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Uncertainty builds over fate of promised Indigenous chapter in NAFTA

OTTAWA- The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is raising concerns that a promised Indigenous chapter in a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement “may not come to fruition.” Perry Bellegarde’s recent letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland adds to mounting concerns that the Liberals may ease ...

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Kinder Morgan selling Canadian assets

18 SEPTEMBER 2018 US-based energy infrastructure firm Kinder Morgan is reportedly exploring the sale of its Canadian business after facing setbacks in the country due to environmental, political and legal hurdles. The company has appointed investment bank TD Securities to find a potential buyer for its remaining assets in Canada, ...

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ACFN Signs Innovative Participation Agreement with Teck Resources Limited

FORT CHIPEWYAN, September 18, 2018 – At a public event on Friday, September 14 in Fort Chipewyan, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) signed a Participation Agreement with Teck Resources Limited (Teck) for the Frontier Oilsands Project. “Today marks a turning point for ACFN in determining our own future. We ...

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Watay Power selects pre-qualified contractors for power project

Wataynikaneyap Power is moving forward with its power transmission project.  The $1.6-billion Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project  approved four proponents to bid on the construction of its 1,800 kilometres of transmission lines  that will run across northwestern Ontario . The construction means 17 remote First Nations communities will be connected to the ...

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International 10 year salmon preservation plan advances

PORTLAND, Ore.- Alaska and Canada would reduce their catch of endangered Chinook salmon in years with poor fishery returns under an agreement that spells out the next decade of co-operation between the U.S. and Canada to keep various salmon species afloat in Pacific waters. Members of the Pacific Salmon Commission ...

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Inquiry into Muskrat Falls megaproject ‘boondoggle’ to begin in Labrador

The hydroelectric facility at Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador. (Photo July 14, 2015  The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan) By Holly McKenzie-Sutter THE CANADIAN PRESS JOHN’S, N.L.- It has been called a “boondoggle,” by the man in charge. The Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject, a massive dam and powerhouse harnessing the lower Churchill River ...

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Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke exploring possible partnership with cannabis giant Canopy Growth Corp

Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton Kahnawà:ke-The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK)  has announced it is  exploring an opportunity to build and operate a state-of-the-art production and processing facility with Canopy Growth Corporation, a company that has emerged as the global leader in the field of cannabis cultivation, research and product ...

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Crews working daily to repair broken rail line to Churchill in northern Manitoba 

CHURCHILL, Man.- The partnership taking over a railway that runs to Churchill in northern Manitoba says work is underway to repair tracks that have been washed out for more than a year. Murad Al-Katib of Arctic Gateway Group says repairs began last week on the line between Gillam and Churchill. ...

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