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Gull Bay First Nation to power by solar in OPG deal

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced it is co-ordinating a project with the Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (KZA)/Gull Bay First Nation in northwestern Ontario to introduce a microgrid system using solar power, battery storage and grid technology to help reduce diesel use at KZA. The project will ...

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Indigenous Policing Services: an essential service and not a program

WENDAKE, QC, March 26, 2018 – The Assembly of first Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes the third call for action issued on March 23rd by Commissioner Viens in the context of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec (Viens Commission). This call for ...

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Supreme Court rules former Stephen Harper aide guilty of influence peddling

OTTAWA-The Supreme Court of Canada says a one-time senior aide to former prime minister Stephen Harper is guilty of influence peddling. Bruce Carson’s case will now be sent back to the trial judge for sentencing after the court rejected his interpretation of the influence-peddling law in an 8-1 decision. He ...

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Senate marijuana bill passes vote 44-29

6:40 P.M. March 22, 2018 BREAKING NEWS- OTTAWA – Senators have voted to pass the Liberal government’s marijuana legalization legislation, Bill C-45, at second reading. The bill will now advance to the committee study stage in the Senate. There had been concern the bill would not pass. A number of ...

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Agreement reached to connect 16 northern Ontario First Nations to power grid

TORONTO- A new agreement between Ontario First Nations, the federal government and the province will see 16 northern communities connected to the power grid in a $1.6-billion project that will end their dependence on diesel fuel for power. The work, to be done in phases, is expected to completed by ...

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New details emerge about proposed payout to Manitoba Metis Federation

WINNIPEG- The former board chairman at Manitoba Hydro is defending a proposed $67-million payment to the Manitoba Metis Federation. Sanford Riley resigned along with eight other Crown corporation board members on Wednesday, saying Premier Brian Pallister has been unwilling to meet to discuss important issues. Pallister says the government and ...

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Manitoba Hydro board resigns; cites lack of communication with premier, province

By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG -The board of directors at Manitoba Hydro resigned en masse Wednesday citing an inability to work with Premier Brian Pallister. Pallister said the dispute stems from the Crown corporation’s plan to pay $70 million to the Manitoba Metis Federation so the organization won’t ...

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B.C. First Nation in federal court in bid to halt fish farm restocking

VICTORIA -A First Nation is asking the Federal Court to prevent the restocking of an open-net salmon farm in its traditional territories off northern Vancouver Island. The Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay says prior to any fish transfer to an open-net pen at nearby Swanson Island, the Atlantic salmon ...

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