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Will Trudeau do better for First Nations this…

If the Liberals want their minority government to survive any length of time, they would do well to remember that their election victory does not equate to a blank cheque to build pipelines in the face of climate change. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Pamela Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer and …

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Ontario Investing in Green Infrastructure to Help Smaller Communities

Press Release New projects will focus on tackling immediate, critical local water, wastewater and stormwater needs October 25, 2019 Toronto — Ontario is bringing infrastructure investments to small communities, helping them rehabilitate critical water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and drive local economic growth. Starting on Monday October 28, communities in …

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Margaret Atwood donating Booker Prize winnings to Indspire to support education of Indigenous students

The Testaments author will donate her half of the £50,000 (approx. $84,780 Cdn) prize. Atwood co-won the 2019 Booker Prize with Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other, Canadian author Margaret Atwood poses with her book The Testaments during the photo call for the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize …

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Power restored to some communities evacuated after storm, but many can’t return just yet

Many First Nations communities that were evacuated after the Thanksgiving weekend storm have already returned to their homes but some have a bit of a longer wait. Manitoba Hydro said over 1,700 poles in the Interlake region were damaged in the the Thanksgiving weekend storm. (Submitted by Arnthur Jonasson) Many …

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Supreme Court of Canada to hear case of ‘extinct’ First Nation

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case involving the Sinixt First Nation, once declared “extinct” by the Canadian government. Richard Desautel, 68, will go to the Supreme Court of Canada with the goal of proving the Sinixt First Nation’s existence in Canada. (Submitted by Mark Underhill) The Supreme …

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Thursday’s letters: Province must adequately fund cities

Re. “Cities must echo province on spending cuts,” Opinion, Oct. 22 The Tuesday article by Kaycee Madu, minister of Municipal Affairs, disregards many relevant facts. Mr. Madu is asking Alberta cities to reduce spending. The province, with income from resources as well as taxation, is working with a much higher …

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FSIN hopes to see child welfare, cannabis discussions continue in fall legislature session

With the fall session of the legislature underway in Saskatchewan, the chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says he hopes to see movement on the government’s child welfare file and more inclusive discussions around cannabis sales on reserve. 

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…raise concern about health, environment at Noront open house in…

Sault Ste. Marie and area residents are concerned about the environment and their health. Many wanted to receive assurances from Noront Resources Wednesday that the proposed ferrochrome plant will protect the air, water and earth, and not increase cancer rates in the region any further. Some wanted to learn more …

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No timeline for police oversight changes in Sask. after renewed calls on Stonechild anniversary

The province says it understands the need for more police accountability after First Nations leaders again called for a civilian oversight body, this time on the anniversary of the report into Neil Stonechild’s death.

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