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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq to vie for licence in lucrative Arctic surf clam fishery 

MEMBERTOU, N.S., Thirteen Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia have come together to file an application for a licence to participate in the Arctic surf clam fishery. The announcement was made today by c, co-chairman of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. The Mi’kmaq communities submitted the proposal after Federal ...

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Tribe rejects plan to build tram, hotel in Grand Canyon 

By Felicia Fonseca THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tribal lawmakers reticent of developing sacred land at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World said no Tuesday to a multimillion-dollar project to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon. The Navajo Nation ...

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Census: Majority popluation at Osoyoos First Nation non-aboriginal

 October 31, 2017  While Canada-wide, figures  show a growing and young indigenous population in First Nation communities, at the Osoyoos Indian Band the majority of residents were identified as non-Aboriginal. Statistic Canada’s new census data shows 340  First Nations people and another 15 registering as Metis at the  Osoyoos Indian ...

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Site C dam not within budget, could cost more than $10B: utilities commission 

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA -The $8.3-billion Site C dam is unlikely to be completed by 2024 and could end up costing 20 to 50 per cent more than has been budgeted for the project, the British Columbia Utilities Commission concludes in a final report on the project. ...

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Conflict of interest screens working well, Trudeau cabinet ministers say

OTTAWA- Several members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet are using conflict-of-interest screens to keep them out of controversy, and they insist the tools work very well. The screens have been pulled into an intense public debate in recent weeks amid allegations of conflict of interest that have stalked Finance ...

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Halt Toronto casino deal during B.C. money laundering probe: Ontario PCs

By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Ontario’s Opposition is calling on the government to halt a deal with a gaming company that is facing money laundering allegations in British Columbia. The B.C. government has launched an independent expert’s review of the province’s policies in the gambling industry after concerns ...

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‘Napping on NAFTA’: Harper blasts Trudeau government handling of negotiations 

WASHINGTON- Stephen Harper has come out against his successor’s handling of NAFTA negotiations with the United States. He criticizes the Trudeau Liberals in a memo titled, “Napping on NAFTA.” The memo was obtained by The Canadian Press and it criticizes the government in several ways: For rejecting U.S. proposals outright, ...

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Oil pipeline opponent uses ‘necessity defence’ What is it?

By Blake Nicholson And Steve Karnowski THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. -An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he’ll seek to present a “necessity defence,” justifying a crime by arguing it prevented ...

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