maximum sentence for murders

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
CBC News

Cheers and cries erupted in the courtroom when a B.C. Supreme Court judge sentenced Robert William Pickton to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for the maximum 25 years after his conviction on six second-degree murder charges.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/12/11/bc-picktonsentencing.html

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Tofino, Local Band Set to Sign Landmark Water Pact -Globe and Mail

Tofino, local band set to sign landmark water pact

JUSTINE HUNTER
December 12, 2007

In a town squeezed by intense development pressure, a unique deal to share control over land and water will be signed tonight between the district of Tofino and a local native band.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071212.BCWATER12/TPStory/National

by NationTalk on December 12, 2007877 Views

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Tahera Says Survival May Hinge on Rights Offering -Globe and Mail

Tahera says survival may hinge on rights offering

ANDY HOFFMAN
MINING REPORTER
December 12, 2007

The operator of Canada’s only independent diamond mine warned it is on the brink of insolvency and may have to seek creditor protection unless it can raise at least $30-million.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071212.RTAHERA12/TPStory/Business

by NationTalk on December 12, 2007859 Views

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IT school gives hands-on experience: Halifax college first owned by aboriginal (Halifax Daily News)

Halifax college first owned by aboriginal

ANDREA MACDONALD
The Daily News

Derek Lewis still remembers how he felt when he realized his $20,000 education was going down the tubes.

http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=88580&sc=96

by NationTalk on December 12, 2007914 Views

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Audain endows National Gallery post to bring first-nations art to forefront (The Globe and Mail)

Audain endows National Gallery post to bring first-nations art to forefront

MARSHA LEDERMAN
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
December 12, 2007 at 4:46 AM EST

VANCOUVER — A $2-million donation by Vancouver philanthropist Michael Audain to endow an Indigenous Art Curatorial Chair at the National Gallery of Canada was motivated by his desire to see indigenous artists’ work in mainstream settings – and not just in galleries specializing in aboriginal art. “I think it acknowledges that they’re amongst the most illustrious artists in the country and they deserve to be judged and to be enjoyed in those environments,” he said.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071212.wdonation12/BNStory/Entertainment/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071212.wdonation12

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Phone outage leads to serious accident – Globe and Mail

Phone outage leads to serious accident
Storm knocks out Port Renfrew dial tone, 911, most cell service for six days

SHANNON MONEO
Special to The Globe and Mail
December 12, 2007

VICTORIA — On Day 5 of no phone or 911 service, a man was forced to drive to Port Renfrew’s ambulance station a few kilometres away for help after his wife overdosed on pills. During the brief trip on icy roads, his car plunged down a bank and the father of five sustained serious injuries and may never walk again, said Port Renfrew’s fire chief.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071212.BCPHONE12/TPStory/National

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‘Political’ game taking a toll on school, students – Regina Leader-Post

‘Political’ game taking a toll on school, students

Matthew Kruchak, Saskatchewan News Network; CanWest News Service
Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2007

As governments play games, the students at Fishing Lake First Nation school are suffering, said principal Allen Asapass.

The aging portable trailers, where classes are taught, are a cause for concern, he said. They’re mouldy, old and rundown.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=cd481801-b98f-421e-b85a-35ab59444c35

by NationTalk on December 12, 20071013 Views

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Death of native boy far from home inspires motion to end funding squabbles -Prince George Citizen

Death of native boy far from home inspires motion to end funding squabbles

(National News) Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 14:06 PST
Sue Bailey, THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Jordan Anderson was just five years old when he died in a Winnipeg hospital as bureaucrats fought over even the smallest costs of moving him home.

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=107869&Itemid=560

by NationTalk on December 12, 2007906 Views

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Pickton lawyer calls for parole eligibility in 15-20 years -CP

Pickton lawyer calls for parole eligibility in 15-20 years

By The Canadian Press

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Robert Pickton’s lawyer says the serial killer has a history of kindness to other people and should be eligible to apply for parole in 15 to 20 years

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/071211/national/crime_pickton_49

by NationTalk on December 12, 2007995 Views

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