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Rankin Inlet’s Clayton Tartak eyes NTI vice president spot

By Stewart Burnett  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter James Eetoolook, long-time vice-president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. ,is retiring and leaving some big shoes to fill on the wildlife and environment front for the territorial Inuit organization. With an election coming up to replace him, Clayton Tartak from the Kivalliq Wildlife Board ...

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First Nations encourage trades

By Sandi Krasowski  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THUNDER BAY, ONT.-More than 100 Indigenous people in Northwestern Ontario are being trained for careers in the skilled trades in an effort for the province to alleviate the labour shortages in forestry and mining. A $1.5-million investment in three Thunder Bay training initiatives ...

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Competition Bureau investing Canadian Gas Association claims after complaint 

By Amanda Stephenson THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- The federal Competition Bureau is investigating the Canadian Gas Association to determine if it made misleading statements about the environmental impact of natural gas. The bureau confirmed Thursday it has launched an inquiry into “alleged deceptive marketing practices” by the industry lobby group. ...

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TNDC Again Rated One of the Biggest Indigenous Businesses in BC

DEASE LAKE, B. C. — The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) has been rated by Business in Vancouver (BIV) again as one of the biggest Indigenous Businesses in British Columbia. In 2021, TNDC was rated #1 in BIV’s annual list and on November 7, 2022 BIV released its annual list ...

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Game time: California to decide duel sports betting measures

 By Brian Melley THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP)-The gaming industry and Native American tribes bet big on dueling propositions to legalize sports gambling in California, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into the most expensive ballot question campaigns in U.S. history. But voters casting ballots in the midterm elections ...

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Federal government moves to cut China out of Canadian critical mineral industry 

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-After a national security review, Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is ordering three Chinese resource companies to sell their interests in Canadian critical mineral firms. Champagne’s order comes less than a week after he said Canada would be limiting the involvement of foreign state-owned companies ...

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Feds, NACCA giving small and medium sized businesses a break in wake of pandemic

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The federal government and a pair of Indigenous lending institutions are giving small- and medium-sized business owners a break in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the federal Indigenous Services department, the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) and Metis Capital ...

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Shipping increase approved; Baffinland won’t terminate workers

By David Venn  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Baffinland Iron Mines will “immediately  be rescinding all termination notices” issued to 1,100 employees after federal Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal approved its request to increase its shipping limit this year, a company spokesperson said Tuesday. Vandal’s decision sided with the Nunavut Impact ...

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