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Ottawa to provide long term support for Churchill rail line, port: new owner 

CHURCHILL, Man.- A partnership taking over a port and broken railway in northern Manitoba says it hopes it’s the start of a new era of jobs and economic growth in the Churchill region. First Nations and municipalities that are part of the deal will be first in line for jobs ...

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Ottawa analyzing Trans Mountain ruling; going ahead with pipeline purchase

VANCOUVER -Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government is pushing ahead with its purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite a court ruling overturning approval of the project. Morneau says an expanded pipeline to bring more Alberta oil to the B.C. coast for shipment overseas is critically important ...

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Appeal Court quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion 

VANCOUVER- The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned Ottawa’s approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a unanimous decision by a panel of three judges, the court says the National Energy Board’s review of the project was so flawed that the federal government could not rely on it ...

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B.C. First Nations group stand firm on Trans Mountain pipeline before vote

VANCOUVER- British Columbia’s union of Indigenous leaders says it remains opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders vote Thursday on the federal government’s purchase offer. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, says in a news release that the $4.5 ...

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Nunavut’s Lupin gold mine fined for not filing environmental reports on time 

IQALUIT, Nunavut- The owner of an inactive gold mine in Nunavut has been fined for filing environmental reports three years late. Lupin Mines Incorporated has pleaded guilty to the charge and faces a $100,000 fine. Environment Canada investigator Daniel Smith says the mine failed to produce timely reports on impacts ...

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Showcasing success – Indigenous Business Forum

NEW ZEALAND-A delegation of more than 25 countries representing more than 500 indigenous businesses  are meeting  in Rotorua this year. Acknowledging the land is how Andrew Carrier of Cree First Nations connects with all indigenous peoples. He says, “The world is no longer small.  We can reach each other globally and that’s ...

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