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Major US salmon producer fined $332K for farmed fish escape

By Phuong Le THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE- The largest U.S. producer of farmed Atlantic salmon was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon were released last year into waters famed for their native salmon, state officials ...

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Canada in middle of pack on polar bear protection: World Wildlife Fund 

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada’s polar bear protection is getting good marks from an international conservation group, but the World Wildlife Fund says the country could better protect important habitat and minimize threats to the iconic predators. “They largely did a pretty good job of accomplishing what they ...

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National Access Cannabis Announces Appointment of Chief Christian Sinclair as Director

PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire  Jan. 26, 2018, 12:00 PM  OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2018 – National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE: NAC), Canada’s best practices leader in delivering secure, safe, and responsible access to legal medical cannabis is today announced the appointment of Onekanew (Chief) Christian Sinclair to the board of directors of ...

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First Nations raising funds to challenge west coast oil tanker ban 

CALGARY- A coalition of First Nations is raising funds to mount a legal challenge to the proposed oil-tanker ban on B.C.’s north coast. The challenge is coming from the backers of the proposed Eagle Spirit pipeline, a First Nation-led project that would bring oil from Alberta to the northern West ...

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Negotiator in Indigenous cases to be Saskatchewan’s new lieutenant governor

REGINA -A lawyer who was Ottawa’s chief negotiator in talks that led to the creation of Nunavut has been named Saskatchewan’s new lieutenant-governor. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Tom Molloy will succeed Vaughn Solomon Schofield as the Queen’s representative in Saskatchewan. Molloy, who is from Saskatoon, has negotiated ...

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New Mexico oil and gas lease sale spurs numerous protests

By Susan Montoya Bryan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Dozens of protests have been filed by tribal officials, environmentalists and others as federal land managers consider leasing parcels in northwestern New Mexico for oil and gas development that critics say are too close to sites they consider culturally significant. The ...

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Metro Vancouver cities, residents to oppose Trans Mountain route at hearings

By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER- Municipalities and residents in British Columbia are set to argue that the proposed route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would damage sensitive ecosystems, harm public parks and trails and adversely impact homeowners. The National Energy Board will hold hearings starting Monday on ...

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NAFTA- Indigenous chapter to be discussed for the first time in Montreal

Canada faces angry Americans in pivotal sixth round of NAFTA talks  THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada will be hosting an annoyed and angry United States as the sixth round of talks in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation unfold over the coming week. The Trump administration is making known its ...

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