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StatCan plans ‘contactless’ census for 2021 in response to COVID 19

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Statistics Canada is working on plans to deliver a “contactless census” next May if COVID-19 remains a threat. Officials from the agency said Friday the census day will be May 11, 2021 as planned But efforts are being made to protect the health ...

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Eight more projects set to receive funding for wild salmon restoration in B.C. 

VANCOUVER -The federal government announced funding for eight more projects as part of the B.C. Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund. Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan addressed the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade July 14, 2020, saying climate change and increasing demand for seafood products has put unprecedented pressure on Pacific wild ...

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Regulators fine Native corporation board member over post 

 Goldbelt Inc. board member on Alaska Native corporation fined over social media post JUNEAU, Alaska- State regulators fined an Alaska Native corporation board member over a social media post perceived as an attempt to sway the votes of shareholders. Richard Beasley of Goldbelt Inc. posted a message regulators determined was ...

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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino laying off 1,600 employees 

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino  MADISON, Wis.-Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is laying off 1,600 employees from its Milwaukee facility due to a decline in tourism business due to the coronavirus pandemic. Potawatomi had 2,600 employees before shutting down in March. About 1,000 people were brought back to work for the casino’s ...

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Sponsors urge name change for Edmonton Eskimos’ as pressure to switch builds

By Aleksandra Sagan THE CANADIAN PRESS At least one of the Edmonton Eskimos sponsors plans to cut ties with the Canadian Football League team unless it changes its name, while other corporate partners say they are watching closely for results of the team’s “ongoing engagement” with Inuit communities. National car-and-home ...

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Research finds sea otter comeback worth millions but not all benefit

By Bob Weber in Edmonton. VANCOUVER-The return of playful, popular sea otters to the Pacific shores of British Columbia is adding nearly $50 million a year to the province’s economy despite its impact on valuable fisheries, says a study. University of British Columbia researchers say their conclusions may apply anywhere ...

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First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON- Seven environmental and Indigenous groups have asked the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring as soon as possible given that other activities are coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown. In a letter delivered to the Energy and Environment departments Wednesday, the signatories also ...

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