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Changes to legislation ensure First Nations have greater access to lands and opportunities for economic development

PRESS RELEASE- OTTAWA, Dec. 14, 2018- The approval of Bill C-86 brings important changes to the First Nations Land Management Act, which follows the changes made to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, and the Additions to Reserve/Reserve Creation process. First Nation Land Management In 1996, Canada and 14 First ...

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Some B.C. fish farms to close or move in bid to help wild salmon recover 

VICTORIA- All 17 fish farms in British Columbia’s Broughton Archipelago will either be closed or moved in an effort to create a migration path for wild salmon. The agreement between the federal and provincial governments, First Nations and two fish farm companies, Marine Harvest Canada and Cermaq Canada, was announced ...

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Alberta wind farms partners with Indigenous communities

(Photo supplied by Government of Alberta) CALGARY – It’s being called a historic milestone by the Government of Alberta and its partnership with three Indigenous communities to have 30 per cent of the province’s power from renewable sources by 2030. On Monday, Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and Indigenous Relations ...

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Grocery delivery, with no humans drivers, is underway

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.- Deliveries from an Arizona grocery store will soon be arriving with no one one behind the wheel. A fully autonomous vehicle is about to pilot public roads Tuesday with no back up driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile. After almost a thousand test ...

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‘A stronger Alberta:’ Ottawa announces $1.6B for Canada’s oil and gas sector 

By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa is spending $1.6 billion to help struggling energy companies stay afloat, buy new equipment and diversify as Alberta grapples with bargain basement oil prices. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says $1 billion is to be set aside through Export Development Canada for oil ...

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Staples Canada transforms business model with co working spaces, cafes and more 

By Tara Deschamps THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Regular customers of certain Staples Canada Inc. locations may not recognize their local stores the next time they visit. The company is transforming its business model at two locations in Kirkland, Que. and Toronto to include a range of features including co-working spaces, a ...

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Canadian firm says it has found largest diamond ever unearthed in North America 

YELLOWKNIFE -A Canadian mining firm says it has unearthed the largest diamond ever found in North America. Dominion Diamond Mines says the 552-carat yellow diamond was found at its Diavik mine in the Northwest Territories. It says the stone “far surpasses” the previous record-holder, known as the Diavik Foxfire, which ...

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Ontario city settles complaint over use of Indigenous mascots and logos

By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Indigenous-themed mascots, names, imagery and symbols used by non-aboriginal sports teams will be removed from arenas and other facilities in Mississauga, Ont., under a mediated settlement before the province’s human rights tribunal, the complainant said on Thursday. The agreement reached late last month ...

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