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B.C. election brings unwelcome uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- British Columbia’s election has brought unwelcome doubt for the business sector, given the prospect of an ascendant Green party influencing policy on pipelines, natural gas exports, hydroelectricity and other resource projects. Christy Clark’s Liberal party took 43 seats, two ahead of the NDP, ...

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Trudeau congratulates France’s president elect Macron on decisive win

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

OTTAWA-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken with Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his election as the next president of France. The Prime Minister’s Officer says the two leaders reaffirmed the “rich and diverse bilateral relationship that exists between Canada and France.” French voters elected the centrist as the country’s ...

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Premier Clark calls on Ottawa to ban coal exports after softwood lumber duties

By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS SURREY, B.C.-Premier Christy Clark wants the federal government to ban the shipment of thermal coal through ports in British Columbia after the United States announced new tariffs on softwood lumber. Clark said she has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and asked that Ottawa ...

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Dropping price of cranberries push Iroquois Cranberry Growers to close

After nearly 50 years in business, Iroquois Cranberry Growers will grow no more. The 68 acre cranberry marsh is run by Wata Mohawks First Nation and was once one of the most successful aboriginal community-owned businesses in Canada. Unfortunately, the cranberry business isn’t what it used to be. “The price ...

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Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination

By Bobby Caina Calvan/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/APRIL 24 2017 HELENA, Mont.-The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There’s a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have ...

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Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight

By Todd Richmond THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOWLER, Wis.-At 85, Betty Putnam-Schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans’ northern Wisconsin reservation thanks to tribal assistants who do everything from shovel her snow to change her lightbulbs. But maybe not ...

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Wasaya new air freight Aircraft conversion gives carrier “strategic advantage”

THUNDER BAY-Wasaya Airlines has announced it is moving into freight Aircraft with the addition of a Dash 8-100PF to its fleet, one two going into service this summer. Design and conversion work was provided by Voyageur Aviation in North Bay creating an aircraft capable of delivering a 10,000-pound payload onto ...

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