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Feds restart Indigenous pipeline consultations, stoke caution from First Nations

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Indigenous communities are open to a new consultation on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but many are greeting its launch with some caution. The Liberals said Wednesday that they won’t appeal the August decision from the Federal Court of Appeal that tore up ...

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B.C. files to be intervener in new National Energy Board hearings on pipeline

VICTORIA- The British Columbia government wants to take part in the National Energy Board’s reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Environment Minister George Heyman says the government has registered as an intervener in the next set of hearings after the Federal Court of Appeal tossed out the board’s first ...

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AFN NAFTA: Respecting First Nations rights helps achieve economic stability,investment certainty

(Ottawa, ON) – On the announcement of a tentative trade agreement now named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the general exception clause for Indigenous Peoples Rights will help ensure the protection of inherent, Aboriginal and Treaty rights and bring greater economic ...

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The winners and losers in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The Canadian Press  Monday, October 1, 2018 OTTAWA — After 14 months of hand-wringing, there’s a new North American trade pact. Here’s an early look at some of the winners and losers in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Winners Automakers: A side letter published along with the main text of the ...

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Washington man gets prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers

SEATTLE- The owner of a Washington seafood company has been sentenced to prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 62-year-old Hoon Namkoong was sentenced to three years in prison and must pay $1.5 million in restitution. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to underreporting the number of ...

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Natural gas bills will go down about $29 a year, Enbridge says

TORONTO- Enbridge Gas Distribution Ltd. says its typical Ontario residential customer’s natural gas bill will go down about $29 a year. The gas distribution company says its received approval from the Ontario Energy Board for new rates starting next month. The Ontario government’s cancellation of the cap and trade program will ...

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Amazon to open shipping warehouse on B.C. First Nation land

VANCOUVER- Amazon has announced plans to open a new Metro Vancouver shipping warehouse on Tsawwassen First Nation land in Delta, B.C. Amazon says in a news release that the 41,800-square-metre facility will create more than 700 full-time jobs and is expected to open in 2019. This will be Amazon’s third ...

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Cameco says the tax court has ruled in its favour in its dispute with CRA

SASKATOON- Shares in Cameco Corp. shot higher in early trading after the company said the tax court has ruled in its favour in a dispute of reassessments issued by the Canada Revenue Agency. Cameco shares were up $2.60 or about 20 per cent at $15.39 in early trading on the ...

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