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Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight

By Todd Richmond THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOWLER, Wis.-At 85, Betty Putnam-Schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans’ northern Wisconsin reservation thanks to tribal assistants who do everything from shovel her snow to change her lightbulbs. But maybe not ...

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Hydro One CEO $4.5M salary ‘not part of the equation’ of bill cuts: minister

TORONTO -Ontario’s cabinet minister in charge of government purse strings says the $4.5-million pay received by Hydro One’s CEO is “not part of the equation” of cutting electricity costs for consumers. Treasury Board President Liz Sandals made the remarks on the eve of the release of the so-called sunshine list, ...

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Seattle to cut ties with Wells Fargo over oil pipeline

By Phuong Le THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE -The Seattle City Council on Tuesday voted to cut ties with banking giant Wells Fargo over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project as well as other business practices. The crowd erupted in cheers and chanted “water is life” ...

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TSX surges on Keystone XL news and higher oil prices, as U.S. indexes hit records

By Linda Nguyen THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-North American stock markets surged Tuesday as investors cheered on news that U.S. President Donald Trump has revived plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada to the U.S. In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index rallied 130.56 points to ...

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E. Pauline Johnson, one of 5 in running to grace front of next banknote

A look at the five women in contention to grace the front of the next banknote By Aleksandra Sagan/THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz will announce Thursday which Canadian woman will be the first to grace the front of a banknote. Here’s ...

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Millbrook First Nation Community member selected as designer of Canada 150 circulation coin

Royal Canadian Mint unveils 2017 coin designed by Gerald Gloade , one of five winners of the My Canada, My Inspiration contest MILLBROOK FIRST NATION, NS, Nov. 2, 2016 – After thousands of Canadians took part in a national contest to create circulation coin designs celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary in ...

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New York puts UPS’s culture on trial in $873M cigarette case

Nov 1, case 2016 Jake Pearson, view The Associated Press NEW YORK, N.Y. – UPS was supposed to be looking for clues its brown trucks were being used to illegally transport untaxed cigarettes from upstate Indian reservations to customers throughout the state, but instead it turned a blind eye, say ...

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Budget watchdog says Liberals pay out $62.9 billion in ‘unprecedented’ first quarter, includes First Nations infrastructure

The Liberal government started the 2016-17 fiscal year off with some “unprecedented” spending, capsule the federal budget watchdog revealed on Thursday. A new report released by the parliamentary budget officer says spending was 5.7 per cent – almost $3.4 billion – higher in the first quarter compared with the same ...

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