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Ontario city settles complaint over use of Indigenous mascots and logos

By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Indigenous-themed mascots, names, imagery and symbols used by non-aboriginal sports teams will be removed from arenas and other facilities in Mississauga, Ont., under a mediated settlement before the province’s human rights tribunal, the complainant said on Thursday. The agreement reached late last month ...

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No ‘Plan B’ for potential shutdown of Northern Pulp mill, minister says

By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX -Nova Scotia isn’t currently planning for the potential shutdown of the Northern Pulp mill if it can’t solve its effluent problem, says Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. The mill has already said it likely won’t be able to meet a legislated deadline ...

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Coalition aims to put First Nations in the driver’s seat on major projects 

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS Tired of waiting for major construction projects to come to them, a growing coalition of First Nations is instead taking the lead on ventures to better control their economic futures. “We really are in a place looking to diversify our economies,”said Jasmine Thomas, a ...

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Drone Delivery Canada Signs $2.5 Million Commercial Agreement With Moose Cree First Nation

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2018 – Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it has executed a commercial agreement with the Moose Cree First Nation to deploy DDC’s drone delivery technology platform with the Moose Cree First Nation communities. The Company is currently permitted ...

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B.C. chief says one major oil spill could ruin her nation’s economy forever 

OTTAWA -Leaders from several north-coast B.C. First Nations say if the Senate doesn’t approve a bill barring super-sized oil tankers from the region their fragile but thriving marine-based economies will die. The legislation would put into law an existing moratorium on tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude oil ...

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Put oil ‘crisis’ on first ministers’ agenda: Alberta, Saskatchewan premiers 

Alberta and Saskatchewan want issues facing the oilpatch to be on the agenda when premiers meet with the prime minister later this week. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe made the request in an open letter to Justin Trudeau released Tuesday. They said the current agenda does ...

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Canada’s ambassador to U.S. tries to head off concerns about oil output cut 

WASHINGTON- Canada’s ambassador to the United States says he has done some pre-emptive diplomacy with the Trump administration on Alberta’s plans to force output cuts on its oil industry. David MacNaughton says no one in the U.S. government has raised Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s move with him. Still, MacNaughton says ...

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Woodfibre LNG moves to next step with approval from Squamish First Nation

SQUAMISH, B.C. -The Squamish Nation has approved economic benefit agreements for Woodfibre LNG, a project worth up to $1.8 billion in British Columbia’s Howe Sound. The approval of the agreements by an eight to six vote means the First Nation could receive cash and contract benefits worth almost $1.1 billion. Woodfibre ...

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