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Tribe seeks to build Virginia’s first casino in Norfolk 

By Ben Finley THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NORFOLK, Va.-The Indian tribe that greeted English settlers at Jamestown and claims Pocahontas among its lineage said Wednesday that it hopes to open Virginia’s first casino in the city of Norfolk. Pamunkey Indian Tribe spokesman Jay Smith said the tribe is eyeing about 20 ...

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NAFTA drama earns Chrystia Freeland CP’s Business Newsmaker of 2018 

By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- There will be drama. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland took pains to predict that in a lengthy August 2017 speech that spelled out Canada’s goals at the start of the North American Free Trade Agreement talks with Mexico and the volatile Trump administration. ...

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MGM: Massachusetts casino drew 1 million visitors in 6 weeks

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- One million visitors checked out Massachusetts’ first resort casino in its first six weeks of operation, MGM Springfield officials reported Thursday. The company reported the attendance figures and other early results for the casino that opened Aug. 24 near the Connecticut state line to state gambling regulators reviewing ...

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Changes to legislation ensure First Nations have greater access to lands and opportunities for economic development

PRESS RELEASE- OTTAWA, Dec. 14, 2018- The approval of Bill C-86 brings important changes to the First Nations Land Management Act, which follows the changes made to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, and the Additions to Reserve/Reserve Creation process. First Nation Land Management In 1996, Canada and 14 First ...

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Some B.C. fish farms to close or move in bid to help wild salmon recover 

VICTORIA- All 17 fish farms in British Columbia’s Broughton Archipelago will either be closed or moved in an effort to create a migration path for wild salmon. The agreement between the federal and provincial governments, First Nations and two fish farm companies, Marine Harvest Canada and Cermaq Canada, was announced ...

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Alberta wind farms partners with Indigenous communities

(Photo supplied by Government of Alberta) CALGARY – It’s being called a historic milestone by the Government of Alberta and its partnership with three Indigenous communities to have 30 per cent of the province’s power from renewable sources by 2030. On Monday, Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and Indigenous Relations ...

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‘A stronger Alberta:’ Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada’s oil and gas sector 

By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa is spending $1.6 billion to help struggling energy companies stay afloat, buy new equipment and diversify as Alberta grapples with bargain basement oil prices. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says $1 billion is to be set aside through Export Development Canada for oil ...

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Canadian firm says it has found largest diamond ever unearthed in North America 

YELLOWKNIFE -A Canadian mining firm says it has unearthed the largest diamond ever found in North America. Dominion Diamond Mines says the 552-carat yellow diamond was found at its Diavik mine in the Northwest Territories. It says the stone “far surpasses” the previous record-holder, known as the Diavik Foxfire, which ...

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