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US casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3B 

By Wayne Parry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)-Inflation may be soaring, supply chains remain snarled and the coronavirus just won’t go away, but America’s casinos are humming right along, recording the best month in their history in March. The American Gaming Association, the gambling industry’s national trade group, ...

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Real estate development investment will help First Nation mitigate oil price rollercoaster

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Diversifying its economic portfolio will allow Fort McKay First Nation in northern Alberta to continue to provide a full range of services and programs to members even when oil prices dip. “When council came into office three years ago, they looked at the ...

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Celebrities’ interference in northern B.C. energy project causing more harm to First Nations: Haisla Chief 

By Binny Paul Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith is the latest leader from B.C. to caution Hollywood A-listers who have been calling on banks to stop financing the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project. “I wonder if the Hollywood actors calling for an end to our ...

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Ontario announces critical minerals strategy aiming to attract investment

THUNDER BAY, Ont.- Ontario is releasing a critical minerals strategy seeking to attract more investment and mining to the resource-rich province. The minerals are used in smartphones, batteries for electric vehicles and solar panels. Ontario already produces $3.5 billion a year in critical minerals, but Greg Rickford, minister of northern ...

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B.C. premier raises concerns to Trudeau about jobs if fish farms close

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA- Any federal government plans to move away from open-net pen salmon farms in British Columbia should come with transition help for the industry and workers, says Premier John Horgan. A letter dated March 10 from Horgan to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said concern ...

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Squamish Nation Hereditary Chief chair of upcoming economic reconciliation summit

 By Charlie Carey Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For the first time in the Indigenous Partnership Success Showcase’s history, an Indigenous person will be chairing the summit. Former S?wx?wu7mesh ?xwumixw (Squamish Nation) councillor and Hereditary Chief Ian Campbell will lead the annual conference which focuses on economic reconciliation. The conference will ...

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Six N.W.T. projects receive Arctic Inspiration Prize funding

By Sarah Sibley  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter All six N.W.T. projects selected as Arctic Inspiration Prize finalists won funding as the prize’s 2021 ceremony took place on Friday night. While the $1-million top prize went to a Nunavik addictions recovery program, three N.W.T. projects received almost $1.5 million in Arctic ...

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