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Chapter of NAFTA focused on Indigenous rights critical: Bellegarde

OTTAWA- Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says it will be important to work with Indigenous Peoples south of the border to garner support as Canada looks for a chapter of NAFTA focused on Aboriginal rights. Bellegarde tells The Canadian Press that Indigenous Peoples were not included in ...

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Ontario to move ahead with road access into chromite rich Ring of Fire region

THUNDER BAY, Ont.- Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario is moving ahead with building roads into the Ring of Fire region. The provincial government has been talking with the chiefs of the Matawa First Nations for years, since it pledged $1 billion in 2014 to fund infrastructure into the chromite-rich area. ...

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Mattagami First Nation Sues CN Railway For Train Derailment and Oil Spill Damages

PRESS RELEASE: Mattagami: Mattagami First Nation has launched a court case against Canadian National Railway (CN Railway) for the damage caused by two separate train derailments near Gogoma, Ontario in February and March 2015. The two derailments spilled millions of litres of crude oil into nearby lands and the local ...

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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals 

By Frank Jordans THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut -The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise. “The most important piece of clothing to pack is good, sturdy and warm boots. There is going to be ...

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Ontario first quarter finances show province still on track to balance

TORONTO-Ontario’s first-quarter finances show the government is still on track to balance this year’s budget. A bilateral agreement between Ontario and the federal government on early learning and childcare gives the government both $145 million in new revenue and expenses. Other new spending includes $85 million to clean up the ...

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Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation Signs Cooperation Agreement With WestKam Gold Corp.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WestKam Gold Corp. (TSX-V:WKG) (“WestKam” or the “Company”), a Vancouver-based gold exploration company focused on developing the Bonaparte Gold Project property approximately 50 km northwest of Kamloops, B.C., announces the recent signing of a Cooperation Agreement (the “Agreement”) with the Stk’emlúpsemc ...

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