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Consultations with First Nations lacking on mines proposed in northwestern Ontario 

15 mines could go into development in next decade By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Jason Rasevych is encouraged by some news announced this past week in the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) Mining Readiness Strategy. The report says a total of 15 mines could go into development ...

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Head of new Indigenous committee aims for systemic change at Canada Energy Regulator 

VANCOUVER-The leader of a new Indigenous Advisory Committee at the Canada Energy Regulator says he wants to fix the system of natural resource development in the country that has previously treated First Nations, Inuit and Metis people as an “afterthought.” Tribal Chief Tyrone McNeil, a Sto:lo member in British Columbia’s ...

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Forestry funding boosts job opportunities for Indigenous youth

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter BEAR ISLAND- In an effort to expand its forestry operations, Daki Menan Lands and Resources Corporation is receiving FedNor funding of $209,500. The investment will allow the social enterprise, which is controlled by Temagami First Nation (TFN) on Bear Island, to enhance forestry ...

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Niobium exploration program near Moosonee put on pause 

NioBay Metals Moosonee  field office  (Company photo) By Dariya Baiguzhiyeva  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Exploration activities for the James Bay Niobium Project are currently on pause. Jan. 8, NioBay Metals Inc. received a three-year permit from the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines to drill about 20-30 test holes ...

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Logging practices increase risk of climate change disasters in B.C.: report

By Binny Paul Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new report published on Monday, called on B.C. to immediately reform its forestry practices, saying industrial logging is accelerating climate change-related issues across the province. The report authored by Dr. Peter Wood and commissioned by Sierra Club B.C. says the provincial government ...

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CBC says second season of ‘Trickster’ will not go forward

CBC says it is cancelling “Trickster” after Michelle Latimer, the co-creator of the Indigenous TV series, became embroiled in a controversy over her claimed ancestry. The broadcaster says it held “many conversations” about the future of the series with producers, writers, actors, and Eden Robinson, the author of the books, ...

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Social media companies should face new legal duty to ‘act responsibly,’ expert panel finds 

By Carl Meyer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Social media companies can’t be trusted to moderate themselves, so it falls to the government to enforce new restrictions to protect Canadians from harmful content online, according to a report currently under review by the federal heritage minister. The Canadian Commission on Democratic ...

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Independent panel contends Yukoners, First Nations aren’t benefiting enough from mining royalties 

By Julien Gignac  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Over the past 10 years, the Yukon government has collected a mere 0.3 per cent of the value of placer and quartz resources on behalf of all Yukoners, the rightful owners of those minerals. An independent panel appointed by the government to review the ...

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