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B.C. government invites public to share views on marijuana rules 

By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER -A Vancouver councillor says it may take years, but he can see the day a craft cannabis industry emerges in British Columbia, with smoking lounges in the city allowing people to responsibly sample strains of specially cultivated marijuana. “It wasn’t long ago there ...

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Hereditary Chiefs’ Council of Lax Kw’alaams call for Trudeau government to consult

The Hereditary Chiefs’ Council of Lax Kw’alaams Issues Statement on Lack of Government Consultation for Use of Traditional Lands LAX KW’ALAAMS, BC, – The Hereditary Chiefs’ Council of Lax Kw’alaams (http://www.laxchiefs.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Lax-Kwalaams-Hereditary-Chiefs-Council-1289649001133054/) represents the Nine Tribe of Lax Kw’alaams whose traditional territories extend along the coastline from the Alaskan border to ...

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Six Nations Grand River Development Corp president wins Canada Clean50 award

SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER, ON – September 20, 2017 – On September 20, the Delta Management Group announced Matt Jamieson, President/CEO of Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) as a 2018 Canada Clean50 and a Canada Clean16 award honouree under the category of renewable energy. ...

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Indigenous design team to represent Canada at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

by THE CANADIAN PRESS Posted Sep 19, 2017  OTTAWA – An Indigenous design team led by architect Douglas Cardinal will represent Canada at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. The Canada Council for the Arts says their project, titled “Unceded,” reflects “on our country’s need for reconciliation.” Council CEO Simon Brault says ...

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B.C. asked oil, gas industry to ‘refine’ climate plan recommendations: documents 

By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER-British Columbia’s former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to “refine” the language of recommendations made by an advisory panel before it finalized its Climate Leadership Plan, documents show. Meeting agendas and presentations obtained under freedom-of-information legislation by the left-leaning Canadian Centre for ...

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NewsAlert: Ottawa says federal deficit for 2016 17 was $17.8 billion

OTTAWA- The federal Finance Department says the government ran a smaller deficit than it was expecting in the spring budget. Ottawa ended its 2016-17 fiscal year with a deficit of $17.8 billion. That compared with a $23-billion deficit that was forecast in the spring budget. Government revenues were down $2.0 ...

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Ex Hudbay Minerals’ security guard to be retried for murder in Guatemala

By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO -A former security guard for a Canadian-owned mining company accused of killing an indigenous activist and leaving another paralyzed will have to face a new murder trial, an appeal court in Guatemala has ruled. The ruling against Mynor Padilla, who was initially acquitted ...

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Partners pull plug on Aurora LNG project for economic reasons

CALGARY-In the latest setback to B.C.’s liquefied natural gas export industry prospects, the partners developing the Aurora LNG project say they are ending a feasibility study after four years. Nexen Energy, a Calgary-based subsidiary of Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd., says it has decided with Japanese partner INPEX Gas British ...

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